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Epic Games Appeals Legal Battle: Fortnite's Saga Continues

By Mazen "Mithrie" Turkmani
Published: September 13, 2021 at 1:56 PM BST

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Epic Games File Appeal

In a pivotal update, Epic Games finds itself embroiled in a legal tussle with Apple over the removal of Fortnite from the App Store. The crux of the matter stems from Epic's introduction of an alternative payment method within the app, circumventing Apple's mandated system and triggering its expulsion from the iOS platform. A recent ruling decreed that Epic must compensate Apple with 30% of the revenue garnered during the period of non-compliance, striking a balance between both parties' contentions. However, Epic has opted to contest this decision, signaling a broader ambition beyond mere payment autonomy. As the appeal unfolds, the odds may not favor Epic, given the historical outcomes of such endeavors. With both tech giants sparing no expense in their legal arsenal, the clash underscores the profound ramifications for app stores and payment frameworks at large.

Super Mario Bros Turns 36

Today marks the 36th anniversary of the legendary Super Mario Bros, a game that has captured the hearts of gamers globally since its release. Coincidentally, I share the same age as this iconic title, feeling a special kinship with it as if destined to grow up alongside the adventures of the beloved plumber. But the celebrations don't stop there; Valve's Steam platform also turns 18 today, a significant milestone in gaming history. Steam's revolutionary approach to game distribution has transformed how gamers access and enjoy their favorite titles, boasting a vast library that continues to shape the industry. As we commemorate these milestones, let's reflect on the profound impact these virtual worlds and platforms have had, uniting millions in a shared passion for gaming and fostering a vibrant community of enthusiasts worldwide.

Deathloop Releases Tomorrow

As the gaming world buzzes with excitement, tomorrow marks the highly anticipated release of Deathloop, crafted by Arkane Studios. Yet, ahead of its launch, an intriguing twist unfolds: the embargo for the game's initial 90 minutes of gameplay has been lifted, unleashing a flurry of streaming and content creation by renowned personalities. If you're itching to catch a glimpse of Deathloop's thrill, platforms like YouTube and Twitch offer prime avenues to witness the action. Keep an eye out for creators like TheRadBrad and CohhCarnage, whose playthroughs promise both insight and entertainment. Alternatively, major media outlets like IGN also host uploaded footage for your viewing pleasure. As the gaming community immerses itself in these early moments, valuable clues about Deathloop's mechanics, storyline, and reception emerge, adding to the excitement surrounding its impending launch.

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