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Activision, EA hit out-of-court settlement over execs' leaving

Activision, EA hit out-of-court settlement over execs' leaving

Gaming giants Activision Blizzard Inc. and Electronic Arts (EA) Inc. agreed to settle a lawsuit over executives' leaving out of court on Wednesday.

Activision had accused EA of inappropriately recruiting two of its executives who had overseen the production of the hit video title "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2."

Activision had claimed EA met secretly with its two executives, viz. Vincent Zampella and Jason West, while they were still working on "Modern Warfare" projects at Activision.

EA crowned with “Worst Company in America” title

EA crowned with “Worst Company in America” title

Electronic Arts (EA), one of the world’s biggest video game publishers, has been crowned with the “Worst Company in America” title.

Consumer watchdog website The Consumerist carried out a series of polls, which revealed the extent of consumers’ disappointment about EA’s business practices and corporate culture.

In particular, consumers expressed their disappointment about the way EA gulps down smaller firms and concentrates more on the bottom line than creativity. In video games industry, creativity is the most significant characteristic.

EA happy with Mass Effect 3’s performance

EA happy with Mass Effect 3’s performance

Video games publisher Electronic Arts (EA) chief executive officer John Riccitiello he was happy at the performance of the newly released Mass Effect 3.

Speaking at Wedbush Technology, Media & Telecommunications Conference in New York City, Riccitiello claimed that the third-generation Mass Effect sold 890,000 copies during the first 24 hours of its availability in North-America alone.

Riccitiello said the game met the company's expectations. Speaking on the topic, he announced, "We anticipated it doing well, so we're happy."

Nazara Tech tie ups with Electronic Arts for Mobile games

Nazara Tech tie ups with Electronic Arts for Mobile games

Nazara Technologies has tied up with the Mobile gaming division of Electronic Arts Inc to distribute its mobile games to users in India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

The Indian game developer will offer the mobile games of EA Mobile to more than 600 million users. EA has granted exclusive rights to Nazara for distribution in the three years.

EA Games to launch Need for Speed on Android

EA Games to launch Need for Speed on Android

EA Games has announced that it will launch its popular game, Need for Speed (NFS) on the Android platform.

The latest version of the game, Need for Speed: Shift will be available on the platform on June 4. EA has not revealed much information about the game and there are no screen shots available.

The markets is hoping for a better game this time from EA sports after its earlier games Sims 3 and Spore Origins faced bug problems.

EA seeing profits again

EA seeing profits again

Electronics Arts Inc. the well-known video game publisher saw its revenue rise 14% in the last quarter. The company is releasing new ARP (Action Role Playing) game and the new shooter titles brought in more revenue this quarter.

In 2009 the video game industry saw a rapid fall in sales, it dropped 11% to make $10.5 billion and are expecting a minimum of 3% drop in sales this financial year. "We had a pretty good quarter, but it's still a little choppy out there. We're expecting it to be another tough month in April.” CFO Eric Brown said in a telephone interview.