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Trading Electronic Arts Ahead of Earnings
January 30, 2018
Updated 4mo ago
Electronic Arts reports earnings after the bell Tuesday. We take a look at how investors may want to execute a trade if they want to lock in gains before the release.
Cheddar Awards: Jeff Bezos Is 2018's Biggest Flirt
Nov 14, 2017
Gaming Fans Fight Against "Loot Boxes"
Electronic Arts is in some trouble with its Star Wars fan base. The game comes out officially on Friday, but many players are already upset over the expensive in-game transactions necessary to unlock certain characters. Tamoor Hussain, Editor at GameSpot and Russell Holly, Managing Editor of VRHeads.com join Cheddar to discuss the concept of paying extra within a game. Hussain says that it used to take a significant number of hours to gain points in order to unlock certain characters, which upset players. So, companies began to add the option to buy the power to unlock them. But people are still upset. He says it could impact sales this week, but many people won't be looking into that deeply. Holly says in-game transactions are a tremendous business for Electronic Arts, which just bought Respawn Entertainment for over $400 million. We're now seeing are multiple types of these transactions in "Star Wars Battlefront 2," something we haven't seen before in any other game.
Nov 10, 2017
The Magic of Harry Potter Returns
Harry Potter fans have something to celebrate. The creators of Pokemon Go have announced they are launching a Harry Potter AR game in 2018. Ashley Jenkins, Host of Rooster Teeth's "The Know," joins Cheddar to discuss what the game may look like. There aren't many details about the specs, but Jenkins says it will involve players learning spells before exploring their neighborhoods to search for mysterious artifacts and fight "legendary beasts." She expects this game to be just as popular as Pokemon Go, even though the two don't necessarily have the same fan base. In other news, on Thursday Electronic Arts announced it will acquire Respawn Entertainment, maker of Titanfall. The price tag on the deal is well over $400 million. Jenkins isn't surprised by this deal; she says everyone knows that EA is trying to acquire more gaming studios. With multiple projects currently in development, Respawn will still put out a new title in the Titanfall franchise, a game set in the Star Wars universe. Plus, what's the latest take on the Xbox One X? Jenkins says it's really a spectacular console. She says even if you don't have a 4K TV you can enjoy a lot of the display redesigns and upgrades. She says Playstation is still better when it comes to exclusive titles, but if you're looking for an update the Xbox One X is certainly a console you should be looking at.
Dec 11, 2018
Loup Ventures' Gene Munster says Apple's "Storm Will Pass"
Qualcomm took another hit at Apple, winning a preliminary iPhone ban in China. It may be a win for the chip company, but it's also not a loss for Apple. Gene Munster says at the end of the day, this happens "year in and year out" with these companies. By the time this will be sorted out, Munster believes we'll be on to the iPhone 15 or 16.