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This is the new EA boss

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When silver-haired, silver-tongued EA boss John Riccitiello resigned from the company earlier this year, it left many in shock, wondering who would be seen as fit to replace him. The safe money was on the wise-cracking, exuberant Chief Operating Officer Peter Moore. Those bets would have lost you money. This is EA’s new boss.

The vacant position, held in the interim by EA Chairmain Larry Probst, now belongs to former executive vice president of the EA Sports label and EA’s digital distribution platform Origin, Andrew Wilson.

“Let me start by saying I am deeply honored and humbled to become EA’s CEO. I have a profound respect and passion for this organization, as well as for our global community of fans, and I’m incredibly motivated to serve our people, our gamers and our shareholders at such an exciting time in our industry," Wilson said in a statement.

"I envision EA as the World’s Greatest Games Company," he added. This is not about what we are aiming for or what we will become. Rather, it is about an unfaltering commitment to what we will be every day. This is an attitude that must drive our culture as one team.

"I also believe EA’s strategy is sound. Our focus on our talent, our brands and our platform together with our investment in next-generation consoles, mobile and PC free-to-play, as part of our ongoing transition to digital, is right. But we have plenty of work ahead to ensure our collective success."

Wilson has three focus areas for the company in the future:

1. Continued transformation for our digital future;
2. Delivering amazing games and services across platforms; and
3. Instilling a culture of execution that will drive profitable growth.

And quite probably a fourth;

Not winning the dubious accolade of being “America’s Worst Company” for a third consecutive year.

Last Updated: September 18, 2013

103 Comments

  1. Alien Emperor Trevor

    September 18, 2013 at 08:35

    I know I’d be motivated to grow profits if the alternative was execution.

    Reply

  2. The Noble TiMsTeR

    September 18, 2013 at 08:40

    Why is Dennis the Menace in here?

    Reply

    • SaintsRowLee

      September 18, 2013 at 08:42

      Dennis the Menace was Mr Wilson’s (Dennis’s neighbour) number one pain in the backside

      Reply

      • The Noble TiMsTeR

        September 18, 2013 at 08:43

        Oh I see what they saying..

        Reply

    • Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

      September 18, 2013 at 08:43

      Mr WIIIIIIIIIIIIILLLLLLLLLLLLLSSSSSSSSSSSSOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN

      Reply

      • The Noble TiMsTeR

        September 18, 2013 at 08:43

        I loved the tv show as a kid!

        Reply

  3. SaintsRowLee

    September 18, 2013 at 08:41

    The PC free to play worries me. The Sims 4 is free. Oh you want to feed your Sim? That will be 40.00 real life Randelas for that meal, my friend!

    Reply

    • CypherGate

      September 18, 2013 at 08:47

      Gees thats horrible. Most people already struggle to feed there families and here they want you to pay real cash for food you will never be able to eat lol

      Reply

      • SaintsRowLee

        September 18, 2013 at 08:53

        If you are struggling for food in real life, hopefully the first thing you sell is that sweet gaming rig of yours…

        Reply

        • CypherGate

          September 18, 2013 at 08:56

          I dont have a family to feed so that is all good, but lots of families do take a knock cost of the cost of food nowadays and just to see how bad in-app purchases can be like your post is just horrible thats all.

          Reply

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      September 18, 2013 at 08:48

      That’s just silly, I’d go down to Steers & pick up the special for R30 then just smoosh it all over the screen. Problem solved!

      Reply

      • The Noble TiMsTeR

        September 18, 2013 at 08:48

        Hey its wacky Wednesday!! sweet thanks for reminding me bro!

        Reply

      • SaintsRowLee

        September 18, 2013 at 08:50

        “Trevor! Why is there mayonnaise on your screen again? Were you watching those dirty movies again???”

        Reply

        • The Noble TiMsTeR

          September 18, 2013 at 08:51

          The hear after 5 min “but mom” hahaha

          Reply

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            September 18, 2013 at 08:52

            5 min? You flatter me. er I mean… um… HEY LOOK BEHIND YOU!

          • The Noble TiMsTeR

            September 18, 2013 at 08:58

            I wasn’t flattering you…. Don’t be silly.

          • SaintsRowLee

            September 18, 2013 at 08:54

            “But mom! I was just watching Gramma!”

