Electronic Arts Redwood City May 2011
Electronic Arts Inc.
 (EA) is an American video game company headquartered in Redwood CityCalifornia. It is the second-largest gaming company in the Americas and Europe by revenue and market capitalization after Activision Blizzard and ahead of Take-Two Interactive and Ubisoft as of March 2018.

Founded and incorporated on May 27, 1982, by Apple employee Trip Hawkins, the company was a pioneer of the early home computer games industry and was notable for promoting the designers and programmers responsible for its games. EA published numerous games and productivity software for personal computers and later experimented on techniques to internally develop games, leading to the 1987 release of Skate or Die!. The company would later decide in favor of abandoning their original principles and acquiring smaller companies that they see profitable, as well as annually releasing franchises to stay profitable.

Currently, EA develops and publishes games including EA Sports titles FIFAMadden NFLNHLNBA Live, and UFC. Other EA established franchises includes BattlefieldNeed for SpeedThe SimsMedal of HonorCommand & Conquer, as well as newer franchises such as Dead SpaceMass EffectDragon AgeArmy of TwoTitanfall and Star Wars: The Old Republic.Their desktop titles appear on self-developed Origin, an online gaming digital distribution platform for PCs and a direct competitor to Valve's Steam. EA also owns and operates major gaming studios, EA Tiburon in OrlandoEA Vancouver in BurnabyBioWare in Edmonton as well as Austin, DTHQ EA in crossovers stuffs, and DICE in Sweden and Los Angeles.

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