Furious after spending over $10,000 on Diablo Immortal and getting nothing.
Streamer Quin69 spent over $10,000 on small purchases of Diablo Immortal to get five-star gems and was furious when he reached that amount and found none. Diablo Immortal, released with a mass success of downloads, more than 10 million earned it the title of the best release of the saga. But also surrounded by controversy due to its micropayment system, this free-to-play has several types of currencies and purchases within the application, a model that many people have considered unfair and have branded as pay-to-win.
Activision Blizzard operation is “moving fast”, Brad Smith says.
The President of Microsoft, Brad Smith, has claimed in Belgium that the company’s proposed acquisition of ATVI is going relatively quickly. The deal was announced in January that Microsoft intends to acquire Activision Blizzard in a $68.7 billion deal, this is the biggest operation in the modern gaming industry by distance, surpassing the $7 billion operation cost by Bethesda by a lot, and Microsoft said at the time that it hopes to complete the deal in the first half of 2023.
Microsoft To Increase Bonuses And Stock Options For Employees
Microsoft has to spend significantly more on bonuses and stock options to retain its experts. Meta had offered some twice the salary. Microsoft Chief Executive Satya Nadella has announced plans to increase bonuses and salaries. The Wall Street Journal reports, citing a person familiar with the announcement. Nadella said on May 16, 2022, that the software giant plans to nearly double its global budget for performance-based pay increases for employees. The annual share component will also be increased by at least 25 percent. The online magazine GeekWire first reported on the increase in income.
Acing the Microsoft MS-720 Teams Voice Engineer Exam: Expert Tips and Tricks!
The Microsoft MS-720 Guidebook Microsoft Teams Voice Engineer Exam is a skills-based exam that tests your ability to design and implement solutions for voice communications and telephony using Microsoft Teams. The exam is designed for IT professionals who have experience working with on-premises telephony solutions and who want to transition to using Microsoft Teams for their voice needs. The exam covers various topics, including voice architecture, voice quality, and voice security.
The Ultimate MB-260 Guidebook for Acing the Microsoft Customer Data Platform Specialist Exam!
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After 37 Years, Someone Found Gabe Newell in the Easter Eggs of Windows 1.0
Finding eggs in past programs and software is still a subject of great interest to many people - developers hide all kinds of strange content in their programs by various means, mostly developer lists or mini-games and music, and so on. But triggering the egg itself is a kind of arcane science, there is no instruction prompt, there is no rule to follow, to trigger almost entirely rely on the user's own " sniffer " to try.
The US Cyber Security and Information Agency CISA Warns of 15 Security Vulnerabilities That Are Actively Exploited
The US security authority CISA warns companies and authorities of 15 older security gaps that are actively being exploited for attacks. The US Cyber Security and Information Security Agency (CISA) warn of 15 legacy vulnerabilities that are currently being actively exploited. These were included in the agency's catalog, which is intended to sensitize companies and agencies to patching vulnerabilities that are already being actively used in attacks on IT systems. As recently as February, CISA significantly expanded its list and, among other things, warned of an actively exploited SMB vulnerability.
Microsoft Scales AI Infrastructure To Hundreds of Thousands of GPUs
Deep learning is very resource-intensive. Microsoft is now describing how this can be scaled globally to hundreds of thousands of GPUs. The software company Microsoft apparently operates a globally distributed service for scheduling machine learning tasks. The system used is called Singularity and is described in a current research paper from Microsoft, which lists 26 authors involved - including Mark Russinovich, CTO of Microsoft's cloud division Azure. The primary goal is to save costs.
Microsoft gets patent on the free coding method
Google had failed with a patent on ANS coding, Microsoft has now succeeded. The inventor actually wants to keep the process free. After years of trying, the software company Microsoft received a patent for the rANS coding method from the US patent office. This is one of several variants of the Asymmetric Numeral Systems (ANS) coding method that is found in almost all modern codecs, such as AV1, the Z standard compression, or, in the case of rANS, the new JPEG XL.
Activision Blizzard, GameStop, Electronic Arts, and the State of Video Game Companies in 2022
This article is free of opinion and bias, and is based solely on accredited media reports and gaming organizations. Sources for this article include Microsoft.com, Sara Ashley O'Brien for CNN Business, Zackari Greif for GameRant.com, Jennifer Korn for CNN, Jason Schreier for Bloomberg.com, Shannon Liao for The Washington Post, Game Developers Conference 2022, VOANews.com, Oscar Gonzalez and David Priest for CNET.com,and Ben Gilbert for Business Insider.
Microsoft's Largest Acquisition: Activision Blizzard
Tuesday, January 18th, 2022, Microsoft Corp has announced that they will be acquiring Activision Blizzard Inc. For those unfamiliar with the company, you may recognize them as the studio which created Overwatch, Call of Duty, and Candy Crush. Microsoft announced that they would be acquiring the company for seemingly large price tag of $68.7 billion. This marks Microsoft's largest acquisition to date in the company's 47 years.
Microsoft Acquires Activision Blizzard In Historical $70 Billion Deal
Following recent reports, Microsoft has issued an official announcement stating that it has successfully acquired Activision Blizzard in a purchase deal valued at almost $70 billion.
Microsoft to buy COD developer for $68.7 B in game Industry
Microsoft Corp said on Tuesday it was acquiring "Call of Duty" videogame maker Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion in cash, the biggest deal in the sector that would help the Xbox maker become the third-largest gaming company by revenue.