Activision Blizzard case might get messy for Sony
Microsoft has subpoenaed Sony for legal information to bolster its attempt to acquire Activision Blizzard in a move which could force the console maker to reveal a lot of information it does not want disclosed.
Could the company get any more 19th century?
Activision Blizzard, which has a history of bullying and sexist behaviour to female staff has taken yet another step towards being backward 19th century capitalists by refusing to acknowledge a staff trade union at one of its video game studios.
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.
Moving to phase II of monopoly investigation
The European Commission has announced that, following its initial investigation into Microsoft's proposed $69 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard, it will now be opening a more "in-depth" Phase 2 probe to determine the deal's likely impact on competition.
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.
Not worth losing your head over
Saudi Arabia is the first regulatory authority to approve Microsoft’s proposed $68.7 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard.
Nothing to see here move on please
Software King of the World Microsoft has just told anti-trust regulators that its $68.7 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard is not important because the outfit does not release "unique" or "must have" games.
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.
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.
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.