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Submitted by deantak 645d ago | article

John Riccitiello’s legacy: EA survives, but its hit points are dangerously low

GamesBeat's analysis of John Riccitiello's tenure at EA (EA, Industry, John Riccitiello, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

Sadie2100  +   645d ago
Wow...that's a lot of info on JR!
davidfca  +   645d ago
End of an era. He was bossing EA back when I still had a job in the industry, which is saying something.

I will not, at least, miss having to double-check the spelling of "Riccitiello" every time I type it.
deantak  +   645d ago
ha.
Derekvinyard13  +   645d ago
Did you think he was a good guy
deantak  +   645d ago
a tough question. he was tough. but he had many friends and supporters.
davidfca  +   645d ago
Whether he was a good guy isn't really relevant to the discussion, I don't think. His job wasn't to be everybody's best pal. He ran the company pretty well in his original tenure, and Elevation Partners ultimately hit the jackpot with the Bioware deal.

I think a good question to ask about these latter days is, how well could anybody have done trying to steer a gigantic old-style game publisher through the last four years? We're at a point where you seriously have to ask whether a company like Electronic Arts can survive without turning itself into something completely different.
Derekvinyard13  +   645d ago
So he was just doing his job kinda tough right
darkronin229  +   645d ago
I never had to write down his name all that much but every time I hear "Riccitello," I think of those Ricola cough drop commercials.
RustedMan  +   645d ago
RIIIIICOLA!
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stuna1  +   645d ago
One more hit and we'll be talking about flawless victory.
kreate  +   644d ago
Kreate casts curaga on EA

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