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There’s Benefits to the Activision Acquisition, But They’re Limited

Ever since they were rightfully roasted over DRM and Kinect in the Xbox One, it seems like Microsoft has been on a tear through the industry, buying up just about everything they can. Right now, it feels like every noteworthy developer has been or is in the process of being purchased by Microsoft. First it was studios like Obsidian Entertainment, then it was publishers like Bethesda, and now the tech giant is swallowing up one of the other giants of gaming: Activision-Blizzard. This level of consolidation can only be bad for gamers in the long run, but there are a few possible positives to be had here; not many, but some nonetheless.
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windowscentral.com

Which Activision Blizzard property do you want to see Microsoft revive?

In case you haven't been following the news, Microsoft gobbled up Activision Blizzard, meaning the latter's properties are being injected into the ever-expanding body of Xbox. Therefore, if you want a new Spyro or Tony Hawk game, you need to be praying to Phil Spencer, the CEO of Microsoft Gaming.
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First Activision, Now EA? FIFA Publisher Is Tipped For Takeover

However, while Microsoft clearly has money to splash around, The Financial Times hypothesises that Apple, Amazon, Google, and even Netflix could be potential buyers; all of these companies would do well to expand their business in the video game arena, and buying one of the industry's most famous publishers wouldn't be a bad move.
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Sony Stock plummets by $20 Billion following landmark Microsoft deal

A decisive blow has been struck in the console wars. Following Microsoft’s Landmark acquisition of Activision Blizzard, Sony’s stocks have reportedly suffered a loss of $20 Billion, equating to a 13% overall loss in shares. It is the largest drop in Sony’s stock in over a decade.
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tittlepress.com

What games to buy Activision Blizzard could get Xbox

With the upcoming purchase of Activision Blizzard for $ 68.7 billion, Microsoft is now the third largest video game publisher in the world by revenue. It owns many of the greatest game franchises of all time, including Minecraft, The Elder Scrolls, and now Call of Duty and World of Warcraft. Since the early 2000s, Microsoft has slowly but steadily expanded its holdings, adding to its stable of proprietary developers. An explosion of acquisitions in late teens combined with the purchase of Bethesda last year made Microsoft a multi-armed behemoth in the gaming industry, surpassed only by Sony and Tencent. Here’s a breakdown of the studios and games Microsoft might own if the deal goes through.
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compsmag.com

How to Control Xbox One with Google Assistant

This guide is about How to Control Xbox One with Google Assistant. So read this free guide, How to Control Xbox One with Google Assistant. If you have query related to same article you may contact us. How to Control Xbox One with Google Assistant – Guide. Forget Cortana,...
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ggrecon.com

Microsoft Has Killed Off The Xbox One

The Xbox One was a fabulous games console. Sure, it had its problems, and some of its exclusive titles didn't quite stand up to the PlayStation 4's at the best of times, but it still offered a great lineup of games and carried us into the current generation of gaming.
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Xbox One is dead — but its spirit lives on in Xbox Series X

The Xbox One is dead! Long live the Xbox One! Microsoft has officially confirmed that Xbox One has been discontinued and that its production came to an end in 2020. This makes sense: while Sony plans to produce a million more PS4s before the end of 2022 as securing PS5 restocks remains a serious struggle, Microsoft seems to have the Xbox Series S more readily available than its flagship console. And the less powerful machine is still better than the last-gen consoles.
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brytfmonline.com

You can now join FaceTime calls on Xbox!

FaceTime is the popular video calling app included with Apple devices: iPhone, iPad, and iPod let you chat while looking at each other. Nothing unusual about it, except that this app was aimed at owners of Apple devices. With the release of iOS 15, FaceTime is opening up to the world and now lets you connect with anyone, anywhere…even on Xbox!
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xboxtavern.com

One Hand Clapping Review

Xbox has been lagging behind its peers when it comes to games featuring alternative controls. This is most likely due to the mixed reception of the Kinect. (I should point out that Xbox does have an excellent accessibility program, developing a special programmable controller/input device for gamers with disabilities, but that’s not what I’m talking about). The Playstation and Nintendo brands have built-in and external peripherals that allow developers to make creative and unique games. I’m talking about cameras, haptic feedback, VR, and plenty more, and don’t be surprised when Nintendo adds a lickable screen to their next system allowing you to taste whatever is in the game, I know you want to know what flavor a Kirby is (this really is a thing, Google it). I guess I feel kind of left out over here with my Xbox, so when I had the opportunity to review One Hand Clapping, the new puzzle platforming game by Bad Dream Games and publisher HandyGames that uses your voice as a main input for gameplay, I was immediately interested.
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vaughantoday.ca

Joining FaceTime calls on Xbox is now possible! | Xbox One

FaceTime is the popular video calling app included with Apple devices: iPhone, iPad, and iPod let you chat while looking at each other. Nothing unusual about it, except that this app was intended for owners of Apple devices. With the publication of iOS 15, FaceTime is opening up to the world and now allows you to communicate with anyone, anywhere…even on Xbox!
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xda-developers

Microsoft discontinues all Xbox One consoles, Sony PS4 remains in production

The latest generation of home consoles technically arrived in 2020, with the introduction of the Sony PlayStation 5 and Microsoft Series X/S, but those consoles are still difficult to actually purchase — thanks, silicon shortage. That isn’t stopping Microsoft from shifting all its resources over to the new consoles, as the company has now revealed it ended production of all last-gen Xbox One consoles.
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globestats.com

Microsoft has stopped manufacturing all Xbox One consoles

Microsoft has zeroed in on Xbox Series X/S all through 2021. The most recent age of home control center in fact showed up in 2020, with the presentation of the Sony PlayStation 5 and Microsoft Series X/S, however those control center are as yet hard to definitely buy – much obliged, silicon lack. That isn’t preventing Microsoft from moving every one of its assets over to the new control center, as the organization has now uncovered it finished creation of all last-gen Xbox One control center.
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thenaturalfestival.com

Microsoft Xbox One Kinect Sensor Bar [Xbox One](Renewed)

Requires power adapter for Xbox One S and X models (sold separately) Put down the controller and play Xbox One games using just your body, voice, and gestures. Command your TV and even make Skype calls in HD. Play games where you are the controller, Be recognized and signed-in automatically.
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tag24.com

RIP Xbox One: The flawed middle child of the Microsoft console family

Seattle, Washington - Since Microsoft has officially stopped making the Xbox One, it's time to revisit the good, the bad, and the awkward in the life of one of the most disappointing game consoles ever made. Microsoft's Xbox console product marketing lead, Cindy Walker, may have told The Verge that...
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socialbarrel.com

Microsoft Stops Making Xbox One Consoles

It wants to focus on next-gen production. Microsoft Completely Stopped All Xbox One Consoles. Originally, Microsoft discontinued the Xbox One X and digital Xbox One S when it launched the Xbox Series X. At the end of 2020, it announced that it stopped manufacturing Xbox One S. Retailers are forced to sell out their remaining stock.
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tittlepress.com

CES 2022: Top 3 Innovation Trends for Marketers

For those who have followed consumer technology long enough, this development could trigger a flashback to the Kinect camera system that Microsoft added to Xbox consoles in the early 2010s. Kinect never really took off and was phased out in the early 2010s. 2016, partly due to its limited use cases in games and partly due to the privacy concerns raised. But in 2022 Zoom became a household name and video calling became a necessity for remote workers and a common way to access virtual services. Of course, TV makers have realized that smart TVs should have a camera as well. LG, for example, is taking advantage of the added cameras to enable telemedicine services on its latest TVs.
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