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FTC Likely To File Lawsuit Challenging Microsoft's Acti-Blizz Deal "As Soon As Next Month"

FTC Likely To File Lawsuit Challenging Microsoft's Acti-Blizz Deal "As Soon As Next Month"

The FTC is concerned about the future leverage Microsoft could have with unannounced titles to "boost its gaming business."

By Anthony Jones - 3 days ago
Sony Claims Microsoft's Acti-Blizz Deal Could Make PlayStation "Like Nintendo," Hurt Indie Devs, And "Lead To Price Raises"

Sony Claims Microsoft's Acti-Blizz Deal Could Make PlayStation "Like Nintendo," Hurt Indie Devs, And "Lead To Price Raises"

Their comments paint a future where Microsoft could be a dominating player in the industry.

By Anthony Jones - 3 days ago
Top 5 Free to Play Weekly - Microsoft VS Sony VS Activision VS EPIC VS Apple VS Google ROYALE Ep 532

Top 5 Free to Play Weekly - Microsoft VS Sony VS Activision VS EPIC VS Apple VS Google ROYALE Ep 532

Seems like every big company is fighting at the moment, who will be the last one standing?

By Michael Byrne - 3 days ago
EU Digs Deeper Into Microsoft’s Activision Blizzard Acquisition With “Advanced Probe”

EU Digs Deeper Into Microsoft’s Activision Blizzard Acquisition With “Advanced Probe”

Microsoft's target for closing the deal is on June 30, 2023, still months off.

By Aspen Pash - 3 weeks ago
Microsoft’s Head Of Gaming Is Confident That The Activision Acquisition Will Go Through

Microsoft’s Head Of Gaming Is Confident That The Activision Acquisition Will Go Through

Phil Spencer explains more about the deal in the Wall Street Journal Tech Live event.

By Aspen Pash - 3 weeks ago
Always Online Podcast: Will Redfall Be Awesome, How Bad Is Overwatch 2, And Real or Fake Steam Reviews? Ep 453

Always Online Podcast: Will Redfall Be Awesome, How Bad Is Overwatch 2, And Real or Fake Steam Reviews? Ep 453

We are super pumped for Redfall...but a longtime Overwatch fan isn't happy with Overwatch 2 at all.

By Michael Byrne - 4 weeks ago
Microsoft Is Hunting Down Their Own Genshin Impact Having Lost The Original To Sony

Microsoft Is Hunting Down Their Own Genshin Impact Having Lost The Original To Sony

Titles like Genshin Impact have their attention.

By QuintLyn Bowers - 1 month ago
Always Online Podcast: First Descendant and WH: Darktide Betas, Ghostbusters: SU, Blizzard & WoW, And MMORPG Events Ep 452

Always Online Podcast: First Descendant and WH: Darktide Betas, Ghostbusters: SU, Blizzard & WoW, And MMORPG Events Ep 452

New games coming, dumb news in gaming, and what is the best MMORPG trailer or cinematic?

By Michael Byrne - 1 month ago
CMA Publishes Issues Statement That Invites The Public To "Share Their Views" On Microsoft's Acti-Blizz Acquisition

CMA Publishes Issues Statement That Invites The Public To "Share Their Views" On Microsoft's Acti-Blizz Acquisition

The UK regulator will reveal its findings from public comments in January.

By Anthony Jones - 1 month ago
Top 5 Free to Play Weekly Stories - Sony Canceled Showcase Because of Microsoft? Ep 529

Top 5 Free to Play Weekly Stories - Sony Canceled Showcase Because of Microsoft? Ep 529

Kind of a silly reason to delay things, but it kind of makes sense?!

By Michael Byrne - 1 month ago
There Are Rumors Sony Might Cancel The PlayStation Showcase Because It Could Make Microsoft's Acquisition Case Stronger

There Are Rumors Sony Might Cancel The PlayStation Showcase Because It Could Make Microsoft's Acquisition Case Stronger

Apparently they’re afraid the Showcase might make a case for Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard.

By QuintLyn Bowers - 1 month ago
Sony Believes Microsoft Could Add "Extra Content" In CoD To Differentiate Between Xbox And PlayStation Versions

Sony Believes Microsoft Could Add "Extra Content" In CoD To Differentiate Between Xbox And PlayStation Versions

Exclusive or not, Sony says these probable factors could "influence gamers' choice of console."

By Anthony Jones - 1 month ago
Top 5 Free to Play Weekly Stories - Overwatch 2 Launch Has Been A NIGHTMARE & It's Not Over! Ep 528

Top 5 Free to Play Weekly Stories - Overwatch 2 Launch Has Been A NIGHTMARE & It's Not Over! Ep 528

Sometimes, you just can't catch a break.

By Michael Byrne - 1 month ago
Always Online Podcast: Overwatch 2 And Other Blizzard Disasters, MY.GAMES Sold, And Leaving An MMO You Love Ep 451

Always Online Podcast: Overwatch 2 And Other Blizzard Disasters, MY.GAMES Sold, And Leaving An MMO You Love Ep 451

Blizzard proves once again why it can't have nice things...

By Michael Byrne - 1 month ago
Brazil Gives 'OK' To Microsoft's Possible Acquisition Of Activision Blizzard

Brazil Gives 'OK' To Microsoft's Possible Acquisition Of Activision Blizzard

A small step forward, but forward nonetheless.

