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Get one of 2019's best games for free on PC this week

Get one of 2019's best games for free on PC this week

One of my favorite games of the last two years is free for a limited time over at Epic Games. The award-winning Control is too good to spoil with an overly detailed introduction, but it's a third-person action-adventure title with fantastic controls, great design, and superb art direction. It's basically SCP: The Game, and you shouldn't miss it, especially while it's free.

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The real Rocket League might be coming to mobile, complete with cross-play

The real Rocket League might be coming to mobile, complete with cross-play

Thanks to Epic's court case against Apple, a bunch of documents have leaked to the public, and so we've learned through these internal docs that Epic may be planning to bring the full version of Rocket League to mobile. This is not to be confused with Rocket League Sideswipe, a 2D version of the game I went hands-on with in March. Apparently, Epic is planning on creating a new launcher for the PC and console game that will offer the full experience across all platforms, including mobile, with a beta planned for mobile in Q2 2021.

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One Apple exec actually wanted to bring iMessage to Android back in 2013

One Apple exec actually wanted to bring iMessage to Android back in 2013

The legal conflict between Epic Games and Apple has already had some fairly substantial fallout. The court of public opinion pressed Apple and Google to reduce marketplace fees for developers on the App Store and Play Store, and a number of Apple's antics have fallen under the scrutiny of politicians and the general public. The hearing also shined light on iMessage's Apple exclusivity, with the company admitting that it kept the messaging platform from Android in order to create a lock-in effect. But apparently that stance wasn't shared with everyone across the board.

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Samsung's Galaxy Apps redesign is focused on Fortnite and not much else

Samsung's Galaxy Apps redesign is focused on Fortnite and not much else

Samsung has operated its own app store for years, the Galaxy Store, seemingly as a backup ecosystem in case the company's relationship with Google ever soured. There aren't many reasons to use the Galaxy Store over the Play Store, but Samsung now turning Epic Games and Google's ongoing legal battles to its advantage with a new marketing push.

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Google will make using alternative app stores easier in Android 12

Google will make using alternative app stores easier in Android 12

Epic Games opened a can of worms last month when it added its own payment solution to Fortnite in a violation of Google Play's guidelines for developers. The move has brought discussions on app store policies to the forefront, and now Google is taking the opportunity to highlight Android's open nature — and announce a big change for alternative app stores coming in Android 12.

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Apple fires back at Epic Games, seeks monetary damages for 'breach of contract'

Apple fires back at Epic Games, seeks monetary damages for 'breach of contract'

Ever since Epic updated its popular Fortnite title with a new payment flow that redirected customers toward its own website by promising discounted prices, chaos has ensued. Epic dared Apple and Google to kick Fortnite off app stores, then sued the companies for anti-competitive practices when it happened. We just learned that Google is working on getting the case against it dismissed, and now Apple is going a step further, seeking monetary damages from Epic for breaching its contract.

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Google will file a motion to dismiss Epic's Fortnite antitrust complaint

Google will file a motion to dismiss Epic's Fortnite antitrust complaint

Last month was a great one for non-gaming drama lovers like me. Not content with its cut of the pie on mobile, Epic launched an assault on the Android and iOS app stores, leading to Apple removing Fortnite. Soon after, Google followed suit. Epic filed lawsuits alleging unfair treatment by both companies. Now Google is making a new move in the high-stakes game of corporate warfare: the company is looking to have Epic's suit dismissed.

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How to play Fortnite Season 4 on Android

How to play Fortnite Season 4 on Android

Earlier this month, Epic Games released a Fortnite update that circumvented Apple and Google's in-app payments, which led to the game being removed from the App Store and Play Store. However, the open nature of Android means you can still play the game (and the latest Season 4 update), you just have to jump through a few hoops.

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Judge rules Apple can block Fortnite on iOS, but not Epic's Unreal Engine

Judge rules Apple can block Fortnite on iOS, but not Epic's Unreal Engine

Last week, Fortnite released a new update that circumvented Apple and Google's rules on in-app payments, by allowing players to purchase V-Bucks without Apple and Google taking 30% of the revenue. The game was promptly removed from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store, and now Apple is further retaliating against Epic.

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Google reportedly blocked OnePlus from pre-installing the Epic Games app on its phones

Google reportedly blocked OnePlus from pre-installing the Epic Games app on its phones

Epic Games launched a lawsuit against Google earlier today, alleging that the company is engaging in anti-competitive behavior. The filing primarily focuses on how Google makes it more difficult to sideload applications than installing apps from the Play Store, but there are a few suprising claims, including how Google supposedly blocked OnePlus from distributing the Epic Games app on its phones.

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