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EA: We dropped the ball

Speaking at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference in San Francisco, EA CEO John Riccitiello has admitted that the publisher has made mistakes in the last few years, but believes that it is now in a stronger position than it has been for some time. If you go back …

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Very exciting EA FPS due this year

Electronic Arts will soon announce a very exciting” FPS title that will hit shelves later in the year. These hints were heavily dropped by EA CEO John Riccitiello during the firm’s Q3 financial call last night when he was asked about EA’s shooter line-up, according to VG247. I’ve been saying …

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EA: Digital to overtake physical in 2011

The switch from boxed to digital goods is going to happen far quicker than most of the industry has expected, according to EA CEO John Riccitiello. In fact, the outspoken exec thinks that even by the end of this year digital revenues will exceed revenues from the sales of physical …

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Activision suing EA over Infinity Ward claims

The legal spat between Activision and the former owners of Infinity Ward has taken another interesting twist with news that Activision is now suing EA as part of its lawsuit. Amongst the many accusations in Activision’s original lawsuit against Jason West and Vince Zampella was one of "insubordination", with suggestions …

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EA: PlayStation brand still rules

Despite Microsoft’s assertion that it has "broken industry models" by stealing control of the current generation five years into its life cycle, EA boss John Riccitiello says that the Xbox brand is not yet able to stand toe-to-toe with Sony’s PlayStation. "I think that Microsoft has done great work the …

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Riccitiello attacks COD, Treyarch

EA CEO John Riccitiello has launched his most scathing attack on the Call of Duty franchise yet, criticising both developer Treyarch and Activision’s leading executives. "I don’t know that having two guys that probably don’t play the games, in the form of the CEO of Vivendi and the CEO of …

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EA: Nintendo needs to offer Apple-like support

EA boss John Riccitiello reckons Nintendo needs to take a leaf out of Apple’s book when it comes to third-party support. The publisher’s CEO cited the iPad manufacturer as a prime example of how a platform holder should help external publishers and claimed Nintendo is too focused on its own …

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Riccitiello: $99 Wii would explode Nintendos sales

John Riccitiello has come up with a solution to Nintendo’s falling profits: cut the price of the Wii to just $99. The Electronic Arts CEO believes that such a price point would help the platform holder’s sales explode” at retail, according to Industry Gamers. He also claims this would keep …

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Riccitiello: Better games can beat COD

John Riccitiello has a plan to outsell Call of Duty: Make a better game. And make a better game again.” In an interview with Kotaku, the EA CEO said the publisher plans to develop and release a string of high-rated titles that will enable the firm to eventually dethrone Activision’s …

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Riccitiello questions skateboarding genre

The skateboarding genre will never again boast the power it enjoyed in the last decade, EA CEO John Riccitiello has claimed. When it comes to action sports, I think that’s going to be an ongoing exciting genre," Riccitiello told Kotaku. But at least for the level of excitement out there, …

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