While everyone loves a good turnaround story, Electronic Arts isn't it. The company has dug its own grave with incremental game improvements on known sports franchises. Recently, the company's efforts to fight online piracy also created a poor user experience and crashed its servers, making potentially blockbuster games unplayable.
Lastly, these damaging trends stand against a backdrop of a weakening video-game environment across the board. Video-game consumption has shifted to online and mobile environments, and with that has come cheaper games in the form of apps that satisfy users' demands.
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