Meta Platforms, Microsoft, Elon Musk’s X and Match Group last month echoed Epic’s arguments, telling Rogers that Apple was in “clear violation” of the court’s order. (AFP) Gaming 

Legal battle between Apple and Epic Games

Apple, the company behind the iPhone, has refuted claims of breaching a court order related to its App Store and has asked a federal judge in California to dismiss Epic Games’ request to hold it in contempt. Apple made the allegations in a filing with U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers in Oakland, who presided over Epic’s 2020 lawsuit, accusing Apple of violating antitrust laws by tightly controlling how consumers download apps and pay for transactions within them. Apple’s filing criticized Epic’s attempt to make Apple’s “tools and technologies available…

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India 5G data speeds have gone up and most people are using it with 4G data plans but the global ranking and 5G network reach is growing. Gaming 

India’s 5G Data Speeds Ranked 14th in the World, Leading to Increased Video Streaming and Gaming Activity among Users

India launched its 5G network in October 2022, and more than 12 months later, the country’s 5G network deployment, expansion and overall download speeds have picked up. According to the latest industry report, India is now ranked 14th globally with a median 5G speed of 301 Mbps in Q4 2023. The report published via Ookla also talks about the increased availability of 5G, which is now more than 50 percent in a short time. 5G in India: How it compares to 4G data for users The 5G download speed of…

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Rockstar Games' production shortcomings could lead to GTA 6 getting released in 2026 which will be a big jolt for avid gamers. Gaming 

Possible Delay in GTA 6 Release Until 2026 Due to Problems

Grand Theft Auto 6 is widely anticipated, especially after the latest trailer shows us a glimpse of the changes in graphics and story. But the return to work of several Rockstar Games employees has raised concerns about a possible delay in GTA 6’s release. Towards the end of 2023, the game giants announced that GTA 6 will come to consoles in 2025 and to PC a year later. Now it’s being reported that the game may be delayed from 2025 and moved to 2026. The rumors started after Bloomberg published…

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Know what’s happening in the AI universe today, March 24. (Pexels) Gaming 

5 AI developments you might have overlooked today: AI expertise leads to 54% salary increases, Microsoft on the lookout for AI gaming specialists, and more.

AI skills are driving a 54 percent salary increase in India, with Microsoft looking for AI experts to enhance the gaming experience. The Chairman of NAAC is promoting value-based education in the face of AI disruption, while Tim Cook is advocating for the use of AI in climate action. Stay updated with our daily roundup for more news. 1. AI skills drive 54 percent pay rise in Indian industries The study reveals a 54 percent increase in wages in industries due to AI skills. 95 percent of employees seek artificial…

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Epic Games is the maker of popular titles like Fortnite which has battled with giants like Apple over its app store fees. Gaming 

Epic Games Store Set to Launch on iOS and Android Devices This Year

After a long time, the wait is finally over as the Epic Games Store is set to arrive on iOS and Android by the end of this year. The company has revealed this exciting update with the X release, which heralds the arrival of its mobile app store on Apple and Google platforms before the end of 2024. We’re coming to iOS and Android!Same fair terms, available to all developers, on a true multi-platform store – with amazing games for everyone. — Epic Games Store (@EpicGames) March 20, 2024…

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GTA 6 might set a new standard for gaming on PS5 Pro which sparks excitement among fans. (Rockstar Games) Gaming 

Anticipated GTA 6 to establish benchmark for PS5 Pro, fans thrilled for potential gaming experience

Fans are eagerly awaiting the release of GTA 6 and are excited about the possibility of the game setting a new standard for the upcoming PS5 Pro console. Despite no official confirmation from Sony or PlayStation about the rumored hardware, journalist Tom Henderson has fueled speculation by confirming its existence and suggesting a potential launch later this year, possibly in time for the holiday season. This news, along with leaked specifications of the PS5 Pro, has sparked excitement among GTA 6 fans who believe the console could provide an unmatched…

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MSI has expanded its gaming laptop range in India, and also debuted its handheld gaming device along with AI-powered laptops. Gaming 

MSI Introduces First Gaming Handheld Console and New Range of AI-Powered Laptops; Details on Price and Features in India

This week, MSI has launched Claw, its first gaming handheld in the Indian market. This is the first portable gaming device to use the new Intel Core Ultra processor. In addition, the company introduced its latest AI-powered laptop, which includes an Intel Core Ultra processor with a built-in NPU (Neural Processing Unit). It includes MSI’s first 18-inch gaming PCs with Intel Core Ultra processors. All of these models have Nvidia RTX 40 series graphics cards. The entire range of laptops are offered in the market at a starting price of…

