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Electronic Arts, Inc.

Trivia:

In the German gaming magazine Power Play (issue 01/1991) Electronic Arts was named as "Best Software Company in 1990".

Contributed on Sep 14, 2011 by Patrick Bregger (107389)


Location and contact information in 1988:

Electronic Arts
1450 Fashion Island Blvd.
San Mateo, California 94404
Tel: (415) 571-7171

Contributed on Jan 27, 2009 by Zeikman (3474)


Company location and contact information (2008):

Electronic Arts
209 Redwood Shores Parkway
Redwood City, California 94065
Company phone: 650-628-1500

Contributed on May 28, 2008 by Jeanne (75617)


When Xbox Live! was originally launched, Electronic Arts refused to provide support for multiplayer games through the Microsoft servers, as they did not want to give up a certain degree of control over them. They turned around this decision eventually.

Contributed on Aug 07, 2006 by Sciere (245459)


Electronic Arts' original name was Amazing Software. It was founded by Trip Hawkins and his college friend Bing Gordon, among others.

Contributed on Jun 21, 2005 by Silverblade (1425)


EA's classic corporate logo, consisting of a square, a triangle and a circle, was devised by Barry Deutsch of Steinhilber Deutsch and Gard design firm. The three shapes were meant to stand for the "basic alphabet of graphic design." The shapes were rasterized to connote technology.

Contributed on May 30, 2004 by Sciere (245459)


(taken from their 1997 catalog)

Electronic Arts-- One of the most popular publishers of entertainment software in the world - offers a playground of adventures in speed and space, combat and corruption. And now, for the first time, EA hosts Sid Meier, the master of computer strategy, and his new studio Firaxis.

Contributed on Jul 16, 2001 by William Shawn McDonie (1152)


Electronic Arts trades on the NASDAQ under symbol ERTS.

Contributed on Jan 29, 2001 by William Shawn McDonie (1152)


In case you're wondering what's that "ball" doing in the middle of the original EA logo, which is a cube, a sphere, and a tetrahedron (with the cube representing the "E" and the tetrahedron representing the "A"), the answer is nothing. It doesn't stand for anything. :-)

Contributed on Dec 04, 2000 by Kasey Chang (3654)


Motto on every early Electronic Arts game:

ABOUT OUR COMPANY: We're an association of electronic artists who share a common goal. We want to fulfill the potential of personal computing. That's a tall order. But with enough imagination and enthusiasm, we think there's a good chance for success. Our products, like this game, are evidence of our intent.

Contributed on Aug 15, 2000 by Brian Hirt (10019)