Last week, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it would seek to block Microsoft’s planned acquisition of gaming giant Activision Blizzard. In announcing its decision, the Commission alleged that the landmark deal would allow Microsoft to “suppress competition to rival gaming consoles,” subscriptions and cloud-based gaming services. In reality, the merger would deliver a major victory to consumers, who are likely to see significant benefits like expanded access, a greater selection of games and lower prices.

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