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Electronic Arts

Electronic Arts

Electronic Arts, Inc. (EA) is a major American developer, marketer, publisher and distributor of videogames. Founded and incorporated on May 28, 1982 by Trip Hawkins, the company was a pioneer of the early home computer games industry and was notable for promoting the designers and programmers responsible for its games. It is one of the largest video game publishers in the world, releasing several major franchises under an array of labels, including EA Games, EA Sports, EA Play, and EA Interactive. EA owns several major game studios, including Bioware, Criterion Games, Maxis, and PopCap Games, among many others.1

Founded
1982
Founder(s)
Trip Hawkins
Headquarters
Redwood City, California, United States
Key people
Larry Probst (Chairman)
John Riccitiello (CEO)
Major Franchises
Battlefield series
Burnout series
Command & Conquer series
Dead Space series
Dragon Age series
FIFA series
Madden NFL series
Mass Effect series
Medal of Honor series
Rock Band series
SimCity series
The Sims series
Official Site
http://www.ea.com/

Notes
  1. Electronic Arts: Company Structure (Wikipedia)

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For years, while movies and music became more affordable and publishers piled on bonus content — or multiple modes of delivery — as added value to entice customers to buy, video games have continued to be priced like premium goods.

There have even been numerous accusations that EA and its ilk deliberately hold back game content with the sole intent of charging a fee for it at a later date. It's one thing to support a game with new content that is worth the price. It's another to put out an inferior — and occasionally broken — product with the mindset of "ah, we'll fix it later and make some money for doing so."

EA purchases Popcap Games for up to $1.3 billion

Electronic Arts has purchased Popcap Games for $650 million in cash and $100 million in common stock, with a further $550 million if new performance targets are met.1

EA CEO John Riccitello sent this email announcement to all employees. EA then published a letter their "new zombie pals at Popcap" sent to their "new Zomboss"2:

Notes
  1. Reuters

  2. EA

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