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This whole Microsoft-buys-Activision deal is looking less and less likely by the week. Last week, NVIDIA and Google spoke up against the purchase, and the week before that, Microsoft had to revise its response to the FTC to remove remarks that recommended the outright destruction of the commission. Now, a new... Read more...
Following the case of Microsoft attempting to acquire Activision-Blizzard-King is like watching a stage play put on by middle-schoolers: full of drama, unscripted twists, and surprise setbacks. The latest event in this grand saga is a big one: both Google and NVIDIA have thrown their hats into the ring, providing... Read more...
This attempt by Microsoft to purchase Activision-Blizzard has been incredibly contentious. Besides challenges from the industry, the attempted acquisition has seen push-back from legislators in several places, including the EU, the UK, and here at home in the US. The FTC filed a lawsuit to block the purchase, and what... Read more...
This Activision-Blizzard-King sale to Microsoft has been contentious, to say the least. Regulators from the UK and the EU have piped up on the issue, a group of individual gamers are suing to block the purchase, and even the United States Federal Trade Commission is stepping in to nix the merger. Microsoft has now... Read more...
Opinions across both the industry and the fandom are sharply divided on the merits and maladies of Microsoft's attempt to mix in Activision-Blizzard-King. This procedure was proposed way back in January of this year, and it's faced numerous hurdles along the way, including challenges from UK and EU regulators as well... Read more...
Yesterday, December 8th, was the annual awards ceremony celebrating the last year in gaming, the creatively named The Game Awards. While celebrating the innovations, music, and gameplay of the past year, many developers and publishers use this as an advertising opportunity for upcoming titles. Few garner as much... Read more...
Yet another chapter in the Microsoft and Activision-Blizzard merger has surfaced and this time it is an agreement with Nintendo. While Microsoft has been under scrutiny from multiple regulators in the UK and EU, it has been apparently wining-and-dining regulators in the US. It has also making deals with other... Read more...
Yet another chapter in the story of Microsoft's $69 billion acquisition of Activision-Blizzard is unfolding. We're again talking about the United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC). In November we saw that the FTC was considering a lawsuit to stop the mega-deal. However, recently, Microsoft has been talking about... Read more...
It seems like regulators are starting to push more thorns into Microsoft's sides lately. The United States' Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is probably going to take a gander at this $69 Billion acquisition. Tacking on to the the headache Microsoft is already experiencing thanks to the EU Commission investigation and... Read more...
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2.0 were both released recently and brought a number of new features to the table. However, fans of the franchise are taking issue with the latter. It appeared that Warzone 2.0, which should be free, is locked behind a purchase of Modern Warfare 2. Thankfully, it turned out... Read more...
Microsoft's Activision Blizzard deal may be in jeopardy, as the European Commission launches an "in-depth" investigation into the buyout. The European Commission announced its more in-depth investigation into the deal in order to assess its likely impact on competition. The deal for Microsoft to buy out Activision... Read more...
Call of Duty is pretty much a household name today as even non-gamers are fully aware of the cultural phenomenon that is this massive first-person shooter. Modern Warfare II's remaster might be the most anticipated game in franchise history and it seems like sales are echoing that sentiment. According to a press... Read more...
Steam Family Sharing is a great feature that does just what its name suggests -- it allows family members linked on Steam to share a game, without shelling out for additional copies. The feature was released in 2014 and has allowed people marked as family members to share games across each others' accounts, as well as... Read more...
In recent months the acquisition of Activision-Blizzard by Microsoft has come under significant scrutiny both from regulators and competitors. The claim is that if Microsoft gains controlling interest in the games developer they could have a near-monopoly in the gaming market, particularly in cloud space... Read more...
The holy grail for video game graphics is to reach the point in which art or representation is so lifelike that it is difficult to tell the difference between the two. Well, it seems like Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2's developer Infinity Ward is getting pretty darn close. Some of the short gameplay available of Call... Read more...
Microsoft has been attempting to acquire one of gamings largest developers since the beginning of 2022, Activision-Blizzard. The company behind Diablo, Warcraft, Overwatch, Call of Duty, and many more titles. The price tag? About $68.7 Billion. However both the Competition & Market Authority (CMA) in the UK, and... Read more...
Where do you stand when it comes to aim-assist in games? There are players out there who consider it cheating, while others consider it a necessity if you're a console controller player. It seems Blizzard's take on it with respect to Overwatch 2 is that, if you're using a controller, you're not playing the game to its... Read more...
A smooth launch is critical for any games developer to set the stage for success. It seems like Blizzard has not had particularly good luck with that for its PC titles, though, and Overwatch 2's launch is not any different. Yesterday was the official release date of the anticipated sequel to the popular first person... Read more...
Blizzard first announced Diablo IV's existence in 2019. It revealed a number of features that players are looking forward to, such as the return of the Rogue class. Even still, no one has seen footage of gameplay for the upcoming title until now, as someone has posted videos of Diablo IV gameplay up on... Read more...
The follow-up to the battle royale Call of Duty game from Activision, named Call of Duty: Warzone, is a little under two months away. As of right now Call of Duty: Warzone 2 has a release date of November 16, 2022, barring any changes. On September 16th, during the Call of Duty Next showcase, fans were able to watch... Read more...
Earlier this year, Microsoft put in a bid to purchase Activision-Blizzard. The deal includes a price tag just shy of $69 billion USD, which would make it the gaming industry's largest acquisition to date. This obviously brings significant concerns from regulators. In particular, UK regulators have decided to put the... Read more...
Many people are excited about all the information that recently dropped about Diablo IV. However, some fear that the game will simply be laden with microtransactions like Diablo Immortal. Blizzard recently assured fans that while there will be some items available for purchase, Diablo IV will not be riddled with... Read more...
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