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'Fortnite' pulled from Apple App store, Google Play store over mobile payment service; Epic Games sues Apple

USATODAY.com Friday, 14 August 2020
Video game Fortnite is no longer downloadable via Apple's App Store or Google Play Store after its publisher introduced a direct payment system.
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Fortnite developer Epic Games is suing Apple and Google after both companies pulled Fortnite from their stores.The game was pulled from the Apple App store and Google Play just hours after the Fortnite team announced a new policy .The policy allows players to buy V-bucks at a 20 percent discount when...

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