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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
More trouble ahead for Kotick
The mates of senior Activision Blizzard executives mysteriously had a windfall after the company disclosed its sale to Microsoft.
It turns out that computer game’s companies are collecting shedloads of psychological data on players and there is concern about its use.
Claims EngineOwning outfit evaded anti-cheat tech
Activision has filed a federal lawsuit against German cheat makers EngineOwning and associated individuals for "trafficking in technologies that circumvent or evade anti-cheat technologies used by Activision to protect the integrity of Call of Duty games."