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Electronic Arts CEO Riccitiello steps down, shoulders blame for missteps

Electronic Arts CEO John Riccitiello has resigned after six years at the gaming giant's helm, accepting blame for recent financial missteps that have sent its stock tumbling.

Strata Keynoters show big data in action

One by one, speakers lined up at the Strata Conference this week and told stories that sounded like the opposite of doing business in a trough of disillusionment.

EA accelerates shift to freemium with 'Real Racing 3' for iOS, Android

Electronic Arts will shift its marquee mobile racing franchise  Real Racing  from premium to freemium with the Feb. 28 launch of the series' third installment, available for Apple's iOS and Google's Android.

EA: 'Simpsons: Tapped Out' revenues topped $23M last quarter

Electronic Arts' mobile games and services, including handhelds, generated approximately $100 million in revenue during its third fiscal quarter ending Dec. 31, an 18 percent year-over-year increase that helped the firm offset ongoing declines in its console business.

PopCap lays off 50 North American employees, may close Irish office

Electronic Arts-owned PopCap Games confirmed it has laid off 50 North American employees and is currently assessing the future of its Dublin, Ireland unit.

Electronics Arts in talks to port games to Microsoft's Windows Phone 8

Electronic Arts revealed it is in negotiations with Microsoft to port some of its most popular games to the software giant's forthcoming Windows Phone 8 mobile operating system.

EA merges Firemint, IronMonkey mobile game units to create Firemonkeys

Electronic Arts is merging its two biggest mobile game studios, Firemint and IronMonkey, to create a new unit dubbed Firemonkeys.

Gameloft to support both premium, freemium app models

Mobile gaming publisher Gameloft confirmed that it would continue supporting and selling premium as well as freemium titles for mobile.

EA unveils HTML5-based 'Strike Force' for multi-platform gaming

Electronic Arts is poised to launch  Strike Force, an HTML5-based 3D multiplayer title enabling gamers to compete across smartphones, tablets, gaming handhelds and other Web-enabled devices.

Free mobile games, tablets are making developers rich

Mobile gaming is flourishing--and developers can thank tablet adoption and freemium pricing models for vaulting the business to the next level.