287w ago - We didn't even see this one coming, one of the longtime creators of Electronic Arts, Neil Young, has left the company for an "new project." I have never reported about some leaving a company before so I really don't know what to say, I'm kind of at a lost of words right now.
But, anyway just forget about me a lets get back to the story. As I was saying, Neil Young was working at Electronic Arts for about or even more than 11 years.
He worked on games like The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, following that Young was put in charge of Maxis during the production of Sims 2 before being promoted to vice president and general manager of EA Los Angeles. When in Los Angeles, Young supervised Medal of Honor Airborne and Boom Blox.
"Neil Young has decided to leave EA to manage his own company. Neil is an 11-year EA veteran who has created a lot of great games and many good friendships at EA. We wish him the very best on his new project. Neil will always be welcome at EA."
292w ago - EA confirms title is 'in development' for next-gen systems
Electronic Arts has confirmed that the second iteration of popular skateboarding title SKATE is in development for PS3 and Xbox 360.
However, the publisher hasn't released any information regarding release date or price for SKATE 2.
The news came as EA announced that it will release the next SKATE game, SKATE It, on Nintendo formats - and that gamers can play it on the Wii Balance Board.
299w ago - According to Internet rumors, EA bought the largest GTA fan forum on 3/22/08 for approximately $3.4 million.
GTAForums.com now also features the EA logo. According to a leaked letter (see below) from EA to the site, "Such an acquisition would include the handover of all domain names, server contents and a database of, statistical information on all members of GTAForums.com, to Electronic Arts Inc."
The letter also states they would like to complete the transfer before April 29th, 2008.
303w ago - Many of us have been holding our breath since EA made its initial offer to buy Take-Two, and the company's comment, stating that they would wait until the release of Grand Theft Auto IV before discussing the offer any further, did very little to ease that sick feeling in our stomachs.
EA, who has been known to tone down the violent content of their games and splurge on in game advertising (as shown above), is set to destroy our beloved Grand Theft Auto franchise. The top secret tech demo showcasing EA's take on the series is not for the faint of heart.
How could Take-Two ever let something like this happen? The Grand Theft Auto franchise deserves to go down in history as one of the greatest games ever made – remembered for its controversy, not it's excessive in game advertising. The horror!
Ok, you got me, this is an obvious satire piece, however it does offer a potential eerie glimpse into the future. Hopefully this crosses the desk of a few key individuals at Take-Two and makes them think twice before allowing EA to place their thumb print on such a beloved franchise.