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Now, The UK Is Looking Into Microsoft's Activision Blizzard Purchase

1 month ago   |   By Android Headlines

Earlier this year, Microsoft made one of the biggest acquisitions in video game history. Ever since then, there's been a lot of speculation about what this would mean for the gaming industry. Well, it seems that the UK wants to weigh in on Microsoft's purchase of Activision Blizzard.
Here's a recap
Back in January this year, the news broke that Microsoft began the steps to purchase Activision Blizzard. This was a gigantic purchase, and it dwarfed Take-Two's $12.7 billion acquisition of Zynga. Microsoft paid a whopping $68.7 billion for Activision Blizzard.
Even though the purchase happened...
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Microsoft's xCloud game streaming looks worse on Linux than Windows

Microsoft's xCloud game streaming looks worse on Linux than Windows

1 month ago   |   By Ars Technica

A scene from Forza Horizon 5 on xCloud as seen with a Windows User-Agent string...
Microsoft's xCloud game streaming appears to dip to a lower visual quality setting when running on Linux. The apparent downgrade across operating systems was noted by a Reddit user over the holiday weekend and confirmed in Ars' own testing this morning.
To compare how xCloud handles a Linux machine vs. a Windows machine, an Edge extension was used during testing to force the browser's User-Agent string to present itself as a Linux browser:
Windows User-Agent tested: Mozilla/5.0 AppleWebKit/537.36...
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