>FTC Finalizes Order Requiring Fortnite maker Epic Games to Pay $245 Million for Tricking Users into Making Unwanted Charges
Epic-bros, will the EGS survive?
pay whom? Why are garden gnomes attacking themselves now?
The garden gnome fears the kung fu fighter.
>FTC will use the money to provide refunds to consumers
>Muh garden gnomes
Reminder that the only true conspiracy that fox news unearthed was conserva-cucks being braindead cousin fuckers.
>Reminder that the only true conspiracy that fox news unearthed was conserva-cucks being braindead cousin fuckers.
so why isnt google or apple being slammed for the same "dark patterns" lawsuits? kids gambling their parents life savings on gacha games with the swipe of their finger is all too common since genshin impact released.
Google and Apple can afford to spend more on lobbying the government and hiring fancy lawyers.
Google and Apple don't make the gacha games
Epic does make Fortnite
google and apple take profit for each apple pay/google store micro-transaction tho so they are profiting off child gambling and refusing to refund parents because "lol should have read the tos"
yes, google and apple are under no obligation to provide refunds for your transactions made to a third party
and are entitled to a portion of the transaction via their agreement with the third party
is it a shell game? absolutely
but one that protects google and apple
it still doesn't explain why they still aren't being charged for the same dark patterns lawsuits. Remember that google and apple ads literally mislead people into downloading malware or promising one time app buys that's are actually subscriptions on parents credits cards. All to profit Apple/Google at the end of the day because they get paid to host ads and they get paid for each app purchase even if it's scam.
I don't know about Apple, but the few times I bought something through Google Play, I was asked for password and then asked whether to remember the password specifically for faster payment. Of course I didn't opt in, why would I?
Also Fortnite isn't even on Google Play, it's all Timmy's own distributed apk.
i wish roblox gets punished too.
Fuck. MTX every 10-15 fucking seconds. Literally brainwashing children into soulless corpo cum guzzlers
It's because of what Epic did. Fortnite didn't have any safeguard for purchasing crap. If you pressed the accept button twice on your controller or keyboard, then you've made a purchase with no questions asked. This is part of what the lawsuit is about, as it was easy to trigger this action either by accident, lag, or something else.
The messed up thing about that issue is that Epic was aware of this for a long time and ignored it.
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Good morning sir!
and how many gacha games make it stupid easy to charge your apple/google account
I think with the stores you have to enable the one click purchase option in your personal settings, not so with Epic.
245M is a drop in the bucket for epic and won't mean much but it's still funny
More than half of what Fortnite earns on PC in year.
and? the total is 5 billion. cope and seethe.
Then why do you attempt to ruin PC gaming, timmy?
Funny thing about the EGS first party revenue decline in 2022 is that it also includes Fall Guys which was added there last year. So the Fortnite and Rocket League drops are probably even larger and Fall Guys helped soften the blow.
I genuinely forget this game exists now.
oh so a slap not on the wrist but on an individual finger lmao
The Tim has the most succesful of the game engines for past three gens and one of the most profitable games ever he will be doing fine
>The Tim has the most succesful of the game engines for past three gens
There's something funny about Epic being unable to fix stuttering on PC in their own game on their own engine.
no one noticed any stutters till digital foundry forced it down everyones throat
literal brainwashing. Steam propably funds DF
Unreal Engine has been plagued by stuttering ever since UE3, not shader stutter, but all kinds of other stutters, probably related to asset streaming.
Modern Warfare Remastered was never popular on PC, because the PC port is a stuttery pile of shit, which also has broken shader compilation on any GPU released after 2017.
Unreal also has fucking garbage mouse input support and has since its inception.
>and has since its inception.
I dunno, I think it was alright in UE2.
for sume fucking reason, you had to go tinker documents CFG file to get the mouse accel and other bullshit off from UE3 games
It doesn't even offer proper mouse accel. UE is garbage.
i think it depends on the unreal engine build number. sure theres unreal engine 3 and unreal engine 4 but there's several different iterations of them. ue3 used in mass effect 1 is way different from the one used in mass effect 3.
It's a console engine that was only ported to pc under great reluctance, I suspect; though to be frank, Tim's been not-so-subtly trying to kill off the PC as a platform since UT3 flopped.
unreal engine always had a shader pipeline management problem but it didnt become noticeable until now when the shader counts have increased expontentially with the introduction of better lighting, particles, and other assets.
why does tim want to be gabe newell so badly
Wonder if all those exclusive shitty Final Fantasy games was worth it.
>Additionally, the order bars Epic from blocking consumers from accessing their accounts for disputing unauthorized charges. xjgay
What's going to happen to the Kingdom Hearts games I bought on EGS if Timmy gets arrested?
$245M for one fine, another $275M for a settlement
>there's a .gov website for Fortnite now
Yes, it was based on a genius and sustainable business model
>buy games directly from devs and then give them away for free to entice users into featureless store
>game quality no longer matters since EGS can't distinguish trash from treasure
>dev after devs produces unfinished epic bait garbage
>don't bother to develop storefront features to appeal to actual game consumers
>emote about how your own store's lack of features is unfair
do they even have customer reviews yet? EGS was based on an anti-consumer model that cuts out the player from the equation
>do they even have customer reviews yet?
No, but they have a system where you get randomly surveyed after playing for 2 hours to give the game a 5 star rating. Apparently it's meant to stop review bombs because we can't let those mean gamers hurt the feelings of those poor widdle devs. 🙁
He looks like the guy who killed Murphy before he became RoboCop
so wtf does this mean
if I've made purchases on fortnite within the past few years can I just get money back or what
Using a spoiler to hide links is trickery