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Report: Tencent Wants To Expand Its Empire By Becoming Ubisoft’s Biggest Shareholder

Report: Tencent Wants To Expand Its Empire By Becoming Ubisoft’s Biggest Shareholder

Image: Ubisoft Tencent appears to be doubling down on its investment in Ubisoft. Although he already owns 5 percent of the assassin’s Creed editor, Reuters now reports the Chinese mega-conglomerate with huge investments throughout the gaming industry has its sights set on becoming Ubisoft’s largest shareholder. Your plan to achieve that? Pay twice what the …

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Diablo Devs Say Activision Back To Its Old ‘Union-Busting’ Tricks

Diablo Devs Say Activision Back To Its Old ‘Union-Busting’ Tricks

Image: Snow storm Nearly two months after Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick announced that the company would finally begin negotiating its first union contract with the Game Workers Alliance at Raven SoftwareBlizzard Albany staff, currently working on Devil IVThey say that the publisher has tried to bust unions again. They accuse Activision Blizzard of rehiring …

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Sony Says Call Of Duty Is An ‘Essential Game’ Series While Microsoft Argues It Ain’t

Sony Says Call Of Duty Is An ‘Essential Game’ Series While Microsoft Argues It Ain’t

Image: activision Microsoft, in an attempt to minimize the possible ramifications of its attempted acquisition of Activision to various international regulatory agencies, argues that the Obligations The publisher you’re spending billions of dollars on doesn’t actually produce any games that can be considered “must haves.” Meanwhile, Sony is backing off and explaining that Obligations games …

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