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I have new respect for EA–It didn’t come easily

Posted by Jon Peddie on April 30th 2012 | Discuss
Tags: market gaming tablets games ea

I started out the week trying to run some tests on few machines, something that is frustrating enough without unwanted or unexpected obstacles thrown in your way. When I tried to run Battlefield 3 on a laptop, I had to log into Origin first; annoying but not too much different from trying to run a Steam game. However, I was told I couldn’t run the game on the laptop, the reg code was already used I fired off a WTF email to a few people and made sure it would get to folks at EA. EA reacted and we had a…

The easy life; R&D is the key

Posted by Jon Peddie on April 17th 2012 | Discuss

Of the great companies I've been fortunate enough to come into contact with, there is one common denominator: R&D investment. Nvidia’s CEO made a comment in a meeting recently that no super computer company could (or ever did) match the R&D investment his firm makes. Former Cray manger and now Tesla CTO at Nvidia Steve Scott echoed those words. Meg Whitman who recently took over HP gets it—R&D is important and she’s raised the bar and the spending. HP used to one of the leaders in R&D and it looks like Whitman is going to try and restore that glory. (Though…