The Epic Battle Continues

In September 2020, we discussed the Epic Games vs. Apple (and Google) case in our blog post. To cut a long story short, Epic Games introduced a new payment system for its best-selling mobile game, Fortnite, offering an alternative in-app purchase method. The new payment system bypasses the 30 %...

Loot Boxes – the next level

We have already covered some basics relating to loot boxes in our article. After writing the article there have been some major developments in the gaming world - so let’s take a look at the recent issues regarding the infamous in-game reward mechanism.  What exactly is going on? During the fall of 2020,...

Is Epic Games reshaping the future of in-app purchases?

Well that escalated quickly. Apple didn’t like Epic Games’ new payment system and removed Fortnite from the App Store. This might have a big impact on the future of in-app purchases. Epic Games, the developer of Fortnite, one of the most popular online video games at the moment, recently announced...

Congrats to the winners of FGA!

This year, the Finnish Game Awards (FGA) were held virtually. We have hosted FGA’s pre-parties for several years and we really missed all our friends, but we hope to see you next year! During the digital event nine awards and accolades were given out - Congratulations to Remedy Entertainment Plc,...

How to build an independent eSports league on solid legal ground

As we spend more and more time at home playing games, the thought may come to mind “Should I test my metal in an online tournament? Or maybe our friendly group tournament could be something bigger...”  Due to gaming in general becoming more mainstream and becoming more than just a hobby, as shown by the explosive growth of the eSports industry during...

Loot boxes – gambling or a better gaming experience?

Loot boxes and the rewards system based on them, have recently sparked a broad dialogue in the gaming industry in Finland and around the world. The idea behind loot boxes is that a player can buy the opportunity to win bonus items for the game, items that are either purely...