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F.T.C. Sues to Block Microsoft’s $69 Billion Acquisition of Activision

The deal between Microsoft and Activision has been under review by 16 regulators around the world, but the F.T.C. is the first of three key regulators, including in Britain and […]




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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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Sony to Buy Bungie, Creator of Destiny and Halo Games, for $3.6 Billion

Sony Interactive Entertainment said on Monday that it had agreed to acquire the video game maker Bungie in a deal valued at $3.6 billion, as the game market further consolidates […]




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The Tech Gifts That Are Hard to Buy This Holiday Season

It’s that time of the year when our inboxes are flooded with discounts galore for Black Friday, Cyber Week and all the sales promotions that follow.But this year, we’re in […]




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Scrounging for Hits, Hollywood Goes Back to the Video Game Well

LOS ANGELES — For 28 years, ever since “Super Mario Bros.” arrived in cinemas with the tagline “This Ain’t No Game,” Hollywood has been trying and mostly failing — epically, […]




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Lack of Tiny Parts Disrupts Auto Factories Worldwide

The semiconductor shortage came out of left field, hitting the industry at a perilous moment. Sales have plunged worldwide. In Europe, for example, they were down 25 percent in 2020.This […]




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New PlayStation and Xbox Arrive During a Pandemic Gold Rush

EMERYVILLE, Calif. — Huddled under blankets to brace against the cold, J.B. August and his buddies couldn’t help grinning as the doors of the boarded-up GameStop store finally opened. The […]