Microsoft might consider pulling Activision out of the UK to sidestep the CMA's ruling
It's one of the more extreme options Microsoft is considering.
TOP OF THE DROPS
The 20 Best PlayStation Plus Games on PS4 and PS5 [June 2023]
Our top picks for Sony's money-saving subscription service!
The 25 Best PS5 Games to justify your next-gen PlayStation purchase [June 2023]
Sony's stellar lineup just keeps getting bigger.
The 25 best PS2 games to play in 2023
It's time to take a trip back in time to one of the best generations of gaming.
The 25 best FPS games to play right now [June 2023]
Sometimes, you just need to pop some heads.
BRACE FOR TURBULENCE
Diablo 4 players could experience potential server hiccups on release day
Destiny 2 August Showcase to reveal the epic conclusion to The Light and Darkness Saga - The Final Shape
Find out what's to come.
It won’t matter one bit, but the PlayStation Showcase left me concerned about the PS5’s future
Spider-Man 2 and a love of the PlayStation brand means this won’t matter to most, but from my point of view, Sony fluffed this big time.
In This Economy?
Destiny 2 season passes are getting more expensive, but Bungie hasn't said why
It will cost you more both in-game and in the real world.
What's the best game that's uncomfortably pro-monarchy? The Best Games Ever Show Episode 50
Hey fellas, is it royalist to build an entire artistic medium around individual power fantasies?
CoD has problems on PC currently, so one player sent the devs a pizza asking for help
One way to do it.
What's the best game with the WORST difficulty spike? The Best Games Ever Show Episode 49
Everyone has their own traumatic memory of a really Annoying Bit.
Did Modern Warfare 2/Warzone 2 suffer a higher player loss than Vanguard and Warzone?
Call of Duty lost more players the past quarter than it did after Vanguard's release, despite Modern Warfare 2's better sales.
Activision once again confirms a "full" premium Call of Duty game is coming later this year
Activision has reiterated that it will not, in fact, end the year without a full Call of Duty release.
MONEY... IT'S A GAS
Activision Blizzard saw an uptick in Q1 2023 revenue thanks to big-name games
Call of Duty, Candy Crush, Diablo, Overwatch, and WoW helped drive growth.
Bungie tragically removes incredible chest exploit two months after launch
The best way to farm reputation, loot, and an emblem on Neomuna is now gone. RIP.
Crash Team Rumble closed beta scheduled for April
Pre-order to gain access.
European Commission postpones decision on approving Activision Blizzard acquisition until May 22
The decision was original scheduled for April 25.
Microsoft is "confident" that Call of Duty can be optimised for the Switch
The UK's Competition and Markets Authority previously wrote there was no guarantee it would be possible even with Nintendo and Microsoft's recent deal.
PARANOIA? OR SPITE?
Sony presupposes Microsoft could intentionally release an unoptimized version of Call of Duty on PlayStation
Sony doesn't want to make a Call of Duty deal anyway, it's being said.
CHANGE OF HEART
Looks like we're getting a Call of Duty in 2023 after all
What started out as a paid expansion for Modern Warfare 2 is now the next game.
Warzone 2 Season 2 is a harsh reminder that Call of Duty's tech is wasted on Call of Duty
As Call of Duty’s tech gets increasingly more impressive, its aspirations never looked smaller.
NOT LIVE OR KICKING
Why are all the games dying? The Thursday Nite Rant
From Apex Legends Mobile to Knockout City, dozens of live service games are being killed off.
FORGE YOUR OWN PATH
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2 Season 2 kicks off February 15
Lots of "2's" in that headline.
NOT TOO-TOO LATE
Season 2 of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2 delayed
To implement changes based on community feedback.
FTC seeks to block Microsoft from acquiring Activision Blizzard alleging it will suppress competition
It believes the acquisition would give Microsoft the "means and motive to harm competition."
Multiplayer mascot havoc, Crash Team Rumble, coming 2023 to PlayStation and Xbox
Collect that delicious, delicious fruit.
Overwatch 2 has an on-boarding problem, and it should look to Final Fantasy 14 to fix it
When it comes to helping players understand and actually enjoy the game, Overwatch 2 has a lot to learn from Final Fantasy 14.
