EA CEO Resigns

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  1. IBNobody
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    Poor guy couldn't handle the stress.
     
  3. soulx

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    good night sweet prince
     
  4. jalaneme

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    good, this was the guy who wanted to charge people money for ammo for their guns in their games, good riddance, let's hope the rest of them lose their jobs too.
     
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  5. gokujr1000

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    I was just going to post this, good thing I double checked.

    I'm glad he resigned. Maybe we'll have someone who actually gives a shit about their gamers replace him.
     
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  6. FireEmblemGuy

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    Don't count on it. One man alone isn't responsible for every terrible business decision a company that size makes, and they're business decisions that, from a financial standpoint, more or less worked.
     
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    A) At this rate, EA won't BE-A.
    B) Looks like he got CE-Owned.
    C) Ouch, John got Ricci-told.
    D) There really is no "accounting" for taste.
    E) All of the above.
     
  8. Guild McCommunist

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    Because I always hope that people lose their jobs in a tough job market. Fuck families that need to be fed and bills that need to be paid, they are using microtransactions. WAH.

    Seriously, get a grip.
     
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    Board: Sales are down. SimCity is a wreck. I beg you John, don't cry.
    John Riccitiello: ;O;
    Board: No more tears, just forced resignations.

    Board: ... and one more thing before you leave, John.
     
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  10. tbgtbg

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    You mean CEO's live paycheck to paycheck and don't have massive savings accounts? Hollywood, you've lied to me for the last time!
     
  11. Guild McCommunist

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    A think it's worth noting that the guy actually was into video games and would talk about them quite frequently. Considering a lot of higherups in gaming companies are usually just businessmen, not gamers, it was refreshing to see a CEO who really knew and cared about the product he was working with.

    Maybe not the best businessman but he didn't see like a generic suit put in the head honcho spot.

    But of course this will be overshadowed by the "boohoo ea is worse than hitler" shit.

    She said she wished they all (ie the entirety of EA) lose their jobs.
     
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    Sad someone lost a job but happy to see a restructuring within ea. this man will get employed soon enough anyways
     
  13. Blaze163

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    This is getting to be close to the E.T grade cock-up story of this generation at this point.
     
  14. Ron

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    Good Riddance I suppose?

    Not that it matters, EA won't change any time in the future, another polished turd will just take his place. At least he's humble enough to step down.

    The guy had an $800,000 salary, he'll be set for life anyways.
     
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    Apparently this is the first time an EA CEO has resigned in over 600 years.
     
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    Wonder what the impact of someone more high-profile like Iwata stepped down..
     
  17. Ron

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    Tears, so many tears, enough to make the Sahara fertile again.

    Now, if Bobby Kotick stepped down..
     
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  18. Guild McCommunist

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    Fans would collectively cry like the Pope died or something.

    "Video gamers" here will probably equate this to V-E Day.
     
  19. Rizsparky

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    Although it would be a sad day, I'd like to see the changes made within the company and how they'd effect the design future consoles and games..
     
  20. the_randomizer

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    Even though he chose to resign, no one made him quit. Whether pressure got the best of him or not remains to be seen, but he had his reasons.