EA CEO John Riccitiello Resigns - UPDATED

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http://www.cad-comic.com/cad/20130320
So, THAT'S how it happened.
Makes sense to me :-)

Sir Thomas Sean Connery:
Absolutely required:

EA's still going to be assholes as soon as the next guy steps up, but just for today, we celebrate.

I honestly think Riccitiello is just the fall guy, but that's just my opinion regarding the issue.

Good. One less stock market-watching idiot on the board. Since he attained his position, EA's just come apart. Hopefully now we'll see some improvement. Not like they can possibly win my trust again anyway.

But this is a good sign for EA and their policies. Maybe the rest of management will pull their heads out of their asses now.

Ishal:
EA CEO being taken offline due to server issues.

My snark for the month.

Please find enclosed in your PM inbox my standard Reward Titties for Post of the Day.

He says it was because of the money, but it's actually because I gave him a dead arm every time I saw him and he wanted to get out before I broke his arm.

So you're welcome, Shepard's still looking out for you kids.

I'm surprised at how big this news is. My newspaper even wrote a small piece about his departer and bad reputation. This wasn't a gaming related paper or section but just the regular news.

Seems like the Illusive Man no longer requires his services.

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Oh joy. Let's celebrate by making fun of statements made by EA and Johnny Boy.

"We thank John for his contributions to EA since he was appointed CEO in 2007, especially the passion, dedication and energy he brought to the company every single day"

Yes I could truly see the passion with which he took every opportunity to screw over the paying customers.

"EA is an outstanding company with creative and talented employees"

"Employees who's creativity and talent I enjoyed crushing and despoiling with our harsh deadlines, corner cutting and homogenisation of IP to try to make all our games appeal to everyone."

"I remain very optimistic about EA's future - there is a world class team driving the Company's transition to the next generation of game consoles."

A world class team who can look forward to their talent being wasted slightly less.

I should be happy, but I doubt this will change EA completely. Still, I.. have faith it could improve now.

If not, it's not going to get worse for us but for them. If they do not change their ways, they shall fall- all of them. Hoping they do change their business practices or else.

Dunno why everybody is so happy about this. They will just replace him with another suit with no understanding of the industry and continue as normal.

"It currently looks like we will come in at the low end of, or slightly below, the financial guidance we issued to the Street, and we have fallen short of the internal operating plan we set one year ago," he wrote. "And for that, I am 100 percent accountable."

Why do I find that statement very very ominous?

Why do I get the mental image of a bunch of shadowy guys in suits looking down at him and going "You have fallen below your projected estimates. This is not acceptable. You know what you have to do" while sliding a pistol with one bullet to him. >_<

aegix drakan:

"It currently looks like we will come in at the low end of, or slightly below, the financial guidance we issued to the Street, and we have fallen short of the internal operating plan we set one year ago," he wrote. "And for that, I am 100 percent accountable."

Why do I find that statement very very ominous?

Why do I get the mental image of a bunch of shadowy guys in suits looking down at him and going "You have fallen below your projected estimates. This is not acceptable. You know what you have to do" while sliding a pistol with one bullet to him. >_<

"We are disappointed in you Mr Ricitiello. You may quit and leave by your own volition through the front door, or we can may you leave through the window."

First George Lucas sells off Star Wars to Disney then Elite Dangerous & Star Citizen gets funded and now John Riccitiello Resigns the lord sure works in mysterious ways =)

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