By Aspen Pash - 1 month ago
Microsoft's Acti-Blizz Acquisition Deal May Reportedly Receive Ruling By FTC In Late November

Microsoft's Acti-Blizz Acquisition Deal May Reportedly Receive Ruling By FTC In Late November

Staffed sources say FTC has been in talks with competitors against the transaction as worries mount about the merger on the ground floor.

By Anthony Jones - 1 month ago
Multiplayer Games Taking Center Stage In Sony's New Focus, Single Player Games Could Take "At Least A Year" To Come TO PC

Multiplayer Games Taking Center Stage In Sony's New Focus, Single Player Games Could Take "At Least A Year" To Come TO PC

Don't worry, their single-player titles aren't going anywhere.

By Aspen Pash - 1 month ago
EA CEO Believes Battlefield IP Has A "Tremendous Opportunity" To Succeed As Call Of Duty Future Is In Flux

EA CEO Believes Battlefield IP Has A "Tremendous Opportunity" To Succeed As Call Of Duty Future Is In Flux

The CEO admits EA has "a lot of work" to do to make Battlefield a better franchise, though.

By Anthony Jones - 2 months ago
Sony "Welcomes" The UK Competition Regulator’s Additional Investigation Of Microsoft’s Activision Deal Citing "Major Negative Implications"

Sony "Welcomes" The UK Competition Regulator’s Additional Investigation Of Microsoft’s Activision Deal Citing "Major Negative Implications"

The deal might still fall through, but more time is needed for a full-on evaluation.

By Aspen Pash - 2 months ago
PlayStation Calls Microsoft’s Call Of Duty Offer “Inadequate”

PlayStation Calls Microsoft’s Call Of Duty Offer “Inadequate”

The companies apparently disagree on what constitutes “several more years”.

By QuintLyn Bowers - 2 months ago
Call Of Duty Will Continue On PlayStation For ‘Several More Years’ After The Current Deal Says Microsoft

Call Of Duty Will Continue On PlayStation For ‘Several More Years’ After The Current Deal Says Microsoft

Just how long that actually is has yet to be announced.

By Aspen Pash - 2 months ago
Phi Spencer: Microsoft/Activision Deal Would Result In Overwatch, Diablo, Call of Duty, And More Being Added To Game Pass

Phi Spencer: Microsoft/Activision Deal Would Result In Overwatch, Diablo, Call of Duty, And More Being Added To Game Pass

A rather lengthy post details plans to use the acquisition to expand game access rather than diminish it.

By QuintLyn Bowers - 2 months ago
Top 5 Free to Play Weekly Stories - Genshin Impact Causes Cybersecurity Scare, Promises Fixes Ep 523

Top 5 Free to Play Weekly Stories - Genshin Impact Causes Cybersecurity Scare, Promises Fixes Ep 523

HoYoVerse is looking into the security risk kernel level anti-cheat may pose.

By Michael Byrne - 2 months ago
Phil Spencer ‘Feels Good’ About Activision Acquisition Progress, But UK Regulators May Need More Time To Review The Possible Deal

Phil Spencer ‘Feels Good’ About Activision Acquisition Progress, But UK Regulators May Need More Time To Review The Possible Deal

While some believe a monopoly is inevitable, others believe this to be a positive step forward.

By Aspen Pash - 3 months ago
Always Online Podcast: Ashes of Creation Thoughts, Sony & Xbox Fighting, Esports Scandals, and Rumbleverse Review Ep 443

Always Online Podcast: Ashes of Creation Thoughts, Sony & Xbox Fighting, Esports Scandals, and Rumbleverse Review Ep 443

Ever been fired via Twitter? How about welcoming your replacement via Twitter THEN being fired?

By Michael Byrne - 3 months ago
Now Xbox Has Accused Sony Of “Inhibiting Growth” Of Its Subscription Service

Now Xbox Has Accused Sony Of “Inhibiting Growth” Of Its Subscription Service

The back-and-forth between Microsoft and Sony only continues.

By Aspen Pash - 3 months ago
Responding To Sony's CoD Speculations, Microsoft Says Restricting Activision Blizzard Games To Xbox Would "Not Be Profitable"

Responding To Sony's CoD Speculations, Microsoft Says Restricting Activision Blizzard Games To Xbox Would "Not Be Profitable"

In fact, Microsoft's strategy is to not "remove content from players."

By Anthony Jones - 3 months ago
Always Online Podcast: League of Legends MMO's Early Reveal, Hi-Rez's DKO, And Sony Cries About Call of Duty Ep 442

Always Online Podcast: League of Legends MMO's Early Reveal, Hi-Rez's DKO, And Sony Cries About Call of Duty Ep 442

Sony says CoD can be a console sales issue while Xbox claims Blizzard doesn't make "must have" games.

By Michael Byrne - 3 months ago
Sony Suspects Activision Blizzard Acquisition Could Make Call Of Duty Fans Jump To Xbox, Microsoft Defends Buyout

Sony Suspects Activision Blizzard Acquisition Could Make Call Of Duty Fans Jump To Xbox, Microsoft Defends Buyout

So apparently Microsoft believes Activision Blizzard doesn't produce ANY "must have" games.

By Anthony Jones - 3 months ago
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