Entries in 'Electronic Arts' (419)

‘EA doesn’t scare us’, says casual site

‘EA doesn’t scare us’, says casual site

The president of leading portal Big Fish Games Jeremy Lewis has told MCV sister site Casualgaming.biz that his firm isn’t worried by the likes of EA, Activision and Midway upping ...
by Tim Ingham
on May 12th 2008 at 6:50PM in News
EA to buy social networking site?

EA to buy social networking site?

EA is to buy gaming social network Rupture for $30 million, according to TechCrunch.

by Tim Ingham
on May 12th 2008 at 4:01PM in News
SKATE 2 coming to 360 and PS3

SKATE 2 coming to 360 and PS3

Electronic Arts has confirmed that the second iteration of popular skateboarding title SKATE is in development for PS3 and Xbox 360.

by Tim Ingham
on May 12th 2008 at 2:51PM in News
EA borrows $1bn to close in on Take Two

EA borrows $1bn to close in on Take Two

Electronic Arts has secured a loan of $1 billion to support its bid for Take Two, which is due to be concluded this Friday.

by Tim Ingham
on May 11th 2008 at 2:09PM in News

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EA confirms new LOTR ‘blockbuster’

EA confirms new LOTR ‘blockbuster’

EA’s Pandemic studio has announced The Lord of the Rings: Conquest – an action-packed ‘blockbuster’ created by the same team behind the Star Wars: Battlefront games.

by Tim Ingham
on May 8th 2008 at 6:51PM in News
EA: The Sims 3 could come to console

EA: The Sims 3 could come to console

The boss of EA’s dedicated Sims division, Nancy Smith, has said that The Sims 3 may come to more formats than PC after it is released next year.

by Tim Ingham
on May 8th 2008 at 12:14PM in News
EA announces Fight Night Round 4

EA announces Fight Night Round 4

Electronics Arts will bring the fourth in its Fight Night series to Xbox 360 and PS3 next year.

by Tim Ingham
on May 8th 2008 at 10:51AM in News
Rock Band's UK release gets hefty backing

Rock Band's UK release gets hefty backing

Rock Band is set to hit European Xbox 360s later this month, and EA's UK office is readying a rocking marketing campaign in support.

by Tim Ingham
on May 6th 2008 at 8:06PM in News

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Analyst: GTA unlikely to affect EA/Take Two saga

Analyst: GTA unlikely to affect EA/Take Two saga

EA isn’t likely to alter its bid for Take Two in the wake of GTA’s exceptional first week of sales – and Take Two shareholders wouldn’t expect them to.

by Tim Ingham
on May 6th 2008 at 4:19PM in News
EA: Casual games aren’t for everyone

EA: Casual games aren’t for everyone

Electronic Arts’ Casual Entertainment label VP Russell Arons has said that she disagrees with the idea that casual gaming needs to be for ‘everyone’ – stating that the genre can ...
by Tim Ingham
on May 6th 2008 at 3:37PM in News
EA and AOL team up

EA and AOL team up

Electronic Arts has agreed a partnership with AOL Sports, to market and promote its free online trivia game EA Sports GameShow.

by Tim Ingham
on May 6th 2008 at 10:55AM in News
EA Games gets behind PC market

EA Games gets behind PC market

EA confirmed its commitment to PC gaming in the publisher’s annual European showcase on Friday.

by Tim Ingham
on May 1st 2008 at 3:35PM in News

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Kotick: ‘I’m worried about EA/Take Two’

Kotick: ‘I’m worried about EA/Take Two’

Activision CEO Bobby Kotick has spoken of his concern over EA’s hostile acquisition bid for Take Two – particularly the mega-publisher’s potential sports potfolio.

by Tim Ingham
on May 1st 2008 at 1:41PM in News
Peter Moore: EA Sports is a league apart

Peter Moore: EA Sports is a league apart

EA Sports president Peter Moore has likened the marketing strength of the label to that of Hollywood movies – calling it “the only real brand in video games”.

by Tim Ingham
on Apr 30th 2008 at 2:47PM in News
EA co-founder quits publisher

EA co-founder quits publisher

EA chief creative officer and company co-founder William 'Bing' Gordon is to leave the company to join investment firm Kleiner Perkins.

by Tim Ingham
on Apr 29th 2008 at 9:56PM in News
‘Euro 2008 is best ever FIFA’

‘Euro 2008 is best ever FIFA’

EA has high hopes for new release UEFA Euro 2008, labelling it the best football title the company has produced in 15 years.

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by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 23rd 2008 at 3:39PM in News

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New Harry Potter game announced

New Harry Potter game announced

EA’s Casual Entertainment Label will publish the video game version of Warner Bros movie Harry Potter and The Half Blood Prince later this year.

by Tim Ingham
on Apr 23rd 2008 at 11:12AM in News
Take Two dismisses new EA offer

Take Two dismisses new EA offer

Take Two has responded to EA’s latest attempt to snap up the GTA publisher – maintaining that the offer is “inadequate” and that it is now considering entering into a ...
by Neil Long
on Apr 18th 2008 at 4:41PM in News
EA tables new offer, Take Two decision deadline set

EA tables new offer, Take Two decision deadline set

EA’s relentless pursuit of Take Two has taken another twist as it has tabled a fresh approach and allowed its acquisition target more time to consider its offer.

by Neil Long
on Apr 18th 2008 at 2:13PM in News
Take Two Board rejects EA approach… again

Take Two Board rejects EA approach… again

Take Two executive chairman Strauss Zelnick has labelled EA’s ‘hostile’ $26-per-share tender bid for his company as still being “wrong place, wrong time”– and once again urged the firm’s shareholders to ...
by Tim Ingham
on Apr 18th 2008 at 3:23AM in News
Take Two bans ‘new’ shareholders from annual meeting

Take Two bans ‘new’ shareholders from annual meeting

Take Two has barred newer investors from attending its imminent annual shareholders meeting – in which the publisher is set to give an indication of the outcome of its ongoing ...
by Tim Ingham
on Apr 18th 2008 at 12:43AM in News
Microsoft: We’re not interested in buying Take Two

Microsoft: We’re not interested in buying Take Two

Microsoft Game Studios' corporate VP Shane Kim has said that the firm is not likely to challenge EA’s $2 billion acquisition bid for Take Two because MS ‘doesn’t have any past ...
by Tim Ingham
on Apr 18th 2008 at 12:05AM in News
EA’s bid for Take Two – the story so far

EA’s bid for Take Two – the story so far

As the countdown to Take Two’s annual investors' meeting begins, it’s a timely opportunity to look back on just why EA’s $2 billion bid for the company has come to ...
by Tim Ingham
on Apr 17th 2008 at 10:36PM in News
Take Two investor sues over EA bid rejection

Take Two investor sues over EA bid rejection

According to Kotaku, a Take Two shareholder has filed a class action suit alleging that the circumstances surrounding the publisher’s refusal to sell to Electronic Arts were fiscally irresponsible.

by Tim Ingham
on Apr 17th 2008 at 10:04PM in News
Federal Trade Commission ups investigation into EA

Federal Trade Commission ups investigation into EA

Electronic Arts has received a second request from the Federal Trade Commission in relation to its proposed $2 billion purchase of Take-Two.

According to Yahoo’s finance pages, EA said that ...
by Tim Ingham
on Apr 17th 2008 at 9:50PM in News