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Blizzard is laying off over 126 people from its support center in Ireland

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The massive culling of 1,900 workers by Microsoft looks to have had a significant global impact, as Ireland's minister for foreign affairs Michéal Martin...

The British Army apparently abruptly scuttled its new recruitment game in Fortnite

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Games as military recruitment tools aren't entirely new to readers here, primarily in the case of the official US Army FPS series America's Army,...

Here’s how the UK gaming industry says it’ll self-regulate lockboxes

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Remember a few years ago before NFT scams took over, when politicians realized they could score some press coverage and campaign donations for talking...

Court grants FTC temporary restraining order to block Microsoft/ABK merge ahead of ongoing lawsuit

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Yesterday, we reported on the FTC's appeal to the US District Court of Northern California to block Microsoft's buyout of Activision-Blizzard. The FTC maintained...

FTC asks US court to block alleged Microsoft/ABK plan to ‘consummate’ merge despite ongoing lawsuit

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So remember how the Microsoft buyout of Activision-Blizzard was supposed to be all wrapped up by June of 2023? We're kinda there now, with...

Microsoft is reportedly considering pulling Activision out of the UK market over regulatory block

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The locking of horns between Microsoft and the UK's Competition and Markets Authority over Microsoft's billion-dollar acquisition of Activision-Blizzard appears to be reaching a...
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South Korea approves merger of Microsoft and Activision-Blizzard as both companies continue to fight UK regulators

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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...

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

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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...

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

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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...
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Minecraft console dev studio argues buyout of Activision-Blizzard is ‘a natural evolution of the industry’

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Responses to findings by the UK's Competition and Markets Authority to Microsoft's buyout of Activision-Blizzard are continuing to be revealed, following the paranoid scenarios...
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Final Fantasy XIV opens another ticket lottery for the London Fan Festival in October

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European fans, were you feeling left out of the Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival Vegas hoopla? No longer: Square-Enix took the wraps off the...

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

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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...

Microsoft buyout faces pushback from the UK as Google and Nvidia express concerns about the deal to the FTC

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The billion-dollar buyout of Activision-Blizzard from Microsoft was likely never going to be a smooth transaction, but we suspect all parties involved weren't expecting...

FTC and Microsoft confirm a lack of ‘substantive’ settlement talks as UK regulatory body extends its investigation

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There have been a couple of small but no less important steps in the continuing story of Microsoft's buyout of Activision-Blizzard. We begin with...

For Science: New research tries to link game choices, soft skills, and career paths

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I suspect most long-time MMORPG gamers can point to a useful skill, contact, or experience in gaming that helped them in their careers or...

UK regulatory body puts out a call for public evidence and opinions on the Microsoft Activision-Blizzard buyout

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The ongoing scrutiny of Microsoft's enormous purchase of Activision-Blizzard by the UK's Competition and Markets Authority has entered its next phase. The CMA has...
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Sony hit with $5.9B UK class action lawsuit alleging PlayStation’s store overcharged people for games

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It would appear that consumers of the Sony PlayStation in the UK are feeling ripped off by the console's digital storefront. A £5B class...
Curse you.

UK government will ‘consider legislation’ unless game companies add parental controls to lootboxes

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The UK's Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) has seen enough evidence related to the harm that lootboxes have on children and...

Disney has quashed another Club Penguin emulator, this time with arrests in the UK

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Remember way back in 2017, when Disney shut down the long-running Club Penguin MMO in order to replace it with Club Penguin Island? And...

New UK research finds opening lootboxes is ‘structurally and psychologically akin’ to gambling

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The mountain of research-based evidence against lootboxes has had another leaflet added to the pile. A recent report from researchers at the universities of...

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