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EA CEO John Riccitiello stepping down

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Source: Kotaku

John Riccitiello, CEO of game publisher Electronic Arts, is stepping down.

Former EA CEO and board chairman Larry Probst will take over while the board searches for a new replacement.

Here's the press release:

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.

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Is this due to the SimCity debacle?

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good! hopefully the new CEO will turn EA around....

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Let me at em! I'll control it all with my Logitech racing wheel!

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good! hopefully the new CEO will turn EA around....

Maybe? I doubt much will change though.

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While EA is not considered to be "great" for gamers... you cannot deny them from a business standpoint "As CEO, Probst successfully grew the Company's annual revenues from $175 million to approximately $3 billion".

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As far as I see it, more blocks of EA are gonna shut down and they're gonna attempt to charge us with in-game upgrades.

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Please focus on games and no more DRM!

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Hopefully the new CEO will actually respect his/her customers, and not treat them as potential pirates. When will they realise that DRM only affects the lawful paying customers, while the pirates are happily playing a version without the invasive DRM.... idiots.

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it probably has to do with many things like the major complaints with the Origin Services as well as the debacle of Sim City

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Awww sad news. Before John I didn't like EA.

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No big surprise.

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It's probably for the best.

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I won't be satisfied until EA and Activision both burn to the ground

So you'll never be satisfied eh? Fair enough.

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I am happy to hear this, I guess, no matter what. Hoping (likely in vein) this will somehow affect their business practices for the good of consumers.

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Good riddance

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