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  • EA to lose $17m in profit from GAME’s Demise?

    At a Wedbush investor conference last week, John Riccitiello, CEO of Electronic Arts, said: “One of the challenges that we have this quarter is we did flag a risk on one of the major European retailers having...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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  • What Happens When Activision’s ‘Oil Well’ Dries Up?

    The digital business has not been a major part of Activision's strategy. It has been content to allow Electronic Arts to snap up businesses such as Playfish, Chillingo and PopCap. It has increased its reliance on its...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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  • Has EA’s acquisition strategy shifted from content to distribution?

    The acquisition of Chillingo by EA last week set tongues wagging, particularly when Angry Bird’s developer Rovio went on an aggressive PR campaign to emphasise that the rights to Angry Birds were not part of the deal....

    • Posted 4 years ago
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  • Was Chillingo really worth only 1/20th of ngMoco

    Yesterday, I wrote a post entitled Ten games companies that are blessed. Three hours later, the rumour broke that Electronic Arts had acquired Chillingo, the British iPhone publisher that I had put on the list. The price...

    • Posted 4 years ago
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  • Playfish’s Kristian Segerstrale changes his tune about brands

    Playfish CEO Kristian Segerstrale said brands had no place in social games. Until his acquisition by EA, that is.

    • Posted 4 years ago
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  • My small part in Electronic Arts’s Ubisoft adventure

    Electronic Arts has decided to sell its 14.9% stake in Ubisoft. The move makes sense. At the time of EA’s purchase, Yves Guillemot said “we consider this operation as hostile”. Matching actions to his words, Ubisoft started...

    • Posted 4 years ago
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  • Ten Turkeys from the Noughties – part 1

    At the end of last year, we saw a lot of lists of best games of the decade. But we didn’t read about the turkeys. The games that really flopped. The games industry’s equivalent of Waterworld. Or...

    • Posted 5 years ago
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