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

The recent less-than-smooth release of SimCity did little to bolster the image of Electronic Arts, the publishers of the city-building game. 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.
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.

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EA Updates Their SimCity EULA as a Result of Gamer Outrage

If you’ve been following the news here, here, and here, you’ll see that EA—considered the worst company in America in 2012—had inserted some extremely harsh language in their end-user license agreement (EULA). This clause would have banned players from all EA games if they failed to report a bug. (My original title for this article would have been, “Beta Testers: If You Do It Wrong, EA Will Ban You from All of Their Games.” However, I just received news that EA is updating their agreement.

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