Entries in 'riccitiello' (80)

Riccitiello compares piracy to pre-owned

Riccitiello compares piracy to pre-owned

John Riccitiello has stated that the emerging force that is post-release downloadable content is the key tool in battling both the pre-owned market and piracy.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 9th 2009 at 10:21AM in News
MOH gunning for COD

MOH gunning for COD

It doesn’t take a genius to figure out the inspiration behind EA’s decision to set the next Medal of Honor title in the modern day – and boss John Riccitiello ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 3rd 2009 at 2:07PM in News
Riccitiello: Digital to overtake boxed product in 2010

Riccitiello: Digital to overtake boxed product in 2010

In the wake of EA’s long-expected purchase of social network gaming specialist Playfish earlier this month, boss John Riccitiello has predicted that emerging online-based gaming models will overtake traditional console ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 2nd 2009 at 1:57PM 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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EA: Madden sales “discouraging”

EA: Madden sales “discouraging”

As the success of digital distribution services such as the iTunes App Store, Xbox Live and PSN continue to ask serious questions of the traditional console software sales model, EA ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 11th 2009 at 11:47AM in News
PS3 price cut pleases Riccitiello

PS3 price cut pleases Riccitiello

Outspoken EA boss John Riccitiello has heaped praise on Sony for not only dropping the price of its PS3 console, but also for the timing of the move.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 20th 2009 at 6:43PM in News
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

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Riccitiello embraces the Wii

Riccitiello embraces the Wii

John Riccitiello, the always interesting boss of EA, has once again expressed his aspirations on Wii this year – and he’s come out in defence of Nintendo in the process.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 9th 2009 at 10:01AM in News
Riccitiello: EA got too fat and too reliant

Riccitiello: EA got too fat and too reliant

Outspoken EA boss John Riccitiello has boldly stated that his company had become too complacent with itself, adding that the worsening economic recession could be “a blessing in disguise” as ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 20th 2009 at 9:54AM in News
EA: Casual gaming to be big news in 2009

EA: Casual gaming to be big news in 2009

North American games publisher EA has pledged to make casual and family gaming a big part of its reinvention roadmap following some disappointing financial results for the firm’s last three ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 4th 2009 at 11:51AM in News
EA: Ricccitiello on firm’s Q3 results

EA: Ricccitiello on firm’s Q3 results

On the back of some large losses in the publisher’s FYQ3, EA boss John Riccitiello has spoken about the mistakes his company made over the period – and outlined the ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 4th 2009 at 10:39AM in News

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Riccitiello: Creativity and profit go hand in hand

Riccitiello: Creativity and profit go hand in hand

John Riccitiello, the boss of US publishing giant EA, is back on the quality bandwagon after telling The Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences that the quest for profitable games ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 21st 2009 at 10:16AM in News
EA to reduce SKUs, though new IP looks safe

EA to reduce SKUs, though new IP looks safe

Following the warning that its Q4 and annual fiscal results are likely to fall short of the numbers it had previously predicted, EA had stated that it will reduce the ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 10th 2008 at 10:33AM in News
Dead Space and Mirror’s Edge sequels on the way

Dead Space and Mirror’s Edge sequels on the way

Admittedly, it was a given that titles like Dead Space and Mirror’s Edge were going to get sequels, but EA boss John Riccitiello has in an investor call spoken publicly ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 3rd 2008 at 11:29AM in News
Riccitiello: Take-Two bid was ‘a waste of ink’

Riccitiello: Take-Two bid was ‘a waste of ink’

EA CEO John Riccitiello has told the Wall Street Journal that his company’s bid for Take-Two was “a waste of ink” and that it was intended to help the firm ...
by Neil Long
on Oct 15th 2008 at 12:38PM in News

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Riccitiello: ‘Crappy’ licensed games take the industry backwards

Riccitiello: ‘Crappy’ licensed games take the industry backwards

It seems that barely a day passes without EA CEO John Riccitiello hitting the headlines – and this time the outspoken boss has lashed out at below-par license-based games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 5th 2008 at 4:05PM in News
Need for Speed Undercover... uncovered

Need for Speed Undercover... uncovered

Speaking at the William Blair & Company Growth Stock Conference in Chicago yesterday, EA CEO John Riccitiello announced that the next instalment in its popular street racing series Need for ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 19th 2008 at 2:59PM in News
Riccitiello: Take Two saga “was our plan all along”

Riccitiello: Take Two saga “was our plan all along”

John Riccitiello has told an audience of investors that it was EA’s plan all along to seal its acquisiton of Take Two before the end of the year, rather than ...
by Neil Long
on Jun 18th 2008 at 12:24PM in News
Rockstar boss: Riccitiello is ‘the real deal’

Rockstar boss: Riccitiello is ‘the real deal’

In a very rare interview, co-founder of Rockstar Sam Houser has spoken of his respect for EA CEO John Riccitiello – the man who could own the developer’s parent Take ...
by Tim Ingham
on May 12th 2008 at 2:08PM in News
EA offers to buy Take Two for $2bn

EA offers to buy Take Two for $2bn

Electronic Arts has made public an offer to acquire rival publisher Take Two for around $2bn, revealing that the two have been in talks to merge, although the GTA publisher ...
Michael French
by Michael French
on Feb 24th 2008 at 7:59PM in News
Riccitiello to Zelnick - that letter in full

Riccitiello to Zelnick - that letter in full

Following on from the news that EA would like to buy Take Two, we're publishing in full the letter from Electronic Arts CEO John Riccitiello to Take Two exec chairman ...
Michael French
by Michael French
on Feb 24th 2008 at 7:57PM in News
Riccitiello: EA’s review scores are unacceptable

Riccitiello: EA’s review scores are unacceptable

In a recent meeting with Wall Street analysts, EA boss John Riccitiello has stated that the company’s dropping average review score is the most important problem facing the firm.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 22nd 2008 at 2:41PM in News
Riccitiello: EA made mistakes with studio acquisitions

Riccitiello: EA made mistakes with studio acquisitions

Electronic Arts CEO John Riccitiello has admitted the company made mistakes when it acquired well-known developers.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 11th 2008 at 12:40PM in News
Riccitiello: ‘Console transition is over’

Riccitiello: ‘Console transition is over’

John Riccitiello, the increasingly talkative CEO of the now second biggest games publisher in the world EA, has said that he believes the huge sales enjoyed by all three next-gen ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 3rd 2007 at 4:20PM in News