Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision-Blizzard has cleared the biggest hurdle (FTC), but the deal is not yet fully closed. And everyone involved spent more time trying to come to an agreement. Plus, we discuss Sony finally signing his 10-year Call of Duty deal with Microsoft, the end of Xbox Live Gold and a somewhat confusing replacement in the form of Xbox Game Pass Core, and more.
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