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Activision made $5.1 billion from microtransactions alone in 2021

Recently purchased by Microsoft, Activision Blizzard achieved its best in-game microtransaction revenue in the year 2021, reaching $5.1 billion. In addition, according to the released data, the company last year achieved net revenue of US$8.808 billion, operating income of US$3.62 billion and net income of US$2.7 billion. Activision-Blizzard generated $5.1 billion in microtransactions from in-game purchases in 2021. Players' spending on titles includes DLCs, World of Warcraft subscriptions, lootboxes, and cosmetics. This move represents 61% of Actvision-Blizzard's total net reserves of $8.354 billion.Earnings from microtransactions in Activision Blizzard games over the years. Source: tweaktown (Deeke Tweak)Record in microtransactions was reached despite the drop in sales...
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How many studios has Xbox acquired in the last 5 years?

At the beginning of Xbox many complained that there were no exclusive games and so it was better to stick with PC games. Microsoft and Phil Spencer, head of Xbox, have been working to change this thinking, where one of the main strategies is being the purchase of interesting studios to develop exclusives for the console. This practice has intensified in recent years, even shocking the gaming industry with some purchases. The great growth of Xbox Game Studios undoubtedly surprised everyone, even if they weren't a fan of the consoles. Because of this, Klobrille posted two images on Twitter showing how many studios belonged to Xbox in 2017 and how many are under the console's umbrella in 2022. In 2017, Xbox only had: Rare, Mojang, Turn 10, 343 Industries and The coalition. How it start...
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What’s in Windows 10 Update KB5009596?

Update KB5009596 for Windows 10 version 2004 or later is available from Microsoft today. The new update is an optional Windows 10 update that brings several general improvements and fixes, including an issue that affects Bluetooth devices. Although the KB5009596 update is optional, it is considerably more secure than the preview builds offered through the Windows Insider Program, as a number of tests were performed before making it available to everyone. It is recommended that you install this patch if you are experiencing critical issues on Windows 10. The main novelty in this new Windows 10 update is support for a new feature called "Sync your Settings". This functionality is geared towards backups and allows saving a list of installed applications to the user's Microsoft account....
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Microsoft Edge gets new sidebar quick actions menu

Microsoft Edge is getting a right sidebar for quick actions. With the new bar, Microsoft seeks to reduce the clutter in the browser, which will include functions such as Games Panel and the guide "Discover" (Discover) (previously accessible only through the dedicated menu in the toolbar). Originally released in 2020, Microsoft Edge has been updated with features like vertical tabs, collections, and more. In an attempt to attract users, Microsoft has implemented a new sidebar that will serve to monitor the internet connection, to play games, among other situations.New features with the arrival of the new sidebar The "Discover" feature serves to indicate related sites and can be based on the "new" RSS feed. Based on the first screenshots showing the functionality, it seems that this...
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build 22538 allows you to control virtual keyboard by voice

Windows 11 is getting voice command on its virtual keyboard in beta. Called "Voice Access", the feature allows the user to control the PC through their voice. The news came in the latest preview version of Windows 11, 22538, an update that Windows Insider Program participants will be able to download. The operation of the virtual keyboard through voice commands is similar to what was presented in December 2021. When the user opens the virtual keyboard, it is possible to see that each key will have an identification number, ranging from 1 to 49. This way , just say, for example, "click on 30" for the operating system to type the letter V.Virtual keyboard in Windows 11. Source: MicrosoftHow does the voice command on the Windows 11 virtual keyboard work According to Microsof...