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Microsoft’s Activision merger faces real-world barriers to metaverse mission
Suspicious US regulators and a problematic culture at the video game firm need to be overcome to realise AR vision

Dan Milmo Global technology editor

20, Jan, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Microsoft takeover of Call of Duty games firm wipes $20bn off Sony shares
Investors react to possibility that Playstation and subscription service will lose Activision Blizzard games

Mark Sweney

19, Jan, 2022 @3:11 PM

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Monopoly money: is Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard good for gaming?
The company’s bottomless appetite for new acquisitions is creating a megalith where the art of the deal is threatening the art – and heart – of the game

Keza MacDonald

19, Jan, 2022 @2:19 PM

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Microsoft’s Activision plan shows gaming will be at heart of metaverse
Analysis: Activision Blizzard deal would help Xbox compete against PlayStation – but will regulators play along?

Dan Milmo Global technology editor

18, Jan, 2022 @6:35 PM

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Microsoft to buy Call of Duty maker Activision Blizzard for nearly $70bn
Tech giant acquires publisher of games including World of Warcraft and Candy Crush

Mark Sweney

18, Jan, 2022 @2:28 PM

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Guardian tech reviews: small sustainability steps but lots more to do
New devices contain recycled materials, have longer software support and better access to repairs

Samuel Gibbs Consumer technology editor

29, Dec, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Surface Pro 8 review: Microsoft’s best Windows tablet gets big upgrade
More refined design, bigger screen and Thunderbolt ports add to winning formula for convertible PC

Samuel Gibbs Consumer technology editor

17, Dec, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Distraction disaster! Notifications are ruining our concentration – here’s how to escape them
Whether socialising with friends or completing a difficult task, a ping on your phone can destroy the moment. It is time to address the constant stream of interruptions

Amy Fleming

16, Dec, 2021 @8:00 AM

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The 10 best games on Xbox Series S/X
From Forza Horizon 5’s pure driving thrills to the brain-scrambling fun of Pyschonauts 2 and Resident Evil Village’s massive vampires, here are the Xbox Series S/X must-haves

Keith Stuart and Keza MacDonald

14, Dec, 2021 @11:15 AM

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Microsoft’s bid for AI firm Nuance faces CMA investigation
Competition and Markets Authority to assess proposed move for Massachusetts-based company

Mark Sweney Media business correspondent

13, Dec, 2021 @1:34 PM

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The 20 best games on Xbox One
From the thrills of Forza Horizon and cartoon antics of Cuphead to the horrors of Hellblade, here are the Xbox One games everyone should play

Keith Stuart and Keza MacDonald

09, Dec, 2021 @11:27 AM

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‘It’s critical’: can Microsoft make good on its climate ambitions?
The company has set an example in the fight against carbon – but it retains ties to obstructionist groups

Kyla Mandel

27, Nov, 2021 @1:00 PM

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