Epic Games CEO criticizes Apple's App Store and Google Play policies

Epic Games Founder and CEO Tim Sweeney criticizes App Store and Google play by pointing out the “absolute monopoly” on CNBC's Squawk Alley on Friday

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crazyCoconuts1047d ago

That's why companies spend so much time and money on their platforms. Epic wants to disintermediate Apple from their own customers. Ain't no free ride. Eric should try marketing their own phone lol

XxINFERNUSxX1047d ago

Oh STFU Sweeney go back to your billions. I don't support your store anyway. Only Steam and anything you have that I want I torrent. I use Android, I don't pay for apps are you fucking dumb lol. So many torrent packs everyday of Android apps and games it's crazy. And with Android all you have to do is copy and paste to the correct folders and it's done. No Apple shit here. So you all can waste your $$ on apps while I can get all for free.

LoveSpuds1047d ago (Edited 1047d ago )

Not a fan of mobile personally, but all the same, to hear thieves like you gloat with no shame is just infuriating.

phoenixwing1047d ago

i'm not infuriated by it but thieving is wrong and just shows immorality

sprinterboy1047d ago (Edited 1047d ago )

What a numpty, do you want a medal with that?

XxINFERNUSxX1047d ago (Edited 1047d ago )

Plain and simple I'm an asshole and proud of it, infact I take it as a compliment. Pretty much I don't give a fuck. "Life is better if you just don't care" Fucked up but true words. just a sample.

shuvam091047d ago

Not just an asshole, but a beggar as well. And a choosing beggar at that. It's people like you that justify the existence of DRMs.

HannibalLecter1047d ago

Wow you kinda sound like Trump or one of his kids.

Jerlemar1046d ago

Coming from a thief, your comment is irrelevant.

Yeah, I'm sure you have no friends since you're well aware of how much of an A-hole you are. Probably "proud" of that too huh? Too bad you can't torrent friends.

blacktiger1047d ago

it's exactly what i do :)
Digital freedom means copy is inevitable

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lodossrage1047d ago

oh come on man, you can't be mad at a company for having a level of dominance over their own stores and/or product(s).

I remember when he complained that Microsoft would basically update and firmware steam out of existence in favor of the Windows store. Yet now he's works for a company that is literally trying to buy content away from steam.

If Epic suddenly came out with a phone or tablet that took majority share of the market, he wouldn't be complaining about his company, Epic having a monopoly with the Epic store on their own hardware would he?

Lore1047d ago

Yea but his platform he launched is attempting to put a monopoly in check. Which is what Steam was guilty of. He is reiterating the same logic with Apple & Google Play store.

lodossrage1047d ago

Steam being guilty of being a monopoly isn't their fault. Everyone was giving up on PC gaming at the time and Steam single handed kept it from dieing. When everyone said "our cd keys" can't stop piracy they just gave up and steam saved the day basically.

And the logic he speaks of in regard to Apple and Google are a moot point. You can't be mad at someone for giving THEIR OWN store on THEIR OWN platform(s) priority.

Lore, let's say you made a new tablet or phone and it came with a storefront that you yourself curate. Are you going to willingly give some other storefront equal footing to you on a platform YOU own?

MadLad1047d ago (Edited 1047d ago )

Epic acts all high and mighty, but anyone putting thought in it should realize it's just them doing what they feel the need to to overtake the market.
If there comes a moment where they ever take majority stake of the digital market, they'll take bigger percentage on games sold, and the free games will come less and less frequent.

These are the guys who sold a large percentage of their shares to Tencent. Let's be real here.

DaCajun1047d ago (Edited 1047d ago )

Hard for me to support his company when 40% is owned by Tencent who microtransactions are forced into everything they touch. Greedy mega Chinese company trying to monopolize the gaming industry and Epic is paving the way to help them.

Inverno1047d ago

Make an Unreal Engine based phone, make a mobile epic store and set those developer friendly policies of yours in place and keep all the trash out. Theme phones with Fortnite decals and profit

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