Microsoft – Episode 375

In this episode, I talked about Microsoft and its intended acquisition of Activision Blizzard King. One country is cool with it, while others are still investigating. Various news sites wrote their own opinions about how the acquisition might go. There’s also a letter from Bobby Kotick about this. In addition, I talked about Diablo Immortal’s Season 4 and the “orb debt” problem. I also pointed you towards content from the Diablo community mostly about Diablo Season 27.

Things mentioned in this episode:

  • Microsoft posted: “Gaming for everyone, everywhere: our view on the Activision Blizzard acquisition” (written by CEO Phil Spencer)
  • CEO Bobby Kotick posted: “A Letter From CEO Bobby Kotick Regarding Activision Blizzard’s Merger With Microsoft”
  • posted: “CMA recommends second phase of Microsoft Activision investigation”
  • WindowsCentral posted: “Microsoft responds to UK concern over the Activision-Blizzard deal for Xbox”
  • Forbes posted: “Why Microsoft’s Activision Blizzard Exclusivity Claims Appear Hypocritical”
  • The Verge posted: “Microsoft pleads for its Activision Blizzard deal as UK regulator signals in-depth review”
  • Bloomberg posted: “Microsoft-Activision Deal Faces In-Depth UK Antitrust Probe”
  • The Diablo Podcast Episode 4 is up!
  • Blizzard published information about a Phishing Scam
  • @DiabloImmortal posted a tweet about Season 4 “Inner Light”
  • Blizzard posted “Diablo Immortal Content Update: Find Your Inner Light With The Season Four Battle Pass”
  • r/DiabloImmortal got a response from Diablo Lead Designer Wyatt Cheng about Legendary Crests
  • PC Gamer posted: “Diablo Immortal players are facing massive ‘orb debt’ after Blizzard cracks down on resellers”
  • @WolfcryerYT tweeted that Level With A Cause raised $103,000 for Save the Children this season
  • BigDaddyDen posted a YouTube video titled: “GODMODE DH Impale Gr Solo Build Guide S27 2.7.4”
  • BigDaddyDen tweeted a screenshot showing his Rank 1 Witch Doctor on EU
  • Leviathan posted a YouTube video titled: “[Diablo 3] How to Find and Best Use Angelic Crucibles | Season 27”
  • Leviathan posted a YouTube video titled: [Diablo 3] Season 27 Demon Hunter Strafe Impale GR Speedfarm Build Guide | Patch 2.7.4
  • @MNneu posted a wonderful watercolor practice of Diablo’s Necromancer
  • @DanieleMuraBk92 posted fan art of the Necromancer from Diablo 4

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