"Epic vs Apple" has finally arrived and as Tim Sweeney now famously said we're in for some "fireworks".
On day three of the trial, Microsoft takes center stage as VP of Xbox Business Development Lori Wright talks about walled gardens, difficulties bringing xCloud to the App Store, and just whether or not Xbox and iPhones are competitors.
Wright neither falls for Apple's traps, nor rises above them like a Phoenix...in Virtual Legality.
#Epic #Apple #Lawsuit
Discussed in this episode:
"An Antitrust Epic"
YouTube Playlist - Hoeg Law
"Epic v Apple: Opening Salvos (Days 1 and 2) (VL460)"
YouTube Video - May 4, 2021 - Hoeg Law
"Epic says there’s an App Store payment lockout — but Apple just sees friction"
The Verge - May 5, 2021
"Everything We've Learned In The Epic V Apple Trial So Far"
GameSpot Rolling Webpage
"Tim Sweeney's email to Sony's Phil Rosenberg..."
Tweet - May 5, 2021 - Tom Warren
"Apple/Epic trial Day 3..."
Twitter Thread - May 5, 2021 - Adi Robertson
"Microsoft sees Xbox becoming "entertainment platform for everyone on the planet""
Games Industry Bix - July 3, 2012
"Netflix says Fortnite is bigger competition than HBO or Hulu"
Polygon - January 17, 2019
"Virtual Legality" is a continuing series discussing the law, video games, software, and everything digital, hosted by Richard Hoeg, of the Hoeg Law Business Law Firm (Hoeg Law).
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PODCAST VERSIONS ALSO AVAILABLE
|02:47||Another Sony Crossplay Request Email|
|12:33||Day 3 Live Tweets (Adi Robertson/Lori Wright)|
|14:16||Is iOS a competitor to Xbox?|
|19:22||Business Models, Loss Leaders and Walled Gardens|
|23:51||Apple's Exclusion of xCloud (Netflix)|
|27:33||Who does Microsoft want to Win?|
|33:10||Did Apple Help Microsoft?|
|37:23||Conclusion (Back to Netflix)|
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