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Gamers sue Microsoft over Activision Blizzard deal
Published in AI

...who just happen to be Playstation players 

Microsoft has been sued by 10 playstation players over its proposed $68.7 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard.

US watchdogs snuffle Microsoft's Activision Blizzard buy out
Published in Gaming

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.

NetEase and Blizzard end 14 year agreement
Published in Gaming
Friday, 18 November 2022 11:45

NetEase and Blizzard end 14 year agreement

The deal which bought World of Warcraft to China

NetEase and Blizzard Entertainment plan to end their 14-year partnership after January, depriving the Chinese firm of a slice of revenue and suspending service for some of the country's most popular games. 

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.

UK watchdog worried about Volish Activision-Blizzard take over
Published in Gaming

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. 

Did Microsoft just say that Activision Blizzard was unoriginal?
Published in Gaming

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.

Brits not fans of Activision Blizzard sell-off
Published in News

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
Published in News
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.