Share with us what you were doing at the moment when Activision Blizzard acquisition news started breaking up? How did you find out?
I found it amusing reading forums and Twitter about what people were doing that day and how they reacted, so maybe a collection of stories in one thread can be fun.
My story is super lame: I completely missed it. I was chasing my kid around the house in the hope to give him a healthy lunch (amazing parenting right there). I noticed that Discord was super active, with a lot of notifications, but I couldn’t check. Then 25 minutes after the news was all over the place I couldn’t believe what I’m seeing. First I thought it was a rumor, then maybe a report, but then I saw the official Xbox statement. I was sitting on the sofa for a minute or two staring at the wall and just said to the kid “You can eat whatever you want today”.
I was working, then when I was coming back home I opened my Xbox Telegram group and the forum and I saw hundreds of new posts in both and I wondered “it’s good news or bad news?”. The rest is history now.
I woke up around afternoon getting ready to shower and looked at my phone and did a double take. The weeks before I’ve been thinking how AB would be a perfect fit and that I was sad crash and spyro were dead so my reaction was super tame since I expected it lol. Bethesda I was shitting and I got off the toilet and threw up out of excitement.
It was 9 or 10 pm here and I was browsing the web while in bed. I clicked on the acquisition thread here and people were freaking out but I had no idea why. I scrolled up a bit and saw the Schrier tweet and literally sat up like a corpse rising from the dead lol.
I was watching Seinfeld that night and in true fashion I fell asleep on the lounge. Woke about 1am, checked my phone and thought I was dreaming. Jumped on the PC and caught up on the forum posts. I was in pure shock to be honest. Had trouble getting back to sleep in bed lol.
I was browsing on here then saw someone post Jason’s tweet the moment it dropped. I had a similar moment of utter disbelief I had with Bethesda except much more amplified. I didn’t process anything for like 10 minutes or even more.
Woke up, checked my phone half-asleep and went on Gematsu as I usually do every morning for game news. Just saw it casually sitting there in the news feed. “Microsoft to acquire Activision Blizzard”. I scrolled past still half asleep not even realizing what I just read…
Literally just woke up, so I was checking the news in the morning, like I normally do. Had to read over the headline a couple of times for it to truly sink in, at first I thought it was just one of those random rumors.
I just woke up and checked twitter, went onto another site for a few minutes and then checked twitter again and saw the Schreier tweet about it. I swear my half asleep brain made dial up noises trying to process what the hell i was reading lmao