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This Week in Gaming: Apple v. Epic fallout, PS5 get SSDs, and yet more delays

While the gaming world is still reeling from the Sony showcase last week, most of the news has been a bit muted. Luckily, we can finally address the elephant in the room that is the Apple vs Epic legal battle, which seems to have finally come to some kind of resolution with no real winners...

Apple wins some and loses some in big Epic Games lawsuit

On the eve of the iPhone 13 launch, we've finally been handed a ruling in the lawsuit filed by Epic Games last year. Epic Games, the developer of Fortnite, sued Apple last year over claims the company was violating U.S. antitrust law by prohibiting developers from implementing alternative in-app purchase methods. Today, Judge Yvonne Gonzalez-Rogers...

Epic asks Apple to reinstate Fortnite on iOS to abide by new Korean law

Following the passage of a new law in South Korea that forces Apple and Google to accept alternative payment options, Epic Games has asked Apple to allow Fortnite to be reinstated on the App Store in Korea. Should Apple allow Fortnite to be re-released on iOS in Korea, Epic Games intends to let users choose...

This Week in Tech: Use your face to control your phone, Windows 11 Paint app, Intel Arc, and more

A lot happened in the tech world this past week. Google launched the Pixel 5a, we spotted a cool new accessibility feature in Android, Samsung executives addressed the ads situation in One UI, Microsoft showed off the new Paint app for Windows 11, and much more. In case you missed any of our coverage, here's...

Epic Games lawsuit shows how far Google will go to maintain its Play Store dominance

Epic Games has been trying to force Apple and Google into loosening their grips on their respective app stores. We've seen Epic Games join the Coalition for App Fairness non-profit, and we've seen them lobby for a North Dakotan bill that tried to dismantle Apple and Google’s app store and payment monopolies. That bill failed,...

Epic reportedly plans to bring the full Rocket League game to mobile

Epic Games is reportedly planning to bring the full version of Rocket League to mobile, with a beta potentially kicking off in Q2 2021. The upcoming release is not to be confused with Rocket League Sideswipe, which is coming to iOS and Android later this year. According to documents made available (via Android Police) during the...

GeForce NOW adds in-game overlay to Chrome, lays groundwork for Epic Games account linking

Out of all the currently available cloud gaming services, perhaps one of the most compelling ones is NVIDIA's GeForce NOW. With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the continued lack of gaming hardware, whether it's new consoles or PC parts, in-store shelves, game streaming becomes more and more compelling in order to even be able to...

The Epic Games Store now has more than just games

Epic Games launched its game store and launcher in December 2018, as an alternative to the massively popular Steam platform by Valve. The company has continued to improve the Epic Games Store since then (albeit at a slower pace than many would like), and now games aren't the only software available on the storefront. Spotify was...

Apple admits porting iMessage to Android would hurt iPhone sales

Apple employees, including high-ranking executives, have admitted that bringing iMessage to Android would potentially impact iPhone sales. The company’s messaging service is a key component of iOS and a major barrier that deters users from switching platforms. In a court case brought against Apple by Epic Games (via Reddit), a court filing revealed some key comments...

Epic Games raises antitrust complaint against Apple in the EU

Epic Games is trying its damnedest to force Apple and Google to loosen their grip on the App Store and Play Store. We recently learned that the company's Coalition for App Fairness non-profit was lobbying for the North Dakota bill that could dismantle Apple and Google's app store and payment monopolies. But while the bill...

Spotify is now available on the Epic Games Store

The Epic Games Store is a digital distribution platform, like Steam, where users can purchase digital copies of a wide variety of games. However, unlike Steam, the platform currently only hosts games, and users have to rely on other services to purchase miscellaneous software. But that may change soon as the Epic Games Store is...

Spotify, Epic Games, and others join “Coalition for App Fairness” non-profit to oppose Apple and Google

The mobile software ecosystem is dominated by two big names: Apple and Google, both of whom control their respective app stores. This control has come under scrutiny, largely thanks to the recent attempt by Epic Games to bypass the app store fees with a direct payment option on its popular game, Fortnite. This was promptly...