Entries in 'riccitiello' (80)

Riccitiello an investor in Will Wright's new startup Syntertainment

Riccitiello an investor in Will Wright's new startup Syntertainment

A new tech startup from SimCity creator Will Wright has named former EA boss John Riccitiello as one of its backers.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 19th 2013 at 2:51PM in News
Riccitiello questions Activision's long-term viability as he tips Battlefield to beat Call of Duty

Riccitiello questions Activision's long-term viability as he tips Battlefield to beat Call of Duty

Battlefield could be on the cusp of usurping Call of Duty from the FPS throne, according to former CEO John Riccitiello.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 1st 2013 at 11:29AM in News
Riccitiello confident that next-gen consoles will prosper

Riccitiello confident that next-gen consoles will prosper

Former EA boss John Riccitiello believes that PS4 and the new Xbox will both be commercial successes.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 21st 2013 at 1:02PM in News
Riccitiello's departure "all comes down to accountability"

Riccitiello's departure "all comes down to accountability"

Outgoing EA CEO John Riccitiello has said that “accountability” is the cause behind his reason to quit the publisher.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 18th 2013 at 8:36PM in News

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Riccitiello: Games and violence aren't linked, but the perception they are is damaging

Riccitiello: Games and violence aren't linked, but the perception they are is damaging

EA CEO John Riccitiello has said that the games industry must work harder to challenge the belief that video games and gun violence share a link.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 31st 2013 at 10:16AM in News
EA suffers NASDAQ-100 index delisting

EA suffers NASDAQ-100 index delisting

NASDAQ has as part of its annual NASDAQ-100 Index re-ranking dropped EA from its list.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 17th 2012 at 9:52AM in News
Rumour vultures begin to circle Riccitiello

Rumour vultures begin to circle Riccitiello

The insatiable online rumour mill is once again questioning the viability of John Riccitiello’s position at the top of EA.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 12th 2012 at 10:13AM in News
Pachter: Riccitiello fears for his job

Pachter: Riccitiello fears for his job

EA president John Riccitiello is worried he is at risk of losing his job over the publisher’s falling stock, according to US analyst Michael Pachter.

Aaron Lee
by Aaron Lee
on Jul 11th 2012 at 9:45AM in News

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When Riccitiello said Battlefield players could pay $1 per reload

When Riccitiello said Battlefield players could pay $1 per reload

Free-to-play is not necessarily a dangerous monster stalking the innocent gamer. But at times it feels like it could be.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 3rd 2012 at 9:28AM in News
E3 2012: Riccitiello reckons Mass Effect 3 is Wii U's best of E3

E3 2012: Riccitiello reckons Mass Effect 3 is Wii U's best of E3

EA CEO John Riccitiello may have unintentionally given the middle finger to Nintendo and key third party rivals.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 7th 2012 at 9:31AM in News
EA "not weakened" by Zynga staff poaching

EA "not weakened" by Zynga staff poaching

Electronic Arts has not been weakened by the departures of key personnel to rivals such as social gaming outfit Zynga, CEO John Riccitiello has said.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Mar 12th 2012 at 11:57AM in News
Pachter thought Riccitiello "was a complete moron"

Pachter thought Riccitiello "was a complete moron"

Beginning a guest presentation by calling your chief speaker a “moron” isn’t a typical approach. But then, Michael Pachter isn’t your typical analyst.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 12th 2012 at 10:54AM in News

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Mass Effect 3 sales reinforce Riccitiello's chilling GAME warning

Mass Effect 3 sales reinforce Riccitiello's chilling GAME warning

Today’s success of Mass Effect 3 in the UK charts may be great news for the industry, but it’s a bad sign for troubled retailer GAME.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 12th 2012 at 9:50AM in News
Riccitiello: "Other retailers will absorb the business" if GAME goes

Riccitiello: "Other retailers will absorb the business" if GAME goes

He carefully avoided naming it, but EA's CEO last week said it's "all but a certainty" GAME has two terrible weeks ahead. But he thinks other retailers will pick up ...

Michael French
by Michael French
on Mar 11th 2012 at 10:18PM in News
Riccitiello: This is the kind of quarter a CEO loves to report

Riccitiello: This is the kind of quarter a CEO loves to report

EA CEO John Riccitiello has spoken positively about the firm’s last financial quarter which its position as the No.1 PS3 and Xbox 360 publisher in the world in 2011.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 2nd 2012 at 11:35AM in News
EA recognises the implications of potential GAME collapse

EA recognises the implications of potential GAME collapse

Publishing powerhouse EA last night admitted to concerns about the financial health of a "major European retail partner" thought to be GAME.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 2nd 2012 at 8:20AM in News

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EA: Digital success helps grow boxed sales

EA: Digital success helps grow boxed sales

Publisher EA has countered the belief that digital will eventually cannibalise the packaged games market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 28th 2011 at 2:12PM in News
EA turns its back on 3D gaming

EA turns its back on 3D gaming

3D is brilliant. That’s what cinemas tell you. That’s what sports broadcasters tell you. That’s what TV manufactures tell you. That’s what Sony tells you. But EA boss John Riccitiello ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 29th 2011 at 10:38AM in News
Riccitiello: The console cycle has gone forever

Riccitiello: The console cycle has gone forever

It may be the case that new hardware is in the works at both Sony and Microsoft, but EA CEO John Riccitiello thinks that the console cycle as we know ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 27th 2011 at 11:56AM in News
EA reports strong fiscal Q1

EA reports strong fiscal Q1

With John Riccitiello very much still in investors’ spotlights, the exec will be breathing a little easier this morning after EA reported jumps in both revenue and profit for its ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 27th 2011 at 9:22AM in News
Why did PopCap choose EA? Because it “really cares about games”

Why did PopCap choose EA? Because it “really cares about games”

Suitors have been lining up to acquire PopCap since the turn of the year, but earlier this month EA was named as the successful buyer in a $750m deal. But ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 26th 2011 at 4:13PM in News
Motion control is “still too imprecise” for Ricitiello

Motion control is “still too imprecise” for Ricitiello

While the industry’s platform holders continue to sell the motion control revolution to gamers, one of the sector’s top execs has admitted that he doesn’t like it.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 11th 2011 at 11:38AM in News
EA 'to become a platform'

EA 'to become a platform'

One of the more intriguing statements from CEO John Riccitiello during EA’s FY11 analysts call was that the publisher is going to ‘become a platform’.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 2nd 2011 at 10:34AM in News
Riccitiello: EA has failed well

Riccitiello: EA has failed well

John Riccitiello has opened up on the pressures, pain, failure, embarrassments, loss and hope of his four years so far as Electronic Arts CEO.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 24th 2011 at 5:04PM in News
Riccitiello: We're transforming EA

Riccitiello: We're transforming EA

Despite another year of losses, the CEO of EA John Riccitiello has reacted enthusiastically to its latest financial report and outlined what he describes as an upcoming "transformation" for the ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 5th 2011 at 1:09PM in News