Video Sport Developer Appears to be like To Toss Gamers’ Antitrust Swimsuit

Law360 (July 27, 2021, 9:56 p.m. EDT) – The video game developer behind a popular gaming platform has urged a Washington federal court to dismiss players’ lawsuits alleging it was monopolizing PC desktop platforms in order to get users to pay 30th forcing% commission on the grounds that they have not proven that the developer’s behavior is against antitrust law.

Valve Corp., the Bellevue-based company behind the online gaming platform Steam, told the court on Monday in its motion to dismiss the proposed class action lawsuit that plaintiffs were merely attacking a popular integrated gambling service that consumers have come to appreciate in a competitive marketplace to have. The players in the consolidated suit failed to …

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