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Can Big Tech Get Bigger? Microsoft Presses Governments to Say Yes.

In recent weeks, Microsoft has accused Sony, its chief video game rival, of misleading regulators. Its lawyers have showed off game consoles, including an Xbox, to British officials. And the […]




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Activision Employees to Cast Union Vote

Jessica Gonzalez can sometimes still hear the eerie theme music for one of the Call of Duty video games in her mind. She jokes that the soundtrack will play on […]




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Why Microsoft Wants Activision

Even as it looks to distance itself from Sony, Microsoft’s acquisition could also strengthen its position relative to other tech giants with deep pockets — like Amazon, Tencent and Google […]




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Microsoft to Buy Activision Blizzard for Nearly $70 Billion

SEATTLE — Microsoft plans to buy the powerhouse but troubled video game company Activision Blizzard for nearly $70 billion, its biggest deal ever and one that places a major bet […]







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The Game Awards Returns With Glitz and an Industry Asserting Its Muscle

LOS ANGELES — Wearing blazers and bedazzled dresses, downing cocktails, swapping industry gossip, and hobnobbing with some of Hollywood’s biggest names, the stars of America’s video game industry assembled on […]




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Bobby Kotick, Activision’s C.E.O., Faces Calls to Step Down

A group of workers at Activision Blizzard, the maker of well-known video games like Call of Duty, called for the company’s chief executive, Bobby Kotick, to step down on Tuesday […]




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Blizzard President J. Allen Brack Steps Down After Workplace Protests

Activision Blizzard, the video game maker, said on Tuesday that the president of its Blizzard Entertainment studio was stepping down, a week after workers staged a walkout over allegations of […]




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Activision, Facing Internal Turmoil, Grapples With #MeToo Reckoning

More than 1,500 workers for the video game maker Activision Blizzard walked out from their jobs this week. Thousands signed a letter rebuking their employer. And even as the chief […]




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Activision Blizzard Is Sued by California Over Workplace Culture

A California state agency is suing Activision Blizzard, the video game maker that produces Call of Duty, over claims of sexual harassment and discrimination.After a two-year investigation, the state’s Department […]