In one of its largest acquisitions ever, Electronic Arts is buying mobile game maker PopCap Games for $750 million in cash and stock, the companies announced Tuesday.
Add Electronic Arts to the ever-growing hack list. The video game maker revealed that hackers recently breached a server linked to a message board, stealing customer information in the process.
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The video game industry came out swinging ... and won.
The video game industry has decided to shoot the messenger.
Blockbuster videogame heroes have tamed the Wild West, repelled alien invasions and driven the Nazis from Normandy. But can they fight off "Angry Birds"?
GLEN HEAD, N.Y. -- If you've ever drafted a fantasy baseball team or played a video game from EA Sports or tabulated a pitcher's WHIP, you've indirectly enjoyed the legacy of Strat-O-Matic, even if you've never heard of the small game company from the northern Long Island hamlet of Glen Head whose name is derived from a word so obscure the dictionary later cut it.
Electronic Arts has signed a five-year deal to use Facebook Credits as the only accepted method of payment for its games on the social networking site.
Electronic Arts said Wednesday that it will acquire Chillingo, the company that publishes the ultra-popular smartphone game Angry Birds.
Plans to let players control Taliban fighters in the highly anticipated "Medal of Honor" video game have been scrapped amid harsh criticism from military officials and others.
LOS ANGELES -- When EA Sports suggested to Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker three months ago that it would like his mixed martial arts promotion to do "something big" at this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo -- an annual three-day exercise in sensory overload put on by the multi-billion-dollar video game industry for the purpose of showcasing its latest and greatest products -- he admittedly aimed too low.
OK, so you've exhausted most of those video games you got for Christmas. And you've got a gift card or two burning a hole in your pocket.
Now that video game sales have eclipsed Hollywood box office revenues and sales of music CDs, you can bet your bitmaps some extraordinarily good games were released in 2009.
With their business models under threat and shares in the doldrums, video game publishers like Electronic Arts look ripe for the picking by larger media conglomerates such as Walt Disney. But much as shareholders might hope for a quick exit, they shouldn't bank on a quick M&A payday.
Not everything related to UFC 100 is about big fights. Big business is also brewing under the surface, which, when it comes to mixed martial arts' most visible promoter, shouldn't be a surprise to anyone.
Sovereign Bancorp and video-game designer Electronic Arts announced on Friday that they are cutting a total of 2,000 jobs, laying blame on the recession.
Office Depot, Yahoo and Electronic Arts have added to the mounting job losses in the global economy, with more than 4,000 positions slated for elimination.
ideo game publisher Electronic Arts Inc. said Sunday it ended talks to buy smaller rival Take-Two Interactive Software Inc., best known for the "Grand Theft Auto" series of games
CNN.COM's Dan Wright checks out the creature creator game 'Spore'.
It's official. Grand Theft Auto IV is a video game blockbuster, with gamers around the world buying up more than 6 million copies of the gritty, urban action title in its first week of sales.
The race for the Democratic presidential nomination isn't the only thing that's getting nastier these days. Check out what's happening in Corporate America: Hostile takeover bids abound.
The biggest story in the videogame business this year has been the way Activision and Electronic Arts, the industry's two dominant powers, are gobbling up smaller competitors that have developed hot-selling games. Activision, publisher of the billion-dollar Guitar Hero series, is seeking approval to join forces with Vivendi Games, maker of the bestselling World of Warcraft. Meanwhile, giant EA, purveyor of Madden NFL and other sports franchises, is making a $2 billion hostile play for Take-Two, which owns Grand Theft Auto.
Stocks looked set for another selloff Thursday as nagging fears about credit and the threat of a deep recession troubled investors and sent the dollar plunging.
Electronic Arts said Thursday it has launched an all-cash tender offer to buy rival Take-Two for $26 a share.
The game plan is clear for Electronic Arts and its takeover target Take-Two Interactive, but the price of the deal will simply have to be sweeter.
It's back to the playbook or the pocketbook for Electronic Arts if it's to win Take-Two Interactive.
CNN's Matt West talks to Nicole Lapin about the latest video games on the market.
Videogame-maker Electronic Arts said Thursday it is buying rival VG Holding Corp. for $860 million.
Microsoft Corp. said Wednesday it will pipe advertisements into a slate of popular sports video games from Electronic Arts Inc., including its best-selling "Madden" football franchise.
The executive who had been overseeing the Xbox video game division for Microsoft Corp. is defecting to Electronic Arts Inc., where he will oversee EA's lucrative sports division
Microsoft Corp. said on Tuesday the head of its gaming business, Peter Moore, would leave the company to join Electronic Arts Inc., the world's biggest video game publisher.
Electronic Arts, the world's largest video game publisher, named former executive John Riccitiello as its new CEO Monday.
Electronic Arts may be the video game sector's dominant player. But that hasn't made the past year much fun for shareholders.
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Things are getting a bit more Unreal in the video game world.
Fans of the Madden football series are hardcore - but are they hardcore enough to pay $20 to get an advance look at the game?
Amid all the hand-wringing and debate over violence in video games, there's one point of view not often heard: a call for even more carnage and mayhem.
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Electronic Arts decided it couldn't beat Jamdat, a publisher of videogames for cellphones, so this week it made the largest acquisition in its history, paying $680 million for the Los Angeles-based game-maker, the biggest player in the burgeoning $2.6 billion market for games on mobile phones.
