John R was a disaster the first time he was with EA, and even worse when they brought him back as CEO, arrogant, obnoxious, didn't learn or listen, spent money like crazy, ie stupid prices paid for PlayFish, PopCat and Jamdat, paid outside developers fortunes to make flops, ie Spore, couldn't develop any decent internal I.P., had to rely completely on outside talent, most of the taleneted Executives fled the company running to other firms including Zynga. And lets not even talk about the Sims debacle. Hard to undersgtand how he lasted so long with such a dismal record. Never should have been a CEO.
Now there is new hope that a new executive can generate new enthusiasm, set a new direction, bring back some of the greatness that was once EA...after all they still have some great properties developed long ago,
and should be able to dominate tablet, smartphones as well as whatever the console business becomes in the future.