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    POSTED BY Andy Katkin ON Oct 18, 20112 comments

    German Minister Visits EA Headquarters

    Last week, EA was honored to welcome the German Deputy Foreign Secretary, Dr. Werner Hoyer, to our Redwood Shores, California campus. Dr. Hoyer sat down with EA CEO John Riccitiello for a wide-ranging discussion about the political and regulatory climate around gaming in Germany. The two also discussed game ratings and steps that could be taken to strengthen the game development industry in Germany.

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  • POSTED BY Andy Katkin ON Sep 26, 20113 comments

    EA Inaugurates New BioWare Facility In Ireland

    Earlier today EA officially announced the opening of BioWare Ireland. Located in Galway, Ireland, the new state-of-the-art facility will employ approximately 400 people and will serve as a global customer service center for players of Star Wars™: The Old Republic, the award-winning massively multiplayer online game that will be released on December 20th in North America and December 22nd in Europe.

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    EDITOR IN CHIEF

    POSTED BY Andy Katkin ON Sep 22, 20114 comments

    EA CEO John Riccitiello Speaks On Disruption, Turnaround And Job Creation

    Earlier today EA’s CEO John Riccitiello spoke at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C. as part of the Chamber’s CEO Leadership Series. Riccitiello spoke broadly about the tech sector and the way the industry handles disruptive cycles of rapid creative destruction that can alter the playing field overnight, as well as how that EA has transformed itself in the face of a massive expansion of video game platforms and audiences. He also offered several recommendations for job creation in the U.S. and the steps America needs to take in order to kick start growth once again.

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  • POSTED BY Andy Katkin ON Aug 12, 20115 comments

    EA Brings Gamescom To You

    Can't afford a ticket to Cologne, Germany? No worries. We’re bringing the city's annual Gamescom Expo directly to you.

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    EDITOR IN CHIEF

    POSTED BY Andy Katkin ON Jul 28, 20112 comments

    DeMartini: More On EA & Download Services

    In response to the ongoing questions about EA games being removed from the popular download service Steam, EA’s SVP of Global E-Commerce David DeMartini released the following statement.

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    EDITOR IN CHIEF

    POSTED BY Andy Katkin ON Jul 28, 20111 comment

    John Riccitiello Talks EA’s Digital Strategy

    Following yesterday’s release of EA’s firstquarter earnings, CEO John Riccitiello participated in a wide-ranging interview on CNBC’s Squawk On The Street.

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  • POSTED BY Andy Katkin ON Jul 18, 20116 comments

    EA To Dramatically Expand Austin Facility

    Austin, Tx. -- As the old saying goes, everything is bigger in Texas. Today that statement holds true for EA’s presence in the state as well. In a press conference this afternoon with Texas Governor Rick Perry, EA Games President Frank Gibeau and EA SPORTS Chief Operating Officer Daryl Holt announced that EA SPORTS will be opening a new studio and adding hundreds of jobs right here in Austin, Texas, consistently recognized as one of the most inventive, creative, wired and rockin' cities in America.

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  • POSTED BY Andy Katkin ON Jul 18, 20111 comment

    Governor Rick Perry Gets In The Game

    During today’s announcement that EA SPORTS will be opening a new studio and adding hundreds of jobs in Austin, Texas, the team at EA presented the Governor with a unique gift – we put him in NCAA Football 12!

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  • POSTED BY Andy Katkin ON Jul 12, 20111 comment

    PopCap Turbocharges EA's Digital Transformation

    Earlier today EA announced the acquisition of PopCap Games, the creators of smash hits like Bejeweled and Plants vs. Zombies. The announcement was conveyed to EA employees in an email from CEO John Riccitiello. A copy of the email is included below.

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  • POSTED BY Andy Katkin ON Jul 12, 20115 comments

    A Note From Our New Pals At PopCap

    Earlier today we reported that EA is acquiring PopCap Games and posted a copy of the email announcement that EA’s CEO John Riccitiello sent to all employees this afternoon.

    Now I’m thrilled to be able to share with you a copy of the letter our “New Zombie pals at PopCap” sent to their “new Zomboss.”

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