back to article Microsoft-Activision deal will hurt UK gamers, says watchdog

The UK's competition watchdog is throwing more water on Microsoft's controversial $69 billion bid for Activision Blizzard, saying an acquisition could hit gamers with higher prices and fewer choices. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said Wednesday that after a five-month investigation, it is "provisionally" …

  1. JimboSmith Silver badge

    [sarcasm]Gosh what a surprise, never would’ve thought that would happen [/sarcasm]

    Not the biggest gamer but I think this is sensible.

  2. Confucious2

    Do people still play call of duty?

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Such a simple solution -

    "No company may ACQUIRE more than 10 percent market share through mergers or other acquisitions."

    Such a law would still let a really good product win market share, but prevent mergers from allowing a company to buy a controlling share.

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