John Riccitiello steps down as CEO of EA

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  • uglygamer 18 Mar 2013 20:13:25 11,798 posts
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    REDWOOD CITY, Calif.(BUSINESS WIRE) Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) today announced that John Riccitiello will step down as Chief Executive Officer and as a member of the Board of Directors, effective March 30. The Board has appointed Larry Probst as Executive Chairman to ensure a smooth transition and to lead EA's executive team while the Board conducts a search for a permanent CEO. The Board will consider internal and external candidates with the assistance of a leading executive search firm.

    http://kotaku.com/5991181/ea-ceo-john-riccitiello-steps-down
  • Syrette 18 Mar 2013 20:14:31 41,902 posts
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    Peter Moore, nailed on.

  • King_Edward 18 Mar 2013 20:15:50 11,454 posts
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    Done a runner before it all goes to pot.
  • uglygamer 18 Mar 2013 20:16:23 11,798 posts
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    Yeah, it'll probably be Peter Moore.
  • Darth_Flibble 18 Mar 2013 20:18:27 1,507 posts
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    I hope he has done a runner with all the fifa and madden micro transactions payments
  • neilka 18 Mar 2013 20:18:56 14,942 posts
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    vizzini for CEO
  • riz23 18 Mar 2013 20:27:51 1,056 posts
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    I hope the share price goes up.
  • Whizzo 18 Mar 2013 20:29:39 42,767 posts
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    He didn't really resign, he just couldn't get to work because someone had blocked the road with a fleet of buses, fire engines and cop cars.

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  • X201 18 Mar 2013 20:32:27 14,698 posts
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    Whizzo wrote:
    He didn't really resign, he just couldn't get to work because someone had blocked the road with a fleet of buses, fire engines and cop cars.
    That'll be teamHAM :-)
  • Bremenacht 18 Mar 2013 20:39:13 15,772 posts
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    One cunt enters
    One cunt leaves

    Once an eagle taught me courage. And I will never forget that day

  • unicorn69 18 Mar 2013 20:59:11 81 posts
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    Bremenacht wrote:
    One cunt enters
    One cunt leaves
    Exactly
    But i really hope there will be some change.

    Notice: If you notice this notice you will notice that this notice is not worth noticing.

  • RobTheBuilder 18 Mar 2013 21:12:57 6,521 posts
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    For 2.49 he'll wave as he leaves
    For 5.99 he'll let you choose his successor
  • thedaveeyres 18 Mar 2013 21:16:59 9,755 posts
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    He's out of the game.

    D****** ******r

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  • Luke_Martin_VA 18 Mar 2013 21:30:03 160 posts
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    What worries me is that EA have actually pumped out some good stuff in that time, with their tactics before that being arguably more mercenary - and leaning back in that direction now they're so keen to climb back up the FTSE ladder.

    Better the devil you know?

    w w w . v o x e l a r c a d e . c o m

  • Gambit1977 18 Mar 2013 22:24:19 9,570 posts
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    Syrette wrote:
    Peter Moore, nailed on.
    The market has spoken :lol:

    I forgot about him. He has a face you'd never tire of hitting with hard implements.
  • PenguinJim 19 Mar 2013 00:47:21 5,467 posts
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    From his resignation letter: "The progress EA has made on transitioning to digital games and services is something I'm extremely proud of."

    What did EA do before digital games? I thought they'd ALWAYS been a video games company. :o
  • neilka 19 Mar 2013 00:50:28 14,942 posts
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    Early EA games were published as sheet music.
  • Triggerhappytel 19 Mar 2013 00:54:46 2,664 posts
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    Luke_Martin_VA wrote:
    What worries me is that EA have actually pumped out some good stuff in that time, with their tactics before that being arguably more mercenary - and leaning back in that direction now they're so keen to climb back up the FTSE ladder.

    Better the devil you know?
    Yeah, his tenure was definitely better than Larry Probst's. They were a fucking awful company under him.

    He tried a lot of interesting things and I think his intentions to turn the company around were sound, but it never really came to fruition. This is nothing to do with Sim City, but EA have been making annual losses for the last few years, so I suspect Riccitiello was pushed rather than jumped.
  • Khanivor 19 Mar 2013 02:29:53 39,895 posts
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    He didn't have a leg to stand on.
  • MrTomFTW Moderator 19 Mar 2013 07:58:51 36,297 posts
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    RIP Tricky Dicky

    I totally called it.
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  • Deleted user 19 March 2013 08:48:04
    Rotten luck for a rotten publisher: http://bit.ly/15kUqbt
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