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How Electronic Arts resurrected its DOA Simpsons game

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Five months ago, EA pulled "The Simpsons: Tapped Out" from the App Store after critical connection problems and bugs. An executive talks about its return. [Read more]...
How Electronic Arts resurrected its DOA Simpsons game

Behind the Curve: EA Finally Making Mobile Games Free by Year-End

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Over the next year, Electronic Arts said a majority of its mobile game titles will become free, representing a seismic shift away from the premium games market. “We started to see that freemium was coming in, and it took us a long time to move over,” said Nick Earl, who heads up...
Behind the Curve: EA Finally Making Mobile Games Free by Year-End

EA making progress fixing SimCity problems

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Electronic Arts isn't able to say Game On quite yet to all SimCity fans, but it says it has made "huge progress" fixing problems that tarnished the March 5 release. Its servers are now responding 40 times faster than at launch while the franchise is seeing reduced downtimes. While the server...
EA making progress fixing SimCity problems
'Dead Space' for Android update adds Nexus 7 support

Electronic Arts beats street for Q4 on decent game sales with $1.04 billon in revenue and EPS of $0.55

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Today Electronic Arts (EA) reported its fourth quarter financial performance, including revenue of $1.04 billon and earnings per share of $0.55. Analysts had expected the company to earn $0.50 per share on revenue of $1 billion. With analyst expectations beat by a margin, EA is doing slightly better than expected, but that doesn’t mean...
Electronic Arts beats street for Q4 on decent game sales with $1.04 billon in revenue and EPS of $0.55

EA is the 'Star Wars' games company Disney is looking for

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Disney and Electronic Arts announced today an exclusive deal for the development and publication of new 'Star Wars' video games. [Read more]...
EA is the 'Star Wars' games company Disney is looking for

This week’s headlines from across Inside Network

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A roundup of all the news Inside Network brought you between May 7 and 13. Inside Mobile Apps Tracking the convergence of mobile apps, social platforms and virtual goods. Monday, May 7 Emerging free iOS apps: 100 Floors, GifBoom and Race or Die 2 Rovio’s revenues jump 963% year-on-year to...
This week’s headlines from across Inside Network

Megapolis, The Sims FreePlay, Temple Run Oz and more on this week's top grossing app charts

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Megapolis, from developer Social Quantum, cracked the top 10 on the top grossing iOS apps charts as it did earlier this week on the top free iOS apps charts, landing at the No. 5 spot on the top grossing iPhone apps chart and the No. 10 spot on the top...
Megapolis, The Sims FreePlay, Temple Run Oz and more on this week's top grossing app charts
EA's Vue is the company's attempt at a social sharing app

Maxis and Electronic Arts sue Zynga over The Ville

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One of many images from EA's filing demonstrating the similarities between The Ville and The Sims Social. EA v. Zynga complaint It hasn't been a great couple of weeks for Zynga, whose less-than-stellar earnings report last Friday was quickly followed by allegations of insider trading by no fewer than...
Maxis and Electronic Arts sue Zynga over The Ville

EA Hires Former Yahoo Exec Blake Jorgensen to Fill CFO Vacancy

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For the past five months, Electronic Arts has been operating without a permanent top finance executive, after Eric Brown suddenly resigned. Today, the game company has hired Blake Jorgensen as its full-time EVP and CFO. Jorgensen joins most recently from Levi Strauss & Co.; prior to that, he was CFO at...
EA Hires Former Yahoo Exec Blake Jorgensen to Fill CFO Vacancy
The DeanBeat: Will Battlefield 4 or Puzzle & Dragons reach $1B in revenues?
Electronic Arts officially launches Origin game platform for the Mac

Wanna Collaborate On A Song With Paul Oakenfold? Beatlab Is Making It Happen

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Historically there’s been a pretty high barrier to entry when it comes to making electronic music. The standard tools used to create beats are software programs things like Traktor and Ableton Live, desktop programs aimed at professional music producers that have tons of complicated features (and pricetags that start in...
Wanna Collaborate On A Song With Paul Oakenfold? Beatlab Is Making It Happen

