Posts Tagged ‘Epic Games’

In Plain English: Epic and the Generic, Substance-Free Patent Troll

Epic Games is once again back in court, except this time they are taking on a more defensive tone. As of July 18, Epic Games has filed a lawsuit against Acceleration Bay LLC regarding some bad blood between the two companies that has boiled over in the past few years. According to court dockets filed […]

Epic Will Eat The Cost Of Refunds For Shenmue III Backers

It’s been a tumultuous month for Ys Net and Epic Games. There have been several updates following the announcement that Shenmue III would be going Epic Store exclusive, and that gamers who had backed the title on PC for the promise of Steam keys would not be receiving them. From the get-go, Ys Net and […]

How To Avoid A Lawsuit #1: Fortnite Cheater Edition

Good afternoon, internet. In honor of my upcoming completely fictional cookbook “A Million Ways To Roast Twitter Users,” I have decided to put out a new column series expanding on the In Plain English brand. The series is titled “How To Avoid a Lawsuit” which you would know if you read the title of this […]

IPE Update: Epic Games Brings Financial Suplex On Counterfeiters

It may not surprise you, the enlightened MMO Fallout reader, to hear that none of Epic’s roughly one thousand (Chinese and otherwise) defendants showed up or even answered the summons to appear in court regarding a lawsuit for Fortnite counterfeit merchandise. I talked about this briefly at the end of April and haven’t issued much […]

NM: Grab Enter the Gungeon Free on Epic Game Store

Epic Game Store has unveiled their next free title: Enter the Gungeon. Available at no cost outside of downloading and using the Epic Game Store, Enter the Gungeon will be available until June 20 after which the free game will be Rebel Galaxy. Add it to your account now, keep it forever. It should be […]

In Plain English: Epic Takes On Counterfeiters

Here’s a quick tip on counterfeiting merchandise from one of the most litigious companies in the gaming industry: Don’t. Epic Games is back in court, because the company refuses to let its lawyers have an easy week. This time around, the company isn’t going after Fortnite cheat distributors. On April 25, 2019, Epic filed suit […]

IPE Update: Epic Games v. Sperry Ends

Another Epic Games lawsuit has come to a close. Plaintiff Epic Games and defendant Joseph Sperry, a.k.a “Spoezy” in a lawsuit related to the creation and distribution of cheat software for the video game Fortnite. According to the lawsuit filed by Epic, Sperry promoted, marketed, and sold the cheats to third parties for financial gain, […]

Bad Press: The Internet Falls For Another Con Artist [Fortnite Edition]

The internet has a such a vibrant imagination. For those of you healthy adults who don’t follow Fortnite news, Epic yesterday was accused of stealing artwork and using it as a cosmetic costume in their battle royale shooter. The tweet highlighting the claim showcased a Deviant Art user’s creation submitted September 2018 compared to the […]

Deep Silver Latest To Snub Valve For the Epic Store

Another day, another publisher picked up by the lure of more money. Deep Silver is the latest publisher to become ensnared in the growing Epic Games Store, with Steam players being notified that Metro Exodus, which has been up for pre-order on Steam, will no longer be on sale as of today. Metro does not […]

Epic Games Offers 88% Revenue Cut To Developers

Epic Games this week has announced the unveiling of the Epic Games store, a new digital distribution platform that aims to court third party developers and publishers with lucrative rates. The digital platform will launch with a library of hand-curated titles on PC and Mac and will eventually expand to Android and other open platforms […]

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