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Tfue weighs in on beef between Ninja and Dakotaz

Published: 24/Dec/2019 19:19

by Bill Cooney

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Streamer Turner ‘tfue’ Tenney waded into the ongoing feud between Twitch personality Brett ‘Dakotaz’ Hoffman and Tyler ‘Ninja‘ Blevins by poking fun at the Mixer star.

Ninja and Dakotaz have already been taking shots at each other, disagreeing over whether content creators should be able to criticize the game they are playing, in this case, Fortnite.

On December 20, Blevins released a video in which he lashed out at streamers for criticizing Fortnite, encouraging them to go and play other games instead, and Dakotaz hit back on December 24.

After Dakotaz blocked Ninja on Twitter, he went on to explain that he didn’t need Ninja’s “12 year old army” after him every time the two had a disagreement.

In response, tfue posted a shopped picture of Ninja holding a pair of Hot Wheels velcro kids shoes, an obvious dig at the “12 year old army” line.

Tfue’s joke immediately began racking up the likes and got a response from Dakotaz himself, who seemed to really enjoy all the Ninja roasting going on.

The Hot Wheels shoes seemed to strike a nerve with the Blevins clan, since both Ninja and his wife Jessica decided to respond to the jab.

All Ninja said in reply was “original,” to show he was definitely not mad about the picture at all, no matter how funny it was.

“Lul…people made fun of Yeezys too. Pretty sure Adidas knows what they’re doing…but the sales will show,” Jessica added. “Just can’t really take this seriously since tfue has no shoe contract. Let’s compare then.”

At this point, it’s safe to say that the feud probably won’t see a Christmas truce, since now it’s become a family affair, at least for the Blevins clan.

With the two’s beef showing no signs of slowing down, Dexerto will continue to update you on this story as more information becomes available.
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Epic Games sues Apple & Google in UK over Fortnite removals

Published: 16/Jan/2021 1:28

by Theo Salaun

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Following litigation over Fortnite’s app store removals by Apple and Google in the United States of America, Epic Games have officially mounted lawsuits against both tech companies in the United Kingdom, as well.

In August 2020, Epic Games added their own payment process to Fortnite’s mobile offerings so that Apple and Google’s cellphone and tablet users could purchase in-game items at a discounted price. This discount was specifically enabled by the new process, which bypassed each company’s transaction fees. 

Unsurprisingly, as the payment method was in direct violation of both the App Store and Play Store’s Terms of Services, each company subsequently removed Fornite from their offerings. And, expecting this, Epic Games responded by launching lawsuits against the companies in the U.S. and Australia. 

Now, the makers behind the world’s most popular third-person battle royale have tripled down and mounted legal action against both tech giants in the U.K. Citing violations of competition laws, Epic Games’ legal case in the U.K. is very similar to the ones already made in other countries. And, immediately contested, Apple and Google’s responses have proved similar, as well.

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Fortnite’s Crew subscription service means even more payments for Epic Games.

As discussed by BBC News, Epic have officially submitted documents to the Competition Appeal Tribunal in the UK. The allegations suggest a monopolistic abuse of power by each company that centers around competitive restrictions to app store and payment processing options, as well as unfair payment fees.

Typically, those fees come at about 30 percent of all purchases, although exact figures differ depending on company and app. Fortnite is obviously one of the biggest games in the entire world, so almost one-third of their sales on mobile means hefty earnings.

But, like their other lawsuits, Epic allege that this is about more than their own profits. The company demands that Apple and Google begin allowing software developers to institute their own payment-processing systems and options to be downloaded outside of the App and Play stores.

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Fortnite has always delighted its fanbase with purchasable cosmetics.

So far, Apple and Google have both replied similarly in the U.K. situation, claiming that they are open to reintroducing Fortnite to their mobile stores but that they deny any violation of competitiveness.

Dexerto will continue to monitor the legal cases in each country, providing updates whenever these prolonged legal disputes begin reaching their conclusions.