This week’s headlines from across Inside Network

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A roundup of all the news Inside Network brought you between May 7 and 13. Inside Mobile Apps Tracking the convergence of mobile apps, social platforms and virtual goods. Monday, May 7 Emerging free iOS apps: 100 Floors, GifBoom and Race or Die 2 Rovio’s revenues jump 963% year-on-year to...
This week’s headlines from across Inside Network
Electronic Arts commits $80 million to next-gen console development

SimCity launch debacle drags on, as EA disables features

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Even if you have little interest in SimCity, it's worth paying attention to the messy launch of the series' long-awaited reboot. Like it or not, this is the future of large-scale video games. For three days now, players have complained of issues connecting with the SimCity's servers. One report...
SimCity launch debacle drags on, as EA disables features

Zynga Files Countersuit Against EA

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Zynga has countered a copyright-infringement lawsuit from Electronic Arts with its own allegations that EA sought a potentially illegal agreement to avoid poaching each others' employees....
Zynga Files Countersuit Against EA

EA Apologizes For SimCity Disaster, Says It Was "Dumb" And Offers Free Game To Players

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Electronic Arts’ SimCity was easily the most anticipated game of the season, but its launch was an unmitigated disaster because the DRM solution Electronic Arts and Maxis dreamt up means users have to always be online if they want to play. Sadly, EA’s servers weren’t up to the task and...
EA Apologizes For SimCity Disaster, Says It Was "Dumb" And Offers Free Game To Players

EA Building Up Its Facebook Empire -- This Time With SimCity Social

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Electronic Arts is hoping to hit the restart button this year on its Facebook strategy by bringing one of its biggest brands to the social network. “We have high aspirations and high hopes for this one,” said Jami Laes, VP of Global Studios for Playfish, EA’s social games studios. As...
EA Building Up Its Facebook Empire -- This Time With SimCity Social

EA’s quarterly earnings report will be a must-read on Monday

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Game industry observers will be watching Electronic Arts closely on Monday, May 7, when the company is scheduled to report its fourth fiscal-quarter earnings for the period ending March 31. The results will give investors a first peek at EA’s financial performance after the launch of its Mass Effect...
EA’s quarterly earnings report will be a must-read on Monday
Google's revamped, sexed-up app store hits 25 billion downloads
TheDeanBeat: Even after Kickstarter, indie gamemaker Double Fine is pursuing multiple funding alternatives
EA has a lot riding on Battlefield 4, and it is stepping up its investment in a big way

CrowdStar No Longer Developing Social Games for Facebook

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CrowdStar’s CEO Peter Relan said in an interview that the longtime social games maker is no longer developing for Facebook. Instead, the company is focused on building games for smartphones. “We are maintaining the old games, like Happy Aquarium, but we don’t build new Facebook PC games any more —...
CrowdStar No Longer Developing Social Games for Facebook

T-Mobile partners with Zynga, brings games widget to customers

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In an effort to bring new and exclusive gaming and social features to T-Mobile customers, the telecom company has partnered with Zynga to create a widget that links to Zynga games available for T-Mobile customers starting today. The Zynga Games widget is said to make it easier for customers to...
T-Mobile partners with Zynga, brings games widget to customers

TimesCast Tech: Google Developers' Conference

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Electronic Arts develops an HTML5-based video game, competitive sailing adapts new technology to attract television views and Reading Rainbow takes young readers on a new adventure. Plus, a big step forward for iPad apps in the kitchen....
TimesCast Tech: Google Developers' Conference

EA Reboot Cost 900 Jobs

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So those “hard but essential changes” and “difficult organizational decisions” Electronic Arts announced back in late April, but refused to explain in detail? It did so last night during its fourth-quarter earnings call, and they’re not pretty. Since announcing that organizational update on April 25, EA has sacked 10 percent...
EA Reboot Cost 900 Jobs

Valve for sale? Asian firms reportedly in talks to purchase video game studio

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Even though Valve CEO Gabe Newell said it’s more likely that his company will “disintegrate,” rather than being bought out, reports are out that two major Asian online game companies are discussing a possible purchase of the Bellevue-based video game company. Nexon and NCsoft reportedly met in Hawaii on Wednesday to...
Valve for sale? Asian firms reportedly in talks to purchase video game studio
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