D IV Early Access Beta – Episode 402

In this one, I bring you up to date on the Microsoft – Sony battle for favor from various regulators. Microsoft signed more Call of Duty deals with more companies. A bunch of gaming companies argued Microsoft’s bid to buy Activision Blizzard should go ahead.

Toward the end of this episode, I started talking about my experience in the Diablo IV Early Access Beta.

Things mentioned in this episode:

  • Phil Spencer (Head of Xbox) tweeted: about Microsoft and Ubitus (@ubituskk)
  • Ubitus K.K. tweeted: “We’re honored to establish a 10 year partnership with Microsoft for players to stream Xbox PC Games and Activision Blizzard titles pending the acquisition…”
  • Brad Smith (Vice Chair and President of Microsoft) tweeted: “Just another day of ensuring access to more games for more people everywhere, including Call of Duty once the Activision acquisition is complete.”
  • Polygon posted an article titled: “The Microsoft Activision circus needs to be over and done with”
  • The Verge posted a short article about Microsoft signing a 10-year deal with Boosteroid
  • IGN posted an article titled: “Microsoft is Signing Deals to Bring Activision Games To Even More Services”
  • The Verge posted an article titled: “Microsoft isn’t happy with a UK regulator’s math on its Activision Blizzard deal”
  • Windows Central posted an article titled: “The UK published 7 responses to the Microsoft-Activision Xbox deal – only one company opposes”
  • GamesIndustry.biz posted an article titled: “4J Studios and five others argue Microsoft’s bid to buy Activision Blizzard should to ahead in the UK”
  • VideoGamesChronicle posted an article titled: “FTC lawyers want more info on Microsoft’s 10 year deals with Nintendo and Nividia”
  • Gas Giant Games was founded by Jay Wilson (Game Director of Diablo III) and Julian Love (Senior Combat Designer on Diablo Immortal and Diablo 4)
  • Blizzard had a giveaway where people could win a Diablo IV Collectors Box
  • IGN posted an article titled: “Diablo 4 Director Says “No Plans’ for Xbox Game Pass as Beta Approaches”
  • Blizzard had a contest titled “Diablo IV Beta Contest – Pray to Lilith”
  • Blizzard “Your Guide To The Diablo IV Open Beta” is still live.
  • Towards the end of the show, I talked about my experience in the Diablo IV Early Access Beta.

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