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Microsoft Trusts in Activision Blizzard Acquisition; Deal May be Signed on Unlucky Day

Jacob Blazewicz, 06 October 2023, 15:15

A historic merger may soon become a reality. Microsoft still has to wait for a decision from the British, but according to rumors, the company has already set an interesting date for the Activision Blizzard acquisition.

UK Gaming Industry Will Restrict Access to Loot Boxes Among Children

Adam Celarek, 18 July 2023, 17:17

The British Game Industry Association, in cooperation with the government, has enacted a series of targets to guide the market with regard to lootboxes. The plan is presented in the form of 11 sub-points.

Microsoft Reportedly Considers Drastic Steps to Get Around CMA's Block on Acti-Blizz Purchase

Adrian Werner, 04 June 2023, 23:45

According to credible rumors, Microsoft has a rather drastic plan B in case the British CMA does not agree to the acquisition of Activision Blizzard.

Brits Want to Make Sure Microsoft Doesn't Get Activision

Jacob Blazewicz, 12 May 2023, 15:24

Britain's Competition and Markets Authority has issued a regulation on Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Blizzard. The agency wants to make sure the companies don't try to force the deal.

Not Everybody Thinks Lootboxes Are a National Problem

destroytheardor, 18 July 2022, 16:33

The UK government has conducted an investigation into lootboxes in video games. The conclusions are that the problem exists and needs to be addressed, but it is best if it solves itself.

UK Will Investigate Microsoft's Purchase of Activision Blizzard

Jacob Blazewicz, 07 July 2022, 11:22

The UK Competition and Markets Authority will look into Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Blizzard and is open to comments from „interested parties”.

Intel Won't Build a Factory in the UK Due to Brexit

Arkadiusz Strzala, 07 October 2021, 14:12

Intel's new factory will not be built in Great Britain. The reason is the fact that this country is no longer a member of the European Union, i.e. the Brexit. There are 70 other locations in 10 EU countries under consideration.

Loot Boxes are Gambling and Ruin Less Well-off Players, Claim UK Researchers

Jacob Blazewicz, 02 April 2021, 17:29

Researchers from Great Britain published an extensive report on loot boxes. The authors prove that the mechanic does indeed fall under the category of gambling and, moreover, it has a tendency to become addictive for people with not very high salaries.

Queen Elizabeth II Warns of Deepfakes in False Message

Bart Swiatek, 29 December 2020, 15:39

A video showing a false Christmas message from Queen Elizabeth II appeared online. The material was created by the British television Channel 4 and its purpose is to warn against deepfake content.

In 2030 Every Fourth British Soldier Could be a Robot

Konrad Sarzynski, 09 November 2020, 15:42

The commander of the British army predicts that in 2030 every fourth soldier may not be human. While presenting in an interview a vision of the future of the armed forces, he suggested that up to 30,000 robots could be „drafted” within the next 10 years.

Video Games Promote Reading and Writing, Suggests a UK Survey

Jacob Blazewicz, 12 August 2020, 22:44

The British charity National Literary Trust has published the results of a survey on the relationship between video games and reading. The survey shows that gaming can be an incentive to develop writing and reading skills as well as empathy.

Founders of Rockstar Games Among the Richest People in UK

Krzysztof Kaluzinski, 19 May 2020, 19:10

The owners of Rockstar Games have again found themselves among the richest people in the UK. Making the GTA V available for free can still affect their total assets, as microtransactions from online mode are still in constant demand.

11-year-old Played Too Much GTA, so the Family Gave Him a Real Car

Paul Wozniak, 04 March 2020, 21:58

British police have reported the arrest of an 11-year-old boy who was driving a car in one of the car parks in Lancester. According to the information, he was allowed to do so by a relative who was fed up with the fact that the child was spending the whole day in front of a console, playing GTA.

Rockstar North Defends Its Tax Breaks

Adrian Werner, 21 January 2020, 15:54

Rockstar North refutes allegations accusing the studio of abusing game developer tax deduction program. According to the team, its success shows that the initiative works and strengthens the British economy.

UK's Healthcare: Lootboxes Expose Children to Gambling Addiction

Paul Wozniak, 19 January 2020, 21:51

England's mental health director, Claire Murdoch, claims that lootboxes in video games put children at risk of becoming addicted to gambling. Thus, she calls for the companies behind such games to take appropriate action.

A Clinic For Treating Gaming Addiction Opens in UK

Jacob Blazewicz, 08 October 2019, 23:15

The British Health Service has announced the opening of the country's first clinic for technology addiction. The facility will treat cases of addiction to video games, social media and the Internet in general.

Not Only Rockstar - Sony and Other Giants Avoid Paying Taxes in UK

Michael Kulakowski, 02 October 2019, 23:01

As it turns out, Rockstar is not the only company that avoids tax authorities in Great Britain. Using methods similar to those of the creators of GTA V, giants such as Warner, Sony and Sega earned hundreds of millions of pounds in tax credits. They were all beneficiaries of a scheme intended to support domestic video game developers.

A School in London Introduced Video Game Classes and Explains Why

Konrad Serafinski, 11 August 2019, 23:37

There is a special school in North London where students are among the first in the world to have video game classes. Children play popular titles together to develop their social skills.

Prince Harry Says Fortnite Should be Banned

Adrian Werner, 06 April 2019, 23:50

Prince Harry provoked the ire of gamers by stating that Fortnite is created to addict and such games should be banned.