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  • Commissar SFLUFAN changed the title to ~*Official War of the Tims (Sweeney/Cook) Thread*~ - update: Epic offered Sony $200 million to put 4 to 6 first-party titles on EGS
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A grudge match between Microsoft and Apple.

 

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Apple is now asking the judge for an “adverse credibility finding,” basically a determination that Wright’s testimony can’t be trusted because of irregularities in document production.

 

In a new filing, Apple argued that some of the documents referred to in Wright’s testimony weren’t produced in advance, and the entire testimony should fall under a cloud. Apple’s lawyers zeroed in on Wright’s claim that Xbox hardware was sold at cost in order to subsidize game sales.

 

“Ms. Wright testified about the supposed unprofitability of Microsoft’s console business without providing the P&L statement from her files that could have substantiated (or disproven) her testimony,” Apple’s filing argues.

 

 

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Questions over Xbox restrictions, xCloud's iOS struggles serve as comparison points.

 

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"What’s a computer" finally gets its day in court

 

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  • Commissar SFLUFAN changed the title to ~*Official War of the Tims (Sweeney/Cook) Thread*~ - update: Epic offered Sony $200 million to put 4 to 6 first-party titles on EGS, Apple seeking "adverse credibility finding" against testimony of MS executive
18 minutes ago, Commissar SFLUFAN said:

 

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This sounds about right.

 

That's a damn good deal for Sony. I would think that the vast majority of Playstation owners aren't going to be ditching their consoles for PC ports. This is residually true if Sony isn't print to PC until years after release on console, like the three year has for Horizon Zero Dawn.

 

9 minutes ago, Commissar SFLUFAN said:
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A grudge match between Microsoft and Apple.

 

 

 

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Questions over Xbox restrictions, xCloud's iOS struggles serve as comparison points.

 

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"What’s a computer" finally gets its day in court

 

 

I don't buy the entertainment device angle. That one doesn't make sense because the restrictions here are entirely arbitrary. However, the "we need our cut to subsidize hardware while Apple is profiting on hardware sales" is very compelling. Apple wanting Microsoft to prove it sells their consoles either at cost of at a loss, even late into its lifespan, makes sense. That just seems like a gamble based on what we know about consoles.

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4 minutes ago, SimpleG said:

I am so confused , what does this have to with the case at hand?

 

"Apple Tries Really Hard To Get Epic To Admit There's Porn On Its Store"

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Is there porn on the Epic Games Store? Seems like a pretty easy “yes” or “no” question. Today, however, the ongoing, increasingly contentious Epic v. Apple court case showed us that actually it’s possible to have a nearly 10-minute...

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, ManUtdRedDevils said:

 


There is probably quite a few of these that Apple hasn’t informed the public on. Ages ago (10ish years?) a boss showed me how Game Center use to send people’s Apple passwords as plain text over http. There was also token security issues around apple’s SSO (sign in with Apple) when it first launched. 

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14 minutes ago, chakoo said:

There is probably quite a few of these that Apple hasn’t informed the public on. Ages ago (10ish years?) a boss showed me how Game Center use to send people’s Apple passwords as plain text over http. There was also token security issues around apple’s SSO (sign in with Apple) when it first launched. 

 

I use to work at a security company and I remember how laughable some of Apple's decisions were. Like the way iPhones had a habit of automatically connecting to any open wireless network and broadcasting their info to see if it was a free and/or public hotspot. Best part? I worked for that company like six years ago. We informed Apple. The issue had literally only gotten worse...

 

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A Google researcher found flaws in Apple's AWDL protocol that would have allowed for a complete device takeover.

 

 

So yeah. I don't believe for a second that Apple is as forthcoming about security breaches as they would like people to think.

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48 minutes ago, johnny said:

what is this lawsuit even about 

 

Apple is trying to argue that allowing other app stores onto iOS would open the platform to offensive and pornographic material. I mean, sure half of Reddit is offensive and pornographic and sure there a regular old Internet browser, but think of the kids.

 

This line is easily Apple's worse. I don't know why they're even bothering.

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On 5/8/2021 at 1:10 AM, Littleronin said:

I can't be the only one that loves how much crap on companies is being brought out during this. 

 

I'm enjoying the court case and all the information coming out from it. How ever, I'm not enjoying the god awful hot takes by idiots online. Especially the ones who think epic winning means their iPhone instantly will become un-secure and full of viruses. :| 

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