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Dawngate Cancelled

NOV. 6, 2014 • Development on the ambitious MOBA title Dawngate is being stopped by Electronic Arts. The F2P PC game, which was being developed by internal studio Waystone Games, was deemed not to be making sufficient progress to continue. The goal of the development team was to create a MOBA that could compete with […]

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Quarter Results

OCT. 30, 2014 • A number of major video game companies released financial results for the quarter ending September 30. Electronic Arts reported net revenue (non-GAAP) of $1.22 billion, up from $1 billion for the same period in 2013. Packaged goods accounted for $767 million and $692 million respectively of that net revenue, while digital […]

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Riccitiello Helms Unity

OCT. 23, 2014 • Former CEO of Electronics Arts, John Riccitiello, has joined Unity Technologies as CEO. Riccitiello has been a board member at the game engine firm since 2013. Unity co-founder David Helgason is stepping down from the executive position. According to Helgason, Riccitiello has been devoting many more hours than most board members working […]

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Titanfall Bundle at $450

MARCH 25, 2014 • Sharp-eyed gamers awoke to find a $50 price reduction on the Titanfall/Xbox One bundle at major national retailers in the United States. Amazon.com Best Buy Co. Inc., Fry’s Electronics, Target Corp., and Wal-Mart Stores all advertised the bundle at $450. Soon after the Microsoft online store matched the price reduction. Prior to […]

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Xbox One Now £399 in U.K.

FEB. 24, 2014 • Microsoft Europe has made the decision to drop the price of the Xbox One to £399 ($665) from £429 ($715) in the United Kingdom starting February 28. What’s more that MSRP will extend to the just-announced Titanfall/Xbox One bundle set to release on March 14 in the U.K. In addition to […]

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EA Outsources MMOs

FEB. 5, 2014 • Two classic MMOs owned by Electronic Arts, Ultima Online and Dark Age of Camelot, are being moved from division Mythic Entertainment to a new independent studio, Broadsword Online Games. Broadsword was started by a group of Mythic alumni including co-founder Rob Denton. EA retains ownership of both MMOs along with billing […]

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Wilson New EA CEO

SEPT. 18, 2013 • Electronic Arts has pulled from within to fill the chief executive post vacated by the departure of John Riccitiello last March. Andrew Wilson, the executive vice president of EA Sports and the Origin online portal for digital games and services, has been tapped to become the publisher’s new CEO. Wilson has […]

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FIFA Goes F2P in Russia & Brazil

AUG. 12, 2013 • Following on the successful introduction of the free-to-play FIFA Online 3 in South Korea last December Electronic Arts is expanding the license outside of Asia to Russia and Brazil with the F2P FIFA World this November. FIFA Online 3, in partnership with Nexon, has grown to be the No. 1 online […]

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NCAA Cancels EA Deal

JULY 19, 2013 • The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has notified Electronic Arts that it will not renew their college football contract expiring in June 2014. As a result, EA Sports’ upcoming NCAA Football 14 will be the final installment in the series. The NCAA made the decision in reaction to ongoing litigation with […]

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EA Firms SWTOR FTP

AUG 1, 2012 • Electronic Arts described its road map for transforming Star Wars: The Old Republic into a free-to-play MMO. Starting Aug. 6, the game’s MSRP is being reduced to $14.99 to spur new sales. In November, the first 50 levels of the MMO will be free to play with restrictions on new content […]

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