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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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Behind Ninja Metrics’ Veil

  • Category: Q&A

JUNE 1, 2014 • How and why people spend money in games has taken on much greater importance as the free-to-play model has taken root worldwide. What is relatively novel is which players influence purchases by other players. The concept is not new, consumer electronics companies have been cultivating early adopters for decades – people […]

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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 Locks In Star Wars IP

May 7, 2013 • A month after LucasFilm, now under new management at the Walt Disney Co., announced that LucasArts would no longer be in the business of internal game development, Electronic Arts secured the exclusive license rights to create and market core video games in the Star Wars franchise. Disney Interactive picks up the […]

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