Pretty good take I would say, especially in regards to the dumb-as-fudge '1984' reference.
Brilliant take... I mean, I'm biased because it's basically the same conclusion as my post, though FAR more coherent and less anti-capitalist! =P
To be fair to Jim, he does go into anti-capitalism, just doesn't dive into the mechanics that explain why these corporations are driven by greed - just acknowledges the axiom that they ARE greedy to absolute ends.
The main point is that Epic is sleazy for mobilizing a campaign to get naive gamers to do battle against Apple for them so that one mega rich corporation can get a bit more money than another mega rich corporation, and it has nothing to do with the benefit for consumers because capitalism maintains that corporations will try as hard as they can to get as much money out of the consumer base as they can. He notes how they already had their "Nine-teen-eighty-Fortnight" campaign ready to go moments after Apple's response - indicating that they knew what the result would be and pre-planned it in a way to make them (Epic) look like the victim in order to manipulate its players into protesting on their behalf.
Don't be duped and manipulated by Epic.
Last edited by Jumpin - on 15 August 2020