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Humble Bundle creator brings antitrust lawsuit against Valve over Steam

17 days ago   |   By Ars Technica

Enlarge / The Valve logo, as seen in an etched design at its offices.
Indie developer (and Humble Indie Bundle originator Wolfire Games has filed a proposed class-action lawsuit against Steam creator Valve, saying that the company is wielding Steam's monopoly power over the PC gaming market to extract "an extraordinarily high cut from nearly every sale that passes through its store-30%."
An unbreakable monopoly
The lawsuit , filed in a Washington state federal court, centers on what it considers an illegal tying of the Steam gaming platform (which provides game library management, social...
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