Did Microsoft Play Activision Dirty? (Or just Bobby Kotick?) (VL608)Vote
Activision Blizzard's year of news appearances is almost unbelievable, but perhaps none more so than the announcement that Microsoft is purchasing them for just under $70 BILLION in cash.
But $70 BILLION could have been so much more at a market premium for the company offered not even a year ago. Did the $2T gorilla in the room "help" make such a deal possible in public (and other) statements, and where does CEO Bobby Kotick's ego fit in?
It's always Bobby, Bobby, Bobby...in Virtual Legality.
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01:38 Whither Bobby Kotick
04:19 A Questionable Timeline (Wall Street Journal)
12:08 Discounting Big Bets
17:12 Deny, Deny, Deny
18:38 Phil Spencer Talks Activision
22:23 Microsoft's Own Shareholder Revolt
26:39 Buying the Press
Discussed in this episode:
Hoeg Law Videos
BUYING LOW | A Legal Look at Microsoft's Stunning Activision Acquisition (VL607)https://youtu.be/rzPuhjCZK7I
ACTIVISION BOMBSHELL | WSJ - "Bobby Kotick Knew" (VL575)
"Navigating" Activision Blizzard | From PlayStation Stings to Game Awards Things (VL588)
Will Xbox or PlayStation Actually ACT Against Activision Blizzard? (VL578)
Xbox News Releases
"Activision Blizzard’s Workplace Problems Spurred $75 Billion Microsoft Deal"
Wall Street Journal - January 18, 2022
"Xbox Boss Not Interested In 'Virtue Shaming' Activision"
Kotaku - January 10, 2022
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