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Microsoft's $69B Activision deal faces in-depth UK inquiry

Sep. 15, 2022 11:57 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Microsoft's $69 billion deal to buy video game company Activision Blizzard faces an in-depth antitrust investigation in Britain after the tech company refused to offer proposals to ease competition concerns. Britain's Competition and Markets Authority said Thursday...

Microsoft's Activision Blizzard deal gets global scrutiny

Sep. 01, 2022 13:55 PM EDT

Microsoft’s plan to buy video game giant Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion could have major effects on the gaming industry, transforming the Xbox maker into something like a Netflix for video games by giving it control of many more popular titles. But to get to the next level,...

Microsoft's Activision Blizzard deal faces more UK scrutiny

Sep. 01, 2022 07:48 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Microsoft’s plan to buy video game company Activision Blizzard faced a potential setback Thursday after British antitrust regulators demanded concessions from both companies to ease competition concerns about the blockbuster deal. The Competition and Markets...

Boredom, loneliness plague Ukrainian youth near front line

Aug. 15, 2022 02:29 AM EDT

SLOVIANSK, Ukraine (AP) — Anastasiia Aleksandrova doesn’t even look up from her phone when the thunder of nearby artillery booms through the modest home the 12-year-old shares with her grandparents on the outskirts of Sloviansk in eastern Ukraine. With no one her age left in her...

'Stray': How a virtual orange tabby is helping real cats

Aug. 04, 2022 17:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The virtual cat hero from the new video game sensation “Stray” doesn't just wind along rusted pipes, leap over unidentified sludge and decode clues in a seemingly abandoned city. The daring orange tabby is helping real world cats as well. Thanks to online...

Nintendo's profit rises despite shortages of computer chips

Aug. 03, 2022 05:01 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Nintendo’s profit in the April-June quarter rose 28% from a year earlier on healthy demand for its games, although its console sales were dented by a shortage of semiconductors. The Japanese video game maker behind the Super Mario and Pokemon franchises said...

Sony sees profit rise despite waning interest in video games

Jul. 29, 2022 04:21 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Sony’s profit edged up 3% in the last quarter, weathering production setbacks from COVID-19 lockdowns in Shanghai and a trend away from video gaming as pandemic restrictions eased elsewhere. Tokyo-based Sony Corp.'s April-June profit totaled 218 billion yen ($1.6...

Cardinals say QB Kyler Murray focused on football

Jul. 26, 2022 17:31 PM EDT

LITCHFIELD PARK, Ariz. (AP) — Kyler Murray has made it no secret he enjoys video games, including the popular “Call of Duty” franchise. Tight end Zach Ertz said the franchise quarterback also knows he has a duty to study his playbook. Ertz believes Murray's love...

Abe impersonated 'Super Mario' to promote Tokyo Olympics

Jul. 09, 2022 07:14 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Despite his prominence as Japan’s longest serving prime minister, Shinzo Abe may have enjoyed his biggest moment at the closing ceremony of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics before 70,000 at the city’s renown Maracana stadium. As a video was shown with Abe portrayed...

Sue Bird, Diana Taurasi on cover of NBA 2K23 WNBA edition

Jul. 06, 2022 10:33 AM EDT

Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi have been linked for more than two decades, playing together at UConn and then helping the U.S. Olympic women's basketball team win five gold medals. Now the basketball greats will appear on the cover of the NBA 2K23 WNBA edition video game that will be...