Behind the brick walls of an old textile factory in Montreal, more than 1,000 employees work in a 175,000-square-foot room without a single partition or cubicle. Here, on wood floors beneath tangle...
NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - The gaming world, it would seem, IS ready for some football.
After 14 years of compiling our list of the 100 Fastest-Growing Companies, we've learned one thing well: Rapid growth alone does not make for smart stock buys. That lesson is on our minds again as ...
Look in the dictionary under "intense," and you could justifiably see a screenshot of Electronic Arts' "Battlefield 2," a gripping, war-based 3-D shooter that drops you and your teammates into the middle of a worldwide conflict.
Things sure can change in the course of a year.
NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - Cell phones are not just for having annoyingly loud conversations in restaurants anymore. More and more people are using them to satisfy their jones for Tetris, Blackjack and Scrabble.
NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - Like many of the teens who are among their biggest customers, video game software companies have reached that dreaded awkward phase.
THE GAME DEVELOPERS' CONFERENCE, the annual March gathering of videogame makers, is typically a low-key geekfest. Game designers and producers in T-shirts and jeans shuffle between seminars like Dy...
NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - Add NCAA football to Electronic Arts' list of video game exclusives.
Video game maker Electronic Arts will announce a change in its longstanding policy and begin paying overtime to some of its 5,800 workers this week, the New York Times reported Wednesday. But those workers will no longer be eligible for options or bonuses.
I'VE BEEN KEEPING MY EYE ON Electronic Arts for quite a few years now, and I never cease to be amazed at how this company keeps on growing. Tech bubble? What tech bubble? For Electronic Arts, it si...
Video gaming reached official academic status Tuesday when Electronic Arts endowed a chair at the University of Southern California for the study of interactive entertainment.
NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - When it comes to video games, there's Electronic Arts and then there's everyone else. At least that's what Wall Street seems to think.
NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - Looks like the NFL was just the beginning.
NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - Television's leading sports network and the leading maker of sports video games have signed a long-term deal that could signal the end of an era.
NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - Coming soon to an Xbox near you: "Hannity and Colmes: The Video Game".
In a conference call earlier this year, Electronic Arts said it would take any necessary steps to protect its flagship "Madden" franchise. But nobody was expecting this.
For the head of any public company, growth, like yardwork, is the job that's never done--the new blanket of autumn leaves falling before you're able to haul the first batch away. "Growth is the big...
From a distance, this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo seemed to attract the usual scruffy crowd of gamers, retailers, and reporters. But if you looked a little closer, you might have noticed a...
The "Catwoman" video game doesn't fare much better than its big-screen inspiration, which film critics have dismissed as lots of flash and little substance.
NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - Strong sales of soccer, boxing and Harry Potter games gave Electronic Arts a boost in its first fiscal quarter.
NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - The players are lining up on this year's virtual gridiron, but there are a lot fewer teams this time around. Last year, five video game publishers had football games. The 2004 season will only host two: Sega and Electronic Arts. But the battle could be the fiercest we've ever seen.
On Thursday Electronic Arts will announce its quarterly results, and analysts expect earnings of 5 cents a share on $420 million in revenue, extending the company's annual sales growth clip of roughly 20 percent.
EA Sports' "UEFA Euro 2004: Portugal" is bringing tournament-style soccer gaming to PS2, X-Box and PC. It's the official soccer game of UEFA Euro 2004, going on now, which is the championship series of UEFA, the governing body of European football (soccer in America).
Wall Street will be desperately seeking a way to revive momentum Friday after major U.S. indexes finished sharply lower on Thursday for a second straight session.
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NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - John Riccitiello, president and chief operating officer of Electronic Arts, has resigned from the company to open a new venture capital fund.
Earnings news remained at the forefront after the closing bell Tuesday, with Amazon.com, Kraft Corp. and Electronic Arts all showing off quarterly numbers.
Great marketing is one of the mysteries of business. You know it when you see it. But a brilliant campaign takes hold of you at such a subliminal level that it's often hard to say why or how it wo...
Take a wicked spill off your skateboard in the groundbreaking Gen-X action videogame Tony Hawk's Pro Skater, and your face slams to the pavement, blood spewing all over. Still, however realistic th...
Until her boss showed up, Hecubah, queen of the undead, was having a pretty good day at work. It was the 1999 Electronic Entertainment Expo (known in the industry as E3), and the villainess of the ...
Last month David Hoem, a 21-year-old student in San Jose, Calif., cashed out of a most unorthodox Internet investment. He sold a magician, a warrior, a thief, two houses, 120,000 pieces of gold, an...
The videogame industry is blasting its way back from a two-year slump. Videogame software sales, including those for PCs, are expected to take off this Christmas and beyond (see chart) as next-gene...
More executives are taking a break from number crunching to assume command of submarines, to slay dragons, or to blow up the world -- activities made possible by a new generation of interactive per...
Few savings and loan chairmen take home 20% of their thrift's annual profit. Yet Unity's David Roberts did; he received an estimated $672,000 in total compensation during fiscal 1987, when Unity's ...
Latest contender for the title of Most Surprising Industry to Rise From the Dead: home-computer software. The coroner's report on home computers came out three years ago, blaming high costs complic...
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