Activision Blizz Exec has the most to show us

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The last of us It inspired a lot of things when it was first released in 2013. The HBO TV adaptation was no different. Like a massive EpiPen of stimulus to the economy in the middle of winter, it has elicited both effusive praise, scornful rejection, and everything in between. But what might be the worst acquisition of all wasn’t even born today.

Hey FTC – Did you watch last night’s episode of The last of us? It was incredible,” tweeted Activision Blizzard’s Executive Vice President of Corporate Affairs and Director of Communications Lulu Cheng Meservy. Call of duty publisher Recently contracted serial poster It was an awkward thread on how to do it The Last of Us TV The offer showed that Microsoft should be allowed to acquire the company for $69 billion.

For those who may be living under a rock and don’t know: The last of us It is a harrowing tale of love, loss and redemption in a world brought to its knees by a pandemic. this week Particularly intimate and emotional episode Lots of crying. He prompted Meservy to post about how the biggest acquisition in tech history didn’t raise any red flags.

Microsoft and Activision Blizzard have been on the offensive ever since the Federal Trade Commission launched an antitrust lawsuit against them, apparently with the goal of wriggling out some additional concessions before eventually allowing the deal to go through. It’s a multi-faceted, multi-directional campaign that Microsoft has talked about frequently How much does it suck? Compared to Sony, both in terms of making games And now in terms of making TV shows. That was certainly the sentiment Phil Spencer, CEO of Microsoft Gaming, conveyed last week When asked to compare The last of us PBS to Hello TV program.

“Sony’s talent and IP across gaming, TV, movies, and music are formidable and truly impressive,” Meservey Tweet Today. “No wonder their continued dominance as the market leader for consoles. In gaming, Sony is ‘first of us’ — and you’d be fine without the protections of the FTC.”

Let Cordyceps take me now.

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