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The Video Game Corporate War: Epic Games vs Apple

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

  1. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    Installing a different OS is fairly easy
    how do you install android on a $1500 apple phone?
     
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  2. what am i doing Prophet

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    Not buy an apple phone in the first place?
     
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  3. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    apple should hire you as their lawyer
     
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  4. BlackAdderBG Arcane Patron

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    And that is illegal how? They can do that if they want.
     
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  5. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    Do you know what antitrust laws are?
     
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  6. BlackAdderBG Arcane Patron

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    Good luck proving Apple has monopoly on phones.
     
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  7. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    ios users account for ~80% of mobile app revenue in USA
     
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    Epic should hire you as their lawyer, you got this in the bag. :salute:
     
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  9. Drakron Arcane

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    Thats hardly a monopoly, just that profitable.

    I guess Epic is like the American Left, communist when it suits then and capitalist when it suits then.
     
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  10. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    What alternative is there to the appstore to acquire software for people who own apple phones?
    Is there no alternative because nobody has simply made one, or because Apple has made it impossible to make one?
     
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  11. Mexi Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck

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    So far, I've not done anything on Epic Games Store. Been a bit difficult because they keep giving out free games. Do these motherfuckers actually have more money than Steam or something!? Quite incredible how they keep giving away triple A titles.

    Anyways, crazily enough, I don't think I've touched a game since Spring Break. We got like 2 extra weeks due to quarantine, and I fucking played the shit out of Pathfinder: Kingmaker. Not touched a game since, though. Seems a bit insane since people are meme'ing that all they're doing is watching TV and playing video games. I've been too busy coding and learning for my dissertation.
     
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  12. normie Magister Patron Zionist Agent

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    [​IMG]
     
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  13. Tehdagah Arcane

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    We should stand against Epic's anti-consumer practices of price reduction.
     
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  14. oddech_wymarlych_swiatow Arcane

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    After a year or so I have 100 free games worth hundreds of bucks at least.

    Did any company give so much before? Nope.
     
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    Christ. This video is the pinnacle of corporate activism. If a bunch of rich people want a better business deal, they're supposed to work it out behind closed doors. When Epic first came out to disingenuously position themselves as a multibillion dollar champion of the people, it made sense in regard to generating press for the new Epic Store. Now they're trying to organize consumer support for a lawsuit? Why? Would consumer participation actually change the outcome? Are we going to be summoned to fight all of Epic's lawsuits from now on?

    Remember when the full extent of the company-consumer relationship was the developer makes a videogame, and the gamer plays it? With the advent of social media every corporation builds a religion around their product. Even if I were a Fortnite megafan, why the hell should I care if the company behind it has to pay a 30% cut to Apple? That's THEIR problem. Even the lower level employees at Epic shouldn't care, unless they're deluded enough to believe that extra 30% wouldn't go straight to executives bonuses.

    Oh I know, Epic having to pay 30% isn't actually the stated reason given for the subsequent lawsuit. It's 'opening up the Android ecosystem for the benefit of all developers and consumers.' Fattening Tim Sweeney's wallet is just an unintentional side effect I guess.
     
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  17. Nifft Batuff Arbiter

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    Is it possible to vote Epic store for president?
     
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  18. taxalot I'm a spicy fellow. Patron

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    Corpos against corpos enlisting customers to fight their wars.

    It's the cyberpunk future we deserve.
     
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  19. Blutwurstritter Learned

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    Have there been no other cases where someone tried to sue Google/Apple for this or something similar ? I find it surprising that Epic is trying, i would have guessed that others came before and failed. This seems to be a lot of trouble to gain some public relations going. Has Epic ever made a statement about their future development plans, once their main source of income Fortnite runs dry ?
     
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  20. Gerrard Arcane

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    Because Apple makes products for dumb people who can't into computers.
     
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  21. Alexandros Arcane

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    Gamers get angry about gaming? You don't say.
     
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  22. Clockwork Knight Arcane

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    [​IMG] Ugh, the gamers are out in full force again.
     
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  23. lukaszek the determinator

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    so much whining on both sides. Afaik fortnite allowed crossplaying between consoles by exposing(by mistake wink wink) sony practices of forcing companies not to implement crossplay. I wont paint them as bad guys all the way.
    also every kwa lawsuit got social drama attached to it, not sure why people are surprised.
     
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  24. DalekFlay Arcane Patron

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    You're falling into the "American having a very American perspective on a very European forum" trap that I often do, Rusty.
     
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    I dont see them getting ahead, pretty much anyone with money in US owns Apple shares, be it personal or via fund.
    You can lobby Jesus itself with Apple money so the lawsuit is gonna be thrown into the trash.

    But when it comes to Apple vs Spotify in the EU, there is a big chance Apple will get slammed for their anti-competitive bullshit they are pulling all the time to get their Apple Music ahead.
     
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