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Microsoft Acquires Gaming Giant Activision Blizzard

By Mazen "Mithrie" Turkmani
Published: October 13, 2023 at 1:45 PM BST

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Microsoft finishes their acquisitin of Activision Blizzard. I also discuss the crossplay in the open beta for Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3, and the reviews for Sonic Superstars have started to release.

Sonic Superstars: A Glorious Comeback

Remember those days of classic Sonic when you'd dash through loops and bounce off enemies with that heart-thumping soundtrack in the background? If you've been yearning for a blast from the past with a contemporary twist, the wait is over! Sonic Superstars has received rave reviews, signifying Sonic's electrifying return to form. As a gamer who's witnessed the evolution of Sonic for over three decades, I couldn't be more thrilled.

According to a review by GameXplain, Sonic Superstars is a triumphant return, reminiscent of the much-acclaimed Sonic Mania. A total of 12 exhilarating courses await players, coupled with numerous innovative features that set it apart. Mark your calendars for 17 Oct 2023; a nostalgic adventure awaits!

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3: The Crossplay Era Begins

Heads up, Call of Duty aficionados! The open beta for Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 is now live. For the first time in the franchise's history, players across PlayStation, Xbox, and PC can seamlessly compete, thanks to the groundbreaking crossplay feature. Dive into this immersive experience before the beta concludes on 16 Oct 2023. Drawing from my extensive gaming background, crossplay is indeed a game-changer. It bridges the divide, fostering a unified gaming community. And to rekindle some nostalgia, which Call of Duty iteration has been your all-time favorite?

Curious about the tweaks, improvements, and what the team behind Call of Duty has in store? Dive deep into the Modern Warfare III Beta Patch Notes. For a visual treat, take a look at the thrilling Beta Trailer on YouTube.

Microsoft's Monumental Move: The Activision Blizzard Acquisition

The gaming world recently witnessed a seismic shift. Microsoft has triumphantly finalized its acquisition of Activision Blizzard. This wasn't a straightforward journey, with several regulatory mazes to navigate worldwide. Yet today, the gaming titans have united, marking history's grandest gaming transaction. I've been part of the gaming realm for over 30 years, and this is a moment of great significance. With this acquisition, Microsoft emerges as the third-largest gaming powerhouse based on revenue.

Several reliable sources have extensively covered the intricacies of this deal. VGC provided insights into the UK regulator's approval of the acquisition and confirmed that Activision Blizzard's chief, Bobby Kotick, would stay on as CEO until the end of 2023. Moreover, their announcement of the official completion of this acquisition speaks volumes about the depth of this partnership. For those seeking a detailed chronicle of events leading up to this monumental merger, IGN offers a comprehensive timeline. Furthermore, to get a sense of the excitement brewing in the Xbox camp, check out their official trailer celebrating Activision Blizzard King's inclusion.

So, with this massive union in the gaming world, which Activision Blizzard title stands out as your favorite?

As someone who's devoted over 30 years to the world of video games, witnessing such evolutions and revolutions has been a thrill. It's a fantastic era to be a gamer. Stay tuned for more insights, reviews, and gaming news as I continue my journey through the dynamic landscape of interactive entertainment.

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