May 25, 2022

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Microsoft bought Activision because gaming is the new social media

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On Tuesday, Microsoft said it plans to buy the gaming giant Activision Blizzard — maker of the Call of Duty, World of Warcraft and Candy Crush franchises, to name a few — for some $69 billion. If it survives antitrust scrutiny, the deal will make Microsoft, which already owns Xbox, “Minecraft” and Halo, a titan of the gaming world. And that in turn could give it a big role in shaping not just how we work and play but how we interact online.

The Washington Post