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Submitted by -Mezzo- 711d ago | opinion piece

EA CEO Steps Down, Citing Financial Results. But Is SimCity the Real Issue?

Forbes - Back in 2012, Electronic Arts was named the worst company in America, and the recent less-than-smooth release of SimCity did little to bolster its image. The ramifications may have been farther-reaching than just bad PR. It may have been the instigator for today’s news: John Riccitiello, the CEO of EA, has stepped down today. (EA, John Riccitiello, PC, SimCity)

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ShugaCane  +   711d ago
The author has poorly formulated the question. It implies the answer is "no" whereas it's a clear "yes", according to the article. Should have been "But are financial results the real issue ?" or somehting like that, in my opinion.
Rearden  +   711d ago
No, SimCity is not the reason.
aliengmr  +   711d ago
EA has on a downward spiral for years now. Seems copying the competition rather than innovating hasn't worked.

That and Riccitiello is a douche, good riddance.
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Saryk  +   711d ago
Electronic Arts will pay Riccitiello two years' salary (about $1.7 million) in severance, plus other benefits.
In fiscal 2012, EA paid Riccitiello a bonus of $1.5 million, 15 percent more than his target bonus of $1.3 million. His total compensation that year was $9.5 million.

Yeah, that poor, poor man!
newsguy  +   710d ago
crazy story

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