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By Matt O'Brien, Associated Press
The Federal Trade Commission on Thursday sued to block Microsoft's planned $69 billion takeover of video game company Activision Blizzard, saying it could suppress competitors to its Xbox game consoles and its growing games subscription business.
How long these “indie” studios can flourish is up for debate as the gaming industry undergoes increasing consolidation.
Microsoft's plan to buy video game giant Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion could have major effects on the gaming industry, giving the Xbox maker control of many more popular titles.
By Matt O'Brien, Kelvin Chan, Associated Press
A California state lawyer has resigned over what she alleges were undue attempts by Gov. Gavin Newsom and his office to interfere in a state lawsuit against video game giant Activision Blizzard.
By Associated Press
By Geoff Bennett, Karina Cuevas
Microsoft announced plans Tuesday to buy Activision Blizzard — a huge leader in game development — in a deal valued at $75 billion. But the acquisition comes with significant issues. There have been numerous allegations of sexual misconduct in the…
Microsoft is paying nearly $70 billion for Activision Blizzard, the maker of Candy Crush and ‘Call of Duty,’ as it seeks an edge in the fiercely competitive businesses of mobile gaming and virtual-reality technology.
By Tali Arbel, Associated Press
Shares have dropped 20 percent in two months as legal woes build over an alleged culture of discrimination against women and minorities at the maker of Candy Crush, Call of Duty, Overwatch and World of Warcraft.
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