28 min

9. Gaming Industry Consolidation MONOPOLY ATTACK

    • Technology

At the start of 2022, the gaming market was shaken up by a series of acquisitions, including Microsoft/Activison Blizard, Sony/Bungee and – last but not least – New York Times/Wordle. In this episode, we examine the current state of the gaming market, the innovation on the horizon, and how competition authorities may assess recent acquisitions. (Recorded 7 February 2022)

Note: On 9 February 2022, Microsoft announced the ‘principled approach to app stores’ it is adopting ahead of regulation, which ties in with our discussion of Microsoft’s role in current regulatory debates.

Let us know what you think, by engaging with MONOPOLY ATTACK on Twitter (@MonopolyAttack) and LinkedIn

Learn more about the hosts:

Kay Jebelli, Counsel to the Computer & Communications Industry Association - Twitter (@KayJebelli), LinkedIn, SSRN

Friso Bostoen, Academic at KU Leuven & Research Foundation Flanders  - Twitter (@BostoenFriso), LinkedIn, SSRN

At the start of 2022, the gaming market was shaken up by a series of acquisitions, including Microsoft/Activison Blizard, Sony/Bungee and – last but not least – New York Times/Wordle. In this episode, we examine the current state of the gaming market, the innovation on the horizon, and how competition authorities may assess recent acquisitions. (Recorded 7 February 2022)

Note: On 9 February 2022, Microsoft announced the ‘principled approach to app stores’ it is adopting ahead of regulation, which ties in with our discussion of Microsoft’s role in current regulatory debates.

Let us know what you think, by engaging with MONOPOLY ATTACK on Twitter (@MonopolyAttack) and LinkedIn

Learn more about the hosts:

Kay Jebelli, Counsel to the Computer & Communications Industry Association - Twitter (@KayJebelli), LinkedIn, SSRN

Friso Bostoen, Academic at KU Leuven & Research Foundation Flanders  - Twitter (@BostoenFriso), LinkedIn, SSRN

28 min