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Google Countersues Epic Games: Legal Battle Continues

By Mazen "Mithrie" Turkmani
Published: October 13, 2021 at 3:06 PM BST

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Google Countersuing Epic Games

Google has initiated legal action in response to Epic Games' lawsuit against both Apple and Google, following the removal of the Fortnite app from their app stores. This legal battle began after Epic Games implemented its own payment system, circumventing the traditional payment mechanisms enforced by both platforms. Epic Games has accused Google and Apple of anti-competitive practices by mandating developers to use their in-app purchasing systems. In its defense, Google asserts that Epic's actions not only breached their contract but also introduced potential security risks to the Google Play Store, which could be exploited by malicious entities. The outcome of Google's countersuit is pending, and the future of Fortnite on mobile platforms remains uncertain. Meanwhile, Apple, having won nine out of ten allegations in its legal confrontation with Epic, has decided not to reinstate Fortnite on the App Store until all legal issues are conclusively resolved, a process that could span years. This development casts doubt on the game's return to smartphones anytime soon.

Call of Duty Open Letter to Cheaters

The developers of Call of Duty, together with Raven Software, have issued an open letter condemning cheaters and emphasizing their commitment to fair play. The letter addresses cheaters directly, expressing the developers' passion for creating games and their dedication to ensuring a positive experience for all players. They state unequivocally that cheating detracts from everyone's enjoyment and affirm their zero-tolerance policy towards such behavior. This letter not only serves as a warning to those engaged in unfair gameplay but also underscores the developers' ongoing efforts to maintain integrity within the Call of Duty community. The implications of this stern warning are expected to be a topic of extensive discussion across various gaming channels, as the community and developers alike seek to uphold the standards of fair and enjoyable gaming.

Quake Next Gen

Fans of the classic game Quake have reason to celebrate as the next-generation upgrade is now available, enhancing the game with stunning 4K resolution and a smooth 120 frames per second performance. This upgrade, free for gamers who previously owned the game on older consoles, is accessible on both PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. The improved visuals and higher frame rate significantly enhance the Quake experience, providing a more immersive and enjoyable gameplay for new and returning players alike.

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