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Sony has revealed the free PS Plus Essential games for March 2024. Check when they will be available and all the details you need to know. Gaming 

Full List of Free PlayStation Plus Essential Games for March: See Them Here

PlayStation Plus members, it’s that time again – Sony has announced the monthly free PS Plus Essential games for March 2024. This month, it’s introducing a diverse collection of four games from different genres, offering shooters, beat-em-ups and driving games. there is something for every style of play. These games are available from March 5th to April 1st. To play these games, you need a PS Plus Essential tier subscriber, priced at Rs 3,949 in India, and of course a PS4 or PS5 console. Although there are other levels (more…

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Electronic Arts will reduce 5% of its workforce as part of a restructuring plan that also includes a reduction in real estate. Gaming 

EA joins PlayStation and Microsoft in reducing workforce by 5%

Electronic Arts will cut 5 percent of its workforce as part of a restructuring plan that also includes reducing real estate, the company said Wednesday, as the video game industry struggles to grow amid high interest rates. The company, which makes video games such as “Star Wars Jedi: Survivor,” expects to pay about $125 million to $165 million in expenses for the move. Riot Games, owned by Sony, Microsoft and Tencent, has also laid off thousands of workers in recent months due to a slow recovery in the gaming market…

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Microsoft completed the deal to bolster its gaming business but Activision Blizzard has seen most of its staff leave the merged entity. Gaming 

Microsoft Under Investigation as Thousands of Gaming Employees Depart, Prompting Layoffs

Microsoft finally decided to buy Activision Blizzard, but the company decided to cut thousands of employees from the game division to accommodate the changes. Microsoft is now facing questions over its decision to lay off around 1,900 workers, something antitrust authorities had feared when they granted the contract an extension. Concerns have been shared by the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC), which believes that Microsoft is making drastic changes to the recently acquired company that could have a major impact on the company’s future and thousands of employees losing their…

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Roblox is one of the most popular gaming platforms online, and now it has a new AI chat translator. (Roblox) Gaming 

Learn how Roblox’s new AI chat translator is breaking down language barriers

Roblox, a highly engaging platform with over 70 million daily active users, has introduced a new real-time chat translator powered by artificial intelligence (AI). This innovative feature enables users to easily converse with others from around the globe by translating chats in 16 languages using Roblox’s own AI technology. This advancement allows Roblox users to communicate in their preferred language, enhancing their overall experience on the platform. Learn more about this exciting development. Roblox AI powered chat translator Roblox announced in a blog post that this new AI chat translator…

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Unlike PlayStation and Nintendo, Xbox could be looking at making its games multi-platform, meaning Xbox games could one day launch on rival platforms like the PS5 and the Nintendo Switch. Gaming 

PS5 Could See Multiplatform Release of Xbox Exclusives, Including Indiana Jones Game

In the console wars, there is always a heated debate about whether one gaming platform is necessarily better than the other, and fans defend their console of choice. But ultimately, it all boils down to games – exclusive games. With Microsoft’s Xbox, PlayStation and Nintendo in the game, the debate continues. Now it seems that Microsoft of the three could take a radically different approach, perhaps to exit this battle altogether. Unlike PlayStation and Nintendo, Xbox could aim to make its games cross-platform, meaning that Xbox games could one day…

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Palworld is a survival title developed by Pocketpair, and similar to the Pokémon games, it features creatures called 'Pals' that you can catch. Gaming 

Palworld Offers More Than Just ‘Pokémon Armed with Firearms’

If you’re a gamer and haven’t been living under a rock, you know about Palworld and how popular it has become since its launch just weeks ago on January 19th. In fact, the game has broken many records and is now the most successful third-party release in Xbox GamePass history. According to reports, the game has sold a whopping 19 million copies in total on Steam and Xbox. But for those of you who aren’t in the know, Palworld is a survival game developed by Japanese indie game maker Pocketpair.…

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These layoffs, confirmed by Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer, represents an 8 to 9 percent reduction of the total workforce in the company's gaming division Gaming 

Microsoft’s Gaming Division to Cut 1,900 Jobs in Tech Layoffs of 2024

Microsoft joins a growing number of technology companies whose employees have been reduced from the beginning of 2024. The Redmond-based technology giant, which recently reached a market value of $3 trillion, has officially announced the immediate layoff of 1,900 employees at its Activision. Blizzard and Xbox divisions. The layoffs will take effect this week. These layoffs, which Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer confirmed in an internal memo, represent an 8-9 percent reduction in the company’s gaming division’s total workforce, which currently employs a total of 22,000 people. Spencer says this…

