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Phil Spencer claims scrutiny of Xbox's Activision deal is 'fair and warranted' |  VGC

Phil Spencer claims scrutiny of Xbox’s Activision deal is ‘fair and warranted’ | VGC

Xbox Game Studios (Microsoft) [2,272 articles]” href=”https://www.videogameschronicle.com/companies/microsoft/”>Microsoft’s head of gaming has commented on the ongoing investigations into its proposed acquisition of Activision Blizzard [1,138 articles]” href=”https://www.videogameschronicle.com/companies/activision-blizzard/”>Activision Blizzard, stating that he believes heavy scrutiny from regulators is “fair” and “warranted”. Regulators around the world are currently holding a magnifying glass to the proposed deal, with the …

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Fans Can't Believe They Have To Play In Fair Matches

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Fans Can’t Believe They Have To Play In Fair Matches

Screenshots: Activision Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 drops on October 28, although if you preordered it, you’ve likely already gotten some through some of the campaign. But ahead of the game’s full release, which will give people full access to the multiplayer component, some are decrying the game’s skill-based matchmaking (SBMM). Modern Warfare 2 …

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Why Sony could live to regret getting the Xbox Activision Blizzard deal blocked

Microsoft’s massive acquisition of gaming behemoth Activision Blizzard seems increasingly in doubt, which begs the question: what would be next if it fails? Earlier in the year, Microsoft outlined plans to acquire Activision Blizzard Inc. for $68.7 billion dollars. The deal is the biggest in video game history and the largest the tech giant has …

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Xbox Calls PlayStation Too Big to Fail Following UK Agency's Criticism of Activision Blizzard Deal - IGN

Xbox Calls PlayStation Too Big to Fail Following UK Agency’s Criticism of Activision Blizzard Deal – IGN

Xbox has developed a novel tactic for defending its Activision Blizzard acquisition, which continues to wind its way through various regulatory bodies around the world: self-deprecation. In response to claims by concerns raised by the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority [CMA]Microsoft released a lengthy statement to GamesIndustry.biz calling the criticism “unsupported” and pointing to PlayStation’s …

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UK regulator details concerns over Microsoft's proposed acquisition of Activision Blizzard, Xbox responds

UK regulator details concerns over Microsoft’s proposed acquisition of Activision Blizzard, Xbox responds

The Competition and Markets Authority has detailed its concerns over Microsoft’s proposed acquisition of Activision Blizzard. The UK regulator is seen as the key element as to whether this deal would be allowed to go ahead. The deal did not pass the initial phase of approval, and has been sent to a second phase. Now …

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Brazilian regulator approves Microsoft's proposed Activision Blizzard deal  VGC

Brazilian regulator approves Microsoft’s proposed Activision Blizzard deal VGC

Brazil’s regulatory body has become among the first to approve Xbox Game Studios (Microsoft) [2,231 articles]” href=”https://www.videogameschronicle.com/companies/microsoft/”>Microsoft’s proposed acquisition of Activision Blizzard [1,098 articles]” href=”https://www.videogameschronicle.com/companies/activision-blizzard/”>Activision Blizzard. On Wednesday, the country’s Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE) said it had approved the merger with no restrictions. “Considering the huge popularity of Call of Duty, it is …

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Activision Blizzard Announces New LGBTQ+ Friendly Overwatch 2 Competitive And Shoutcaster Programs

Activision Blizzard Announces New LGBTQ+ Friendly Overwatch 2 Competitive And Shoutcaster Programs

Screenshots: Blizzard Today, Activision Blizzard announced three programs coming to Overwatch 2‘s competitive and casual scene. These aim to foster a healthy environment, with a focus on its new and returning LGBTQ+ player base. In a blog post titledCalling All Heroes,” the Overwatch team and its competitive E-Sports program, Overwatch League (OWL), announced it would …

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Regulators put the brakes on Microsoft's Activision acquisition

Regulators put the brakes on Microsoft’s Activision acquisition

Getty Images | Bloomberg Microsoft’s $75 billion acquisition of video game maker Activision Blizzard faces in-depth probes in Brussels and the UK following growing concerns the deal is anti-competitive and will exclude rivals from accessing the blockbuster game Call of Duty. It comes as the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority is expected to launch an …

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Former Sledgehammer Boss Clumsily Walks Back Pro-Crunch Comments

Former Sledgehammer Boss Clumsily Walks Back Pro-Crunch Comments

Screenshots: Skybound Games Crunch is bad. Boasting about crunch is bad. You’d imagine everyone knows that now, wouldn’t you? Enoughoath I’m not a qualified reputation manager I still think I have a benefit suggestion that could greatly apply many within the games development industry: Stop saying you think crunch is great. If only Striking Distance …

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Buffett and Berkshire added big to their bets on Ally, Occidental, Paramount and Activision.  But these other 6 stocks also got a vote of confidence.

Buffett and Berkshire added big to their bets on Ally, Occidental, Paramount and Activision. But these other 6 stocks also got a vote of confidence.

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. added to nine stock holdings during the second quarter, reduced holdings of four and sold two outright. That’s according to Berkshire Hathaway’s BRK most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company held 45 stocks with a combined market value of $330.1 billion as of June 30. …

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