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UPDATED: Blizzard-Owned Proletariat Withdraws Request For Unionization Vote

Proletariat is dropping its request for a unionization vote under the National Labor Relations Board. The Activison-Blizzard owned studio initially declared the intent to unionize the full studio in December.


Microsoft To Lay Off 10K Employees Exactly One Year Since Activision Blizzard Purchase Announced

Microsoft announced today that it would be cutting up to 10,000 jobs at the tech giant across its workforce, with reports stating that the gaming divisions at both Xbox and Bethesda are affected by the layoffs. This was announced exactly one year to the day that Microsoft told the world they planned on acquiring Activision Blizzard for billions.


Proletariat Unionization Will Hold Anonymous Vote Via the NLRB, New Statement Released About Worker Talks

Unionization efforts for Proletariat will head to an anonymous vote after some workers may have felt pressured to participate. A new statement from the workers' group is optimistic about ongoing discussions.


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.


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.


Blizzard Albany QA Workers Have Voted to Unionize

Blizzard Albany QA workers have voted 14-0 in their unionization vote and will officially organize under Game Workers Alliance. This is the second Activision Blizzard QA team to officially vote to unionize.


Microsoft Offering 'Concessions' to Ease Chances of Activision Blizzard Deal Going Through

A new report says that that Microsoft will make concessions in order to preserve its Activision Blizzard deal in Europe, with hopes to appease regulators more generally too.


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.


Activision Blizzard Q3 2022 Earnings Report: Blizzard's MAUs Continue To Rise As ABK Revenue Drops

This quarter's financial report from Activision Blizzard has some interesting details, including the report of company-wide revenues going down over the quarter while Blizzard, for their part, is on the rise.


Diablo Immortal's Creation Was Pushed When Activision Came On Board, Claims Former Producer

Would we have Diablo Immortal if the Activision Blizzard merger hadn't happened? That's the speculation former Diablo producer Jay Wilson has opened up, saying it was Activision that pushed for free to play Diablo.


CWA and Game Workers Alliance File Complaint With the NLRB Accusing Activision Blizzard of Union Busting

Activision Blizzard has been named in an unfair labor practices complaint by the  Communications Workers of America


Activision Blizzard Has Been Sued Again By Another Employee Alleging Sexual Harassement

Activision Blizzard has been hit with another lawsuit from a former employee who alleges the company was awash with harassment and discrimination against women in the workplace.


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.