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Microsoft completes acquisition of Activision Blizzard King
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Record deal at $68.7 billion gets it all under one roof

Microsoft has finally managed to close the deal and has completed the acquisition of Activision Blizzard King company. This puts all franchises and plenty of developers under the same roof called Xbox Game Studios, as announced by Phil Spencer, head of Microsoft Gaming.

UK puts Microsoft-Activision deal back on  the table
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After everyone in the world said it was OK

The red-faced UK Competition and Markets Authority has made a rare move to put Microsoft’s $69 billion Activision Blizzard acquisition back on the table.

The government case against Microsoft's Activision Blizzard deal floundering
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Experts have difficulty demonstrating that it is bad for gamers

The US government’s case against Microsoft's Activision Blizzard deal got off to a poor start when its witness Harvard economist Robin Lee struggled at times to demonstrate how the planned deal would hurt gamers.

Microsoft complains that it is losing the console wars
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Now the FTC wants to give the field to Nintendo and Sony

Microsoft has told a court that it has been losing the console wars to Sony and Nintendo and needs to buy Activision Blizzard to keep its head above water.

Gamers bid to stop Activision Blizzard takeover fails
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All Playstation gamers

A federal judge has refused to grant a requested preliminary injunction that would have stopped Microsoft's continuing effort to buy Activision Blizzard. 

Activision Blizzard’s PC comeback
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Tuesday, 09 May 2023 11:20

Activision Blizzard’s PC comeback

2023 is the year of the PC

According to Activision Blizzard's latest financial report, the video game company's PC platform outperformed consoles by $27 million at the start of 2023, continuing a year-long trend.

Industry blasts UK competition authority over Activision Blizzard decision
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Watchdog might have been listening to the wrong side

Yesterday’s move by the United Kingdom’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to block the Activision Blizzard acquisition has been blasted by those it was meant to protect.

Sony fears it will get a low-fat Call of Duty if Vole takes it over
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Claims Microsoft will want to make Xbox versions look better

Sony says it's worried Microsoft could give PlayStation owners a "degraded" performance of new Call of Duty games if it takes over Activision Blizzard to make the Xbox versions look better.

Microsoft does decade-long deal with Nvidia over games
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Getting around the regulator 

Software King of the World is messing with the head of regulators who are trying to prove that its Activision Blizzard deal will create a monoply by making supply deals with those who could be considered rivals.

Sony is trying to bully Microsoft out of take over
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Activision-Blizzard founder warns 

Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick has accused Sony of “trying to sabotage” Microsoft’s takeover of the company and claimed that PlayStation chief Jim Ryan has “stopped talking” to stuff up the deal.