Epic seeks dismissal of 2 Milly's Fortnite lawsuit

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Epic seeks dismissal of 2 Milly's Fortnite lawsuit

Rapper 2 Milly led the lawsuit charge against Epic Games over its use of real-world dance moves in Fortnite, filing a copyright infringement action in December 2018 that accused the studio of using his Milly Rock dance in the game without credit or compensation. Now Epic has fired back with a request to dismiss the suit, saying that "no one can own a dance step," and that Fortnite's "Swipe It" emote isn't a direct copy of Milly Rock anyway. 

Activision Blizzard layoffs have reportedly begun

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Activision Blizzard layoffs have reportedly begun

During today's Activision Blizzard fourth quarter results conference call, CEO Bobby Kotick announced that the company will "reduce complexity and duplication," confirming reports of impending layoffs. Prior to the call, Kotaku obtained a letter reportedly sent by Blizzard president J. Allen Brack saying that the expansion of the company's "non-development teams" over the past few years have left some staffing levels "out of proportion" with the developer's current release plans.