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Microsoft refutes Sony claims that its acquisition of Activision is anti-competitive |  VGC

Microsoft refutes Sony claims that its acquisition of Activision is anti-competitive | VGC

Xbox Game Studios (Microsoft) [2,129 articles]” href=”https://www.videogameschronicle.com/companies/microsoft/”>Microsoft responded to Sony Interactive Entertainment [2,418 articles]” href=”https://www.videogameschronicle.com/companies/sony/”>Sony says its ongoing bid to acquire Activision Blizzard [1,029 articles]” href=”https://www.videogameschronicle.com/companies/activision-blizzard/”>Activision Blizzard is said to be anti-competitive, especially when it comes to Call of Duty. Last month, Sony told Brazilian regulator CADE – which, like many regions, is currently reviewing …

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Microsoft is opening up its 3D emoji to let creators remix and customize them

Microsoft is opening up its 3D emoji to let creators remix and customize them

Microsoft offers more than 1,500 of its 3D emoji as open source, making them free for creators to remix and develop. Almost all of Microsoft’s library of 1,538 emojis will be available on Figma and GitHub starting today in a move that Microsoft hopes will encourage more creativity and inclusivity in the emoji space. While …

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Game Pass Vs. The new PS Plus, the comparison we had to make

Game Pass Vs. The new PS Plus, the comparison we had to make

Image: Sony/Microsoft/Kotaku Two months ago, Sony reinvented PS Plus, its longstanding membership program for PlayStation owners. Now, that’s a lot like Microsoft’s Game Pass: for roughly the same amount of money, both offer access to a Netflix-style library of on-demand games. Obviously, we had to stack the two services against each other. Price Game Pass …

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Diablo devs say Activision is going back to its old anti-union tricks

Diablo devs say Activision is going back to its old anti-union tricks

Image: Snow storm Nearly two months after Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick announced that the company would finally begin negotiating its first union contract with the Game Workers Alliance at Raven SoftwareBlizzard Albany staff, currently working on Diablo IV, say the publisher is back to trying to break up the unions. They accuse Activision Blizzard …

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The Morning After

The Morning After: Did Microsoft just reject Activision Blizzard? | Engadget

In a recent filing, Microsoft told the New Zealand Commerce Commission that Activision Blizzard does not produce any “essential” games. Strange thing to say as the company plans to spend $68.7 billion to buy the gaming giant behind Call of Duty, Overwatch, Diablo, World of Warcraft And much more. In the document, Microsoft said, “There …

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