Here’s What Microsoft Can Do in $69 Billion Activision Deal After UK Ban

Britain’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) on Wednesday blocked Microsoft’s $69 billion (nearly Rs. 5,64,100 crore) acquisition of Call of Duty maker Activision Blizzard over concerns it would hinder cloud gaming. The ruling was a shock after the regulator had already resolved its concerns about the consoles market, a sector dominated by Sony‘s PlayStation and Microsoft‘s … Read more

Microsoft Signs 10-Year Deal With Nware After UK Blocks Activision Acquisition

Microsoft said on Friday it signed a 10-year deal with Nware to bring Xbox and Activision Blizzard games to the Spanish cloud-gaming platform, days after Britain blocked its $69 billion (nearly Rs. 5,64,200 crore) buyout of the Call of Duty maker. The agreement marks the latest effort by Microsoft to ease fears its purchase of … Read more

Activision Blizzard Accused of Spying on Employees, Threatening Them

Activision Blizzard violated US labour law by illegally surveilling employees during a walkout and threatening to shut down internal chat channels as a union sought to organize its workers, a federal labour agency said on Friday. A National Labor Relations Board spokeswoman said that unless Activision settles, the agency will issue a complaint against the … Read more

Asphalt 9: Legends Adds the Lamborghini Revuelto to Coincide With Real-World Release

Asphalt 9: Legends has added the brand-new Lamborghini Revuelto to its already impressive roster of supercars. The Italian manufacturer’s newest flagship V12 hybrid car was introduced on Thursday, March 30, making Asphalt 9: Legends the first and only video game for now to feature it. Starting today, players can participate in an exclusive challenge to … Read more

E3 2023 Has Been Cancelled

E3 2023 has been cancelled — it’s not happening in any form, in-person or digital, this year. The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) confirmed the news on Twitter, following an original report from IGN based on emails sent to its members. It mentioned that while E3 was a beloved brand, the 2023 edition ‘simply did not … Read more

Ubisoft Backs Out of E3 2023, Will Host Its Own Event: Report

Ubisoft no longer plans on attending this year’s physical E3 event. In a statement to VGC, the game publisher has decided to ‘move in a different direction’, and instead, hold its own separate Ubisoft Forward Live event on June 12 in Los Angeles. The news comes after last month’s investor call, where the company CEO … Read more

Starfield Release Date Delayed Again, Bethesda Sets September 6 Release Date

Starfield has been delayed yet again. In an update video, studio Bethesda Softworks confirmed that its upcoming space-set RPG is slated to release on September 6. The title was previously delayed to the first half of 2023 and now sees another pushback. In an update video, Starfield director Todd Howard promised a deep dive session … Read more

Sony Asks UK to Block Activision Takeover Deal or Force Microsoft Call of Duty Sale

Microsoft said it would license Activision Blizzard’s Call of Duty (CoD) to Sony for 10 years to address concerns raised by Britain over its $69 billion (roughly Rs. 5,65,300 crore) takeover of the games maker, according to a document published by the regulator. Microsoft last month struck a similar deal with Nvidia’s gaming platform, dependent … Read more

Forza Horizon 5: Rally Adventure Expansion Release Date Set for March 29: All Details

Forza Horizon 5 raced to success and acclaim when it launched in November 2021 on PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series S/X consoles. Playground Games followed up with the Hot Wheels expansion in July last year. Now, the developers have announced the game’s second major expansion, Forza Horizon 5: Rally Adventure. In a livestream early … Read more

DualSense Edge Review: Cutting-Edge Comes at a Cost

When the PlayStation 5 was launched in November 2020, perhaps the best bit of innovation that it introduced was the new DualSense controller. A complete departure from its predecessor, the DualShock 4, Sony’s new controller featured improved haptics, adaptive trigger functions, a more ergonomic design, and a much-needed USB Type-C port. While Microsoft stuck with … Read more