Prosecutorial discretion: The Tipline for 30 June 2023

Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley might have to sift through all the hoopla surrounding Microsoft/Activision, but she does not appear to appreciate the story behind it. “All this is for a shooter video game?” she asked Federal Trade Commission counsel during closing arguments on Thursday. Margrethe Vestager also alluded to the US’s preoccupation with weapons when discussing the European Commission’s decision to clear the merger. “No pun intended, but the shooter games are much more popular in the US,” the EU’s competition commissioner said back in March. “Here, it's much more FIFA”.

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