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EA is one of the largest publishers/developers in the video game industry.

HistoryEdit

Electronic Arts is an American developer, publisher, marketer and distributor and is one of the largest video game companies in the world. hen originally formed, EA was a publishing house, but slowly began to develop in-house games. EA then began to purchase various developers, quickly becoming one of the largest publishers in the industry.Originally, EA was a home computing game publisher. In the late 1980s, the company began developing games in-house and supported consoles by the early 1990s. EA later grew via acquisition of several successful developers. By the early 2000s, EA had become one of the world's largest third-party publishers. On May 4, 2011, EA reported $3.8 billion in revenues for the fiscal year ending March 2011. EA began to move toward direct distribution of digital games and services with the acquisition of the popular online gaming site Pogo.com in 2001.

CritisicmEdit

Electronic Arts is widely recognized as one of the most hated video game companies in the industry. Many gamers see EA as trying to form a monopoly by acquiring many game developers and publishers. Some also believe once EA acquires a developer, the quality of that studios titles drop due to EA trying to meddle with and milk the franchises owned by these companies. EA also receives criticism because of their yearly installations of their games. Many feel that these games are just very small changes between them and that they are rushed out each year.

Starting in the year 2008/late 07 however, EA has earned new respect and recognition from gamers. While still developing and publishing their annual franchises, EA’s focus shifted towards new - and often innovative - IP's.

FranchisesEdit

EA has developed many video game franchises including Dead Space,SSX,Battlefield,The Sims,Medal Of Honor,Mass Effect and much more.

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