Caught Flatfooted by Xbox 360, EA Sports Vows It Won't Happen Again

Few sports video games are truly timeless. Even the best—MVP Baseball 2005, NFL 2K5—show their age and shortcomings immediately, and more than their contemporaries in other genres. It's the special burden of sports titles, tasked with reflecting both the state of the art and the state of reality inside a one-year… » 6/16/13 7:30pm 6/16/13 7:30pm

Oh, By the Way, Don't Count on a Curtain Call for Video Games' MVP

Getting an Internet signal inside LA's Orpheum Theater is always a crapshoot. For years, it's been both a daydream and a nightmare that I'd be liveblogging Electronic Arts' E3 keynote as Andrew Wilson or Peter Moore finished EA Sports' segment and then, pretending to forget something, turned and said, "Oh, by the way."… » 6/02/13 6:00pm 6/02/13 6:00pm

EA Sports' Boss Sells All of His EA Stock, but Isn't Going Anywhere

Andrew Wilson, the man in charge of EA Sports and newly in command of Electronic Arts' Origin digital distribution service, sold all of his shares in the company on Thursday, cashing out for about $687,000. » 5/11/13 11:00am 5/11/13 11:00am

EA Sports Also Hurts After a Rough Week of Painful Cuts

Theoretically, sports should be one of the safer gigs in video games today. These are series that come out every year, they're usually reliable sellers, the publishers have sunk a lot of money into a license, and often they're the only ones holding it. It isn't like taking a risk on a new concept that fails to catch… » 4/28/13 4:30pm 4/28/13 4:30pm

EA Sports' Dream Appliance Has Arrived: The Internet-Enabled Fridge

Seven months ago at E3, I sat down with EA Sports' boss, Andrew Wilson, for an annual chat that always features a lot of big-picture spitballing because of where and when it takes place. I forget what question brought this up, but I'm now looking at my notebook from that day and I see the words "Internet-enabled fridge"… » 1/12/13 5:00pm 1/12/13 5:00pm

The President Ends a Four-Year Term

In 2007, the NFL staged a regular-season game in London for the first time ever. The night before, the American ambassador invited several VIPs to the U.S. embassy there. Even diplomatic cocktail parties do not proceed without some formality. » 8/06/11 4:30pm 8/06/11 4:30pm

EA Sports Would Consider Publishing an Indie Game

As the genre's undisputed 1,000 pound gorilla, EA Sports knows that independent games developers are not looking to build sports games if it means taking on that kind of label. That's why Andrew Wilson, EA Sports' top development executive, says they would be open to publishing an indie sports game, although probably… » 7/28/11 7:30pm 7/28/11 7:30pm