Each week Mark Methenitis contributes Law of the Game on Joystiq, a column on legal issues as they relate to video games:
"I have a great deal of respect for fellow Joystiq columnist and GamePolitics.com Editor Dennis McCauley, but I have to disagree with his most recent column on the EA Take-Two situation. Or at least, while I agree in spirit with his assertion that EA is trying to eliminate the competition in the sports games market with this buyout offer, in practice I don't think EA absorbing Take-Two will have any actual effect on the sports games market. This is in part why I think the Federal Trade Commission's recent inquiries are likely just routine investigation. However, I'm getting ahead of myself. Before explaining why I think this is the case, I should explain the basis for the complaints about the merger: anti-trust."