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Maybe Microsoft should make Windows 11 smartphones

If you want a new smartphone, you really only have two options: iPhone or Android. These are the only two mobile operating systems in development, including the Android forks that run non-Google versions of Android. Even Microsoft made Android phones years after ditching its Windows Mobile and Windows Phone platforms. Tech. Entertainment. Science. Your inbox.…

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Bobby Kotick Will Remain Activision Blizzard CEO Through End Of 2023 Following Microsoft Acquisition

Update, 11:13 a.m. ET, 10/13/23: Earlier today, Microsoft officially acquired Activision Blizzard for nearly $69 billion. Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick revealed he will remain as CEO through the end of the year after Xbox head Phil Spencer asked him to stay to help with the company transition. While staying through the end of the year…

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Every Activision Blizzard Game Franchise Xbox Now Owns

After nearly two years since the initial announcement, Microsoft has finally and officially acquired Activision Blizzard for a colossal $69 billion. This means that Activision Blizzard, which is the company behind franchises like Call of Duty and Diablo, is now part of Xbox’s first-party umbrella. As a result, Xbox’s stable of IPs and game franchises…

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Bobby Kotick Reportedly Interviewed By James Corden During Employee Meeting About Guitar Hero And More

Nearly two years ago, Microsoft announced it was acquiring Call of Duty and Diablo maker Activision Blizzard for a colossal $69 billion. With reports indicating that the deal is set to close tomorrow, on October 13, the saga is almost over. Ahead of that deal’s finalization, we learned Activision Blizzard will not be putting the…

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Microsoft Will Reportedly Finalize Activision Blizzard Deal On Friday, October 13

Microsoft’s long journey to acquire gaming giant Activision Blizzard is finally nearing an end. According to The Verge, a source familiar with Microsoft’s plans indicated that it was aiming for Friday, October 13, as a date to close the deal. Ignoring the infamy of the date (it seems Microsoft and Activision Blizzard executives aren’t very…

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Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare III, Diablo IV Won’t Come To Xbox Game Pass This Year

Almost two years ago, Microsoft announced it was acquiring Activision Blizzard for a colossal $69 billion. Reports say the acquisition deal is expected to close this week and Xbox players are anticipating the addition of Activision Blizzard games to the Game Pass lineup. However, a new tweet by Activision Blizzard makes it sound like the…

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UK Regulator Grants Preliminary Approval To Microsoft’s Activision Blizzard Acquisition

Last month, Microsoft submitted a new deal to the U.K.’s Competition and Markets Authority regulatory agency that proposes Ubisoft get the rights to Activision Blizzard game streaming for 15 years. Microsoft did this to get its acquisition of Activision Blizzard approved by the CMA after the regulator previously blocked it over cloud gaming concerns. One…

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Xbox Head Phil Spencer Considered Acquiring Nintendo And Warner Bros. Interactive At One Point

Xbox has made significant acquisitions this generation, like its $7.5 billion purchase of ZeniMax Media and its colossal $69 billion Activision Blizzard acquisition. Xbox and Microsoft spent a lot of time this year in courts working to get its purchase of Activision Blizzard legally approved, and many documents were sealed away from the public and…

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Court Docs Reveal Microsoft Is Planning Xbox Series X Refresh With New Controller In 2024

Microsoft and Xbox representatives appeared in court various times earlier this year to get its colossal $69 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard legally approved. As usual, specific documents, emails, and more were sealed away from the public and press during court proceedings. However, various unseen documents have leaked, which is how we learned Xbox head…

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Leaked Microsoft Doc Indicates Xbox Is Working On Oblivion Remaster, Fallout 3 Remaster, Dishonored 3, And More

Microsoft and Xbox representatives appeared in court earlier this year to get its $69 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard legally greenlit. Per usual court proceedings, various emails, documents, and more were sealed away from the public and press, but many unseen documents leaked this morning. It’s how we learned Xbox head Phil Spencer considered acquiring…

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