Business

Microsoft muscles in on first wave of the metaverse

US tech giant Microsoft's $69 billion purchase of Activision this week rocked the video game sector, but the deal may come to be remembered as the moment the metaverse went mainstream.

Business

EXPLAINER: Microsoft's Activision buy could shake up gaming

Microsoft stunned the gaming industry when it announced this week it would buy game publisher Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion, a deal that would immediately make it a larger video-game company than Nintendo.

Business

Could video games bring NFTs to the masses?

A year ago, NFTs were obscure virtual assets known only to tech geeks—but as video game companies enter the growing market, industry players hope they're poised to go mainstream.

Consumer & Gadgets

New 'Halo' game debuts as Xbox turns 20

Fans will this week get their hands on the latest "Halo" video game, as Microsoft marks 20 years of the franchise that turned its Xbox console into a hit.

Business

Activision delays two games amid workplace turmoil

Video game giant Activision Blizzard on Tuesday said it is delaying eagerly-awaited sequels to its hit Diablo and Overwatch franchises as it deals with upheaval due to workplace conditions.

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