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"The deal that will change the industry forever": Analysts on Microsoft's Activision acquisition

Experts break down the biggest implications from the record-breaking $68.7 billion deal

By James Batchelor

Unanswered questions about Microsoft's Activision Blizzard deal | Opinion

A look at some of the implications and possible knock-on effects of yesterday's massive news

By Brendan Sinclair

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Anders Maiqvist of Thunderful to step down as CFO

He will go on to consult game mergers and acquisitions but will remain in his current position until a replacement is established

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Activision Blizzard tells SEC it's unaware of employee strike

Publisher's filing omits labor action at Raven, also says it faces no legal proceedings that would have a "material adverse effect" despite multiple government agency suits

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Former Firaxis art director Greg Foertsch unveils new studio, Bit Reactor

XCOM designer discusses how new outfit plans to refresh the strategy genre and rival AAAs

By Danielle Partis

Xbox's Activision Blizzard is about more than beating Sony | Opinion

Microsoft has more likely targeted Candy Crush than Call of Duty to grow its business

By Christopher Dring

Take-Two's Zynga takeover | Podcast

Latest episode available to download now, also discusses how Apple Arcade breaks free-to-play

By GamesIndustry Staff

36 million games and 3.4 million consoles sold in the UK in 2021 | UK Annual Report

Nintendo Switch overtakes PS5 on the final lap, FIFA sales grow, but Call of Duty falls

By Christopher Dring

Kotick expected to leave Activision Blizzard after Microsoft deal closes

WSJ reports that the CEO discussed buying games press outlets to "change the public narrative about the company"

By Danielle Partis

Microsoft acquisition "does not change the goals" of ABK Workers Alliance

Employee group says it "remains committed to fighting for workplace improvements"

By Marie Dealessandri

Satya Nadella: Building a better culture at Activision Blizzard will require "significant work"

"It requires consistency, commitment and leadership that not only talks the talk, but walks the walk," Microsoft CEO says

By Marie Dealessandri

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Games Industry Africa: South Africa games revenue reached $290m in 2021

Report says Nigeria was the second-most in spending at $185m with only 32% of population paying for games

By Jeffrey Rousseau

British Esports Association to open Sunderland campus

The National Esports Performance Campus aims to educate and serve as the Great Britain esports team training center

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Dream Games raises $255m at $2.75bn valuation

Turkish mobile startup doubles value in six months with third funding round in a year

By Danielle Partis

2021 sets record for US games spending at $60.4bn | US Annual Report

Call of Duty: Vanguard was the best-selling title of the year, while the Nintendo Switch remains the top console

By Jeffrey Rousseau

NDreams opens new studio for AAA VR games

UK-based NDreams Studio Elevation will offer hybrid remote/office model

By Marie Dealessandri

Black Game Developers Fund on rebranding, evolving, and expanding

Strategic advisors Sithe Ncube and Justin Woodward discuss the Humble-backed venture's next steps to independence

By Danielle Partis

Microsoft acquires Activision Blizzard

All-cash deal to see Xbox maker pay $68.7bn for Call of Duty publisher, a 69% premium over its closing share price Monday

By Brendan Sinclair

Developer of earlier Wordle app sees install surge, donates proceeds to charity

Abandoned app sees a significant burst of downloads and revenue driven by popularity of browser-based puzzler

By Danielle Partis

TIGA: 70% of UK games firms optimistic about current climate

68% plan to hire in 2022, but 83% expect costs to increase

By Marie Dealessandri

Game Music Festival moving to London in 2022

Usually hosted in Poland, this year's event will be held at the Royal Festival Hall

Activision Blizzard confirms 37 people "fired or pushed out" in wake of lawsuit

Update: Company states Kotick holding back figures is "simply inaccurate", resources for investigating reports "significantly increased"

By Danielle Partis

Meta under FTC investigation over anti-competitive practices

The Commission is looking into how the company may utilise its market power to capitalise on the VR space

By Danielle Partis

Spyke Games raises $55 million

The Turkey-based studio is due to launch its debut title, Royal Riches, within the next few weeks

By Marie Dealessandri

Kabam Games names new CEO

Netmarble's Seungwon Lee takes over Marvel Contest of Champions developer

By James Batchelor

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