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FTC Trying To Stop Microsoft’s Purchase Of Activision Blizzard

Image: NurPhoto (Getty Images) Politico veins reporting that, “according to three people with knowledge of the matter”, the Federal Trade Commission is “likely to file an antitrust lawsuit to block Microsoft’s $69 billion takeover of video game giant Activision Blizzard”. The FTC, emboldened by their recent success in stopping the merger of book publishers Penguin …

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Pokemon Scarlet/Violet Are Fastest-Selling Nintendo Games Ever

Image: The Pokémon Company Where there’s cute and lovable Pokemon, there’s always a way. Despite less-thata-stellar reviews and tons of performance hitches and bugs, Pokemon Scarlet and Violet just broke sales records on the Nintendo Switch and beyond, moving 10 million copies in their opening weekend alone. “This is the highest number ever for global …

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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 a 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 one Elder Scrolls VI …

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Facebook Says It Has Created A ‘Human-Level’ Board Game AI

Screenshot: Youtube Facebook, or as we’re supposed to call them now Meta, announced earlier today that their CICERO artificial intelligence has achieved “human-level performance” in the board game Diplomacywhich is notable for the fact that it’s a game built on human interaction, not moves and maneuvers (like, say, chess). Here’s a quite frankly distressing trailer: …

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Oh No, Warzone 2.0 Fans May Be Getting Killed By Invisible Foes

Image: Activision We’re less than a week into the life of Warzone 2.0an upgraded version of the hit free-to-play battle royale spinoff for Call of Duty, and players already think they’re dying at the hands of invisible opponents. While Activision has not officially acknowledged the potential bug, players are already swapping tales of the dreaded …

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