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    Fortnite becomes available via the Google Play Store

    Epic Games protest crumbles, decides paying Google 30 per cent cut is worth it.
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    Re: Fortnite becomes available via the Google Play Store

    IMHO things like this underline the problem with companies like Oogle.

    A 30 % cut, that's about as much garbage as drug dealers will thin their product with to make more money on some unfortunate fool.
    I agree people should of course be paid for services rendered, and so should companies, but how many micro amperes do a in game transaction cost Oogle.

    And who the hell play games with in game purchases anyway, are people crazy or what ?
    Not even with grind money do that make sense.

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    Re: Fortnite becomes available via the Google Play Store

    The 30% cut is quite common with other stores too IIRC,and I think it is the same for consoles. I would imagine physical stores probably would also need a similar cut too.


    Those despicable Elk,stealing the pond weed!

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    Re: Fortnite becomes available via the Google Play Store

    Yeah you have to make money somehow, and a store that have to pay rent and buy shelved and hire people to put stuff on those shelves ASO, and Oogle its the same but they make the same cut on a picosecond of digital transaction, that even if it was all going on Oogle servers would only cost them 0.01% of their cut on the power bill.
    But yeah i am a bit different, i think a freestyle motocross driver that pretty much risk his life every time he get on the bike should have the money some idiot footballer get paid, cuz the only danger to the footballer is if he trash his Italian sports car on his day off.

    Its not that people make money not even a lot of money, its how they make them and the amounts they do it in, this often challenge my perception but apparently not many other people in the world.

    + The mom and pop B&M store probably pay their taxes, no question, you cant but have questions on how companies like Oogle do their taxes, so i know which of the 2 stores i would support in their struggle to make a living.

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    Re: Fortnite becomes available via the Google Play Store

    It's extortionate, but all the big companies do it and can get away with it.

    The irony is they can make you much more profit by allowing access to the store, but as they are so large and untouchable, with such a large cut, they are making serious bank, for minimal work (no work).

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    Re: Fortnite becomes available via the Google Play Store

    Remember kids, the choice of not to use Epic's launcher is the work of the devil, but the obligation to lose 30% to Google and Apple is completely fine.

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