17 Aug David & Goliath
Fortnite maker Epic “tries” to play David to Apple’s Goliath in App Store showdown
On Thursday Epic decided without warning to begin offering its own payment service for Fortnite players, with a 20% cut in cost if they decided to bypass Apple’s in-app purchases.
Apple responded by pulling Fortnite from the App Store. Epic hit back with a lawsuit and a spoof advert casting Apple as Big Brother in “Nineteen Eighty-Fortnite”.
Let’s call BULLSHIT…on BOTH sides.
Apple (current market value almost $2Trillion) has long been the monopoly they “brilliantly” derided back in 1984
And Epic Games (40% ownership is controlled by Chinese Tech Giant Tencent Holdings – worth over $625 Billion) shot back this week with a “strategically” planned antitrust lawsuit and social media campaign #FreeFortnite
Both companies dare to pretend that Orwell’s 1984 ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nineteen_Eighty-Four ) is somehow comparable? WTF?
To be clear-
They are both passive participants of brutal human right violations worldwide.
Be sure to VOTE this November. Or 2020 could well be a realistic remake of Orwell’s masterpiece.
This post is an opinion.
Read the encouraging article on the Guardian.