The Apple VS Epic Affect, Splatoween Event Detailed

Get ready to turn your living room into a kart track on Friday — Fall Guys Season 2 is now live, and more updates are on the way — Valve whips up a record-breaking prize pool for The International 10

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Epic’s spat with Apple could have huge consequences for all digital platforms

Epic Games’ lawsuit against Apple could end up having profound consequences for all digital platform holders, says U.S. judge Yvonne Gonzales Rogers.

Walled tech gardens might be in danger following lawsuit

Apple pulled Fortnite from the App Store after Epic added a transaction system that circumvented the App Store payment channels, preventing Apple from taking a cut of each transaction made within the game. In response, Epic filed an on-going lawsuit against Apple.

Fallout: Epic claims that Apple's App Store policies are anticompetitive, but the latest court notes from the judge presiding over the case says that there's no apparent difference between the App Store and the digital platforms run by Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo and others.

Significant: Judge Rogers concluded that “a final decision should be better informed regarding the impact of the walled garden model given the potential for significant and serious ramifications for Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft and their video game platforms.” Microsoft has previously noted their support of Epic Games' case.

Which Overwatch character was named after a developer at Blizzard?

a) Orisa
b) McCree
c) Genji
d) Hanzo

The answer will be revealed at the bottom of today's issue. Join up with our community on Twitter and Facebook to discuss what the answer could be.

StarCraft had three unused missions

1998 real-time strategy classic StarCraft features three unused missions that are all but ready to go. The mission Biting the Bullet would have explained why Tassadar decided to cooperate with Jim Raynor, while the mission Silent Scream would put you in charge of defeating the Confederacy.

StarCraft: Remastered launched in August 2017

The third and final unused mission was a Protoss tutorial featuring a fourth race called the Tagal. There was also a bunch of Star Trek references in StarCraft, such as some of the Medic's barks.

Selecting a medic would usually prompt them to say “State the nature of your medical emergency”, while continuously clicking the medic would eventually lead to the classic line “He's Dead, Jim”.

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Hack, slash, race karts and go postal

A pretty busy week of videogaming, starting off with survival horror Remothered: Broken Porcelain and the hack-and-slash sequel Torchlight III. Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit is arriving for Switch on Friday, alongside the decidedly less family-friendly shooter Postal Redux.

Bring Mario Kart to your living rooms, virtually

Tuesday – October 13th

  • G.I. Joe: Operation Blackout for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Switch
  • Remothered: Broken Porcelain for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Switch
  • Robotics;Notes DaSH for PC, PlayStation 4 and Switch
  • Robotics;Notes Elite for PC, PlayStation 4 and Switch
  • Torchlight III for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One
  • Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Heart of the Forest for PC, Mac and Linux

Wednesday – October 14th

  • Cook, Serve, Delicious! 3 for PC, Xbox One and Switch

Thursday – October 15th

  • Cloudpunk for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Switch
  • Shantae: Risky's Revenge – Director's Cut for PC, Xbox One and Switch
  • Tennis World Tour 2 for Switch

Friday – October 16th

  • Crown Trick for PC and Switch
  • NHL 21 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One
  • Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit for Switch
  • Postal Redux for Switch
  • Zoids Wild: Blast Unleashed for Switch

More Fall Guys updates are on the way

Mediatonic just launched the second season of their smash hit Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockdown, and are hard at work on more content.

Mediatonic busy working on new ways to torture us

Millions of viewers enjoyed watching the chaotic game unfold on Twitch and YouTube, and the battle royale party game quickly turned into a phenomenon.

Upcoming features:

  • Spectator mode following your team
  • Fixing the speed in Jump Showdown
  • Changing the colors of the floor in Hex-A-Gone
  • Improving the new VFX in Hex-A-Gone and Tip Toe

Frustrating fun: Season 2 introduced four new levels, a new show selector, new costumes and new level obstacles. The second season began on October 8th, and looks to keep the success rolling for now.

Overwatch League 2020 has concluded

San Francisco Shock has become the very first team to win two Overwatch championships in a row after defeating Seoul Dynasty 4-2.

COVID-19 restrictions caused the grand finals to change from an end-of-season match to a double elimination bracket, with two North American teams traveling to South Korea and competing against the top Asian teams after a quarantine period.

Another record-breaking prize pool

Valve has set another record by offering a cool $40 million prize pool for The International 10, their tenth annual Dota 2 tournament. The event has been delayed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, which helped create the conditions for the gargantuan prize pool.

The Battle Pass sale contributing to the prize pool hovered around $39,955,00 for a while before a sudden surge in sales pushed the amount to over $40,000,000. Last year's prize pool was $34,330,068.

DailyBits Giving Away PS5 to Celebrate Next Generation

To celebrate the start of a new generation of console gaming we are giving away a new PlayStation 5 to one lucky DailyBits reader. You can find out how to enter this giveaway on our dedicated page.

Here's the Giveaway Code for Week 42: 1224

Which Overwatch character was named after a developer at Blizzard?

ANSWER: McCree!

Git along, lil doggy!

What do you call a wild west gunslinger in a futuristic shooter? According to former Overwatch lead writer Michael Chu, the team was trying to come up with the most cowboy-sounding name possible – but they just couldn't agree on one.

Finally, someone discovered a developer at Blizzard with the perfect name: Jesse McCree. The writers retreated to their writing caves to mull over the suggestion, and emerged in unanimous agreement. Fortunately, Jesse approved of having his perfect cowboy name used in the game, but the story does not mention whether he mains as his namesake.

Today's issue of DailyBits was written by Gavin Herman, Erlend Grefsrud, Simon Priest, and Jamie Davey.

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