EA chief says Battlefield 3 will take down Call of Duty

In the multibillion-dollar first-person shooter video game business, the war of words is on. Electronic Arts wants its Battlefield 3 game coming this fall to knock Activision Blizzard’s Call of Duty game from its throne as the most popular game of the genre.

EA’s Battlefield 3 will wage hand-to-hand combat with Call of Duty

Electronic Arts is eager to prove it can beat Activision Blizzard in the first-person shooter business, which has become one of the most competitive markets in all of video games with a punishing schedule for game developers. Billions of dollars are at stake, and the winner will capture some of the most hardcore fans for any product in any market.

Will a ban in Mexico help sales of video game Call of Juarez: The Cartel

Every year, a video game stirs passions to the boiling point because it hits too close to home. This year, that dubious honor goes to Ubisoft’s Call of Juarez: The Cartel, which depicts first-person combat in Mexico’s Ciudad Juarez in the midst of a drug war.

EA’s loss narrows, but it still needs bigger hits

Electronic Arts said that cost-cutting helped narrow its losses and make up for a big drop in revenue in its second fiscal quarter ended Sept. 30. But the big independent video game publisher had fewer hits than it needed and has reduced its profit outlook for the current third fiscal quarter, spooking investors in after-hours trading.

Liz Claman’s outsider view of Silicon Valley

Every year, Fox Business Network anchor Liz Claman (top, right) parachutes into Silicon Valley and does a whirlwind three days of interviews with chief executives at the biggest Silicon Valley companies. This year, she interviewed everyone from Intel’s Paul Otellini to Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz (top left) for her show 3 Days in the Valley. We caught up with her to get a view of Silicon Valley, from the outside looking in. Here’s some thoughts she had on her interviews.

Review: Why Medal of Honor didn’t do its duty for EA

Electronic Arts chief executive John Riccitiello trumpeted the success of Medal of Honor this week, saying the game generated more revenue than the much-talked-about movie, The Social Network. The Afghanistan war combat game has sold 1.5 million copies and generated $100 million in revenues, he said. Riccitiello made the comments in an interview on Fox Business Network.