Fortnite

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  1. RnR

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    That is brilliant :D

    I gave up on Fortnite a long time ago, but that is a great PR stunt.
     
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    Ok so Epic just declared war on Apple...

    Epic dropped their vbuck's price via their own payment system by 20% in clear contravention to the App Store rules;
    https://www.epicgames.com/fortnite/...ega-drop-permanent-discounts-up-to-20-percent

    Apple follows up with the removal of Fortnite from the App Store;
    https://twitter.com/markgurman/status/1293984069722636288

    Epic responds adroitly (clearly they knew this would happen) and starts a #FreeFortnite campaign;
    https://twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1YpKkNqYZbmxj

    Its glorious popcorn time :D Sad days for Fortnite players on Apple devices though :(
     
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    if an apple device is their primary device that's a little bit sad ngl as you'd expect that if they bought a 2000 dollar phone theyd have at least a console
     
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    Crist it's not looking good for mobile players
     
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    Wasn't EPIC circumventing the Play store for years on Android for installation? or did Google clamp down on that too..?
     
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    Interesting that Epic are not suing Apple for any money, but for injunction against monopolistic practice on behalf of all developers forced to use Apple for in-app purchases for games.
    Also the fact that non-game apps like McDonalds, Uber, etc allow in-app purchases without the need to use the Apple store for their 30% cut is biased and unlawful.
     
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    Also interesting that they are slinging shit at Google and Apple for their 30% cut while they're chummy with console companies who do exactly the same thing.
     
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    oh if they win expect them to hit those platform holders too.

    probably only prepared to lose so much revenue at once.
     
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    Are there any non-game apps with in-app purchasing on consoles though?
    I think the disparity with mobile apps and games is the biggest point.
     
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    More shenanigans...
    https://twitter.com/EpicNewsroom/status/1295430127455596544
     
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    You get what you pay for. Good thing I play on PC :p
     
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    lol - same :D

    I just can't build :(
     
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    I must be too old to build well. That shit is insanely hard. I might try swap the build buttons around off default to see if it's easier...but yeah, I can kill bots? So that's good?
     
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    I've remapped the build keys and that have made things easier. I use 'f' (wall), 'c' (ramp) and 'v' (floor/ceiling).

    But... then I see shit like this...



    Came across this guy in a rumble match. I had 9 kills, he had 23. I think my record is 25 kills in a rumble match, but that was in the early days where a shit load of peeps were standing still on tops of trees/hills trying to snipe... which makes it easy to snipe them :D
     
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    surely that's pure muscle memory at 12hrs a day playing....no other way surely.

    I got 12 kills and a Victory Royale on Duos the other day.

    Funny enough I was fucking around too, ran over 3 people, killed about 7 with a gold pistol and the final kill was me shooting down the floor of a guy 100m above me and watching him go splat.

    It's a fun game at times and a frustrating game in other times.
     
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