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Gamers Are Using a Century Old Law to Sue… Microsoft?

Yes, it's true!

Usually, when we talk about the console wars we are talking about the major competition between the two biggest players in the game - Microsoft and its Xbox console, and Sony has the PlayStation. The two have been in a huge race to outsell and outperform one another pretty much since both came onto the field, but occasionally there is huge news in one specific platform that might possibly shake the outcome for the entire industry.

Case in point, did you know that Microsoft is currently being sued by ten gamers under a rather obscure, century-old law? Jesse Cox from TikTok explains how everything is going down.


So, as many gamers know, Microsoft is currently in a major merger with Activision Blizzard, the creator behind titles such as Diablo and Overwatch. This is big news in the industry as it is one of the biggest mergers in gaming history, and could change how gaming looks in the future.

Much to the irritation of… many players. Some of whom decided to use a century-old law called the Clayton Antitrust Act to actually sue the giant company. The idea is to stop the merger as it leads to a lack of competition in the industry as a whole, and with Microsoft snapping up mid and large-sized gaming creators the whole anti-competition thing has become a major issue.

Honestly, I’m not sure how this is going to play out. It could be a minor stepping stone that prevents Microsoft from moving forward only in the short term, or it could potentially halt the entire progression for some time. It could also create standards for gaming going forward, but we will have to wait to see how everything shakes out!