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Microsoft Expects The UK To Oppose Its Activision Blizzard Acquisition

Microsoft Expects The UK To Oppose Its Activision Blizzard Acquisition

If Microsoft can convince the UK and EU to accept its concessions, things may go in Microsoft’s favor.

By Aspen Pash - 7 hours ago
Microsoft Claims Sony Created A False Narrative To Try And Dissuade EU Regulators Concerning The Acquisition of Activision Blizzard

Microsoft Claims Sony Created A False Narrative To Try And Dissuade EU Regulators Concerning The Acquisition of Activision Blizzard

“It would defy business logic for us to exclude PlayStation.”

By Aspen Pash - 1 week ago
Always Online Podcast: Did Redfall and ESO MMO Presentations Deliver, Hearthstone & A Sub, And The Day Before's Mess Ep 461

Always Online Podcast: Did Redfall and ESO MMO Presentations Deliver, Hearthstone & A Sub, And The Day Before's Mess Ep 461

Can you really blame people for being skeptical of a game that's had as many missteps as "The Day Before" has had?

By Michael Byrne - 1 week ago
FTC Apparently Timed Lawsuit Against Microsoft-Activision In An Attempt To Manipulate A Potential EU Settlement

FTC Apparently Timed Lawsuit Against Microsoft-Activision In An Attempt To Manipulate A Potential EU Settlement

This does align with the fact that the FTC lawsuit came only hours after US and EU officials had a call.

By Aspen Pash - 1 week ago
New Footage Of Redfall Provides Deep Dive Into Gameplay And Confirms May 2nd Release Date

New Footage Of Redfall Provides Deep Dive Into Gameplay And Confirms May 2nd Release Date

An in-depth look that gives up just enough to get players hyped.

By Anthony Jones - 1 week ago
Top 5 Free to Play Weekly Stories - League of Legends Hacked, Code Held Ransom Ep 541

Top 5 Free to Play Weekly Stories - League of Legends Hacked, Code Held Ransom Ep 541

Hackers, ransoms, rollback, and more this week!

By Michael Byrne - 1 week ago
Judge Denies Microsoft's Request To Pause Gamer Lawsuit

Judge Denies Microsoft's Request To Pause Gamer Lawsuit

The preliminary hearing will take place on March 23.

By Aspen Pash - 1 week ago
Sony Faces Subpoena From Microsoft To Help Build Its Defense Against FTC Lawsuit

Sony Faces Subpoena From Microsoft To Help Build Its Defense Against FTC Lawsuit

The court filing reveals Microsoft wants Sony to divulge details of PlayStation's game production pipeline.

By Anthony Jones - 2 weeks ago
343 Industries Isn't Going Anywhere And Will Continue To Develop Halo To “Make It Great”

343 Industries Isn't Going Anywhere And Will Continue To Develop Halo To “Make It Great”

The spinning rumors about 343 Industries' future with the Halo franchise have been put to an end.

By Aspen Pash - 2 weeks ago
League Of Legends Developer Riot Games Begins Own Wave Of Layoffs

League Of Legends Developer Riot Games Begins Own Wave Of Layoffs

Subsequently, Riot plans to hire 150+ people.

By Aspen Pash - 2 weeks ago
Halo Infinite Creative Director Joseph Staten Leaves 343 Industries As Layoffs Impact Remaining Team

Halo Infinite Creative Director Joseph Staten Leaves 343 Industries As Layoffs Impact Remaining Team

Microsoft expects to layoff as many as 10,000 employees.

By Aspen Pash - 2 weeks ago
Top 5 Free to Play Weekly - Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League Has Live Service Elements Ep 540

Top 5 Free to Play Weekly - Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League Has Live Service Elements Ep 540

A leaked battle pass, a new neon city, and a new god.

By Michael Byrne - 2 weeks ago
Microsoft Is "Likely" To Receive An EU Antitrust Warning Over Proposed Activision-Blizzard Deal "In The Coming Weeks"

Microsoft Is "Likely" To Receive An EU Antitrust Warning Over Proposed Activision-Blizzard Deal "In The Coming Weeks"

Sources say the European Commission will send "a statement of objections" revealing concerns about the deal.

By Anthony Jones - 3 weeks ago
Always Online Podcast: Can Elder Scrolls Online And Redfall Deliver, Ubisoft's Skull And Bones Trouble, And MMO News Ep 459

Always Online Podcast: Can Elder Scrolls Online And Redfall Deliver, Ubisoft's Skull And Bones Trouble, And MMO News Ep 459

Developer_Direct is coming, but where do we want Elder Scrolls Online to go in 2023?

By Michael Byrne - 3 weeks ago
Everybody's Getting Into The Game, Google And Nvidia Weigh In On The Microsoft Buying ABK

Everybody's Getting Into The Game, Google And Nvidia Weigh In On The Microsoft Buying ABK

They, too, have addressed their concerns to the FTC.

By QuintLyn Bowers - 3 weeks ago
Xbox And Bethesda Developer_Direct Livestream On January 25th With Elder Scrolls Online, Redfall, And More Taking The Stage

Xbox And Bethesda Developer_Direct Livestream On January 25th With Elder Scrolls Online, Redfall, And More Taking The Stage

ESO plans to reveal which zone (zones?) we'll be headed to in the MMORPG in 2023.

