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What John Riccitiello Was Right About

What John Riccitiello Was Right About

If you gave me five, seven or even 10 guesses about who outgoing EA CEO’s favourite character on acclaimed TV show The Wire was, I’d have gotten it wrong. The Wire ran for five seasons. It was a show about class and crime. Its cast was an ensemble of cops,…

EA CEO John Riccitiello Steps Down [Updated]

EA CEO John Riccitiello Steps Down [Updated]

John Riccitiello, CEO of game publisher Electronic Arts, is stepping down from his position. Former EA CEO and board chairman Larry Probst will take over while the board searches for a new replacement, EA said.

EA: Social Games Aren’t Dying, But Consumers ‘Won’t Pay For Crap’

EA: Social Games Aren’t Dying, But Consumers ‘Won’t Pay For Crap’

With player numbers dropping and the recent revelation that 85 per cent stop playing after the first day, a shadow hangs over the once ridiculously profitable social gaming scene. Speaking today at App Conference in San Jose, Electronic Arts CEO John Riccitiello said that the decline of social gaming is…