Entries in 'arts' (26)

EA monetises the Battlefield

EA monetises the Battlefield

Though some market-leading military shooters have experienced a turbulent start to 2010, the success story that is EA’s Battlefield franchise continues to power on.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 12th 2010 at 10:56AM in News
EA welcomes Tiger’s return

EA welcomes Tiger’s return

Those of you who’ve dared to stray from MCVuk.com today may well have noticed that Tiger Woods has announced that he will, following last year’s ‘transgressions’, return to the ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 16th 2010 at 5:33PM in News
EA Sports Active makes $125m

EA Sports Active makes $125m

Electronic Arts' Wii fitness title EA Sports Active earned the company $125m in its most recent financial year, leading the publisher to heap praise on Nintendo’s challenging format.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Mar 4th 2010 at 11:53AM in News
New PR manager for EA Games Label

New PR manager for EA Games Label

EA UK has announced that Sophie Orlando has been promoted to PR manager for the EA Games label. More specifically, she will handle PR duties on all titles from BioWare, ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 4th 2010 at 8:51AM in News

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New PR manager for EA Games Label

New PR manager for EA Games Label

EA UK has announced that Sophie Orlando has been promoted to PR manager for the EA Games label. More specifically, she will handle PR duties on all titles from BioWare, ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 3rd 2010 at 8:51AM in News
EA linked to Apple’s iSlate

EA linked to Apple’s iSlate

With Apple odds-on to lift the lid on its long-rumoured tablet Mac the iSlate next Wednesday, reports have claimed that video games publisher EA is working closely with Apple to ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 21st 2010 at 9:38AM in News
Pressure mounts on Riccitiello

Pressure mounts on Riccitiello

John Riccitiello’s job at the helm of global games publisher could be under threat if the latest talk from US market analysts is to be believed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 14th 2010 at 5:46PM in News
EA inviting Euro media pitches

EA inviting Euro media pitches

Rapidly evolving publisher EA is reportedly sending out pitch requests to a number of agencies as it looks to consolidate its estimated £80m European media planning account.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 14th 2010 at 12:30PM in News

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INTERVIEW: Jens Uwe Intat

INTERVIEW: Jens Uwe Intat

Electronic Arts, like much of the games market, had a challenging 2009. But, ultimately, it grew its European market share enough to reclaim the territory top spot.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 13th 2010 at 8:30AM in News
Moore stands by Tiger Woods

Moore stands by Tiger Woods

Publisher EA has once again pledged its loyalty to beleaguered golfer Tiger Woods with the boss of EA Sports Peter Moore insisting that the firm will not follow the lead ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 5th 2010 at 9:43AM in News
Riccitiello hails ‘1bn gamers’

Riccitiello hails ‘1bn gamers’

With a market as disparate as video games, hard stats are always tough to come by – but EA boss John Riccitiello reckons that the global audience for gaming now ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 9th 2009 at 4:03PM in News
EA falls out of love with new IP

EA falls out of love with new IP

Rapidly changing publisher EA has revealed that as well as shedding a huge 1,500 jobs, the company has also ditched a dozen announced projects to focus on its established and ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 10th 2009 at 10:12AM in News

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Losses up 26% at EA

Losses up 26% at EA

Publisher EA has suffered another disappointing financial period with news that it suffered a $391m loss in its second quarter – a 26 per cent increase compared to the £310m ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 10th 2009 at 9:47AM in News
Bad Company 2 LE detailed

Bad Company 2 LE detailed

EA has released details on the perks including in the Limited Edition version of DICE’s upcoming console shooter Battlefield: Bad Company 2 – but the biggest surprise is that the ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 29th 2009 at 5:19PM in News
Viacom: Beatles sales ‘terrific’

Viacom: Beatles sales ‘terrific’

Despite charting at number four in the UK Charts this week behind fierce rival Guitar Hero 5, EA’s The Beatles: Rock Band has so far exceeded the sales expectations ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 17th 2009 at 11:06AM in News
EA downsizes acquisition plans

EA downsizes acquisition plans

One year after EA failed in its $2 billion attempt to purchase GTA publisher Take Two, the firm has said it is no longer interested in such large-scale acquisitions.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 12th 2009 at 4:43PM in News

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EA losses more than double

EA losses more than double

Electronic Arts has seen both its losses increase and its revenue fall for its fiscal Q1 ending June 30th 2009, with boss John Riccitiello admitting that the video games market ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 5th 2009 at 10:32AM in News
EA hoping to remake Bullfrog IP

EA hoping to remake Bullfrog IP

Classic IP from defunct UK studio Bullfrog may be next in line for a next-gen re-release.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 21st 2009 at 5:12PM in News
EA’s Pleasants joins Playdom

EA’s Pleasants joins Playdom

Emerging casual force Playdom, the firm responsible for leading MySpace social network game Mobsters, has joined this morning’s high profile exec merry-go-round by announcing its capture of former EA COO ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 19th 2009 at 10:47AM in News
Annual EA losses pass $1bn

Annual EA losses pass $1bn

North American based publisher EA has reported a GAAP net loss of $1.088bn for the year ending March 31st 2009 – an increase of over 100 per cent compared to ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 6th 2009 at 10:32AM in News
Moore: Boxed PC games 'aren’t working'

Moore: Boxed PC games 'aren’t working'

The outspoken boss of EA Sports and former Xbox boss Peter Moore has stated that the current business model of boxed PC games is no longer viable for the publisher.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 30th 2009 at 3:28PM in News
More EA studios to suffer jobs cuts?

More EA studios to suffer jobs cuts?

EA's previously revealed cost-cutting measures continue to take effect, with Canadian studio Black Box and Florida-based team Tiburon apparently the latest to see job cuts.

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Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 21st 2009 at 4:31PM in News
EA warns of poor Q4 results

EA warns of poor Q4 results

Leading publisher EA has confirmed that disappointing sales of its key software titles means it expects both its net revenue and earnings for the current Q4 period to be below ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 10th 2008 at 10:03AM in News
Could EA be a target for Disney?

Could EA be a target for Disney?

With its stock plummeting 17 per cent on the back of its poor financial results, The Wall Street Journal is predicting that EA’s falling value could make it a ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 3rd 2008 at 2:52PM in News
Skate 2 coming this January

Skate 2 coming this January

The sequel to EA’s successful new skateboarding IP Skate is set to be released in January 2009, according to IGN.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 3rd 2008 at 11:55AM in News