San Francisco, CA – April 1, 2008 – Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) announced today that it has bought The Independent Gaming Source, putting the (sometimes) respectable independent video game community/news site in its trophy case alongside acquisitions such as MaxisTM, developers of the best-selling PC video game series The SimsTM.
Derek Yu, Editor-in-Chief of The Independent Gaming Source, stated (while swimming in a pool filled with hundred dollar bills): “This is a pivotal event in the continuing transformation of the independent gaming industry. Electronic Arts is the leader in video games and their expertise in this field will undoubtedly bring great things to this community, especially in the area of 3d sweat physics. Also, I am so goddamned happy right now!”
John Pleasants, President and COO of Electronic Arts, stated: “I dunno, I was bored and we had a spare billion lying around.”
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