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After having acquired LucasArts, The Walt Disney Company and Electronic Arts announced a new multi-year exclusive licensing agreement to develop and publish globally new games based on Star Wars characters and storylines.
EA announced that John Riccitiello will step down as Chief Executive Officer and as a member of the Board of Directors, effective March 30, to be replaced by former CEO Larry Probst.
Joseph Ybarra, known for his pioneering role in the videogame industry as one of the earliest producers at Electronic Arts, has announced the formation of a brand new game development and publishing company that bears his name: Joe Got Game.
GOG.com has a great weekend promo going on, whereby their entire Electronic Arts catalog is 50% off, titles such as Syndicate, the Ultima series, Alpha Centauri, SimCity 2000 and so many more, all priced at $2.39, all Win7/Vista compatible, and DRM free.
A report in the New York Post claims that Electronic Arts is in the early stages of discussions with private-equity giants KKR and Providence Equity Partners (owner of Bethesda) about a potential sale. Only crediting a "source," the report received a "no comment on rumor and speculation" from EA, nor responses from either investment company.
THQ announced Ron Moravek has been appointed Executive Vice President, Production reporting directly to THQ President, Jason Rubin.
by Erik "NekoIncardine" Ottosen on June 4, 2012 @ 3:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under E3 2012 - Pre-E3 2012
During EA's Pre-E3 2012 Media Briefing, it presented new coverage for Dead Space 3, Madden, SimCity, Medal of Honor: Warfighter, FIFA, MMA/UFC, Need for Speed: Most Wanted, and Crysis 3.
DTI Software and EA announced plans to provide airlines with several of its most popular games for play on traditional seat back entertainment and Android-based devices.
Electronic Arts announced that starting in November, its direct-to-consumer gaming platform, Origin, will offer some of the top PC game titles from publishers Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, THQ and Capcom.
Electronic Arts announced an agreement to acquire PopCap Games, known for blockbuster titles like Plants vs. Zombies, Bejeweled, and Zuma.
by Thomas Wilde on June 7, 2011 @ 3:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 2011 - Pre-E3 2011
During EA's Pre-E3 2011 Media Briefing, it presented new coverage for Battlefield 3, FIFA 12, Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, Mass Effect 3, Madden 2012, Need for Speed: The Run and Star Wars: The Old Republic.
Electronic Arts revealed its lineup of titles that it will have on display at the 2011 E3 Expo taking place at the Los Angeles Convention Center on June 7 - 9, 2011, such as Battlefield 3 , FIFA 12, Kingdoms of Amalur, Madden NFL 12, Mass Effect 3 and a slew of others...
Electronic Arts announced the launch of its direct-to-consumer gaming platform Origin, which currently has more than 150 titles avaialble, and will be the only place where fans are going to be able to purtchase Star Wars: The Old Republic later this year.
EA announced an agreement to acquire Australia based mobile development studio Firemint, bringing a proven powerhouse of creative talent to EAi, with original hits Flight Control and Real Racing for iPhone and iPad, and an attractive future slate of games.
Electronic Arts announced a worldwide environmental initiative to eliminate printed game manuals and replace them with easily-accessible digital manuals, a move that will reduce its printed materials in packaged products by 40%.
An ancient, dreaming evil stirs. Dangerous creatures awaken. The Earth is in mortal peril. The wonders and horrors of the secret world are re-emerging in our world. The time has come to take up arms in the war between good & evil. Warriors and champions of Gaia, your training is about to begin. Rise. You have been chosen.
Activision Blizzard amended its counter lawsuit against two former executives, adding rival publisher/developer Electronic Arts, and added a hefty price tag on its claim, $400 million. Activision accuses EA of intentionally interfering with contracts, engaging in unfair competition and aided and abetted breaches of fiduciary duty by former Infinity Ward executives Jason West and Vince Zampella.
Electronic Arts announced its video game lineup for GamesCom, August 18-22, where it will show off Crysis 2, Medal of Honor, Darkspore, Dragon Age 2, Bulletstorm, Rock Band 3, and several others.
by Thomas Wilde on June 16, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 2010 - E3 2010 - June 15
During EA's E3 2010 Media Briefing, it presented new coverage for Battlefield: Bad Company 2, Dead Space 2, EA Sports Active 2, EA Sports MMA, Madden 2011, Medal of Honor and Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit. EA also announced its "Gun Club" and showed off Crysis 2 and Bulletstorm. Star Wars: The Old Republic is also playable on the show floor this year.
by Rainier on June 10, 2010 @ 6:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 2010 - Pre-E3 2010
Electronic Arts has revealed its lineup of titles that it will have on display at the 2010 E3 Expo taking place at the Los Angeles Convention Center on June 15 - 17, 2010, such as Medal of Honor, Need for Speed, Dead Space 2, and The Sims 3 for console; all new properties EA SPORTS MMA and titles from EA Partners, Crytek and Epic.
THQ announced the launch of THQ Partners, providing select developers and publishers access to THQ’s global retail and online publishing network.
Project Mercury is an epic single-player role-playing game that marks the first entry into the company's vast universe created by New York Times best-selling fantasy author R. A. Salvatore, with artistic direction by Todd McFarlane, renowned artist and creator of Spawn.
Electronic Arts has acquired social network games developer Playfish, accelerating its position in social entertainment and strengthens its focus on the transition to digital and social gaming.
Well here's some food for thought. If you thought this morning's rumor that various parties, including EA and Warner Bros., were interested in buying THQ was unbelievable, then how about the fact that, according to options strategist Frederic Ruffy over at New York based WhatsTrading.com, Microsoft might be interested in acquiring Electronic Arts. Shares for both companies jumped up earlier today when the rumor started spreading, with Reuters claiming "a London-based trader also cited similar talk as making rounds in Europe."
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