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Apple aims at “Sexually explicit content” in Epic Games case

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The ongoing court case between Fortnite Developer Epic Games and technology giant Apple is heating up with the outcome of the case set to alter the future of digital distribution for in app purchases and game developers.

Today Apple lawyers made claims about “sexually explicit material” being available on the Epic Games store enquiring about the providers stance  on NOT selling games that are “offensive or sexualized” as stated by Epic Games Store VP Steve Allison, who went on to explain that “You cannot access those apps through the Epic Games Store,”

Last year Epic games snuck around Apple’s 30% developer deal for in app purchases within their popular video game Fortnite Mobile (The game was swiftly removed from the App store after the company was found to be using digital currency within the game known as Vbucks circumventing the agreement) – It was this action and the subsequent removal that has resulted in the court case.

The digital platform does however allow the download of the online app – ITCH.io which does host independent titles containing varying degrees of adult content. Several titles were said to be too explicit to mention in the courtroom.

Epic games continues to seek changes to the agreement Apple maintains on the sale of in game digital assets – And of course will be looking to undo the removal of their most downloaded title: Fortnite Mobile which has been off the App store since August last year.

Mike Loder is the host of Ticker Originals. As seasoned actor and presenter, Mike is producing his own independent film. He's passionate about reporting on gaming, tech and lifestyle.

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Body behind Eurovision “understands the disappointment” over next host city

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Ukraine’s Kalush Orchestra won the Eurovision contest in May, capturing the hearts of the world

After taking out the win, that would mean Ukraine would host the competition next year.

But the European Broadcasting Union announced last week it could not be held in Ukraine following Russia’s invasion.

The body behind Eurovision now says it “understands the disappointment” over its decision not to hold next year’s song contest in Ukraine.

The EBU said it was in talks with the BBC to host the contest in the UK.

That’s because British entrant Sam Ryder came second in this year’s contest with his single Spaceman.

The announcement was met with disappointment by Ukrainians but the E-B-U doubled down on its position, saying in a statement that it “fully understands the disappointment that greeted the announcement”.

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First look – Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s official portrait together

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Today is a historic milestone for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, they have viewed the first official joint portrait of themselves

On a visit to Cambridge’s Fitzwilliam Museum, the portrait was unveiled to the future king and queen consort.

The portrait, painted by award-winning British portrait artist Jamie Coreth, has gone on display at the University of Cambridge.

When William saw the work of art he immediately said ‘It’s quite big’

The artwork of Prince William and Catherine was commissioned last year by the Cambridgeshire Royal Portrait Fund as a gift to the people of the county.

The artist said he wanted to portray the royal couple as “relaxed and approachable”

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Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall reportedly split

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Media tycoon Rupert Murdoch and actress Jerry Hall are reportedly getting a divorce

Murdoch and Hall tied the knot at a mansion in central London in 2016.

The divorce would be a fourth for Murdoch, who is aged 91. Hall, 65, was previously married to Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger.

According to The New York Times, the split comes as a surprise to those close who are to the family.

At the time of his marriage, the billionaire said he was “the luckiest and happiest man in world”.

Murdoch owns the News Corporation empire, which controls major media outlets across the U.S., U.K. and Australia.

In 2018, his eldest son Lachlan was named as his successor. Murdoch has also sold most of 21st Century Fox to the Walt Disney Company.

Neither Murdoch nor Hall have commented on the matter.

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