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Activision Blizzard Will Be Acquired by Microsoft for $68.7 Billion in the Biggest Takeover Ever

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Activision Blizzard Will Be Acquired by Microsoft for $68.7 Billion in the Biggest Takeover Ever

Activision Blizzard Will Be Acquired by Microsoft for $68.7 Billion in the Biggest Takeover Ever

On Tuesday, Microsoft Corp. announced that it will acquire Activision Blizzard, the producer of the “Call of Duty” videogame, for $68.7 billion in cash, making the Xbox manufacturer the third-largest gaming firm by revenue.

At $95 per share, Microsoft’s bid represents a premium of 45 percent over Activision’s closing price on Friday. At $65.39, Activision’s stock was up over 38% before being halted due to news.

In a press release, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said, “Gaming is the most dynamic and exciting category in entertainment across all platforms today and will play a key role in the development of metaverse platforms,”

Video game sales have increased as a result of the epidemic, as people who are confined to their homes are turning to video games to pass the time.

Microsoft’s Xbox gaming platform has an advantage over Sony’s Playstation because of Activision’s catalogue of popular titles like “Call of Duty” and “Overwatch”

Activision Blizzard’s CEO, Bobby Kotick, will remain in his position.

Take-Two Interactive Software Inc., a rival videogame publisher, said last week that it will purchase “FarmVille” developer Zynga for $11 billion in cash and shares, making it the largest acquisition in the industry’s history.

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‘Echo’ Image – Reveals First Look At Hawkeye Character’s Costume as Filming Begins on Disney+ MCU Show”

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The production on the upcoming Disney+ Marvel Cinematic Universe show Echo has begun, and a first look photo has been revealed. Alaqua Cox reprises her role as Maya Lopez after making her debut in last year’s Hawkeye, where it was revealed Maya had a lengthy connection with Vincent D’Onofrio’s Kingpin. In 2023, it will be available exclusively on Disney+.

Echo: Release date

Alaqua Cox reprises her role as Maya Lopez after making her debut in last year’s Hawkeye, where it was revealed Maya had a lengthy connection with Vincent D’Onofrio’s Kingpin. In 2023, it will be available exclusively on Disney+.

Echo: Synpsis

The genesis tale of Echo, which will premiere exclusively on Disney+ in 2023, “revisits Maya Lopez, whose vicious behaviour in New York City catches up with her in her hometown,” according to the synopsis. “If she ever intends to go ahead, she must confront her history, reconnect with her Native American heritage, and accept the significance of family and community.”

Echo: Cast

Chaske Spencer (Wild Indian), Tantoo Cardinal (Killers of the Flower Moon), Devery Jacobs (Reservation Dogs), and Cody Lightning (Hey, Viktor!) also appear in Echo, among Graham Greene (1883) and Zahn McClarnon (Dark Winds).

Other details

Sydney Freeland and Catriona McKenzie direct the series’ episodes. Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Brad Winderbaum, Stephen Broussard, Richie Palmer, Marion Dayre, and Jason Gavin serve as executive producers. Amy Rardin, Sydney Freeland, Christina King, and Jennifer Booth serve as co-executive producers.

Echo: first look

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‘For All Mankind Season 3’ – Apple TV+’s sci-fi history drama Gets a Trailer, Release date and more

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The official trailer for the upcoming third season of Apple TV+’s sci-fi alternate-history drama For All Mankind, which will be available to stream on June 10, has been released. The ad emphasises the ten-year time leap in the series, anticipating the commencement of a brand new high-octane space conflict. It depicts NASA, the Soviet Union, and Helios, a private space corporation in a three-way race to Mars.

For All Mankind Season 3: Release date

The official trailer for the upcoming third season of Apple TV+’s sci-fi alternate-history drama For All Mankind, which will be available to stream on June 10, has been released.

For All Mankind Season 3: Synopsis

What would have occurred if the global space race had never ended in For All Mankind? The drama depicts an aspirational universe in which NASA astronauts, engineers, and their families find themselves at the centre of incredible events as seen through the lens of an alternate history timeline in which the Soviet Union beats the United States to the moon.

“In Season 3, the Red Planet becomes the new frontier in the Space Race,” according to the synopsis, “not only for the United States and the Soviet Union, but also for an unexpected new participant with a lot to prove and much more at stake.” “As their dreams for Mars clash and their loyalties are tested, our heroes find themselves in a pressure cooker that develops to a boiling point a satisfying conclusion.”

For All Mankind Season 3: Trailer

For All Mankind Season 3: Cast

Joel Kinnaman, Shantel VanSanten, Jodi Balfour, Sonya Walger, Krys Marshall, Cynthy Wu, Case Johnson, Coral Pea, and Wrenn Schmidt star in the series, which also features new series regular Edi Gathegi as Dev Ayesa, a charismatic visionary with his eyes set on the stars.

Other details

Ronald D. Moore, Ben Nedivi, and Matt Wolpert created and executive produced For All Mankind, with Nedivi and Wolpert serving as showrunners. Maril Davis, David Weddle, Bradley Thompson, and Nichole Beattie serve as executive producers. Sony Pictures Television is behind the show.

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‘Poolman’ – Mystery comedy, Ariana DeBose and Jennifer Jason Leigh Join Chris Pine-Directed Film

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“Poolman’ – Mystery comedy, Ariana DeBose and Jennifer Jason Leigh Join Chris Pine-Directed Film”

According to Deadline, Oscar winner Ariana DeBose and Golden Globe contender Jennifer Jason Leigh have been cast in Chris Pine’s upcoming directorial debut, Poolman, which will begin filming in Los Angeles in June. DeBose and Leigh will join Pine, Annette Bening, and Danny DeVito, who were previously revealed as part of the group.

Chris Pine will direct Poolman from a script he co-wrote with Ian Gotler, who will also produce the film under their Barry Linen Motion Pictures label. Stuart Ford and Linda McDonough will serve as executive producers, with Stacey Sher and Patty Jenkins serving as producers.

Poolman: Synopsis

The movie is being described as “Big Lebowski meets LA film noir with a good splash of La La Land,” and it is expected to have some amusing appearances.

“Darren Barrenman is a hapless dreamer and would-be philosopher who spends his days tending to the pool of the Tahitian Tiki apartment building in sunny Los Angeles and crashing city council meetings with his neighbours Jack and Diane (DeVito, Bening),” according to the synopsis. “When Barrenman uncovers LA’s largest water heist since Chinatown, he forms uneasy alliances with a beautiful and well-connected femme fatale while following every lead he can with corrupt city officials, burned-out Hollywood types, and mysterious benefactors – all in the name of protecting his family Los Angeles is priceless.”

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Pine and Jenkins, who is producing for Wicious Pictures, will rejoin in Poolman’s film. Following Wonder Woman, Wonder Woman 1984, and the short series I Am the Night, this is their most recent collaboration.

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