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Microsoft Proposes Restructured Activision Merger After CMA Blocks Original Deal

Microsoft has submitted a restructured version of its proposed Activision-Blizzard acquisition after the UK's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) confirmed it blocked the original deal. In a…

August 22, 2023 | 05:42 EDT

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Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Makarov Reveal Trailer Brings Back An Iconic Villain

Activision has released a brand new Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 trailer reintroducing Vladimir Makarov, the overarching antagonist of the previous Call of Duty: Modern Warfare series. The trailer…

August 9, 2023 | 10:16 EDT

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If You Can’t Handle Me at My Redfall, You Don’t Deserve Me at My Street Fighter 6 | Podcast 88

This week on the podcast Robert, Rut, and Stretch are joined by our Diablo IV reviewer, Austin Suther. This week, Bobby Kotick’s interview with Variety led to some interesting conversation points…

June 5, 2023 | 07:05 EDT

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UK CMA Blocks Microsoft Activision Blizzard Merger Over Cloud Gaming Concerns

In an unexpected move, the UK CMA (Competition and Markets Authority) has blocked Microsoft's proposed $68.7 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard. The CMA is citing concerns regarding cloud…

April 26, 2023 | 07:52 EDT

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UK CMA Changes Its Mind On Microsoft-Activision Merger Based On "New Evidence"

The UK's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) appears to have changed its tune towards the proposed Microsoft-Activision Blizzard merger. Though the CMA had previously expressed concerns that the…

March 24, 2023 | 09:42 EDT

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UK CMA Says Microsoft-Activision Deal "Could Harm UK Gamers"

The UK CMA (Competition and Markets Authority) has completed its preliminary investigation into the Microsoft-Activision Blizzard merger, and its conclusion is pretty bleak. The CMA says that the…

February 8, 2023 | 08:30 EST

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Microsoft Reportedly Offered To Put COD On PS Plus

A new report suggests that Microsoft, likely in an effort to placate regulators, offered Sony the chance to put Call of Duty on its PlayStation Plus subscription service. Clearly, the addition of…

December 13, 2022 | 10:05 EST

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Microsoft Signs 10-Year Call Of Duty Deal With Nintendo

Microsoft has signed a 10-year deal with Nintendo to bring Call of Duty to the Japanese gaming giant's hardware. In addition, Phil Spencer has also confirmed that Call of Duty will continue to be…

December 7, 2022 | 09:30 EST

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Activision Blizzard Fights To Delay Union Vote Tabulation

Another day, another Activision Blizzard union-busting attempt, it seems. In a nutshell, the company is trying to block the tabulation of a union vote until an appeal on an earlier case can be…

November 2, 2022 | 11:52 EDT

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Activision Blizzard Albany Union Vote Approved By NLRB

A group of 21 QA testers working at Activision Blizzard Albany have been given the green light to vote in a union election by the National Labor Relations Board. Activision Blizzard had sought to…

October 19, 2022 | 09:05 EDT

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EU Asks For Feedback On Microsoft Activision Blizzard Acquisition

With the Microsoft Activision Blizzard acquisition looming, the EU is asking game companies to weigh in on the deal and its overall impact on the industry. According to Reuters, the EU is asking if…

October 7, 2022 | 10:33 EDT

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Activision Blizzard Accused Of Trying To Stifle Albany Union

Activision Blizzard has been accused of mounting a "futile" effort to try and disband the Blizzard Albany workers' union. The union says the company has spent "hundreds of thousands of dollars on a…

August 4, 2022 | 09:37 EDT

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Activision Blizzard Albany QA Workers Forming a Union

Quality Assurance testers at Blizzard Albany (formerly Vicarious Visions) have announced that they are forming a union to stand up against workplace discrimination and to fight for fair pay. The QA…

July 19, 2022 | 03:10 EDT

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Activision Healthcare Policies Prompt Planned Employee Walk-Out

Activision Blizzard has been under fire for quite some time due to their lack of care towards its employees. This has sparked a well-needed uprising within the company, and an employee-led Committee…

