Saturday, October 6th 2007

EA Acquires Super Computer International

Electronic Arts has announced the acquisition of Super Computer International. SCI, based in Atlanta, Georgia, is a provider of gaming client applications and software tools for the PC. EA will purchase SCI's technology assets and the SCI development team will join EA's Online Technology Group. Jesper Jensen, SCI's CEO, will continue to lead the team, reporting to Nanea Reeves, EA Vice President and COO for Online. "SCI's development expertise is uniquely suited to our online technology needs," said Reeves. "The team's technical leadership and creative approach is a great fit, and we're thrilled to have them join EA." SCI is the creator of PlayLinc, an online game browsing and messaging platform that includes social networking tools such as IM and VoIP, buddy tracking, player invitations, and team management.Source: GamesIndustry.biz
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8 Comments on EA Acquires Super Computer International

#1
Helvetica
great... just what we need... another xbox live... there's already about 30 different platforms used on PCs.... we need 1. MS better hurry their asses up.
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#2
Ravenas
Steam already dominates this niche for the PC.
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Ketxxx
Heedless Psychic
Great! Something else for EA to ruin!
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#4
panchoman
Sold my stars!
by: Ketxxx
Great! Something else for EA to ruin!
:roll:
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#5
jocksteeluk
by: Ketxxx
Great! Something else for EA to ruin!
SCI games aren't that great to begin with but i will concede the EA online sevices match up system sucks on EA games, id bet this is more a move to secure the rights to all the games SCI own, if anything i could see EA improving a lot of the existing SCI franchises.
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#6
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
I hope this will make the interface for some of their online games a bit more smooth and cleaner.

Madden NFL especialliy.
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#7
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
maybe they will finally fix all of the random C&C server crashes?
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#8
Judas
by: Ketxxx
Great! Something else for EA to ruin!
Exactly wot i was thinking.
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