• Epic Games asks judge to stop Apple from retaliating after App Store ban

    Epic Games asks judge to stop Apple from retaliating after App Store ban

    Epic Games is asking a judge to prevent Apple from retaliating against it as it resists the iPhone maker’s policy of taking a 30 percent cut of all in-app purchases. The maker of “Fortnite” — the mega-popular game which was banned from the App Store last week after it introduced a new payment system that …
  • Spotify, Tinder owner support Fortnite’s fight against Apple ban

    Spotify, Tinder owner support Fortnite’s fight against Apple ban

    Tinder owner Match Group and music giant Spotify have made a public display of support for Epic Games, whose mega-popular “Fortnite” was booted from Apple’s App Store and the Google Play Store after it introduced a new payment system that allowed it to circumvent the shops’ steep 30 percent fees. The dating juggernaut, which also …
  • Apple boots ‘Fortnite’ from App Store over payment system

    Apple boots ‘Fortnite’ from App Store over payment system

    Mega-popular battle royale game “Fortnite” has been booted from the App Store after launching an in-app payment system that allowed it to circumvent Apple’s stiff 30-percent fees. The move effectively bars any new downloads of “Fortnite” onto iPhones or iPads, as the App Store is the only way to download new software onto Apple devices. …
  • Drive-in esports arenas may soon be opening across the US

    Drive-in esports arenas may soon be opening across the US

    Drive-in esports arenas may be the next attraction in the coronavirus era. Real estate firm Horizon Group Properties inked a deal with esports analytics company Harena Data to develop esports arenas and drive-in movie theaters in four major US cities, according to a report from The Hollywood Reporter. Initially, the arenas will be located in the …
  • ‘Fortnite’ removed cop cars from game amid police protests

    ‘Fortnite’ removed cop cars from game amid police protests

    In the world of “Fortnite,” the police have been defunded. The shooter-survivor video game has silently removed police cars from gameplay. “Fortnite,” among the most popular video games in the world with over 350 million players, last week launched a new season which included many vehicles familiar to players, but not cop cars, the Wall …
  • ‘Fortnite’ delays end-of-season event due to George Floyd protests

    ‘Fortnite’ delays end-of-season event due to George Floyd protests

    The ripple effects of the George Floyd protests have reached the world of video games. “Fortnite,” a free-to-play, shoot-em-up game that is among the most popular in the world, this week announced that it was delaying its end-of-season event in order to give employees and players more time with their families and friends. “We’re acutely …
  • Judge tosses ex-basketball players’ ‘Fortnite’ dance lawsuit

    Judge tosses ex-basketball players’ ‘Fortnite’ dance lawsuit

    A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit in which two former University of Maryland men’s basketball players accused makers of the “Fortnite” video game of misappropriating a dance move that the ex-teammates popularized. US District Judge Paul Grimm in Maryland ruled Friday that the Copyright Act preempts claims that Jared Nickens and Jaylen Brantley filed …
  • Kendrick Perkins has credit card denied after kids rack up $16,000 ‘Fortnite’ bill

    Kendrick Perkins has credit card denied after kids rack up $16,000 ‘Fortnite’ bill

    Unfortunately, Kendrick Perkins can’t tell his kids to go outside and play due to the coronavirus pandemic. The former NBA center would probably like to. Their video game addiction is driving him nuts. He had his credit card denied the other day after his kids ran up a $16,000 bill on video games. “I go …