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            September 18, 2013 at 08:56

            Oh no, I’m not refreshing this window. Not again.

          • SaintsRowLee

            September 18, 2013 at 08:59

            Fear not! For I have not uploaded that which makes you cringe!
            (I do not want the Lazygamer comments section to empty…)

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          September 18, 2013 at 08:54

          It’s not mayonnaise mom, I had an accident with the hair gel :/

          Reply

          • Umar Jaeger

            September 18, 2013 at 08:55

            Something about Mary 🙂

    • M-m-m-monster John

      September 18, 2013 at 09:23

      It’s more fun to watch then starve, so that’s fine.

      Reply

    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      September 18, 2013 at 09:57

      If it’s anything like the free Sims on tablets then they can stick it up their exit holes. What a soulless, vacuous creation that serves no purpose other than torturing me….

      Reply

  4. Umar Jaeger

    September 18, 2013 at 08:42

    “Instilling a culture of execution”…execution of their staff member’s jobs that is.

    “mobile and PC free-to-play, as part of our ongoing transition to digital, is right” Of course it’s right…right up your ass…..you get a micro-transaction…and you get a micro-transaction..EVERYONE gets a micro-transaction!!!!!!!

    Reply

  5. Pixel_ninja

    September 18, 2013 at 08:42

    Diablo 3 Auction houses to be shut down!!!

    Reply

    • Pixel_ninja

      September 18, 2013 at 08:44

      Ohh yeah!

      Reply

      • The Noble TiMsTeR

        September 18, 2013 at 08:45

        You reply to yourself?

        Reply

        • Pixel_ninja

          September 18, 2013 at 08:46

          who?

          Reply

          • Pixel_ninja

            September 18, 2013 at 08:46

            You!

          • Pixel_ninja

            September 18, 2013 at 08:46

            Oh?!

          • The Noble TiMsTeR

            September 18, 2013 at 08:46

            The penny drops…

          • The Noble TiMsTeR

            September 18, 2013 at 08:46

            You man You!

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          September 18, 2013 at 08:47

          Sometimes it’s the only way to have intelligent conversation :/

          Reply

          • The Noble TiMsTeR

            September 18, 2013 at 08:47

            I normally would agree but sadly, I’m not sure even he knows where his conversation is going…

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            September 18, 2013 at 08:49

            You should always agree with me, unless you like being wrong. 😉

          • The Noble TiMsTeR

            September 18, 2013 at 08:50

            I like having an opinion, I have many different views on this world… Sadly Conspiracy theories I have too many views.

          • Mark Treloar

            September 18, 2013 at 08:52

            Like oil companies pay the salary of the new Australian Prime Minister?

          • The Noble TiMsTeR

            September 18, 2013 at 08:53

            More like 9/11, aliens, illuminati, Things like that.

          • Umar Jaeger

            September 18, 2013 at 08:54

            1 of those things are fake…WHICH ONE ???

          • The Noble TiMsTeR

            September 18, 2013 at 08:56

            9/11? Was a plan by bush to get money from insurance and have a reason to get oil from Afghanistan.

          • Umar Jaeger

            September 18, 2013 at 08:59

            ding ding ding, correct. 9/11 is nothing but a ruse further propagated by the endless brain washing the media does… BELIEVE NO ONE…

          • The Noble TiMsTeR

            September 18, 2013 at 09:00

            I mean the building fell like a pack of cards, saw so much stuff about it.

          • Umar Jaeger

            September 18, 2013 at 09:04

            Indeed, it’s all a trick….But hey, one day they will get what’s coming to them. An arrow to the spleen

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            September 18, 2013 at 09:00

            Conspiracy theorists want you to believe no one… but they want you to believe them…. FAITHCEPTION!

          • The Noble TiMsTeR

            September 18, 2013 at 09:02

            Faithception…. will steal that word.

          • Umar Jaeger

            September 18, 2013 at 09:03

            LOL true, who do you trust then????? You can’t even trust Jay-z these days with all his triangle hand signals #illuminati

          • The Noble TiMsTeR

            September 18, 2013 at 09:07

            I’m sure the illuminati got a hold of ole Miley, her videos of late, eish…

          • Umar Jaeger

            September 18, 2013 at 09:08

            Hahaha licking a hammer…STOP hammer time

          • The Noble TiMsTeR

            September 18, 2013 at 09:09

            I must say I did like the video alittle.. It’s not a bad song..

