Microsoft makes new bid to unblock Call of Duty deal.

Microsoft has made a new bid to buy Call of Duty-maker Activision Blizzard in the latest twist in the tale of what would be the biggest deal of its kind in the gaming industry.

Its original $69bn (APS59bn) deal was blocked by UK regulators. Microsoft's president Brad Smith said the new offer was "substantially different" and should be approved. The UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) will review the deal but said: "This is not a green light." The offer, if approved, would end a tumultuous 18 months for Microsoft. Since it announced plans to buy Activision...

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