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The many faces of EA: David DeMartini, EA Origin

In the second of our four interviews with various heads of EA’s businesses, we discuss retailing and Steam with EA Origin boss David DeMartini Origin has grown well in its first year. But what’s stopping rival publishers from launching their own service?This isn’t easy. We have tried a couple of …

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EA Q1 report: $491m in total revenue; Origin, BF3 Premium subs grow

EA has announced its financial results for the prior quarter ending on June 30th, with reports and figures revealed for Battlefield 3 Premium, Origin, and more. Total net revenue (non-GAAP) for the company dropped to $491m compared with $524m earned in the same quarter last year according to the financial …

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Hardcore gamers "have issues" with EA Origin

EA admits core gamers have ‘issues’ with its download platform. But the publisher hopes it can win over the sceptics by making Origin the ‘best download site’ it can be. It follows EA’s new promotion that offers Kickstarter-funded games the opportunity to get listed on Origin for free. The hardcore …

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Battlefield 4 mentioned in Medal of Honor listing

It appears that Battlefield 4, and not Bad Company 3, will be the next entry in DICE’s series. Digital Spy reports that an Origin listing for upcoming EA title Medal of Honor: Warfighter stated that customers who pre-ordered the game would get access to the Battlefield 4 beta. The statement …

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Steam and Origin "will have to facilitate" digital game re-sales

Digital retailers will be forced to provide the facility for customers to re-sell their digital purchases, the boss of digital trade-in specialist Green Man Gaming believes. A ruling from the European Court of Justice yesterday said that consumers should be free to resell licensed software, whether it was purchased physically …

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ANALYSIS: Social mobile turf war

A war has erupted in the mobile games space, with two Japanese giants hoping to buy their way into the hearts of Western gamers. DeNA and GREE may not be household names in the US or Europe, but they are the two most lucrative firms in mobile games. The pair …

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EA Origin: ‘Our aim is to be a better version of Steam’

EA says it wants its Origin download platform to be a better version of all the other portals on the market. The firm’s senior VP of global ecommerce David DeMartini has also responded to Valve and Steam boss Gabe Newell’s criticism that Origin has yet to do anything ‘super-well’ – …

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EA kicks off Origin sale

Hang on, don’t discount promotions "cheapen intellectual property"? 18 games have gone on sale on EA’s Origin network, with prices in some cases being cut by very nearly 90 per cent. The leading offer sees Dragon Age: Origins cut to just 5. It normally sells for 40. Other games cut …

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