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EA wouldn't say how many were affected

Electronic Arts (EA) recently started laying off staff in its Montreal game studio, but said the studio isn't closing. 

EA laid off an unknown number of employees from the Montreal studio, and declined to share how many workers it has there total. EA also didn't say which teams within the studio were affected.

"EA is sharpening its focus to provide games for new platforms and mobile. In some cases, this involves reducing team sizes as we evolve into a more efficient organization," EA said in a statement.

On March 30, EA CEO John Riccitiello stepped down from his position after blaming himself for missed financial targets. EA's board of directors has appointed executive Larry Probst to fill in as executive chairman until the company finds a permanent CEO. Probst was CEO of the company from 1991-2007 when Riccitiello stepped in.

Just yesterday, EA was awarded the "Worst Company in America" award by Consumer Union's The Consumerist site. EA won the most votes by a 78 percent margin, mainly because of its problems with "SimCity" last month. Servers had crashed at international launch, and gamers grew frustrated with EA's use of DRM and servers altogether. 

Source: Reuters

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RE: Yup
By Pirks on 4/12/2013 9:24:24 PM , Rating: 1
Lots of people live on the road
Yeah, and they always carry their Xbox console and TV set with them on the road. Riiiight. Looks like you need your head checked. Go see a doctor please.

RE: Yup
By inperfectdarkness on 4/13/2013 8:34:55 AM , Rating: 3
Lots of people I know brought their 360's with them when deployed. Still doesn't mean their barracks has wi-fi access. Lots more bring their laptops. Same thing applies.

Game developers have decided to give a giant middle-finger to (arguably) the most revered and deserving segment of our society.

Thanks for playing...or not.

RE: Yup
By semiconshawn on 4/14/2013 2:07:39 AM , Rating: 2
What hotel doesn't have tv in the room? Generally travelers stay in hotels. Obviously you have never been in one.

RE: Yup
By Pirks on 4/15/2013 1:49:14 PM , Rating: 2
What hotel doesn't have tv in the room?
What hotel doesn't have Wi-Fi in the room?

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