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Now That Corruption Passed the Activision Deal The Real Regulators Got Some Questions👀



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Now That Corruption Passed the Activision Deal The Real Regulators Got Some Questions👀
 

 


BRUSSELS, Oct 6 (Reuters) - EU antitrust regulators are asking games developers whether Microsoft*(MSFT.O)*will be incentivised to block rivals' access to "Call of Duty" maker Activision Blizzard's*(ATVI.O)*best-selling games, according to an EU document seen by Reuters.

EU antitrust regulators are due to make a preliminary decision by Nov. 8 on whether to clear Microsoft's proposed $69 billion acquisition of Activision.

The EU competition enforcer also asked if Activision's trove of user data would give the U.S. software giant a competitive advantage in the development, publishing and distribution of computer and console games, the EU document shows.

After its decision next month the European Commission is expected to open a four-month long investigation, underscoring regulatory concerns about Big Tech acquisitions.

Games developers, publishers and distributors were asked whether the deal would affect their bargaining power regarding the terms for selling console and PC games via Microsoft's Xbox and its cloud game streaming service Game Pass.

Regulators also wanted to know if there would be sufficient alternative suppliers in the market following the deal and also in the event Microsoft decides to make Activision's games exclusively available on its Xbox, its Games Pass and its cloud game streaming services.

They asked if such exclusivity clauses would reinforce Microsoft's Windows operating system versus rivals, and whether the addition of Activision to its PC operating system, cloud computing services and game-related software tools gives it an advantage in the video gaming industry.

They asked how important the Call of Duty franchise is for distributors of console games, third-party multi-game subscription services on computers and providers of cloud game streaming services.

The questionnaire, with about 100 questions, asked which of the rivals such as Nvidia's GeForce Now, Sony's Playstation, Google Stadia, Amazon Luna and Facebook Gaming could be considered the most attractive following the deal.

Respondents have until Oct. 10 to reply.
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 2 months ago '17        #2
Naga Sadow  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x23
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All Microsoft has to say is that we offered our entire catalog and with Gamepass to Sony and they turned it down.
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 2 months ago '17        #3
SPdaGOAT  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x7
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 Naga Sadow said
All Microsoft has to say is that we offered our entire catalog and with Gamepass to Sony and they turned it down.
I imagine it’s gonna be more complicated than that
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 2 months ago '05        #4
Krazie 
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Man these tears and tantrums are going to be legendary
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 2 months ago '11        #5
Blokka Blokka  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x8
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Sony really trying hard to stop this and the Sony stans acting like its no big deal

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 2 months ago '17        #6
SPdaGOAT  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x7
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 Blokka Blokka said
Sony really trying hard to stop this and the Sony stans acting like its no big deal

Why should it matter to us? Not our money.
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 2 months ago '11        #7
Blokka Blokka  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x8
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 SPdaGOAT said
Why should it matter to us? Not our money.
why does anything pro sony get you cheerleaders into a frenzy then?

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 2 months ago '17        #8
Naga Sadow  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x23
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 Blokka Blokka said
why does anything pro sony get you cheerleaders into a frenzy then?



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 2 months ago '17        #9
SPdaGOAT  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x7
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 Blokka Blokka said
why does anything pro sony get you cheerleaders into a frenzy then?

It don’t. We just give them their props when they do something well and keep it moving. Why does that upset you?

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 2 months ago '20        #10
D1dnt read  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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 Blokka Blokka said
Sony really trying hard to stop this and the Sony stans acting like its no big deal


it's not, as long as games like COD stay multiplat, which they will Sony knew this sh*t was going through, they just made it that MS had to publicly state that games would remain multiplat


PS gamers aren't affected at all

 2 months ago '17        #11
SPdaGOAT  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x7
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 Naga Sadow said

You’re 50

 2 months ago '18        #12
Oswaldgatesjr  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x13
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Ohhh that monopoly is inchin closer day by day

microsoft playstation!
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 2 months ago '05        #13
kaseemromani 
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"It is also necessary to consider that, as Call of Duty is an "essential" game, as defended by Sony, then the Nintendo Switch would probably not be able to compete effectively in the market, since no title in the franchise was released for the platform (until now). What can be observed, however, is that the Nintendo console has been showing a good sales performance since its launch in 2017, having even surpassed the numbers of the recently launched PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S in 2021." xbox should thank nintendo lol
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 2 months ago '05        #14
Krazie 
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 kaseemromani said
"It is also necessary to consider that, as Call of Duty is an "essential" game, as defended by Sony, then the Nintendo Switch would probably not be able to compete effectively in the market, since no title in the franchise was released for the platform (until now). What can be observed, however, is that the Nintendo console has been showing a good sales performance since its launch in 2017, having even surpassed the numbers of the recently launched PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S in 2021." xbox should thank nintendo lol
And Sony for formulating such idiotic arguments
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 2 months ago '15        #15
storyboutdamans 
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 Oswaldgatesjr said
Ohhh that monopoly is inchin closer day by day

microsoft playstation!
“YOU KNOW IT!” #juicyJvoice


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 2 months ago '04        #16
VictoryThagr8 
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 Oswaldgatesjr said
Ohhh that monopoly is inchin closer day by day

microsoft playstation!
That deal will get rejected with ease.

We will more likely see Apple PlayStation before anything.

 2 months ago '20        #17
5ive04our  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x225
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 VictoryThagr8 said
That deal will get rejected with ease.

We will more likely see Apple PlayStation before anything.
Y’all just be talking out y’all a*s huh?

 2 months ago '18        #18
Oswaldgatesjr  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x13
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 VictoryThagr8 said
That deal will get rejected with ease.

We will more likely see Apple PlayStation before anything.
No it wouldn't that's free reign .



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