Xbox Game Pass gives Battlefield 2042 a second chance it doesn't deserve
Warzone 2 is here to keep all the FPS fanatics entertained – but there's another, lesser-enjoyed game coming back around. But is it worth it?
PRICE IS RIGHT
Modern Warfare 2 is the best Call of Duty multiplayer in years – and a great indication of things to come
Call of Duty has been on a bit of a downwards trend lately, but the latest Modern Warfare rights the series and suggests a bright future, too.
GOD OF PHWOAR
PlayStation fans rejoice! Even Xbox reckons PS exclusives are better
Even Microsoft concedes Sony’s exclusives are ‘better quality’ than its own, per an explosive official document.
fight for the ages
UK Government publishes Sony and Microsoft's full arguments in Activision Blizzard acquisition case
We now have a clearer idea of what Sony told the UK Government to undermine Microsoft's proposed acquisition of Activision.
Warzone 2 patch makes armor piercing ammo no longer pierce armor
In one of the strangest updates we've seen to Warzone 2 and Modern Warfare 2, Call of Duty has decided AP rounds no longer PA.
Modern Warfare 2 patch notes confirm one small but much-needed fix
There have been some big updates in the Modern Warfare 2 November 22 patch, including some much-needed UI improvements.
25 million players jumped into Warzone 2 in five days
Warzone 2 is a major hit, surprising no one.
IRELAND ON THE TEAM
Mastering Moira in Overwatch 2 made me the best support player I could be – and she could do the same for you
There's a big support problem in Overwatch 2, but one Irish hero may hold the key to solving the problem for you – if you're anything like me.
THAT’S A MAP
Against all odds, Warzone 2.0 and Modern Warfare 2’s battle pass is very good
The new Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2.0 battle pass is doing things differently – and I can only see the positives.
Modern Warfare 2 patch adds new shield counter and makes one gun less annoying
Modern Warfare 2's first major update brought a few balance changes and bug fixes, and some will make a lot of people happy.
DAY & DATA
Waiting for datacenters in Warzone 2.0 or Modern Warfare 2? You're not the only one
A lot of people are getting irritated with WOLTERS - FRANCIS tonight as network traffic prevents players logging in to Call of Duty's big new update.
Modern Warfare 2 tops October sales, but Elden Ring clings on to year's best-to-date
Elden Ring might just end up being 2022's best-selling game when all is said and done.
Modern Warfare 2's hated UI might soon be just a memory - report
You've probably never met anyone who thinks Modern Warfare 2's UI is fine, and that seems to also be true at Infinity Ward.
The original Warzone is going offline (but will return as Warzone Caldera)
Activision is not shutting down Warzone entirely, but you won't be able to play it for a few days soon.
Loadouts are back in Warzone 2.0
Warzone 2.0's Initial showing had a much lesser emphasis on loadouts than the original Warzone, but this won't be the case for launch.
SIGHT, LINE & SINKER
Modern Warfare 2’s wide-open map design is great for FPS grandpas like me
For someone tired of MOBA-like map design in modern FPS titles, Infinity Ward’s penchant for open areas and secondary routes in Modern Warfare 2 is perfect.
one billion troops
Modern Warfare 2 has already made $1 billion before selling a single microtransaction
Modern Warfare 2's record-breaking launch has brought in over a billion dollars so far.
Thanks for all the free Double XP tokens, Modern Warfare 2 – it’s a shame they suck
Because of some ‘confusing’ Vault Edition goodies, Activision and Infinity Ward gave out free Modern Warfare 2 Double XP tokens. But the whole damn system sucks.
Waiting In The Sky
Phil Spencer is excited by the idea of revisiting "seminal" titles like StarCraft
The head of Xbox can't make any promises right now though.
All Modern Warfare 2 Vault Edition owners will be getting double XP after all
Activision made the change after enough players found they wouldn't be getting the XP tokens.
ALL SOAP IS LOST
Call of Duty player complains about their Modern Warfare 2 ban… in person at Activision studio
As you can imagine, this Redditor’s trip didn’t go exactly as planned.
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