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Microsoft Claims FTC's Lawsuit To Stop Activision Blizzard Purchase Is Unconstitutional

In a repose today to the FTC's lawsuit against Microsoft for its designs to purchase Activison Blizzard, the tech giant has claimed that the approach by the Federal Trade Commission violates the company's constitutional rights.


Jagex Acquires SCUM Developer Gamepires, Plans 1.0 Multiplatform Release for the Open-World Survival Game

Jagex has made its second studio acquisition, this time buying Croatia-based Gamepires, the developer behind open-world survival game SCUM, with plans to use its expertise in live service and community to grow the game.


The FTC Sues to Block Microsoft's Acquisition of Activision Blizzard

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has sued to block the nearly $69 billion deal that would see Microsoft acquire Activision Blizzard over claims that it would harm competition and consumer choices.


The Federal Trade Commission May File Antitrust Lawsuit to Block the Microsoft-Activision Blizzard Deal

Microsoft's nearly $69 billion dollar proposed acquisition of Activision Blizzard might be hitting a new snag. A federal antitrust lawsuit may be incoming, seeking to block the deal.


Elite Dangerous' Frontier Developments Acquires Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate Studio Complex Games

Elite Dangerous developer Frontier Developments has made its first studio acquisition, buying Canadian-based Complex Games, the Canadian studio behind this year's turn-based tactical RPG Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate - Daemonhunters.


Spry Fox, Which is Making a Cozy Grove Sequel and an MMO, Has Been Acquired By Netflix

Developer Spry Fox, a studio known for games like the Alphabear series and Cozy Grove, has been acquired by Netflix. In the acquisition announcement, it was also revealed that the company is working on a new MMO project.


Boundless Has Been Acquired By Monumental, Joining Crowfall and Mythgard On Its Roster

Monumental, the Texas-based company that most recently acquired Crowfall, has now acquired open-world, cross-platform sandbox MMO Boundless.


Microsoft's Offer To Keep Call Of Duty On PlayStation 'Inadequate' According To PlayStation Boss

Microsoft has outwardly talked about keeping Call of Duty on PlayStation following the completion of their acquisition of Activision Blizzard, however it seems that has a term limit. PlayStation's boss Jim Ryan revealed that the deal offered by the Xbox creator was simply "inadequate."


Embracer Group Acquires Middle-earth Enterprises; Now Owns IP Rights To LOTR and More

In a move announced late last night (or early morning in Europe, take your pick), Swedish company, and now seemingly owner of Geekdom, Embracer Group announced they had acquired Middle-earth Enterprises. This means that the company now owns the company that owns the adaptation rights for Tolkien's Legendarium.


Jagex Makes First Studio Acquisition, Picking Up US-Based Pipeworks Studios With Growth in Mind

Jagex, developer of RuneScape has made its first outside studio acquisition, picking up Pipeworks Studios, a US-based developer responsible for work and service support on over 125 shipped titles. 


UK Agency Opens Investigation into If Approving Microsoft's Deal for Activision Blizzard Would Harm Consumers

The UK has opened an investigation into whether approval of the pending deal by Microsoft to acquire Activision Blizzard would lead to reduced choice, higher prices, and harm to consumers.


Embracer Group Buys Crystal Dynamics, Eidos, and Square Enix Montreal, With Tomb Raider, Deus Ex, Thief IPs

Embracer Group has announced a deal to acquire Crystal Dynamics, Eidos, and Square Enix Montreal for $300 million, a deal which includes over 50 IPs.


Microsoft Commits To Releasing Call Of Duty On PlayStation Beyond Current Agreements

Microsoft in a blog post today outlined its vision on Open App Store Principles for both its Windows and Xbox marketplaces in an attempt to appease regulators looking at its massive investment to acquire Activision Blizzard. In the same post, Microsoft finally committed to releasing the popular Call of Duty franchise on PlayStation beyond the existing agreements in place.


US Federal Trade Commission to Lead Antitrust Review of Microsoft-Activision Blizzard Deal

The huge deal between Microsoft and Activision Blizzard will come under antitrust review by the US Federal Trade Commission, which could mean a tough review.


Sony Is Acquiring Destiny and Halo Creator Bungie In $3.6 Billion Deal

Just two weeks after Microsoft announced its intent to buy Activision Blizzard, Sony has joined the studio-buying club again, acquiring Destiny developer Bungie for $3.6 billion.