Fortnite returns to iPhone and iPad, thanks to Nvidia

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Fortnite iOS 14
Who needs the App Store?
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Fortnite is returning to iPhone and iPad — but you won’t find it in the App Store. Starting next week, the hit battle royale game will be available to stream through Nvidia’s GeForce now, complete with brand-new touch controls.

Players will initially have to sign up to join the closed beta, which requires an active GeForce Now membership, designed to help Nvidia test server capacity and performance. But Fortnite eventually will roll out to all GeForce Now subscribers.

The move is somewhat of a kick in the teeth for Apple, which has been determined to block Fortnite on its own platforms since it booted Epic Games, the game’s creator, from the App Store for breaking the rules.

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PlayStation Now
Sony changed its mind.
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Read Epic Games' reasonable idea for opening up the App Store
The App Store won‘t see any changes to payment methods. For now.
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Rocket League blasts onto iPhone and iPad, but not as you know it

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Rocket League Sideswipe for iPhone and iPad
The free-to-play game is available to download now.
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Rocket League has finally made its way to iPhone and iPad — but it’s not quite the same game that has proven popular on consoles and PC. Sideswipe is a brand-new take on the formula that’s built specifically for mobile play.

The free-to-play game features 1v1 or 2v2 matches in which players battle it out to get the ball into the opponent’s net. Both “soccar” and “Hoops” game modes are available, and the Rocket Pass and Seasons are coming soon.

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Epic Games vs. the App Store
Tim Sweeney is not a fan of the App Store.
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App Store must add third-party payments
Apple motion for a delay has been denied.
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Epic Games v. Apple is just getting started
Apple vs. Epic Games drags on.
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Epic Games v. Apple is just getting started
If you thought the war between Apple and epic Games was over, think again.
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Epic Games pays $6 million owed to Apple, asks for its dev account back

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Epic Games vs. Apple
That's a lot of Benjamins.
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Epic Games on Monday confirmed it has paid the $6 million it owed to Apple in royalties just days after it was ordered by the court. The fee covers Apple’s cut for in-game revenues collected between August 2020 and October 2020 when Epic allowed Fortnite players on iPhone and iPad to make direct purchases.

Epic CEO Tim Sweeney also said that the company has asked Apple to restore its developer account.

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Epic vs. Apple
The fight continues.
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