A friend and you can get $2,000 to play video games together
Internet provider FrontierBundles is paying $2,000 to friends that are willing to play around 21 hours of video games together. Later, they have to report back on their experience.
The company’s interest is to know if people play video games better with someone on their side or alone. It says that it is going to celebrate a big gaming year, as some new titles are coming out. Those titles are Mario Golf, Resident Evil Village, and Super Rush.
There are several important and well-known video game anniversaries this year. Donkey Kong turns 40, The Legend of Zelda turns thirty-five, Street Fighter II and Sonic the Hedgehog turn 30.
On FrontierBundles.com, you and your gaming buddy can apply until June 18 at 11:59 p.m. PDT. The application questions are related to applicants’ taste in games, such as their favorite game and why they choose it.
They will announce two sets of winners from the United States. Participants do not need to play together in person. As FrontierBundles says, it looks for a couple of gamers that have a vast virtual history.
Epic Games and Apple plan to close arguments over Fortnite
On Monday, the trial between Epic Games and Apple culminated with the iPhone maker suggesting Epic for a scary future for iOS customers after Fortnite called Apple an overlord.
After spending a couple of days presenting documentary evidence and economic analysis, the two parts landed on Monday arguing over some issues. One of them was how Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers should interpret the role of Apple in a digital economy. The outcome of this analysis might reshape the way digital app stores work, or it can uphold Apple’s position in its app ecosystem.
In a couple of weeks, Gonzalez Rogers needs to decide if Apple is an innovator that only gets rewards for creating a popular app business, or if it is a monopolist that controlls the iOS App Store to harm competitors illegally, restrict innovations, and keep its prices high.
Summing up the three-week trial, on Monday, the judge said she would issue an opinion by August. However, it might take longer because there are thousands of pages of this antitrust case to generate.
As Epic complained, Apple’s ecosystem makes it absolutely impossible to download iPad and iPhone apps from anywhere except Apple’s app store. It makes Apple a monopoly owner