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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."


Microsoft's Acivision-Blizzard Deal Hits UK Regulatory Snag Over Anti-Competitive Concerns

Microsoft and Activision-Blizzard have days to respond to a UK regulatory agency's report of concerns that the deal would harm competition. If their responses are insufficient, it could go to a tighter review.


Activision Blizzard Q2 2022 Earnings Report: Blizzard Increases MAUs, Touts Diablo Immortal Success; Studio Acquisitions

Activision Blizzard's Q2 2022 Investor filing has been released today, showcasing the company's performance over the last quarter. The report shows an increase in Monthly Active Users, or MAUs, for the first time since 2018, likely due to the success of Diablo Immortal before the close of the quarter.


Blizzard Albany QA Testers Declare Intent to Unionize, Activision Blizzard Will Respond to the NLRB

QA testers at Blizzard Albany, which was known as Vicarious Visions until recently, have announced their intent to unionize, forming Game Workers Alliance Albany.


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.


Activision Blizzard Re-Elects Bobby Kotick To Its Board of Directors, Rejects Employee Representation In Board

In a meeting of its stockholders, Activision Blizzard announced that the company has re-elected its Board of Directors, including the re-election of CEO Bobby Kotick alongside previous members, as well as two new directors. This vote comes at the same time the stockholders overwhelmingly shut down a proposal to see an employee director added to the board.


'Without Merit' Activision Blizzard Investigated Itself and Found No Widespread or Systemic Harassment

After an internal investigation, Activision Blizzard released a new SEC filing amendment saying that the investigations found effectively, no widespread harassment or systemic harassment and downplaying by senior employees.


Microsoft and CWA Union Enter Agreement to Recognize Unionization, Including if Activision Blizzard Deal Closes

Microsoft has entered into a "labor neutrality agreement" with the Communications Workers of America, that will recognize employees' right to unionize and not get in their way. The terms will also apply to Activision Blizzard workers 60 days after that deal closes.


Activision Blizzard Will Begin the Process of Negotiation With Newly-Unionized Raven QA Employees

Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick has sent a memo stating that they will begin the process of negotiation with Raven Software's recently unionized employees.


Raven Software QA Group Votes To Unionize, Becomes First Major US Games Union

Staffers at Activision Blizzard studio Raven Software voted today to be recognized as a union, with the vote successfully carrying the day. As such, this marks the first major US games union to be formed at a major studio.


UPDATED: Raven Unionization Vote Count Today, As Activision Blizzard Accused by NLRB of Violating Worker Rights

The NLRB has found several violations by Activision Blizzard allegedly related to anti-unionization efforts, as the results of Raven Software's unionization vote could establish the first video game union after today's count.


New York City Suing Activision Blizzard Over Allegedly Rushed Microsoft Deal by Bobby Kotick to Escape Liability

Activision Blizzard has been sued by a New York City group that alleges CEO Bobby Kotick was "unfit to negotiate" a deal, which they claim was rushed, made to avoid liability, and undervalues the company.


Activision Blizzard Shareholders Accept Microsoft Sale With 98% Yes Votes

With 98% of the shareholders' approval, Activision Blizzard has approved sale to Microsoft. This advances the deal a step further, but there are regulatory obstacles ahead that some believe are cause for doubt.


Activision Blizzard Shareholders to Vote on Microsoft Sale and Possible Big Payouts for Bobby Kotick and Others

Activision Blizzard shareholders are voting tomorrow on whether to approve sale to Microsoft, and whether or not to open the door for huge payouts for top officials, including $22 million to Bobby Kotick, should they leave the new company post-merger.


Activision Blizzard Q1 Earnings Report Shows Notable Drops, Blizzard Optimistic About Upcoming Releases

The Q1 2022 financial report for Activision Blizzard shows some notable drops, including in revenue, sales, and stock prices. Blizzard is optimistic that its upcoming slate will help turn things around.