Diablo 4 Devs Win Second Union Vote Inside Activision Blizzard

Diablo 4 Devs Win Second Union Vote Inside Activision Blizzard

Image: Blizzard Activision Blizzard’s playbook came up short again. Despite delays, legal appeals, and threats to workers that organizing would lead to lower pay raises, quality assurance developers at the Diablo production studio Blizzard Albany voted 14-0 to unionize today. Tea Game Workers Alliance Albany are now the second group inside Activision Blizzard to form … Read more

Pixel 7a Leaks, Galaxy Flip 5 Details, The Fall Of Huawei

Pixel 7a Leaks, Galaxy Flip 5 Details, The Fall Of Huawei

Taking a look back at seven days of news and headlines across the world of Android, this week’s Android Circuit includes Samsung’s Galaxy Flip 5 plans, Pixel 7a design leaks, OnePlus’ OxygenOS moves, new apps for WearOS, Microsoft’s plans for a Surface Insider program , the fall of Huawei, and why Elon Musk is not … Read more

2022 Was A Stacked Year Until These 16 Major Games Got Delayed

2022 Was A Stacked Year Until These 16 Major Games Got Delayed

Image: nintendo It’s hard to imagine at this point, but early on 2022 was shaping up to possibly be one of the best years in gaming in a long time. The stars were aligned, and so were the tears. The kingdom’s tears to be exact. Nintendo finally seemed poised to deliver another breakthrough Zelda game … Read more

Report: Microsoft ‘Held Meetings’ With Sony Last Week To Discuss Activision Blizzard Deal

Report: Microsoft ‘Held Meetings’ With Sony Last Week To Discuss Activision Blizzard Deal

In addition, the report gives us an update on the status of the Federal Trade Commission in the US, with a suggestion recently that the FTC was “likely” to file a lawsuit against the deal. According to Seeking Alpha, a decision is expected to be made in January, although a “staff recommendation” by the FTC … Read more

You Can Get An Xbox Series S On Amazon For Under $200 Today

You Can Get An Xbox Series S On Amazon For Under 0 Today

Image: Microsoft / Kotaku The Xbox Series S is one of my favorite purchases. It’s the little machine that could, a less powerful version of a next-gen console, that somehow is able to run everything anyway. Today you can get one for under $200, the cheapest it’s ever been—even cheaper than last week’s cheapest ever. … Read more

Activision Stock Falls on Report FTC Might Block Microsoft Deal

Activision Stock Falls on Report FTC Might Block Microsoft Deal

Text size Activision is best known for games including Call of Duty and Candy Crush. Dreamstime Activision Blizzard stock dropped Friday after a Politico report suggested that the Federal Trade Commission will file an antitrust lawsuit to prevent Microsoft ‘s takeover of the videogame maker. An article by Politico, citing three unnamed sources, said the … Read more

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet broke records even as gaming struggles

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet broke records even as gaming struggles

Off to a flying start.Photo: Eugene Gologursky (Getty Images) The global sales of two Nintendo Switch games, pokemon scarlet and Pokemon Purplesurpassed 10 million units in the first three days since their worldwide launch on Nov. 18, 2022. Tea reports of glitches have clearly not dampened the lure of the 24-year-old series’ first open world … Read more

343 Releases Previously Unseen Images From Halo 2 Development

343 Releases Previously Unseen Images From Halo 2 Development

Image: 343 In Halo, “the sandbox” often refers to the weapons and vehicles on a map at any given time: all the toys you have to play with. But for a whole other set of Halo fans, that sandbox is the game itself. Be it through Forge or ambitious modding projects like SPV3, playing with … Read more

Microsoft’s Activision Blizzard Deal ‘Likely’ Faces A Lawsuit From The Feds To Try And Block It

Microsoft’s Activision Blizzard Deal ‘Likely’ Faces A Lawsuit From The Feds To Try And Block It

ANKARA, TURKIYE – JANUARY 18: In this photo illustration, the logos of Microsoft and Activision … [+] Blizzard are displayed in Ankara, Turkiye on January 18, 2022. (Photo by Hakan Nural/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Well, here’s a pre-Thanksgiving stunner. According to Politico, the Federal Trade Commission is “likely” to … Read more

Microsoft Explains Why Elder Scrolls VI Might Be Exclusive

Microsoft Explains Why Elder Scrolls VI Might Be Exclusive

screenshot: ZeniMax The court proceedings to justify why Microsoft should be allowed to acquire Activision Blizzard are still currently ongoing. In response to the UK market regulator’s statement about the acquisition, the publisher suggests that it makes good business sense for them to make a “mid-sized” game like the upcoming Elder Scrolls VI exclusive, while … Read more