These antitrust changes are becoming a real thorn in my side Microsoft, as the company struggles to get its whopping $67.8 billion bid to buy Activision Blizzard approved. In the latest development in this case, the Xbox team has just withdrawn its claim that the Federal Trade Commission’s process is unconstitutional.
Meanwhile, AMD is fighting a battle of its own after the latest iteration of Radeon’s flagship graphics card – dubbed the RX 7900 XTX – suffered the same fate as its Nvidia counterpart, the RTX 4090, which means it got too hot to properly handle function . In other news, an actor dating The last of us The cast just warned fans that the show will be taking certain liberties with the game, so check it all out in today’s gaming roundup.
Microsoft realizes the last thing they want is a fight with the FTC
It would be absurd to suggest that Activision’s consolidation could create a vacuum in the gaming industry despite Sony’s claims. However, Microsoft is still struggling to approve the deal, at least if the FTC has anything to say on the matter. In a recent motion to persuade the court that buying Activision would not “suppress” competition, Microsoft had included a bullet claiming the FTC’s validation process was unconstitutional, but they pulled that quickly back and even offered something in the form of an apology. The last thing they want is to start a fight with the FTC, which could still try to block the takeover altogether.
AMD confirms that some RX 7900 XTX have a faulty vapor chamber and related offers give you a new one
Just when we were almost convinced to jump on Nvidia’s hate wagon and alert them to their ridiculously priced RTX 40-series cards, reports began pouring in of AMD’s new flagship also overheating due to faulty parts. Now, amidst all the CES 2023 hype, AMD has confirmed that some RX 7900 XTX cards are indeed causing overheating issues because they don’t have “enough water” in the vapor chamber. Only reference cards appear to be affected, so don’t worry if you bought a custom one. AMD also offers to give you a brand new, flawless GPU if you call their technical support line.
The last of us takes some liberties with the game’s story, but nothing too serious
The last of us on HBO, Neil has kept Druckmann aside to make sure it doesn’t deviate too much from the source material, but that doesn’t mean the show will be a one-to-one adaptation of the 2013 video game. Indeed, according to what Nico Parker (Sarah Miller) revealed in a recent interview, there will be inconsistencies, but nothing remotely out of the ordinary. “A lot of the way we interpreted the characters is incredibly similar to the game,” she said. “But there was a sense of freedom about it.”
That’s it for now, but tune in again tomorrow for another recap of the day’s key gaming developments.