An Overpriced Ghost Town

by Shane Ormond
Laissez Faire Books

The Dawn of the Fortnite Wars

Apple and Google pulled the world’s most popular videogame from their app stores yesterday, in a story that was as annoying for me to write as it is for you to read.

Fortnite owner Epic games incurred the wrath of the Great Internet Daddies when it violated their terms of service by rigging its game to bypass Google and Apple’s payment systems.

Epic’s Fortnite has always operated on a free-to-play model, which means your snotty little kid can technically download and play it free of charge. But in no time at all, they’ll be begging you for your credit card to make in-game purchases of hotdog hats, TikTok dances, and other paraphernalia that evoke long audible sighs from anyone over 35.

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