Activision shares soar 37% on report Microsoft will buy the video game giant

Activision shares soar 37% on report Microsoft will buy the video game giant

A gamer plays the video game ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops’ developed by Treyarch and published by Activision during the ‘Paris Games Week’ on October 25, 2018 in Paris, France.

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Shares of Activision soared about 37% in pre-market trading Tuesday following a Wall Street Journal report that Microsoft would buy the video game giant.

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