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Who needs ‘Fortnite’ when ‘PUBG Mobile’ is an out to get a significant upgrade?
Apple wants everyone to know that Fortnite rival PUBG Mobile is about to get a big upgrade to its visuals.
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Fortnite no more: Epic sends email to Apple users about end of updates

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TL;DR: Epic wants fans to know Apple's the one responsible.
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It’s the end of the line for Fortnite on iOS and Mac. For now, at least. In an email sent to users, Epic Games says that users on Apple platforms will no longer be receiving new content for the game.

And, you know, to drum home the point that, as Epic is keen to suggest, Apple’s the one entirely at fault.

No Apple device can play the new Fortnite season

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No ‘Fortnite’ for you, Apple users.
Epic Games won’t let iPhone or Mac users play the next Marvel-themed season of Fortnite.
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The court battle between Epic Games and Apple will really start affecting Fortnite players on Thursday. That’s when the next season of the wildly-popular game will drop, but not for anyone using an iPhone, iPad or Mac.

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In the legal battle between Apple and Epic Games, which one is Thanos?
In the legal battle between Apple and Epic Games, which one is Thanos?
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Apple and Epic Games could be in court for years to come.
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CultCast 442: AirPods with health sensors
The Epic-Apple battle royale is on!
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Fortnite will hand out anti-Apple prizes for upcoming tournament

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That design looks strangely familiar.
Photo: Epic Games

Epic Games will hand out anti-Apple prizes in a new Fortnite tournament due to take place Sunday, August 23.

Prizes will include a “Free Fortnite” hat modeled after Apple’s classic “Think Different” branding, the in-game skin for the evil-looking Apple Big Brother character (dubbed the “Tart Tycoon”) from Fortnite‘s “1984” Mac ad parody, and more.

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Fortnite on iPad with SteelSeries Nimbus
It's not gone completely ... yet.
Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Mac

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The Epic Games office in Berlin.— Fortnite App Store
Epic Games has sued Apple for allegedly monopolizing iOS app distribution.
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Fortnite wasn’t first: 5 more times Apple’s iconic ‘1984’ ad was mocked

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Apple's most famous ad has been parodied for years.
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Shortly after Fortnite was unceremoniously ejected from the App Store Thursday, Epic Games dropped a — no pun intended — epic parody video depicting Apple as the same dystopian Big Brother it had railed against in its famous Nineteen Eighty-Four commercial for the original Macintosh.

But this is far from the first time Apple’s sledgehammer-tossing, Ridley Scott-directed Mac ad has been spoofed. Here are five more times that shows or companies satirized the imagery of what might be Apple’s best-known advert.