I must say Epic seems to be playing this whole thing smart, at least in the long term. The game being removed from the Google and Apple store may actually work in their favor long term, now all the teens and young adults who are angry about being locked out of the game, and the parents of kids who are whining their parents heads off because they are locked out of the game, will flood social media, running a free smear campaign against Google and Apple for Epic. It might be enough to get Google and Apple to lower the percentage on their cut or make other policy changes just to avoid the negative publicity from the social media smear campaign, without this thing ever going to court. Of course, it could also blow up in Epic's face totally, Google and Apple might not back down to the social media mob, and Epic will lose out on months worth of Fortnite mobile revenue and lose their court case as well and have to pay the legal fees.
It's not really smart, it's one guy trying to use his company to actively defame other companies and abusing the public in a way of fooling them into fighting on his behalf. It's absolutely asinine to see something of this level, even with court proceedings going on, and he had this planned before this second case, because he likely knew the outcome and he still went for it.
There should be rules to goading consumers into fighting your own fucking petty wars. he shouldn't be able to dictate the whole fucking tech industries standards, so he can circumvent them and abuse things to his end, that's not how this should work. I know damn well this man is a slimy lying stain on humanity, because the moment everyone lowers their cut and adhere's to his demands, it becomes a moment where he's in control and then he'll raise whenever he wants. I've seen this shit being played throughout history. Try to appeal to the crowd as the underdog, score a few wins, fool the crowd and before you know it you're the one running the show, but not for the good of the people, but for oneself.
If anything, Apple and Google should sue Epic for defamation, and I would strongly urge the courts to make a new law for this sort of tactic, because it should be illegal for a corp to goad it's customers into fighting bullshit wars. The only time we should give a shit, is when X store closes down and they have no backup plan for our products or warranties/money invested, not some shitty smear campaign so X company can get a lower cut, use networks and services entirely for free, and then topple the competition swiftly.
If this entirely works in Epic's favour, then this world be damned, plain and simple. It's a shitty, disgusting tactic and anyone using it should honestly be put in the loony bin, or behind bars at the very least. (I've extremely low tolerance to that kind of tactic, because it's the scummiest shit, akin to Victorian era dismantle tactics)
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