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Everything Xbox Revealed During Their Games Showcase
You'll get to visit freely explorable versions of both Mêlée Island and Monkey Island, solving puzzles in a point-and-click style adapted for Sea of Thieves first-person view – and it'll all take place in the Sea of the Damned, so you'll have no interruptions from other players as you relive the iconic series in a brand-new[...]
FTC May File Antitrust Suit Over Microsoft/Activision Blizzard Merger
Microsoft will be receiving some bad news at the end of the week in the UK, as one of the three major decision-makers could block the Activision Blizzard acquisition This morning, the CMA (Competition and Markets Authority) released a statement about their impending decision, essentially letting the company know they would block the acquisition in[...]
Xbox Announces Elite Series 2 Controller Expansions
For added peace of mind, Xbox Elite Series 2 controllers come with Microsoft's 1-year limited warranty." Credit: Xbox "If you haven't experienced Xbox Elite Series 2 controllers, this is the perfect opportunity to do so Each Xbox Elite Series 2 comes packed with everything necessary to play like a pro Adjustable-tension thumbsticks, wrap-around rubberized grips, and shorter[...]
Will Marvel Target Microsoft's Jarvis?
Is it really worth all of that just for a name? So rather than spending all this time and money fighting Marvel to keep the name Jarvis, which would distract us from continuing to build an awesome product for you, we decided to change our company's name from Jarvis to Jasper." Will Microsoft have better luck[...]
FTC May File Antitrust Suit Over Microsoft/Activision Blizzard Merger
Microsoft has responded to the FTC's block of their acquisition of Activision Blizzard by claiming the move is unconstitutional A few weeks ago, the FTC filed a motion to block the acquisition, citing that bringing the companies under the Microsoft banner would give the company an unfair advantage in the marketplace and essentially create a[...]
Xbox and Activision Blizzard, photo by Miguel Lagoa /
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced today they are seeking to block the Microsoft acquisition of Activision Blizzard The organization sent out a press release this afternoon, which we have the bulk of it for you below, in which they are alleging Xbox would gain control of too many video game franchises and enable them[...]
FTC May File Antitrust Suit Over Microsoft/Activision Blizzard Merger
Microsoft may have one major hurdle left before the Activision Blizzard merger can happen, and it would be coming from the FTC Politico is reporting that the Federal Trade Commission may file a lawsuit against the company to prevent the merger from happening, which they've cited comes from three different sources close to the matter[...]
Minecraft Live Will Be Making A Return Next Month
Microsoft and Mojang announced today that they will be bringing back Minecraft Live, as the event will go digital this October Neither company revealed what would be taking place during the event, only that it would take place on October 15th at 9am PT, and that it would show off a bunch of content to[...]
Activision Blizzard Shareholder Files Lawsuit Alleging SEC Violations
The lawsuit, which was filed in California by shareholder Kyle Watson this past Thursday, is focused on alleged violations of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934 as a result of Activision Blizzard's efforts to sell the company to Microsoft According to Watson's lawyers, the proposed transaction which was outlined in an SEC proposal is unfair[...]
Activision Responds To The Current Strike At Raven Software
The news probably isn't going to sit well with Microsoft, either, who will inevitably take on the fallout of whatever decision they make as the acquisition will close in late 2023 However, how Microsoft chooses to handle things may be entirely different from what AB might choose, so who knows how this will go. While[...]
Xbox Releases 2022 Lunar New Year Xbox Series S
Microsoft has decided to roll out a new special edition of the Xbox Series X to help celebrate the Lunar New Year, and it looks pretty awesome The special Year Of The Tiger edition console is being given away, 15 of them to be precise, all of them designed by Chinese cartoon artist Bu2ma The[...]
Microsoft Announces Acquisition Of Activision Blizzard
Major news this morning for Activision Blizzard as Microsoft has announced they will be acquiring the company shortly The industry giant announced the move this morning with the artwork you see below as they will be taking over the company in full for the price tag of $68.7 billion Which means titles such as Call of[...]
White Xbox One S console and controller from Microsoft.
In news that shouldn't come as any surprise to gamers, Microsoft has officially stopped all production on Xbox One consoles moving forward The news was confirmed by The Verge as the company had slowly started haunting production on certain models back in 2020 when they officially launched the Xbox Series X, but continued to produce[...]
Bethesda Softworks Will Make Starfield Exclusive To PC & Xbox
The exclusives are now starting to be defined by Microsoft after purchasing Bethesda Softworks as Starfield will be the first for PC and Xbox Earlier this year, when the company bought out the high-profile developer and publisher, a lot of people were concerned as to how everything would work out with current and future titles[...]
Rainway Announces Cloud Gaming Partnership With Microsoft
Rainway announced today that they have partnered with Microsoft to help enhance the way the company handles cloud gaming moving forward According to the company, they have provided its Software Development Kit to help streamline the Xbox Cloud Gaming tech, which will be utilized for the browser solution systems so that it will be possible[...]
Sea Of Thieves Celebrates Player Milestone & Third Anniversary
Microsoft and Rare revealed a couple of awesome things for Sea Of Thieves this week as the game has hit a specific milestone The game has officially surpassed 20 Million players since it launched back in March 2018, hitting a new player record for the title What's more, it came right in time for the[...]
Dwayne Johnson Announces New Partnership Between Xbox & ZOA Energy
Here's more info on that from the announcement. If you're gonna do a partnership announcement, The Rock is definitely the way to go! Courtesy of Xbox. Fans have the chance to win their very-own customized ZOA Xbox Package that includes a custom Xbox Series X ZOA mini-fridge fully stocked with ZOA Energy products, a custom ZOA Xbox[...]
Microsoft & Samsung Partner Once Again For The Xbox Series X
Microsoft and Samsung have announced a renewed partnership, this time around over their latest consoles, the Xbox Series X Today they revealed that the Samsung QLED has become the official TV partner of the console in both the U.S and Canada We have a little bit from the announcement below, but the shorthand is that[...]
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Will Include Cloud Gaming For Free
According to a few reports, Microsoft appears to be testing 1080p streaming for Xbox Game Pass, which would be a big upgrade The news originally broke from Windows Central, who have been fielding reports of testing happening behind the scenes as the company appears to be taking the next steps to improve the picture and[...]