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

Google Shares Fall After ChatGPT Competitor Bard Fails

On Monday, Google debuted its Bard AI chatbot to what the company said were “trusted testers” — but its first public example had an actual bug, according to NPR. In the wake of the revelation, Shares in Google’s parent company, Alphabet, fell about 9 percent, the outlet added. In other words, the company lost $100 … Read more

Yoko Taro’s new game turns Sega Classics into Waifus

Taro is heavy on the brain.Image: Sega / Kotaku Today, Sega revealed the trailer for its new mobile gaming partnership with Nier and Drakengard creator of the Yoko Taro series. As is tradition for any Taro collaboration, this game’s elevator pitch has the weird twists that only Taro’s mind can devise: a gacha game that … Read more

Google and Microsoft are both introducing AI conversations in the same week

The AI ​​wars are heating up. On Monday, Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced Bard, an AI-powered search engine that provides answers to queries with coherent suggestions. It is a competitor to ChatGPT — an AI and chatbot builder. “Bard seeks to combine the breadth of knowledge of the world with the power, intelligence and creativity … 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