Happy Wednesday, everyone. Stephen here.
I almost said it was Tuesday (again). These holiday weeks always trip me up.
⚡ Situational awareness: Activision is delaying the next seasons of Call of Duty Vanguard and Warzone to focus on fixing the buggy games. "We feel your frustrations and hear you loud and clear."
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“Metaverse” mentions in Monday’s call announcing the deal, by executive: Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella (5), Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick (4), Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer (2).
Editor's note: Item 1 of this newsletter has been corrected to include Stan Kroenke, not Jerry Jones, as a billionaire sports team owner to pay $20 million franchise fees to start league teams, not Jerry Jones.