Will the ACCC smash Apple’s App Store monopoly, can Nintendo survive the Next-Gen console hype wave? Vertical Hold ep 295
Will the ACCC’s investigation into App stores lead to real change for Aussie developers? How can Nintendo’s Switch and retro push fight back against the incoming Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5? Special guest Gizmodo Australia Editor Tegan Jones.
The ACCC is on another SIMS SMASH! rampage, but what real competition can it expect to see in the App Store space and what would that mean for security? Is it all just part of the push for Apple and Google to budge in their war with Epic over taking a 30% cut of Fortnite in-app purchases?
Want to know more about the ACCC’s investigation? Our guest this week, Gizmodo Australia editor Tegan Jones wrote about it here.
Meanwhile back at the ranch, the Nintendo switch is going strong and the 35th anniversary Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros is likely to be a big hit with the party faithful.
But what else does Nintendo have in the pipeline to ensure it doesn’t get pushed aside in the next-gen console battle between gaming giants Sony PlayStation and Microsoft Xbox?
Alex dipped his toes into Nintendo’s hype wave, writing about the new Zelda game, Hyrule Warriors: Age Of Calamity here and also about all the Mario 35th hype here.