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Fancy owning Minecraft on mobile? Now you can buy it for just Rs 29 in the latest deal on the Apple App Store and Google Play. Here are the details. Gaming 

Minecraft Available at a Steal: Get it for Only Rs 29 on Apple App Store and Google Play

If you’ve been looking to buy Minecraft for your Android or iOS device, now could be the perfect time to pull the trigger as it’s been discounted to just Rs 29 from its usual Rs 690 on both the Apple App Store and Google Play. This limited-time offer is sure to be a sweet deal for long-time Minecraft fans who have been dying to play the best-selling video game of all time right on their mobile devices. Notably, this isn’t the first time the game has been discounted; on three…

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Los Angeles-based Riot, whose popular titles include "League of Legends”, said teams outside of core development will see the largest impact from layoffs. Gaming 

League of Legends Developer Announces Layoffs of 530 Employees, Citing Unsustainable Costs

Tencent Holdings’ Riot Games plans to lay off 530 employees, or about 11 percent of its workforce worldwide, the online game company said on Monday in its blog, which included CEO Dylan Jadeja’s letter to employees. Los Angeles-based Riot, whose popular titles include “League of Legends,” said teams outside of core development will see the biggest impact from the layoffs. Digital game publishers are struggling to grow because the public isn’t buying expensive games or staying with games less frequently amid high inflation. At the beginning of last year, Electronic…

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The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to hear a challenge by Apple to a lower court's decision requiring changes to certain rules in its lucrative App Store. Gaming 

US Supreme Court Rejects Apple-Epic Games App Legal Dispute

WASHINGTON: The US Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to rule on Apple’s appeal of a lower court ruling that required changes to certain rules in its lucrative App Store, as judges avoided a lengthy legal battle between the iPhone maker and Epic Games. the popular video game “Fortnite”. The justices also rejected Epic’s appeal of a lower court ruling that Apple’s App Store policies, which restrict distribution and payment for software, do not violate federal antitrust laws. The judges did not give reasons for their decision to reject the appeals.…

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The US Supreme Court declined to hear the case from Epic and Apple. (REUTERS) Gaming 

CEO of Epic concedes defeat in court battle with Apple, claiming it will not lead to opening up iPhone to rival stores.

On Tuesday, the CEO of Epic Games, the creator of Fortnite, acknowledged that the company’s legal fight to allow alternative app stores on Apple’s iPhone had come to an end. The high court’s decision not to consider appeals from both Apple and Epic effectively concluded the lengthy court battle. Epic in 2020 launched a case aimed at breaking Apple’s grip on the App Store and accusing the iPhone maker of a monopoly on the digital services store. Apple is cutting up to 30 percent of all financial transactions in its…

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CES 2024 is being held in Las Vegas, Nevada, and it is expected to feature big tech announcements. (Bloomberg) Gaming 

Updates for CES 2024: AI predictions, inclusive gaming, airborne transportation, and Martha Stewart

The Consumer Technology Association is hosting CES 2024, a multi-day trade event that is anticipated to attract over 130,000 attendees and feature more than 4,000 exhibitors in Las Vegas. This event will showcase the latest advancements and devices in various fields such as personal technology, transportation, healthcare, sustainability, and others. Artificial intelligence will be prominently featured, demonstrating its expanding applications. From the latest announcements to the wackiest smart gadgets, the Associated Press keeps a rolling report on everything we find interesting on the CES floor. GYROGLOVE WORKS TO HELP those…

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Sony Honda Mobility its latest electric vehicle, the Afeela during 2024 CES event in Las Vegas, Nevada on January 8. (Bloomberg) Gaming 

What CES 2024 is Highlighting: From AI and gaming to automotive advancements, here’s what to expect at this year’s tech extravaganza.

This week, CES, the annual trade show organized by the Consumer Technology Association, is commencing in Las Vegas, showcasing a wide range of technological innovations. Formerly known as the Consumer Electronics Show, the multi-day event showcases the industry’s latest advancements and gadgets in personal technology, transportation, healthcare and more — and the use of artificial intelligence is rapidly increasing everywhere you look. The Consumer Technology Association bills CES as the world’s largest audited in-person technology event. The organizers hope to get around 130,000 participants this year. More than 4,000 exhibitors,…

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