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PlayStation boss Jim Ryan 'flying to Brussels' to EU over Xbox's Activision deal VGC

PlayStation boss Jim Ryan ‘flying to Brussels’ to EU over Xbox’s Activision deal VGC

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Activision Blizzard Announces New LGBTQ+ Friendly Overwatch 2 Competitive and Shoutcaster Program

Activision Blizzard Announces New LGBTQ+ Friendly Overwatch 2 Competitive and Shoutcaster Program

screenshot: snowstorm Today, Activision Blizzard announced three plans Overwatch 2competitive and leisure scene. These aim to foster a healthy environment with a focus on its new and returning LGBTQ+ player base. In an article titled “Summon all heroes,” This Overwatch The team and its competitive esports program, the Overwatch League (OWL), have announced that they …

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Activision Blizzard Announces New LGBTQ+ Friendly Overwatch 2 Competitive and Shoutcaster Program

Activision Blizzard Announces New LGBTQ+ Friendly Overwatch 2 Competitive and Shoutcaster Program

screenshot: snowstorm Today, Activision Blizzard announced three plans Overwatch 2competitive and leisure scene. These aim to foster a healthy environment with a focus on its new and returning LGBTQ+ player base. In an article titled “Summon all heroes,” This Overwatch The team and its competitive esports program, the Overwatch League (OWL), have announced that they …

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Microsoft CEO 'very confident' Activision Blizzard acquisition will be approved

Microsoft CEO ‘very confident’ Activision Blizzard acquisition will be approved

As Microsoft begins to feel more attention from regulators on its $69 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard, CEO Satya Nadella said he is “very confident” the deal will close. Government scrutiny of the Microsoft takeover has increased in recent weeks, with the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority announcing it will enter a deeper “phase two” …

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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella comments on Xbox’s Activision deal and slowing economy

What you need to know Microsoft is trying to buy Activision Blizzard for $69 billion. Activision Blizzard makes popular games like Candy Crush, Call of Duty and World of Warcraft. Despite some regulatory unease, Microsoft is still far from overtaking its main gaming rivals such as Sony’s PlayStation and Chinese tech giant Tencent. Nadella also …

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Regulators stop Microsoft from buying Activision

Regulators stop Microsoft from buying Activision

Getty Images | Bloomberg Microsoft’s $75 billion takeover of video game maker Activision Blizzard faces in-depth investigations in Brussels and the U.K. amid growing concerns that the deal is anticompetitive and will exclude rivals from the best-selling game call-of-duty. Britain’s Competition and Markets Authority is expected to launch an in-depth investigation this week after Microsoft …

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Microsoft gives Sony 'a few years' of Call of Duty as a treat

Microsoft gives Sony ‘a few years’ of Call of Duty as a treat

Sony gets ‘many years’ joint custody call-of-duty with Microsoft.photo: Activision / Kotaku / Barone Firenze (Shutterstock) (Shutterstock) good news call-of-duty Gamers: Microsoft says you can play the shooter on Sony consoles for “a few years.” according to edgeMicrosoft’s Xbox boss Phil Spencer made such a promise in a written letter to PlayStation boss Jim Ryan …

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Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard sparks concerns from UK regulators

Britain’s competition watchdog has raised concerns over Microsoft’s $68.7bn (£59.6bn) takeover of Call of Duty publisher Activision Blizzard, giving the companies five days to provide a resolution. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has warned that the Xbox owner’s proposed takeover of the company behind hit games including World of Warcraft and Candy Crush would …

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UK regulator recommends 'in-depth investigation' of Xbox Activision deal over competition concerns | VGC

UK regulator recommends ‘in-depth investigation’ of Xbox Activision deal over competition concerns | VGC

UK competition watchdog investigates Xbox Game Studios (Microsoft) [2,160 articles]” href=”https://www.videogameschronicle.com/companies/microsoft/”>Microsoft to acquire Activision Blizzard [1,052 articles]” href=”https://www.videogameschronicle.com/companies/activision-blizzard/”>Activision Blizzard may expand due to competition issues. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) confirmed last month that it had launched an investigation into the $68.7 billion deal, the gaming industry’s largest to date, to determine whether it …

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Exclusives aren't the future when companies buy exclusives, says Xbox Boss

Exclusives aren’t the future when companies buy exclusives, says Xbox Boss

photo: Kevork Djansezian / Kotaku (Getty Images) Xbox head Phil Spencer recently described the progress of Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard as moving in a “positive direction” as the company awaits regulatory approval for the deal, which will give it Popular franchises such as call-of-duty Oned World of WarcraftHe also believes that we’re likely to …

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