US authorities will investigate Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision-Blizzard

The FTC, Federal Trade Commission of the United States of America, will be in charge of carrying out the investigation into the recently announced acquisition of Activision-Blizzard by Microsoft. According to SamaGame, this body will be in charge of reviewing that the purchase complies with all trade and anti-monopoly regulations. Recently, the FTC was one […]

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A victory for Microsoft-Activision and the other news of the week

Prize chests and microtransactions would harm minors. We suspected that they weren’t the healthiest thing in the world but now this intuition can rely on rather in-depth research. The study in question was carried out by two English universities, in Loughborough and Newcastle respectively, with the aim of understanding how children and young people approach […]

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The purchase of Activision Blizzard modifies the ranking of the most valuable video game companies in the world

Time of great changes in the entertainment industry. Microsoft has managed to revolutionize the landscape with a checkbook, acquiring the company Activision Blizzard for almost seventy billion dollars in a clear attempt to lead the video game sector. Once the purchase is formalized in the next year, the giant founded by Bill Gates will automatically […]

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Microsoft and Activision: the CMA’s preliminary judgment should arrive next week

According to information received from a source from The Verge portal, the preliminary judgment of CMA British on Microsoft’s proposals to pass theacquisition of Activision Blizzard it will also arrive in the United Kingdom next week. This preliminary judgment will be followed by one definitive a few days later, i.e. October 18, 2023. This is […]

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Phil Spencer says laying off Activision employees was necessary

“The mathematics of creating a game has changed,” says Phil Spencer, general manager of games at Microsoft. The portal Polygon had an interview with Phil Spencer during the Annual Game Developers Conferenceand although the conversation ranged from the possibility of a portable console Until the problem of closed platforms, there was an inescapable issue: What […]

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Activision Blizzard acquisition: the CMA appreciates the new Xbox agreement, is it almost done?

There CMA – i.e. the English antitrust – has revealed that the new agreement proposed by Microsoft for the acquisition of Activision Blizzard King answers the doubts previously raised. He also says there are some final details he needs to deliberate on before making a final decision, but the impression is that Xbox is ever […]

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PlayStation: Jim Ryan believes that the acquisition of Bungie is worth more than that of Activision Blizzard

Jim Ryanthe boss of PlayStationbelieves that theacquisition of Bungie by Sony Interactive Entertainment is worth more than that of Activision Blizzard King by Microsoft. The statement was taken from a document of the trial which sees the Redmond house opposing the US Federal Trade Commission for the finalization of the acquisition of the Candy Crush […]

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Europe and the UK will carry out an exhaustive investigation into the purchase of Activision-Blizzard by Microsoft

On January 18th we knew how Microsoft bought Activision-Blizzard for $68.7 billion, a purchase that would be greatly leveraged to take advantage of its successful Xbox Game Pass subscription model. With this purchase, Microsoft could have privileges in the franchises owned by Activision-Blizzard against the competition, Sony. Thus, as we are told at Gamesindustry.biz, the […]

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Activision Blizzard fires multiple Hearthstone developers over ‘reorganization’

Activision Blizzard sent a layoffs within the team of Hearthstoneapparently as part of an internal restructuring move that aims to change the organization of the team. The news was especially striking because there were some among those removed from the team long-time developerswhich contributed fundamentally to the success of the role-playing game with collectible cards, […]

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Acquisition of Activision Blizzard, the FTC intends to continue with the administrative process

There Federal Trade Commission (FTC) intends to move forward with its administrative process against Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard. The FTC’s decision to move forward with its internal process comes after a pause over the summer. However, without a preliminary injunction, the FTC can’t stop Microsoft from closing the deal before the October 18 deadline. […]

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The European Commission opens a comprehensive investigation into Microsoft’s purchase of Activision-Blizzard

Last January Microsoft made the offer to purchase Activision-Blizzard for $68.7 billion. A purchase that to be completed must have the approval of the competent authorities. We already told you how this transaction would go through exhaustive investigation processes, and finally this was done by the European Commission, which has announced that it will carry […]

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Jiggle Physics 113: Microsoft acquires Activision Blizzard

From our sister site Android Central, Jiggle Physics is a gaming podcast covering consoles, PC gaming, and mobile. Check it out and subscribe! Source: Jiggle Physics Art Microsoft has announced its intention to acquire Activision Blizzard. Our intrepid team breaks down what this means for the industry, for players, and what’s likely to change (or […]

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Microsoft promises to bring Call of Duty to Nintendo consoles for 10 years if the Activision-Blizzard purchase is finalized

The purchase of Activision Blizzard by Microsoft continues forward, although as we have told you with some difficulties due to what it may mean for the competition. Given the case, Microsoft has guaranteed Sonyits main competitor and the one that could come out worse with this purchase, 10 years of Call of Duty releases for […]

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Microsoft responds to the FTC’s lawsuit for the acquisition of Activision-Blizzard by denying its accusations

As expected and promised, Microsoft has presented the summary in response to the FTC lawsuit in Activision-Blizzard purchase. In the letter sent by Microsoft, denies all accusations filed by the FTC that include accusations of keeping Bethesda titles exclusive on Microsoft’s proprietary platforms, Xbox and Windows PC. But Microsoft is sure of this acquisition and […]

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