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EA and Microsoft paying YouTubers for endorsements complies with FTC guidelines

YouTubers being paid for positive coverage of games doesn’t breach the Federal Trade Commission’s guidelines, according to a spokesperson.

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Federal Trade Commission headlines

  • Violent games study bill dies on congressional floor, to be reintroduced when next session convenes

    US Senator Jay Rockefeller’s congressional bill which would research the impact of violent games and media on children died once the 112th congressional session ended last Thursday on January 3.

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  • Games industry best at enforcing age ratings, says FTC

    The US Federal Trade Commission has released the results of its latest investigation into enforcement of age ratings at retail, and we won.

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  • FTC a-okay with EA’s bid for Take-Two

    Well, that was quick. The Federal Trade Commission is done snooping around EA and Take-Two, and has given the merger its approval. Now, barring any issues that the FTC feels “public interest” may be against, Take-Two’s belligerence is the only force standing between Take-Two and EA’s mighty jaws. The two companies are currently in talks, […]

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  • EA satisfies FTC over Take-Two bid

    According to an SEC filing, EA has satisfied the Federal Trade Commission’s second round of information requests regarding its bid for Take-Two. As previously reported, EA has agreed with the US body to hold off on a closing move for Take-Two until August 21 or until the FTC finishes its investigation into the deal, whichever […]

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  • EA deadline for Take-Two buyout passes today

    As GamePolitics reminds us, the deadline on EA’s extension to buy Take-Two shares ends today. A further extension is almost certain, given that the FTC is still investigating the merger, so expect to hear something on that either this evening or tomorrow morning.

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