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Season 14, Episode 25

When two companies battle, it’s usually a good thing for the consumer. But I am almost certain when Epic and Apple battle, it’s got absolutely nothing to do with YOU. However, Epic has positioned itself to look like it has everything to do with you and Apple’s pretty much painted themselves into a corner.

Look, I’m not a developer and I have no idea what goes on in the mobile marketplace for apps and whatnot. So if something comes out of this that will benefit those developers, then sure. I haven’t really had my finger on the pulse of this so I don’t actually know if developers aren’t happy with Apple like Epic is and, for whatever reason, this doesn’t feel the same as the Steam Vs. Epic situation we had not too long ago. I mean, the Steam thing is similar, but I was hearing a far louder outcry from other devs and I can’t remember the outcome in that but it wasn’t anything like what is happening now.

Epic has sued Apple and Google. I mean, might as well hat-trick it and throw in Microsoft if you wanna go for the nuttiest thing you can do as a company award. I’m not saying they’re in the wrong, but those are two powerhouse companies (as is Epic as we find out during the show), but I guess if anyone could take that on, it would be Epic (or MS for that matter).

I guess we’ll see how that plays out. In the meantime, Ubisoft, it’s been 2,553 days since the last Splinter Cell release (non-animated series or guest spot in another game franchise).

 

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