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Activision faces $680M lawsuit from Call of Duty esports pros over allegedly monopolist tourney terms

The way in which Activision has been managing its esports tournaments for Call of Duty is now undergoing legal scrutiny, as last week saw...

MMO Business Roundup: Krafton likes AI, Call of Duty moderation, and German lockbox regulation push

Welcome back to another roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent industry news. We've got a lot to cover, so let's dive right in. Krafton pushes AI...

Court docs show Activision-Blizzard helped a gun manufacturer market to ‘young consumers’ in Call of Duty title

Just when you thought that Activision-Blizzard news might finally slow down now that Microsoft's officially acquired it, no less than the Wall Street Journal...
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Diablo’s Inaris and Lillith are among the guest characters being sold in Call of Duty Season 6

The current iterations of Call of Duty are apparently going to be absolutely awash in things when Season 6 arrives to Modern Warfare II...

Activision announces rollout of AI-assisted voice chat mod tools for its Call of Duty series

Keeping toxic voice speech under heel in FPS games might sound like a Sisyphean effort, but Activision is giving it the old college try...

Indie developer takes Activision-Blizzard ‘Warzone’ trademark dispute up the chain to Microsoft

A David-vs-Goliath struggle over a game name trademark jumped on board this month's biggest legal rollercoaster. As we reported a few years ago, the...
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FTC loses its attempt at a pause of Microsoft ABK merger, Sony signs the 10-year Call of Duty agreement

The US Federal Trade Commission was handed another loss in court this past weekend. Readers will remember that the government body was trying to...

Call of Duty: Warzone 1.0, Forza Horizon 1, and Forza Horizon 2 all receive their execution notices

It's that sad time of year when the herd is rounded up and stragglers are culled and designated for the virtual slaughterhouse. And so...

Call of Duty is getting a board game – with a Kickstarter planned for this fall

There's a point in the movie Spaceballs where it lampooned a certain franchise's merchandising zeal, but it likely didn't account for the Call of...

Players cry foul over Call of Duty Warzone cash shop skins that offer unfair advantages

More often than not, the term "pay-to-win" is used as a weapon against almost anything, but in the case of some discovered premium skins...
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Microsoft welcomes UK governing body’s reassessment of ActiBlizz buyout while Sony cries foul

This is one of those "water is wet" news stories considering the parties involved, but in the interest of continuing to follow the ever-lengthening...

US Department of Justice and Activision-Blizzard reach a settlement over an esports salary lawsuit

It would apparently not be enough for Activision-Blizzard to treat its employees poorly; it also has been found to treat those who compete in...

UK regulator finds Microsoft’s Activision-Blizzard buyout won’t harm competition or Call of Duty on PlayStation

The see-saw ride of findings and statements from the UK's Competition and Markets Authority continues, as the governing body has now put forth an...

Sony legal docs suggest hypothetical ways Microsoft could hurt Call of Duty on PlayStation consoles

There are plenty of tinfoil-y ways that people can paint Microsoft as a mustache-twirling villain, but those can be mostly associated with Redditor ramblings...

Microsoft strikes deal to put Activision games on NVIDIA GeForce Now

Nintendo was not the only video game corporation striking big deals with Microsoft yesterday: Microsoft is also teaming up with NVIDIA to put Activision...

Microsoft and Nintendo ink deal to put Call of Duty on Nintendo consoles for the next decade

Well here's another nudge from Microsoft in its efforts to buy up Activision-Blizzard: As international regulators debate the merger, Microsoft inked a deal with...

Microsoft Xbox boss announces commitments to bring Call of Duty to Nintendo Switch and keep the series on Steam

Last week insider reports said that Microsoft was willing to enter into a 10-year commitment with Sony that would ensure access to the Call...

Call of Duty Warzone’s 2.0 update introduces the ability for players to squad up with enemy teams

Battle royale shooters are usually the kind of game where shoot first and ask questions later is the watchword, particularly since it's a fight...
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UK government argues that Microsoft has incentives to block Sony’s access to Call of Duty

The big money acquisition of Activision-Blizzard by Microsoft has been running afoul of the UK government for the better part of a month now,...

Officer involved in 2017 Call of Duty swatting death is denied qualified immunity appeal

Way back in 2017, the gaming industry was shocked by the news that a gaming-related swatting incident had actually resulted in the death of...