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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

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

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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

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

2022 is shaping up to be one of video games' biggest ever years | Opinion

Platform holders and publishers alike are preparing to unleash their best ever line-ups

By Christopher Dring

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

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

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

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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

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

Take-Two-Zynga is a very big deal, but is it a good one? | This Week in Business

The Grand Theft Auto publisher is paying a premium for a company with a track record of losses and a slumping share price, but there's some upside too

By Brendan Sinclair

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

How to secure funding for your indie game

Global Top Round's Pontus Mahler deciphers the world of funding, from accelerators to venture capital

By Pontus Mahler

EGX Birmingham tickets now on sale

Event plays host to the GamesIndustry.biz Academy stage between 4th and 6th March 2022

By Danielle Partis

Pandemic removed from digital storefronts at “request of publisher”

Popular Asmodee title taken down from Steam, App Store and Google Play, more platforms to follow

By Danielle Partis

UK High Court approves Tencent's Sumo acquisition

$1.27 billion deal overcomes final hurdle as Chinese giant brings Sackboy developer into the fold

By James Batchelor

Awesome Games Done Quick raises record $3.4m

The online event also reached the first $1 million in donations in record time

By Marie Dealessandri

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