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  • EA's shuttered Facebook games a cautionary tale for online-only play

    Posted April 16, 2013 - 11:24 am

    With EA planning to retire three Facebook games this June, gamers should be wary about getting attached to anything that's online-only.
  • The Weekly Hash - March 22, 2013

    Posted March 22, 2013 - 9:22 am

    Searching from the top of the world to the bottom of the Atlantic ocean to bring you - and make fun of - this week’s top tech stories
  • EA making progress fixing SimCity problems

    Posted March 11, 2013 - 10:53 am

    Electronic Arts isn't able to say Game On quite yet to all SimCity fans, but it says it has made "huge progress" fixing problems that tarnished the March 5 release.
  • Electronic Arts embraces BYOD, consumerization of IT and cloud

    Posted October 1, 2012 - 10:48 am

    With 2012 revenues of $4.1 billion, Electronic Arts (EA) is the third-largest video game company in the world by revenue behind only Nintendo and Activision Blizzard. It boasts landmark franchises such as Madden NFL, FIFA, The Sims and Mass Effect. Through its PopCap Games subsidiary it is the publisher of hits like Bejeweled and Plants vs. Zombies. And yet, in June of 2012, EA's chief operating officer compared the company to a burning oil platform.
  • Confirmed: EA purchases PopCap for $750 million

    Posted July 12, 2011 - 6:28 pm

    EA continues to expand its presence in the casual arena, adding casual gaming powerhouse PopCap to a portfolio that already includes Playfish.
  • EA, Facebook sign 5-year deal

    Posted November 3, 2010 - 10:57 am

    EA announced a new five-year "strategic relationship" with Facebook today that makes Facebook Credits the sole payment method for microtransactions in EA Facebook games. How much does EA get?
  • Confirmed: Angry Birds dev to be bought by EA

    Posted October 20, 2010 - 2:40 pm

    Tips got news source Reuters moving on a rumor that EA wanted to buy Angry Birds developer Chillingo. EA's Director of Corporate Communications confirms the report.
  • Game developer Electronic Arts announces 1500 job cuts

    Posted November 10, 2009 - 8:51 am

    Yesterday the gaming industry was rocked by news that mega-publisher Electronic Arts was spending $300-$400 million on a social media game company while cutting 1500 existing jobs from various in-house development shops.
  • Mass Effect 2 releasing on Jan 26

    Posted October 16, 2009 - 9:52 pm

    As if the mass exodus of delayed games into the early months of 2010 hadn't created enough of a clutter in the new year, EA has planted one of its most anticipated titles in the first month of next year, setting a January 26 release date for the highly-anticipated Mass Effect 2.
  • Kutcher and CNN Battle for Millionth Twitter Fan

    Posted April 16, 2009 - 2:03 pm

    Electronic Arts will make you a star in its upcoming video game The Sims 3 and give you a free copy of every single game EA makes in 2009 if you're Ashton Kutcher 's one millionth follower on Twitter. But there's a catch: Kutcher has to beat CNN to the one million-follower mark.
  • EA drops pursuit of Grand Theft Auto publisher

    Posted September 15, 2008 - 10:27 am

    EA (Electronic Arts) is giving up plans to acquire rival computer games software company Take-Two Interactive, publisher of Grand Theft Auto, and has terminated merger discussions with the company, it said Sunday.
  • EA drops bid for Grand Theft Auto publisher, but joins talks

    Posted August 19, 2008 - 9:39 am

    Electronic Arts, maker of some of the most popular digital sports games in the world, will allow its US$2 billion bid for the publisher of popular game title Grand Theft Auto expire late Monday in the U.S., both companies said.
  • Favre to remain Packer on Madden NFL 09 cover

    Posted August 7, 2008 - 5:06 pm

    Despite his quick retirement and return as a New York Jet, MVP quarterback Brett Favre will remain a Packer on the cover of Madden NFL 09, Electronic Arts said on Thursday.

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