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Microsoft Buys Bethesda in Massive Deal Worth $7.5 Billion
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In one of the biggest gaming acquisitions of all time, Microsoft is acquiring ZeniMax Media, Bethesda’s parent company, for $7.5 billion. Bethesda is the studio behind several of gaming’s best-selling franchises, including The Elder Scrolls, Fallout, Wolfenstein, and Doom. The Fallout series has sold over 33 million units and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim alone…

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Sony Announces PlayStation 5 Release Date and Prices
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On Wednesday, Sony announced that both models of its PlayStation 5 (PS5) will launch in North America on November 12. The standard edition will retail for $499.99, while the all-digital version will be priced at $399.99. The announcement came at the end of a 40-minute video presentation that revealed trailers for several PS5 launch titles.…

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Apple Countersues “Cold-Blooded” Epic Games
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In the latest development in the Epic Games v. Apple battle, Apple has slapped Epic with a counterclaim. Apple is now suing Epic for its “open, admitted, and deliberate breach of its contractual obligations and the cold-blooded launch of its ‘hotfix’” – meaning, Epic’s circumvention of Apple’s In-App Purchase feature. In the counterclaim, Apple dramatically…

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Judge Issues Split-Decision in Latest Round of Epic v. Apple
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Epic has filed another motion for a preliminary injunction requesting that Fortnite be placed back on the App Store and that its developer account be reinstated. The motion, filed September 4, is the latest development in Epic’s struggle to end what it views as Apple’s anticompetitive behavior and exorbitant commission structure. In the filing, Epic…

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Ninja Signs Deal to Return to Twitch
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Tyler “Ninja” Blevins has signed a deal to return to Twitch, the platform that originally earned him his massive following. The multi-year deal is likely worth tens of millions of dollars. Blevins made his return to Twitch streaming on Thursday, saying, “I am excited to get back to streaming full-time and connecting with my loyal…

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Stolen Fornite Accounts are a $1 Billion Business
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A new report from cybersecurity firm Data Viper values the black market for stolen and hacked video games at over $1 billion. The free report describes the supply chain hackers use to acquire and sell Fortnite accounts for as much as $10,000 each. According to the report, the average hacker rakes in nearly half a…

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Fall Guys Raises $1 Million for Charity Through Costume Bidding War
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As one of 2020’s most popular games, Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout has generated numerous requests to add in-game skins to promote various consumer and esports brands. Companies use these in-game costumes to advertise to the millions of players in-game and on watching on Twitch.  Rather than selling skins as an in-game promotional tool to commercial…

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Epic Games v. Apple: How the Case Evolved and Where It Is Heading
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In a lawsuit filed on August 13, Fortnite maker Epic Games accused Apple of anticompetitive behavior after Apple pulled Fortnite, the popular battle royale-style game, from its App Store. As of the time of writing, current players can still access Fortnite on their iPhones but can’t receive updates for the game. New users won’t be…

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Epic Games Lawsuit vs. Apple | Lawyers Explain!
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David was recently a guest on the GameMakers channel on YouTube, discussing the Epic V. Apple lawsuit.  Gamma Law is a San Francisco-based firm supporting select clients in cutting-edge business sectors. We provide our clients with the support required to succeed in complex and dynamic business environments, to push the boundaries of innovation, and to…