          • Umar Jaeger

            September 18, 2013 at 09:10

            Some things you do not mention in public lol …. I don’t know who you are anymore

          • The Noble TiMsTeR

            September 18, 2013 at 09:11

            Hey its me UMAR! your friend!

          • Umar Jaeger

            September 18, 2013 at 09:12

            Hmm…….*whistle*….I do not know you. buh bye 🙂

          • The Noble TiMsTeR

            September 18, 2013 at 09:13

            You ignore me and I will show the world you in that ninja suit attempting to scale walls! Trying to go all mirrors edge! I saw you ripping those pants.

          • Mark Treloar

            September 18, 2013 at 08:55

            My personal favorite. Aliens are using us to mine all the gold and we w3ere genetically modified by them for this purpose.

          • The Noble TiMsTeR

            September 18, 2013 at 08:57

            I dunno about gold hey, but I believe they might be among us and have been for a long time..

          • SaintsRowLee

            September 18, 2013 at 08:51

            That is where you are wrong

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            September 18, 2013 at 08:55

            HERETIC,

          • SaintsRowLee

            September 18, 2013 at 08:56

            I was more of a Hexen fan, thank you very much!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            September 18, 2013 at 08:57

            Oh please, that’s like the Twilight of shooters. Sparkly crossbows indeed.

          • The Noble TiMsTeR

            September 18, 2013 at 08:59

            Crossbow make a shiny light, make eyes like this 0_0

          • SaintsRowLee

            September 18, 2013 at 09:01

            Come on: Did Twilight feature stealth kills where your enemy simply exploded????

          • The Noble TiMsTeR

            September 18, 2013 at 09:02

            They burned?

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            September 18, 2013 at 09:03

            Maybe? I’d have to ask someone who watched it and I don’t want to associate with those people. :/

          • The Noble TiMsTeR

            September 18, 2013 at 09:03

            You don’t like twilight?

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            September 18, 2013 at 09:04

            Oh I like twilight, it’s a very romantic time of the evening, Twilight on the other hand 😛 trollol

          • Mark Treloar

            September 18, 2013 at 09:07

            ah yes the glow of the moon on the skin of an emo Vampire!!

          • SaintsRowLee

            September 18, 2013 at 09:08

            Just admit you love Twilight, else I will upload Gramma again, when you least expect it! (And this time, she will be naked!)

          • The Noble TiMsTeR

            September 18, 2013 at 09:10

            But I don’t like Gramma 🙁

          • Mark Treloar

            September 18, 2013 at 09:11

            not sure which is more disturbing that you will upload it or that you have more pictures.

          • The Noble TiMsTeR

            September 18, 2013 at 09:12

            The second one…

          • SaintsRowLee

            September 18, 2013 at 09:22

            I hear you, and I pass the same judgement myself upon myself.
            But Gramma serves a purpose, and I refer not to her ability to scare @disqus_DoEH3TsffU:disqus
            1. It is a stark reminder that despite what we believe about ourselves, humanity is batshit insane (Gramma is actually a porn star)
            2. The minute you find yourself attracted to Gramma, either you have drank too much, or you need to go out for a bit.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            September 18, 2013 at 10:27

            NEVVAR! I ain’t afraid of no naked Gramma!

          • SaintsRowLee

            September 18, 2013 at 10:33

            You want to think about that one for a while?

            Think HARD…

          • The Noble TiMsTeR

            September 18, 2013 at 10:43

            This is disturbing… I shall flag as inappropriate

          • The Noble TiMsTeR

            September 18, 2013 at 09:08

            Well played sir well played…..

          • SaintsRowLee

            September 18, 2013 at 09:05

            No. I saw all the movies, more than once, more than twice, more than thrice!

          • The Noble TiMsTeR

            September 18, 2013 at 09:08

            You like twilight?

          • SaintsRowLee

            September 18, 2013 at 09:13

            Honestly? Yes. The movies were really not as horrible as people make them out to be, as long as you keep in mind you are not going to be watching Lord of the Rings.
            There where cringe-worthy moments for sure, but overall, not bad…

          • The Noble TiMsTeR

            September 18, 2013 at 09:46

            I did too, Some parts were really bad, and final ending was okayish.. Cool but a let down… Lord of rings was great, still need to see the hobbit.