By Michael Byrne - 3 weeks ago
Microsoft Really, Really Wants You To Know It’s Okay With Unions

Microsoft Really, Really Wants You To Know It’s Okay With Unions

So they put an ad in The Washington Post.

By QuintLyn Bowers - 3 weeks ago
Always Online Podcast: Upcoming MMORPGs And MMOs In 2023, Reviewing Last Year's Predictions, & New Year "OOF!" News Ep 458

Always Online Podcast: Upcoming MMORPGs And MMOs In 2023, Reviewing Last Year's Predictions, & New Year "OOF!" News Ep 458

Looking back at what we predicted wrong last year and seeing what excites us this year!

By Michael Byrne - 1 month ago
Top 5 Free to Play Weekly Stories - Square Enix Doubles Down On NFT & Destiny 2 Sub Fake News Ep 538

Top 5 Free to Play Weekly Stories - Square Enix Doubles Down On NFT & Destiny 2 Sub Fake News Ep 538

No Destiny isn't getting a sub, for now, but Square Enix really wants blockchain gaming to be a thing.

By Marlowe Ethos - 1 month ago
Zenimax Media Is The First Of Microsoft’s Studios To Unionize, And The Largest In Gaming So Far

Zenimax Media Is The First Of Microsoft’s Studios To Unionize, And The Largest In Gaming So Far

Approximately 300 testers voted.

By QuintLyn Bowers - 1 month ago
The First Pre-Trial Hearing In The FTC’s Suit Against Microsoft Begins Today

The First Pre-Trial Hearing In The FTC’s Suit Against Microsoft Begins Today

The suit is intended to stop Microsoft’s purchase of Activision Blizzard.

By QuintLyn Bowers - 1 month ago
Chile Approves Microsoft’s Purchase Of Activision Blizzard

Chile Approves Microsoft’s Purchase Of Activision Blizzard

That’s another one down, but so many more to go.

By QuintLyn Bowers - 1 month ago
Top 5 Free to Play Weekly Stories - What Happened to Fractured Online And Gamigo? Ep 537

Top 5 Free to Play Weekly Stories - What Happened to Fractured Online And Gamigo? Ep 537

And we get a peek at some more of Throne and Liberty, the MMORPG from NCSoft.

By Marlowe Ethos - 1 month ago
Microsoft's Response To The FTC's Attempt To Stop The Activision Deal Accuses The Suit Of "Turning Antitrust On Its Head"

Microsoft's Response To The FTC's Attempt To Stop The Activision Deal Accuses The Suit Of "Turning Antitrust On Its Head"

Needless to say, Microsoft isn't pulling any punches.

By Michael Byrne - 1 month ago
EU Surveys Game Companies Over Microsoft Purchase Of Activision As "Gamers" Sue Against Deal In The US

EU Surveys Game Companies Over Microsoft Purchase Of Activision As "Gamers" Sue Against Deal In The US

The ability for customers to file antitrust suits in the US has opened the door to citizens trying to block the Microsoft/Activision deal.

By Michael Byrne - 1 month ago
Reports Indicate Microsoft Is Offering To Allow Call Of Duty On PS+ If The ABK Purchase Goes Through

Reports Indicate Microsoft Is Offering To Allow Call Of Duty On PS+ If The ABK Purchase Goes Through

Sony has continued to object to the merger based on the idea that Microsoft would make the game Xbox Exclusive.

By QuintLyn Bowers - 1 month ago
EU Regulators Respond To FTC Case Against Acti-Blizz Merger, Argues Microsoft Has Been Honest About Redfall And Starfield Exclusivity

EU Regulators Respond To FTC Case Against Acti-Blizz Merger, Argues Microsoft Has Been Honest About Redfall And Starfield Exclusivity

The European Commission seems eager to set the record straight.

By Anthony Jones - 1 month ago
It's Official: Despite Microsoft's Recent Efforts, The US FTC Is Suing To Block The Activision Blizzard Purchase

It's Official: Despite Microsoft's Recent Efforts, The US FTC Is Suing To Block The Activision Blizzard Purchase

Looks like earlier rumors were true and now we've got an interesting path forward to watch.

By Michael Byrne - 1 month ago
Microsoft Offers Sony's Proposed 10-Year Call Of Duty Deal To Nintendo And Steam: Nintendo Accepts, Valve Says "Not Necessary"

Microsoft Offers Sony's Proposed 10-Year Call Of Duty Deal To Nintendo And Steam: Nintendo Accepts, Valve Says "Not Necessary"

Microsoft takes the opportunity to jab Sony saying it's more interested in fighting than an actual deal.

By Michael Byrne - 1 month ago
True To Its Word, Microsoft Remains Neutral As 300 QA Workers At ZeniMax Will Unionize With The CWA

True To Its Word, Microsoft Remains Neutral As 300 QA Workers At ZeniMax Will Unionize With The CWA

Microsoft upholds its pledge to remain neutral on union matters as part of the proposed Acti-Blizz deal.

By Anthony Jones - 2 months ago
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