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Former EA CEO John Riccitiello is now CEO of Unity

Unity Co-Founder and CEO David Helgason has stepped down and appointed former EA CEO John Riccitiello as CEO of Unity Technologies. Helgason is now Executive Vice President in charge of strategy and communications. "Unity has been a hugely positive force in the games industry for years,"...

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Former EA boss invests in Will Wright's Syntertainment

John Riccitiello, former CEO of EA, is the third board member and an investor in Syntertainment, the startup from SimCity creator Will Wright. Syntertainment recently secured $5 million in funding, part of which is attributed to Riccitiello, GamesBeat reports. "John is one of the smartest guys I...

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Interim EA CEO Larry Probst earning $1.03 million

EA investor documents reveal Larry Probst is to receive a $1.03 million salary while acting as CEO in the wake of John Riccitiello's resignation last month. An additional bonus will be considered at the end of his term as interim CEO. Probst has experience as CEO, having held the position at EA...

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EA CEO John Riccitiello resigns

Electronic Arts CEO John Riccitiello has submitted his resignation to EA's board of directors. His final day will be March 30, the close of the company's fiscal year. "The Board will immediately initiate a search and both internal and external candidates will be considered for the CEO position,"...

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Vice President Joe Biden to games industry: 'You have not been singled out' on gun violence

Vice President Joe Biden met with leaders and researchers in the video game industry on January 11 to discuss gun violence and the impact entertainment may have on consumers' real-world actions. Biden was charged with leading a task force to gather input from members of the gun violence debate...

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EA recognizes Q3 will be 'soft' due to Medal of Honor: Warfighter, lack of NBA

A running theme during today's Electronic Arts second quarter investor call was the impact of Medal of Honor: Warfighter's critical failure and the publisher's canceled NBA game. No less than three times the pair of titles were mentioned in a negative manner, particularly when compared to the...

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EA's Riccitiello on social games: 'Consumers won't pay for crap'

The decline of social games has been "overhyped," Electronic Arts CEO John Riccitiello said at Friday's App Conference in San Jose, California, AllThingsD reported. "Companies that are now suffering will have another day," Riccitiello said. The CEO noted that viral marketing-style messages in...

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Luxembourg software company suing EA, Square Enix, several others over patent infringement

What do Notch, John Riccitiello, Yoichi Wada, and Phil Larsen all have in common? A likely lacking fondness for Luxembourg-based software company Uniloc, who filed lawsuits against Notch's Mojang, Riccitiello's EA, Wada's Square Enix, and Larsen's Halfbrick recently (among others), contending that...

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Riccitiello hip to EA's social failings: 'I'd say we're a distant number two'

EA's embattled CEO John Riccitiello isn't above admitting his mistakes, nor is he above admitting those of his company. That honesty was in full swing during an episode of NPR's Morning Edition today where he spoke to EA's social business. "We would like to be number one in every possible area, in...

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EA, hackers win big off FIFA Ultimate Team

EA's increased revenues from FIFA 12's FIFA Ultimate Team DLC, coupled with our continuing coverage of consumer complaints over the "FIFA hack," stood out as awkward juxtaposition during EA's third quarter financial call yesterday. "The innovation that makes this franchise so unique is FIFA...

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