Electronic Arts

  • Watch Electronic Arts kick off E3 live right here

    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, FIFA, Titan Fall, and the studio is sure to deliver even more goodness today. We expect to see at least one Star Wars title, and potentially a new FIFA. But the bigger question remains: Will EA… Read More

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

    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 headquarters. The company is calling its new campaign the “Alpha Program”, and folks that are interested can get updates on Wonder’s product, provide feedback, and get perks and… Read More

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

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

    The global video game industry is exploding in popularity. Companies such as ESPN, Activision Blizzard and Electronic Arts have formed their own e-sports divisions in recent months, and the gaming market exceeds $90 billion, up 9 percent in the last year. It is bigger than the movie industry and predicted to expand with new emerging platforms like VR. Greylock investment partner Josh Elman… Read More

  • Facebook Shutters Its Parse Developer Platform

    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 turned Parse into one of its key developer services. Read More

  • Is Seattle Silicon Valley’s Next Favorite Stop? Crunch Network

    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 became common knowledge that most Seattle-based startups had only two viable exit strategies: go public, or get acquired by Microsoft. Read More

  • Sony And EA Experiment With New Business Models For Older Games

    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 getting the gist of what each does across, doesn’t really capture the impact that either service could have based on how they will actually be used by customers or their… Read More

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

    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 street had expected Electronic Arts to earn $0.12 (non-GAAP), on, again, non-GAAP revenue of $978 million. The beat has sent Electronic Arts up almost 4% in after hours trading. Electronic Arts also raised its annual non-GAAP EPS guidance to $1.25 from $1.20. Read More

  • Optimizely Explains How It Boosted SimCity Pre-Order Revenue

    Optimizely Explains How It Boosted SimCity Pre-Order Revenue

    Here’s an example of a company using Optimizely‘s A/B testing tools for a high-profile game launch. The startup, which recently raised a $28 million Series A, is releasing a case study today about how Electronic Arts used Optimizely to boost preorders for the new version of SimCity. Prior to the SimCity launch (and before all of that launch’s attendant problems) EA division… Read More