jdreyer wrote on Aug 25, 2020, 15:22:
Kxmode wrote on Aug 25, 2020, 13:25:The question isn't "Should Apple have the ability to charge for it's services." Sweeney knows he's in the wrong, but he's making a larger point: "Should Apple be allowed to so dominate the market that they can charge 30%." We have anti-trust laws for a reason. Sweeney is trying to shame the government into action, or the threat of action.
Sluggabed wrote on Aug 25, 2020, 13:13:
How much cash is enough for these F$%*rs, seriously Apple piss off
When a developer lives under Apple's house, they play by Apple's rules. If Epic doesn't like it, they can start a competing AppStore platform. Oh, and while they're at it, Epic should make third-party apps exclusive to anger Apple and Android gamers.
Why does Apple dominate the market? Because 1) they created it, 2) Applie and IOS has a great thing in 1 OS, and 1 store. It doesn't have all the horrible splintering of it's own brand like Google and Android. If you want a comparison Apple is like the console's of cell phones. Things just WORK, where Google and Android is like PC's. You have everything from a 386 to a I-9 running Android. Apple is pretty good about being level headed in it's policy's but when you have Epic using it's own game as propaganda there is something seriously wrong. Kids these days won't care cause they want more Fortnight but when was the last time you've ever seen RL dev drama being put in a game? I personally can't remember any instance.
As someone mentioned Tim has some sorta bi-polar/split personality disorder going on. Not to mention the Hipocracy. Tim is in it for the money plain and simple. You gotta spend money (IE all the free game giveaways, that are being bought with the shit ton of free money coming in from Fortnight) to make money, but yet bitches that first Steam, then Google, now Apple are being unfair.