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-- 18 Jan 2022

Microsoft Buying Activision Blizzard | Gaming News





Microsoft Buying Activision Blizzard

Hello, guys, and welcome. This is a special announcement because this is hot off the presses and this is so big I could not not make a video about it. Microsoft Xbox are buying Activision Blizzard to make them one of the biggest game companies in the world and a deal valued at roughly $70 billion. This link, which I'm going to put in the description of the video, Microsoft explain their side. It says "Microsoft to acquire Activision Blizzard to bring the joy and community of gaming to everyone across every device. With 3 billion people actively playing games today and fueled by a new generation steeped in the joys of interactive entertainment, gaming is now the largest and fastest growing form of entertainment. Today, Microsoft Corp. announced plans to acquire Activision Blizzard Inc. a leader in game development and interactive entertainment content publisher. This acquisition will accelerate the growth in Microsoft's gaming business across mobile PC console cloud will provide building blocks for the Metaverse. When the transaction closes, Microsoft will become the world's third largest gaming company by revenue behind Tencent and Sony. The planned acquisition includes iconic franchises from Activision Blizzard and King Studios, like Warcraft, Diablo, Overwatch, Call of Duty, Candy Crush. In addition to global esports activities through Major League Gaming, the company has Studios around the world with nearly 100 employees. Gaming is the most dynamic and exciting category in entertainment across all platforms today, and we'll play a key role in development of metadata platforms", said Satya Nadella, Chairman and CEO of Microsoft. "We're investing deeply in world class content community and the cloud to usher in a new era of gaming that puts players and creators first and makes gaming safe, inclusive and accessible to all." Basically, this is to counter, I think, the amount of drama that has been going on Activision Blizzard for a few months now and hopefully Microsoft can bring stability to the company so that they can focus on what they're known for, which is creating amazing games. When I saw this announcement I was like, OMG. Usually I only report one piece of gaming news or one gaming news video a day, but this is so big that I just couldn't not like I said, make a video about it. So let me know in the comments down below, what do you think of this? I think this is insane. We will see what this results in in the future and I can't wait to see other people's reaction to this who are specialized in each of the game categories, like for example, Asmongold when he reacts to World of Warcraft being taken over by Microsoft. Let me know what you think.

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In 1997 when I was 12 years old, a class mate of mine asked me, have you ever played Final Fantasy 7? I was like no, what’s that? He lent me his copy, and I remember on the first night I escaped Midgar after not being able to put it down for 5 to 6 hours even though it was a school night. Shortly after I finished the game and my gaming obsession was truly planted.

Towards the end of 1998 I played Zelda 64 Ocarina of Time. It was a revelation to me, given its combat, story telling, music and satisfying ending. It also gave a hint of what open world could look like given how “huge” Hyrule Field was, which was massive for the time. After nearly 25 years, Zelda 64 Ocarina of Time still sits at the top of my favourite games of all time list.

When I went to University during 2003 to 2007, it was the era of Half Life 2. I remember spending a portion of my student loan so I could get a gaming pc powerful enough to play it.

During that time I also started my adventures in MMOs including Final Fantasy 11 and World of Warcraft. It amazes me that they are still online to this day.

After leaving University, I like most people ended up in the 9 to 5 cycle, after a year of being stuck in the “no job without experience, no experience without a job”. At the time I was still living with my parents and I got distracted on girls for a while. My love for gaming never ended though, with it always being a fall back for me.

In 2013, I started my first YouTube channel, as a way to also document my time in the upcoming Final Fantasy XIV A Realm Reborn. I had seen some YouTubers who made really good videos. For me, at the time, it was a hobby to do on the evening and weekends, I never went into it thinking one day it would be my job. I would have made videos, even if it made no money at all.

After 10 years of multiple jobs, living a very miserable existence in the 9 to 5 cycle, it all abruptly ended in 2018 with my disability of severe anxiety preventing me from commuting to London to work any more.

During the Pandemic, a lot of people were losing their jobs, and there was a lot more time to produce videos and play games. While growing as a content creator, I noticed my Instagram page had little to no content. One day I picked up my phone and recorded a video talking about gaming as it was my favourite hobby.

As I have now played hundreds of games and my passion has evolved for the last 30 years, I see my love for gaming lasting until the day I die. Games have made me laugh, made me cry, and everything in between. The recent price increases have definitely dampened gaming for most gamers, but I am in a privileged position as an Independent Gaming Journalist to receive a lot of games for free from developers and publishers to review.

I hope I can always bring the highest quality Gaming News every day, in digestible 1 to 1.5 minute summaries, to share the passion I have always had for it.

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