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Microsoft and Activision Blizzard: the latest news on the acquisition

Read Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick’s email to employees about the Microsoft acquisition

Read Microsoft Gaming CEO’s email to staff about the Activision Blizzard acquisition

Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass service grows to 25 million subscribers

Microsoft to acquire Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion

The deal will boost Xbox Game Pass

Fortnite’s next update adds adorable monsters and brings back Tilted Towers

Wikitrivia is a web game that challenges your knowledge of historical dates

Awesome Games Done Quick speedrun raises $3.4 million for charity

For veteran Final Fantasy XIV fans Endwalker has been a loving thank you note

How a design museum unearthed a treasure trove of classic Slovak games

Razer’s excellent Basilisk V3 mouse is selling for its best price ever

Nvidia’s AI-powered scaling makes old games look better without a huge performance hit

Bethesda will follow up Fallout 4’s real-life Pip-Boy with this Starfield smartwatch

These are the video game studios leading the charge for a four-day workweek

Final Fantasy XIV sales to resume January 25th

How God of War’s impressive PC port came to life

Mouse and keyboard, meet boy and Kratos

PUBG’s developer is suing Apple, Google, and the developer of lucrative PUBG lookalike Free Fire

Here are some must-have accessories for your new Xbox Series X or Series S

A few gadgets to go with your console

Valve says the Steam Deck is on track to ship by the end of February

Second Life joins the metaverse discussion with the return of its founder — and some key patents

GameStop is selling PlayStation 5 bundles in-store to Pro members on January 14th

The PS5 and Xbox Series X are available right now for Walmart Plus subscribers (update: sold out)

Fortnite is technically back on iOS, thanks to a GeForce Now game streaming loophole

HBO Max monthly plans are 20 percent off for a limited time

Microsoft has discontinued all Xbox One consoles

Geico made the Portal ad we never asked for

Wordle copycat creator apologizes for ripping off the popular free word game

The Nvidia Shield is getting Android 11 and other upgrades

Sony says it’s still making new PS4s, but most stores aren’t selling them

Apple’s largest iPad Pro with the M1 processor is $100 off

Kirby’s post-apocalyptic Switch adventure is coming in March

He is Kirby, eater of worlds, ever does he hunger

Logitech’s new stream light is an affordable, convenient alternative to Elgato

The Wordle clones have disappeared from the App Store

The App Store clones are here to profit off Wordle’s success

The best deals on 4K TVs

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