• Sony is burning every bridge it can to counter Microsoft's Activision deal

    2 days ago - By GamesRadar

    Debates over Microsoft's $69 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard have reached new and dramatic heights after the release of a lengthy rebuttal penned by Sony and recently shared by the UK's Competition and Markets Authority as part of its ongoing investigation into the merger. The short version is this: Sony is now taking shots at basically everyone, including itself, in a bid to counter the deal, and Microsoft is also proudly making itself look bad. Sony's fundamental argument hasn't changed much since the last time we heard from it. It claims that Microsoft obtaining Activision...
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  • Sony throws Battlefield under the bus as it fights Microsoft's Activision purchase

    Sony throws Battlefield under the bus as it fights Microsoft's Activision purchase

    2 days ago - By The Verge

    A promotional image for Battlefield V. | Image: EA
    As Sony fights tooth and nail to get regulators to block Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Blizzard, poor Battlefield is getting caught in the crossfire. In a filing with the UK's competition regulator, the Competition and Markets Authority Sony argues that Call of Duty is a uniquely important franchise to have on PlayStation consoles, and can't be replaced by the likes of Battlefield. Microsoft would control the franchise if its deal to acquire Activision Blizzard is allowed to proceed.
    Here's Sony's relevant paragraph in full...
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  • The FTC May Move To Block Microsoft's Monster Activision Blizzard Acquisition

    The FTC May Move To Block Microsoft's Monster Activision Blizzard Acquisition

    2 days ago - By Forbes

    Just as Microsoft has been doing battle with UK and EU regulators over its Activision Blizzard Acquisition for months, a new final boss may be about to enter the arena.
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  • FTC reportedly considering lawsuit against Microsoft Activision deal

    FTC reportedly considering lawsuit against Microsoft Activision deal

    2 days ago - By GamesIndustry

    The Federal Trade Commission is reportedly considering filing an antitrust lawsuit against Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Blizzard.
    Politico reports that a potential suit could be underway as soon as next month and may seek to block the record-breaking deal, according to sources familiar with the matter.
    Sources reportedly told Politico that the FTC's four commissioners are yet to vote on a complaint or meet with lawyers, but the bulk of the investigation has been completed.
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  • Microsoft's $69 billion buyout of Activision likely to be blocked by FCC

    Microsoft's $69 billion buyout of Activision likely to be blocked by FCC

    2 days ago - By Pocket-lint

    Microsoft's attempted buyout of Activision Blizzard is expected to be blocked by the Federal Trade Commission , according to a report. The Xbox owner has been trying to push the $69 billion deal through for months now and is in the middle of a global push to try and get international governments to approve the deal. But Microsoft might have its biggest battle on home soil, with the FTC expected to file an antitrust lawsuit in an attempt to block the merger from taking place. Citing three people with knowledge of what's going on, Politico reports that the lawsuit isn't yet guaranteed, but...
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