Microsoft has invested in Activision Blizzard games in a bid to boost its planned acquisition of the mega publisher.

After the tech giant announced its intention to buy Activision Blizzard earlier this year, competition regulators began scrutinizing the purchase. in a recent release request (opens in new tab) submitted to the New Zealand Trade Commission, Microsoft tried to justify the takeover by deliberately taking down Activision Blizzard games (thanks, RockPaperShotgun (opens in new tab)).