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The Video Game Corporate War: Epic Games vs Apple

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by ultimanecat, Aug 13, 2020.

  1. Tehdagah Arcane

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    Apple joining the 21st century, small devs rejoice. Meanwhile other companies do the reverse and only reduce the sharecut for big popular games.
     
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  2. V_K Arcane

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    This is some genius-level trolling. For all my enmity for Apple, I have to applaud them. They're stealing the high horse of "protecting the little guy" right from under Timmy while not yielding an inch to his demands. And I assume, at almost zero cost to their bottom line.
     
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  3. lukaszek the determinator

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    deterministic system > RNG
     
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  4. V_K Arcane

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    Yep, from another article:
    So 15% of 5% = 0.75% net loss to Apple.
    Timmy's and Spotify's butthurt also cited there is absolutely delicious.
     
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  5. Gerrard Arcane

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    We shall call it the Sweeney Principle
     
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  6. J1M Arcane

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    Direct result from the lawsuit. Doesn't matter how they try to spin it.
     
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  8. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    https://www.gamesindustry.biz/artic...s-legal-action-against-apple-and-google-in-uk

     
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    https://www.pcgamer.com/apple-subpo...its-legal-battle-with-epic-valve-fights-back/

     
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  10. V_K Arcane

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    UK suit thrown out: https://www.zdnet.com/article/uk-court-dismisses-epic-games-lawsuit-against-apple/

     
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  11. karoliner Magister

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    Whoever wins, we lose.
     
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  12. V_K Arcane

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    I don't care much about Apple, but they don't purposefully make my life harder.
     
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  13. lycanwarrior Educated

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    I'm Team Epic all the way, sorry guys!
     
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  14. V_K Arcane

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    As if anyone here cares.
     
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    https://www.pcgamer.com/apple-has-s...-orders-valve-to-hand-over-steam-data-anyway/

     
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  16. Perkel Arcane

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    'member just a year or two ago people talking about 30% cut being only normal and companies will not be able to provide service if they don't get 30% ? I 'member along with screeching of autists defending apple/velve etc.
     
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  17. V_K Arcane

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    And nothing changed since then. Epic provide zero service.
     
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  18. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    But all of this is false.

    Steam did lower their cut nearly at the same time as the launch of EGS. Maybe the jo*rnalist should try reading their own site.
    https://www.pcgamer.com/valves-new-...-big-budget-games-and-indie-devs-arent-happy/

    If this was meant to be a grand slam to prove that more competition wouldn't reduce the cut they take, they might want to rethink it.
     
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  19. V_K Arcane

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    Thing is, Valve's lower cut only applies to games that made more than $10 mil - which is, none of former EGS exclusives. And thanks to the judge, only those are included in discovery.
     
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  20. Perkel Arcane

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    There are EGS exclusive and not exclusive games that made more than $10mil. $10mil is incredibly small number for any release. Borderlands was the biggest release on Epic and it did if i remember correctly somehting like 4-5 mln.
     
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  21. V_K Arcane

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    It's 10 mln only on Steam, not overall and not including key resells.
     
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