  6. Hammersteyn

    September 18, 2013 at 08:49

    His face reminds of this.

    Reply

    • Umar Jaeger

      September 18, 2013 at 08:50

      Nail’d it

      Reply

      • The Noble TiMsTeR

        September 18, 2013 at 08:51

        holy crap Umar is that you?

        Reply

        • Umar Jaeger

          September 18, 2013 at 08:52

          yup , I suffer from Dissociative identity disorder

          Reply

          • The Noble TiMsTeR

            September 18, 2013 at 08:55

            Hmmmm, you should be a ninja. Then Identity no more.

    • That Dark Twit

      September 18, 2013 at 09:02

      HAHA!

      Reply

    • Hondsepop

      September 18, 2013 at 10:36

      You made me scroll all the way back to the top…..and I have to agree with your statement.

      Reply

  7. M-m-m-monster John

    September 18, 2013 at 09:22

    What are all the PS and Xbox owners who have GTA still doing here?

    Reply

    • SaintsRowLee

      September 18, 2013 at 09:24

      It is called work. That thing they do to buy GTA V (or as in Timster’s case, let Edgars give him a card to buy it on)

      Reply

      • M-m-m-monster John

        September 18, 2013 at 09:46

        You people work? Wow, I thought we were all just joking about the work thing…

        Reply

      • The Noble TiMsTeR

        September 18, 2013 at 09:47

        Hey I pay for my account every month…

        Reply

  8. Unavengedavo (aka. Frik)

    September 18, 2013 at 09:23

    Hopefully he announces that they will be releasing 1313 😛

    Reply

  9. RincemySniperKittEH0-O

    September 18, 2013 at 09:43

    There goes the neighbourhood. He’s going to try and prove he is up to the task of making the world all online microtransaction auction houses. Oh the woe!

    Reply

    • The Noble TiMsTeR

      September 18, 2013 at 09:48

      Hows Gta v been man?

      Reply

      • RincemySniperKittEH0-O

        September 18, 2013 at 09:54

        Yawn 🙂 That good 🙂

        Reply

        • The Noble TiMsTeR

          September 18, 2013 at 09:57

          haha, I ended at 23:00 still gotta get up for work, was soo tempted to keep playing. Still haven’t seen chop yet. Loved the bike mission! petrol igniting was awesome!

          Reply

          • RincemySniperKittEH0-O

            September 18, 2013 at 10:30

            I was close to breaking open a bottle of Bells, sitting till 5am, and then pulling a sicky…

          • The Noble TiMsTeR

            September 18, 2013 at 10:34

            If only, alas if only we could…

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          September 18, 2013 at 10:25

          It cures insomnia? trollol!

          Reply

  10. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    September 18, 2013 at 09:56

    Not even a day in the saddle, and already he spews over-used and clichéd corporate MBA Bullshit speak. Seriously, what is it with people in corporate anything, and the use of these tired old phrases. Love or hate Steve Jobs, but at least he could put a point across, and extremely effectively, without sounding like some idiot at UCT’s Business School.

    Andrew Wilson is already in my bad books!

    “Ja boet, and like synergy too while we strive to implement a sound business strategy via our partners and shareholders”

    Reply

    • RincemySniperKittEH0-O

      September 18, 2013 at 09:57

      “While effectively levelling the income-outcome ratio to a more stream-lined model” They make me sick, SICK!

      Reply

      • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

        September 18, 2013 at 10:00

        SICK! SICK! SPIT! They make me want to wear full-camo and become a Green Peace activist! DEATH TO CORPORATIONS!

        Reply

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      September 18, 2013 at 10:25

      It’s obvious you don’t have buy-in with the knowledge-base leveraged by this visionary leadership role-model that strives to incorporate the many diverse facets of their unique global brand to empower and increase value for their stakeholders.

      OMG WHAT DID I JUST SAY?!?!

      Reply

  11. Matthew Holliday

    September 18, 2013 at 10:58

    “I envision EA as the World’s Greatest Games Company,”
    Keyword being “Company”
    doesnt look like much is going to change with him in charge.

    Reply

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