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Video Games Are Latest Antitrust Target But May Not Be Last

Law360 (May 28, 2021, 4:52 PM EDT) -- Following a template set by Epic Games' lawsuit against Apple, plaintiffs firms have opened new antitrust fronts against closed digital ecosystems by targeting two of the world's largest video game platforms.

Sony, which is behind the PlayStation, is among the video game companies that have been hit with antitrust suits in recent weeks. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes) Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC, the company behind the PlayStation, and PC gaming giant Valve Corp., responsible for the hugely popular Steam gaming platform, have been hit with proposed class actions accusing them of using their monopolies over those closed ecosystems to line their pockets through more...

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