Microsoft to acquire Activision Blizzard, video game company accused of creating a 'breeding ground for harassment'

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Activision Blizzard, the famed video game company that has been grappling with allegations of sexual harassment, is set to be acquired by Microsoft.

Microsoft confirmed Tuesday it will acquire the publisher behind hit games like World of Warcraft, Call of Duty, and Overwatch in a deal valued at $68.7 billion. Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick will continue in his role at the head of the company, the announcement said.

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