Xbox Boss downplays significance of impending Activision merger

Photo: Patrick T. Fallon / Bloomberg (Getty Images) In a new interview, Phil Spencer, the head of Xbox, said that “Xbox will be around” even if it is huge deal to buy Call of Duty publisher Activision is collapsing due to constant and intense regulatory scrutiny and public pushback. It’s been over a year since … Read more

PlayStation accuses Microsoft of “harassment” in court

Screenshot: Phoenix Wright (PS4) The is struggling to acquire Microsoft proposed a $69 billion purchase of Activision Blizzard over the line they don’t just play with government guards and to the public, but also in courtrooms. And in one of those battlegrounds, Microsoft is suing rival Sony for what the latter says is “blatant harassment.” … Read more

Activision CEO Bobby Kotick says UK will become ‘Valley of Death’

Screenshot: CNBC There are serious concerns raised around the world on Microsoft’s planned $69 billion purchase of Activision Blizzard, with opposition coming not just from Xbox rivals but from everyone from Google to Nvidia as well. You’d think such a precarious situation would require some delicate diplomacy, but then, This is Activision we’re talking about … Read more