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Enlarge / Just a few of the Activision franchises that will become Microsoft properties if and when the acquisition is finalized. Microsoft / Activision reader comments 135 with 0 posters participating Share this story The Federal Trade Commission will “likely” move to file an antitrust lawsuit against Microsoft and Activision Blizzard to block the companies’ ..

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reader comments 58 with 40 posters participating Share this story Recent updates to online store and support pages suggested that all Modern Warfare II players would have to register a unique, text-capable phone number with their account to play the game. In a blog post this week, though, the team behind the game’s Ricochet anti-cheat ..

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reader comments 79 with 53 posters participating Share this story Last December, the United Nations warned of an overlooked but critical “emerging terrorist threat”: extremists radicalizing members of online gaming communities. Despite ample interest in saving gamers from such exploitation, experts say that a lack of research funding on the topic has put the gaming ..

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Getty Images | Bloomberg reader comments 77 with 40 posters participating Share this story Microsoft’s $75 billion acquisition of video game maker Activision Blizzard faces in-depth probes in Brussels and the UK following growing concerns the deal is anti-competitive and will exclude rivals from accessing the blockbuster game Call of Duty. It comes as the ..

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Enlarge / Taking a close look… reader comments 62 with 47 posters participating Share this story Last November, The Wall Street Journal published a damning report alleging that Activision CEO Bobby Kotick withheld information about harassment allegations from his board of directors. The report also suggested that Activision executives failed to act decisively to address ..

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reader comments 98 with 52 posters participating Share this story Update 2, April 1: An Activision spokesperson provided Ars Technica with the following statement: On Tuesday, the federal court approved a settlement agreement between Activision Blizzard and the EEOC that includes an $18M fund to compensate eligible claimants and to bolster enhancements to policies, practices, ..

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Enlarge / Maps this detailed can take up a lot of hard drive space. reader comments 173 with 117 posters participating, including story author Share this story For years, players have complained that ballooning game download sizes are clogging up hard drives and Internet bandwidth. In a recent interview with streamer TeeP, Call of Duty: ..

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Enlarge / Despite the prominent “Xbox” in this image, Microsoft suggests some of these popular Activision titles could persist on PlayStation “into the future.” reader comments 16 with 14 posters participating Share this story Microsoft now says that it has “committed to Sony” that “Call of Duty and other popular Activision titles” will be “available ..

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Enlarge / Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick. reader comments 133 with 89 posters participating Share this story Embattled Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick told colleagues that he would consider stepping down and departing the organization if the company’s deep-running sexual harassment and other cultural problems are not resolved. This is according to a Wall Street ..

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