What is a game?

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What is a game?

It’s a debate that rears its bemusing head every now and then as developers push the boundaries of the medium, and this month it has been brought back to the fore by a group arguably less qualified to give a concrete definition: lawyers.

The Epic Vs Apple trial has seen both sides arguing as to what is and isn’t a game, depending on what suits their purposes, with some truly bizarre explanations now officially part of a court record.

To Epic CEO Tim Sweeney, Fortnite is not a game. It is, instead, a metaverse, a “phenomenon that

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