The judge has spoken, and made a first ruling in the Apple V Epic Games case. Epic has won a temporary restraining order on Apple banning Unreal Engine from the App Store. However, in the same ruling Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers also decided that Apple would not be required to reinstate Fortnite on the App Store. You win some, you lose some. This is only the beginning to a case that, if it goes to trial, will probably take years to resolve. Russell Brandom, Sean Hollister, and Jay Peters from The Verge have the full story.
Rumors are swirling that we could see an upgraded new Nintendo Switch model in 2021. The specifications of the new machine have yet to be finalized, though the Kyoto-based company has looked into including more computing power and 4K high-definition graphics, people briefed on the strategy told Takashi Mochizuki at Bloomberg. Nintendo will cede Holiday 2020 to its competitors Sony and Xbox who are both releasing their next gen consoles.
Philadelphia 76’s star Ben Simmons has joined FaZe Clan. The star basketball player will be known as FaZe Simmo. The announcement video can be found here.
See, we told you to expect a Nintendo Direct this week. WE WERE RIGHT (well, mostly Jeff Grubb was right)! Nintendo just stealth dropped this baby while I was in the middle of writing this thing for you guys. I haven’t even had the chance to watch it yet, so let’s find out what’s inside together! Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase August 2020.