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… » 6/02/13 6:00pm 6/02/13 6:00pm

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… » 1/12/13 5:00pm 1/12/13 5:00pm

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

The Top Talent Departs as Madden Nears Its Release

The executive producer of Madden NFL quietly stepped down this week after less than a year on the job. He is the third senior-level Madden developer to leave the title in the past two months. But Phil Frazier and his former bosses say it is an amicable separation, one that won't affect the video game whose annual… » 6/18/11 12:03am 6/18/11 12:03am