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EA’s Gibeau: ‘Zynga blew it’

The boss of EA’s mobile business has delivered a scathing verdict on its casual gaming rival Zynga. Speaking to The New York Times, head of mobile development Frank Gibeau said of the company: Zynga blew it. They’re not a mobile business. We’re six or seven times their size in mobile. …

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Gibeau on EA criticism: "We’re not tone deaf"

EA Labels boss Frank Gibeau has said that EA has responded to the criticism it has received – even if he thinks it’s not fully justified. "That type of feedback is disappointing personally for people inside of EA because we love our company and the games that we make," Gibeau …

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EA: DRM is a dead-end strategy, was never discussed in SimCity meetings

The always-on internet requirement of Maxis’ SimCity was never designed as a DRM measure, EA Labels president Frank Gibeau has claimed. "DRM is a failed dead-end strategy; it’s not a viable strategy for the gaming business,” the exec told GamesIndustry. So what we tried to do creatively is build an …

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Zynga loses two more execs; Gibeau chips in with Syrian analogy

The executive exodus has continued at Zynga. Two more high-level faces have resigned from their roles at the casual games publisher – chief marketing and revenue officer Jeff Karp and infrastructure CTO Allan Leinwand. These join a list of fellow evacuees that includes COO John Schappert, CCO Mike Verdu and …

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Of course Frank Gibeau likes single player games

So Frank Gibeau does like single-player games after all. Yesterday the publisher exec seemed to dismiss non-multiplayer games by saying that he had not not green lit one game to be developed as a single player experience”. Of course, as is often the way with high-profile executives, that’s not what …

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EA commits to next-gen consoles… but dismisses single player experiences

EA Labels president Frank Gibeau has promised that EA will not abandon console publishing in the hunt for social and casual success. We think EA is better positioned for success, and for serving consumers than other companies that are marooned on one platform,” he says in the brochure for the …

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Gibeau: PopCap cuts due to "duplicative" roles with EA

The recent job cuts at PopCap were due to roles that were duplicative” of those that already existed at parent company EA. That’s according to EA Labels boss Frank Gibeau, who says that the loss of jobs is a normal and expected process as part of any takeover. Typically at …

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UPDATED: EA’s Gibeau has "seen" PS4 and Xbox 720

PS4 and Xbox 720 do not exist. Got that? Just because the president of EA Labels Frank Gibeau says he’s seen them, that doesn’t mean they’re real. "I’ve seen both of them", he told a Gamescom audience, as reported by GameSpot. "Ten years ago we used to measure our market …

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E3 2012: EA says E3’12 "is the opening act of next-gen cycle shift"

EA Labels president Frank Gibeau has said that E3 2012 is the first chapter in the next-gen story. The sentiments precisely echo those published by MCV earlier this week, which itself was a reaction to the strongly negative response to this year’s platform holder presentations. "It’s fairly natural, like with …

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EA praises Fox News coverage

While MCV and others lines up to cry foul over Fox News’ reactionary coverage of Bulletstorm last month, the boss of EA Games has praised Fox for its editorial policies and described controversy as a marketing tool. "We love Fox News," Frank Gibeau told Industry Gamers. "When you’re building new …

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