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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Thursday, 05 May 2022 13:00

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.

Computer games are spying on you
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Wednesday, 09 February 2022 13:10

Computer games are spying on you


Data gathering

It turns out that computer game’s companies are collecting shedloads of psychological data on players and there is concern about its use.

Activision sues German cheat makers
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Thursday, 06 January 2022 13:25

Activision sues German cheat makers


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."