EA taking Army of Two, Skate, more offline
Publisher shutting down servers for shooter, skateboarding game, as well as many more PSP, PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii games beginning August 11.
The Last Word: May 2-8, 2010
This week's lineup includes the launch of Video Game History Month, previews of Fallout: New Vegas and Crysis 2, reviews of Alan Wake and Nier, and Fable III and Skate ...
EA posts $391 million loss, Madden 10 sells 3.9 million
$788 million in earnings can't keep megapublisher out of the red; workforce slashed by 17%, development pipeline cut in half; Need for Speed Shift ships 2.5 million.
EA cutting 1,500 jobs, over 'a dozen' games canceled
[UPDATE 3] Publisher slashes staff by 17 percent to save $100 million annually, to focus on higher-margin titles; reductions at Skate, Madden, and Dante's Inferno devs; over one-third Mythic reportedly ...
EA layoffs hit 1,000, Black Box 'consolidated'
[UPDATE 2] Publisher widens staff reductions to 10 percent, will reap $120 million annual savings; Need for Speed Undercover studio moving in with EA Canada, label will remain intact.
Actiga rides Xbox 360 skateboard controller
Peripheral maker creating full-sized wireless skating device for Microsoft's console due out later this year; will be compatible with "popular skateboarding games."
EA predicts $6 billion in sales by 2011
Publisher expects 71 percent revenue growth over next three years riding new installments in Sims franchise, expansion of Burnout, Skate, Need for Speed, Madden.
New Burnout, Skate on the way
EA Games president reveals "extension" of driving and skateboarding series in next fiscal year, commits long-term to Mass Effect and says next Need for Speed will return to series' roots.
COD4, Orange Box, BioShock, Rock Band D.I.C.E. up Interactive Achievement Awards
Activision's military shooter takes top prize, but 2K Games' undersea actioner, Valve's compilation, and MTV/Harmonix's rhythm game also get their props.
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