"Epic vs Apple" has finally arrived and as Tim Sweeney now famously said we're in for some "fireworks"!
On day five of the trial, Apple continues feeling the heat with testimony from Trystan Kosmynka, while Epic Game Store head Steven Allison talks about selling games. The court, meanwhile, detours into unlikely conversations about wide-ranging topics such as Roblox and itch.io's "sensitive materials".
It's Roblox and the angry Itch today...in Virtual Legality.
#Epic #Apple #Lawsuit
Discussed in this episode:
"An Antitrust Epic"
YouTube Playlist - Hoeg Law
"Apple isn't happy with Microsoft's Xbox executive testimony."
Tweet - May 7, 2021 - Tom Warren
"Day 5 of Epic v. Apple!"
Twitter Thread - May 7, 2021 - Adi Robertson
"Epic v. Apple Day 5 kicks off..."
Twitter Thread - May 7, 2021 - Nick Statt
"App Store Review Guidelines"
Updated February 1, 2021
"Three key discoverability takeaways from the Epic/Apple lawsuit"
Games Industry Biz - May 5, 2021
"The itch desktop client is now available on the Epic Games Store!"
Itch.io Blog - April 22, 2021
"Apple is using Itch.io’s ‘offensive and sexualized’ games as a cudgel against Epic"
The Verge - May 7, 2021
"Epic, Mixer, Ooblets, and Ninjas: A Lawyer's View on Exclusivity and Messaging (VL80)"
YouTube Video - August 2, 2019 - Hoeg Law
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PODCAST VERSIONS ALSO AVAILABLE
|01:38||Apple Motion Against Microsoft Witness|
|04:47||Day 5 Live Tweets (Adi Robertson, Nick Statt)|
|06:24||The Blind Alley of Roblox (Kosmynka)|
|16:00||Is App Review Effective? (Kosmynka)|
|22:10||Steve Allison - General Manager EGS|
|23:29||The Cost of Free Games (Allison)|
|25:54||Security and Fraud at EGS (Allison)|
|28:53||Making Money with EGS (Allison)|
|32:05||Warnings and Depositions (Allison)|
|34:59||Itching for a Fight - Itch.io App Access (Allison)|
|45:11||Apples, Oranges, and Ooblets|
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