July 6, 2022 | 04:50 EDT

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Bobby Kotick Re-Elected By Activision Blizzard Board

The Activision Blizzard board has re-elected Bobby Kotick as the company's CEO. Despite Kotick's reputation among employees and the wider industry, the board decided to keep Kotick on for another…

June 22, 2022 | 08:50 EDT

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Activision Says "No Evidence" Execs Ignored Harassment

An internal Activision Blizzard investigation has concluded that there is "no evidence" to suggest executives at the company intentionally ignored or downplayed employee harassment. The report, which…

June 16, 2022 | 10:17 EDT

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Activision Blizzard Sued by NYC Employee Pension Fund

Activision Blizzard has been sued in Delaware by the New York City Employees' Retirement System over allegations that Bobby Kotick was "unfit to negotiate a sale of the Company" and negatively…

May 4, 2022 | 01:42 EDT

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Activision Blizzard Urges Shareholders To Reject Harassment Report

Activision Blizzard is attempting to resist proposals by New York State to issue a yearly report regarding the company's harassment and abuse issues. The report would include how many harassment…

May 3, 2022 | 09:16 EDT

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Activision Blizzard Shareholder Sues Over Microsoft Acquisition

An Activision Blizzard shareholder is suing over alleged SEC Violations in documents submitted as part of its future acquisition by Microsoft. Earlier this year, it was announced that Microsoft…

February 24, 2022 | 07:31 EST

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Bobby Kotick's Loyal Board To Determine If He Gets Huge Bonus

Bobby Kotick could be set to receive a massive payout if his loyal friends on the Activision Blizzard board of directors deem that he's fixed workplace issues sufficiently. The beleaguered CEO could…

February 23, 2022 | 12:00 EST

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Diablo IV

Diablo IV is a hack-and-slash action RPG that gives players an endless amount of evil to both conquer and slaughter. With several abilities and rotations to master as well as endless talents to swap…

January 17, 2022 | 09:50 EST

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Diablo 2: Resurrected

The classic Diablo II returns with a whole new remaster version, developed together by Blizzard and Vicarious Visions.  Diablo II Resurrected brings the entire Diablo II experience together, with…

April 23, 2021 | 04:28 EDT

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Overwatch 2

Overwatch 2 is the sequel to Blizzard's successful hero shooter Overwatch. In addition to PvP modes, Overwatch 2 includes a cooperative story campaign and customizable heroes. 

November 1, 2019 | 04:05 EDT

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is a relaunch of the Modern Warfare subfranchise. It's been nearly eight years since Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 hit the shelves, and now Captain Price and his…

October 1, 2019 | 02:27 EDT

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The History of Diablo 3 - A Journey Through Hell And Madness

When I say Diablo 3 what comes to mind? The answer to that question depends on what you've heard throughout the years or experienced, from infamous events like the always-online DRM (remember when we…

May 23, 2017 | 11:00 EDT

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World of Warcraft

Save the world one expansion at a time in Blizzard Entertainment's long-running MMO.

September 18, 2016 | 06:14 EDT

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Overwatch Tank Characters Guide

If you've never played a MOBA or MMORPG before, you may never have heard of the term "Tank" before, but now that you're playing Overwatch it's a term you'll want to get familiar with. If the Offense…

June 1, 2016 | 01:00 EDT

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Overwatch Support Characters Guide

From Battlefield to World of Warcraft, healing characters are arguably the most important characters in any good team. They sacrifice their own personal health and damage to keep the entire team…

May 26, 2016 | 12:00 EDT

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Overwatch Offensive Character Guide

For most people, multiplayer First Person Shooters are fairly standard affairs: you spawn in, you run around a bit until you find the other team, and then you shoot them a bunch of times. No other…

May 25, 2016 | 12:00 EDT

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Overwatch Tips and Tricks Guide

It's Overwatch time. Needless to say, everyone has be salivating at the chance to play the game again, and to say that the hype train has been chugging along for the game would be an understatement.…

May 23, 2016 | 01:30 EDT