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Gaming leans into diversity at E3, but not hard

To say gaming the gaming community is not known for its friendliness to women and minority groups is something of an understatement. But we're starting to see developers abandon the usual excuses of t

Here’s what EA announced at E3 2018

Good afternoon, downtown L.A.! The sun is shining, the birds are singing and the giant banners with gun toting cyborgs have been unveiled. That can only mean one thing: it’s time for E3! Electronic

Madden NFL 18 esports are coming to Disney XD and ESPN

With the Super Bowl just a few weeks away, the world of football has some relatively unexpected news. Madden NFL, one of the most popular gaming titles in the world, is going even more mainstream. ESP

Ex-Zynga execs raise $15 million for their new gaming studio, Manticore Games

In the eight years since Frederic Descamps and Jordan Maynard launched their last gaming startup, the industry they helped shape now brings in more than $100 billion in revenues globally. There's been

The company behind Dots is changing CEOs

Playdots, the company that lets gamers play with Dots, will soon have a new CEO as co-founder and current COO Patrick Moberg takes over for co-founder Paul Murphy. Murphy lead the company as CEO since

Hours before launch, EA strips micro-transactions from ‘Star Wars: Battlefront II’

Just hours before the full launch of Battlefront II, Electronic Arts has announced that they’re removing in-game micro-transactions entirely from the title for the time being as they look to ret

EA response to ‘Battlefront II’ complaint is the most downvoted comment in Reddit history

Just as many people enjoy a nice cold Goose Island pale ale but hate the beer megacorp AB InBev which owns it, so too is the rage palpable against Electronic Arts, which owns many a beloved franchise

Small startup shows us the wrong way to incentivize programmers

A small Los Angeles-based company, Bee Technologies, recently made a stir on Reddit by asking potential unpaid interns to complete a fairly complex software product before they were “hired.&#822

FIFA and EA announce the first eWorld Cup

Esports are showing no sign of slowing down, as the segment continues to grow. Today, EA and FIFA announced their intentions to replicate one of the world’s greatest athletic events in the world

Watch Electronic Arts kick off E3 live right here

Today, Electronic Arts will kick off E3 2017 with a live press conference, which you can watch right here. EA makes some of the most popular games in the world, like The Sims, Battlefield, Madden, FIF

Stealthy gaming company Wonder is ready to tease its new mystery hardware

Wonder, the incredibly stealthy new gaming company, has quietly created a signup page for information and perks related to its plans for global domination of the gaming market from its Los Angeles hea

Discord chief executive on distribution and the importance of the PC in gaming

Josh Elman Contributor Josh Elman is a partner at Greylock Partners. More posts by this contributor Biz Stone on the future of search Jason Citron Contributor Jason Citron is the founder and chief exe

The creator of That Dragon, Cancer talks about loss, love, and indie art

When is a game not a game? When it becomes art, a collection of found objects, and a memorial. That’s what Ryan and Amy Green created when they made That Dragon, Cancer, a luminous game inspired

Facebook Shutters Its Parse Developer Platform

Here's a surprise: Facebook is closing its Parse developer platform. After acquiring the service, which at the time mostly focused on mobile developers, for a reported $85 million in 2013, Facebook tu

Is Seattle Silicon Valley’s Next Favorite Stop?

In the last ten years, the Seattle tech scene has changed quite dramatically. In the 1990s and early 2000s, the only gigantic software companies in town were Microsoft and Amazon. For a time it even b

Sony And EA Experiment With New Business Models For Older Games

This week, both Electronic Arts and Sony revealed or began to roll out new services that have been described to various degrees as "Netflix for gaming." That description, while catchy and useful for g

EA Beats In FQ2 With Non-GAAP Revenue of $1.04B And EPS Of $0.33, Raises Earnings Guidance

Electronic Arts had non-GAAP revenue of $1.04 billion in its fiscal second quarter (2014), and non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.33. The <a target="_blank" href="http://investing.businessweek.com/rese

Optimizely Explains How It Boosted SimCity Pre-Order Revenue

Here's an example of a company using <a target="_blank" href="http://www.optimizely.com">Optimizely</a>'s A/B testing tools for a high-profile game launch. The startup, which recently <a href="http

Electronic Arts Cuts Jobs At Montreal Studio Less Than Two Weeks After CEO’s Resignation

Electronic Arts is laying off staffers at its Montreal office in another round of job cuts. The news comes less than two weeks after CEO John Riccitiello resigned, citing the company's financial under

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

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 h
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