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Money: Activision takeover: Now gamers move to court

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In the USA and Europe, the intended takeover of Activision by Microsoft has met with violent resistance, in the USA the FTC authority has already initiated a pre -judicial procedure . Now some gamers have teamed up and want to prevent the deal in court.

as Reuters reports, a total of ten players have teamed up and submitted a corresponding lawsuit before a federal court in California. The arguments are the well -known: One believes that the takeover would give Microsoft a "far oversized market power in the video game industry" and thus create the opportunity for the Redmonder to limit production to limit the selection for consumers, the prices too Increase and further hinder the competition ”. The market must be protected from such “monopolistic mergers that harm consumers in the long term”.

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In the United States, one is known to be much more complain of complaint than in this country, also because several people can join together to collect complaints, which is not possible in this form. I don't know the motifs of the plaintiffs, but it shouldn't be surprised if someone tries to ignite an additional disturbance - in the hope that Microsoft will delete it with a few dollars.

The argument that Microsoft would rise to a monopolistic giant in the game industry by taking over Activision does not withstand an objective examination - but the other authorities did not stop this from starting the relevant procedures.

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