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Disney might acquire EA to become the next gaming giant

For as long as there have been video games, there have been titles released based on Disney’s many iconic properties. That said, the media giant has historically shied away from going all-in on game development, instead preferring to partner with other developers and publishers. According to one report however, Disney is looking to become the next gaming giant – perhaps even by acquiring EA.

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PlayStation acquires headphone company Audeze

With the PlayStation 5 generation, we have seen Sony expand its output beyond console gaming, both in terms of hardware and software. Following the release of PC-centric monitors and the announcement of new gaming earbuds, the console manufacturer has now acquired the award-winning audio company Audeze. Making the announcement via …

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Brazil’s competition regulator approves Microsoft’s Activision Blizzard acquisition

The Brazilian government has been pretty open with its investigation into Microsoft's planned Activision Blizzard acquisition. Many of the documents filed have been made publicly available, including one that detailed how other companies, like Sony, feel about the acquisition. Now, Brazil's investigation is complete, and its regulator board is happy …

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Microsoft have reportedly “talked with major Japanese publishers about acquisitions”

While the legalities surrounding Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard continues to be figured out, the console manufacturer has not been keeping its eggs in one singular basket, with Microsoft reportedly looking to the East for potential studio acquisitions. As part of the latest episode of the Giant Bombcast podcast, industry …

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NetEase acquires Quantic Dream

Back in March, we learned that NetEase was looking to fully acquire Quantic Dream, following several years of being a minority stake holder. Now, that deal has been confirmed, with the Chinese games publisher now acquiring the former Sony partner.  Quantic Dream made a name for itself with a series …

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Microsoft claims Sony pays for ‘blocking rights’ to keep certain titles off of Game Pass

Just over a week ago, we learned the official opinions of Sony, Ubisoft, WB, Riot and other companies regarding Microsoft's proposed acquisition of Activision Blizzard. Sony naturally had a lot to say and was particularly concerned with Microsoft's growing hold on the subscription market with Game Pass. Now, Microsoft has had a chance to respond, calling Sony for buying 'blocking rights' to keep certain games off of Xbox. 

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