US watchdogs snuffle Microsoft's Activision Blizzard buy out
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Worried that Microsoft will pull games from rival consoles

US anti-trust regulators are going to court to stop Microsoft's buy-out of Activision-Blizzard claiming that they are worried that non-Microsoft gaming consoles will suffer.

UK government watchdog asks public what it thinks of Activision Blizzard deal
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Because asking the British public works so well

The UK government is asking the public's opinion on Xbox's acquisition of Activision Blizzard despite its recent poor track record on making the right choice.

Microsoft's Activision deal faces antitrust probes in Europe
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Microsoft does not want to do any deals yet

Software King of the World Microsoft’s $75 billion acquisition of video game maker Activision Blizzard faces in-depth probes in Brussels and the UK and it does not seem that Vole wants to do a back door deal to make the watchdogs go away.

UK watchdog worried about Volish Activision-Blizzard take over
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Wants an "in-depth investigation"

UK's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has recommended an "in-depth investigation" into Microsoft's acquisition of Activsion-Blizzard. 

Brits not fans of Activision Blizzard sell-off
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Microsoft faces the Competition and Markets Authority watchdog

It seems that the British are not big fans of Microsoft’s attempts to buy Activision Blizzard.

Activision Blizzard illegally threatened staff
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US government agency claims

Activision Blizzard enforced a social media policy that conflicted with workers’ rights and illegally threatened staff in the policy's enforcement, according to a US government agency.

Activision Blizzard faces more lawsuits
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Activision Blizzard faces more lawsuits

Shareholders CEO Bobby Kotick and his board of director took the money and ran

Activision Blizzard faces a new lawsuit from shareholders who say the company sped through its $69 billion mergers with Microsoft earlier this year to avoid answering allegations that they turned a blind eye to workplace harassment.

Activision Blizzard QA workers told to vote on unionisation
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You see what happens when you hassle workers and cover it up? You get "socialism"

Still embroiled in a sex and bullying scandal Activision Blizzard now faces the very real possibility that its workers might unionise to protect them from their bosses' antics.

Meta investigating claims its COO tried to shut down Activision Blizzard story
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Sandberg apparently tried to protect Kotick

Meta Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg is in hot water after it is claimed she tried to shut down a news story involving her boyfriend, Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick.

Activision Blizzard accused over insider trading
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More trouble ahead for Kotick

The mates of senior Activision Blizzard executives mysteriously had a windfall after the company disclosed its sale to Microsoft.