Bobby Kotick decries ‘aggressive labor movement’ trying to ‘destabilize’ Activision-Blizzard

We're just a few days from the launch of Diablo IV, so naturally Variety has offered up a mushy interview with... Activision-Blizzard's Bobby Kotick,...
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South Korea approves merger of Microsoft and Activision-Blizzard as both companies continue to fight UK regulators

There has been another plodding step forward in Microsoft's billion-dollar buyout of Activision-Blizzard, as reports from Korea Xbox News have now confirmed that South...

Microsoft’s buyout of Activision-Blizzard gets full clearance from China

Microsoft has cleared yet another hurdle in its slow subsumption of Activision-Blizzard, as China’s State Administration for Market Regulation has completed its investigation of...

The EU has conditionally approved Microsoft’s buyout of Activision-Blizzard

Today's Microsoft Activision-Blizzard buyout news won't come as a surprise to anyone who read the leaks last week, but yes, EU regulators have officially...

UK government body issues order that blocks Microsoft and Activision-Blizzard from ‘acquiring an interest’ in each other

Despite the multi-billion dollar deal between Activision-Blizzard and Microsoft slowly making forward movement in multiple smaller markets and potentially one very large market, the...

The EU is apparently set to approve Microsoft’s Activision-Blizzard buyout after all

When the UK's Competition and Markets Authority put the brakes on Microsoft's acquisition of Activision-Blizzard at the end of April, we saw multiple pundits...
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Lawful Neutral: What if Activision-Blizzard just… sold Blizzard?

Last week, Activision-Blizzard and Bobby Kotick got a bad surprise: The UK moved to block the acquisition of ABK by Microsoft, citing concerns over...
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Block of Activision-Blizzard merger is ‘darkest day’ for Microsoft in the UK, Brad Smith argues

Following the UK's Competition and Markets Authority block of Microsoft's Activision-Blizzard buyout earlier this week - and the rushed dump of the latter's middle...

Activision-Blizzard Q1 2023: ABK revenues are up as Blizzard MAUs fall back down to reality

Activision blinked: Activision-Blizzard wasn't supposed to release its Q1 2023 financials until tomorrow after the bell, but it's just done it this morning out of...

UK regulators block Microsoft’s buyout of Activision-Blizzard

Multiple outlets are reporting this morning that Microsoft's buyout of Activision-Blizzard has been blocked in the UK. The Competition and Markets Authority aka CMA...

Japan drops Microsoft/Activision-Blizzard antitrust probe as lawmakers scrutinize Japanese gaming market

Activision-Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick released a memo to his staff (and everyone else in the entire world) on the ABK Substack (which exists) last...

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...

Activision-Blizzard exec calls out Sony’s Jim Ryan for charade over Call of Duty

You might think that Microsoft would be content to just sit back and let Sony impale itself on the sharp edge of its own...

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...

The FTC grants Microsoft’s request for Sony docs as leaks say the EU will approve ABK merger

Remember back when Sony accused Microsoft of "harassment" for requesting internal documents from Sony that would aid Microsoft in defending its Activision-Blizzard merger before...

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...

Activision-Blizzard is stuck with Bobby Kotick if the FTC blocks Microsoft’s takeover

We noted last week that a lot of gamers who traditionally distrust the increasingly oligopolistic gaming market situation were still hoping to see Microsoft...
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Sony argues Microsoft’s doc request in FTC lawsuit is tantamount to harassment

The legal claws are coming out between Microsoft and Sony, apparently. Legal filings placed by both companies that involve Sony trying to fight Microsoft's...

UK regulators suggest Microsoft choked Google Stadia out of the cloud gaming market

The findings shared by the UK's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) related to Microsoft's buyout of Activision-Blizzard already had a few things to say...