这次关闭行为再度引发了市场上EA作为游戏创意公司杀手的讨伐。事实上游戏市场终究是由四个环节共同驱动的：开发商的游戏感+市场的阶段匹配度+用户的养成度+媒介与资本的 助推力。而这些每一个元素都是变迁的，市场上会存在阶段性的王者，但大部分都有踩错的时候。EA虽然背负着创意公司杀手的骂名，但EA对这些公司的收购至少让那些创始人体 面退出，停留在用户印象的高度，而不是终止于失败。
2，据gamesindustry的消息称Wooga旗下新的解谜游戏Agent Alice 4天下载量达到了300万，每天约80万用户下载了该游戏。
1，The studio behind the always-online SimCity reboot has been closed. Electronic Arts today shut down Emeryville-based Maxis, confirming the news in a statement to Polygon.
“Today we are consolidating Maxis IP development to our studios in Redwood Shores, Salt Lake City, Helsinki and Melbourne locations as we close our Emeryville location,” the company said. “Maxis continues to support and develop new experiences for current Sims and SimCity players, while expanding our franchises to new platforms and developing new cross-platform IP.”
The company said the closure would not impact its plans for The Sims franchise, which is being developed out of Electronic Arts’ Redwood Shores campus. The Emeryville location produced the 2013 SimCity, which endured a troubled launch as the result of its requirement that players be constantly connected to EA servers and an inability to keep the servers up and running. Nearly a year after the launch, EA dropped the always-online requirement. Despite the issues, the game reached 2 million copies sold.（source：gamesindustry）
2，Wooga’s newest hidden object game, Agent Alice, has set a new download record for the company – hitting a milestone of three million in just four days, with an ongoing sales rate of 800,000 per day.
The numbers put the company’s previous record, one million downloads in four days for Jelly Splash, into a distant second place. Agent Alice became the most downloaded mobile game in the UK, Germany and France, says Wooga.
“I’m very happy to see the overwhelming success Agent Alice has had since launch. It confirms the high aspirations we had for the game and we love to see that players have embraced the title so quickly,” said Wooga CEO Jens Begemann. “It is still early days, but we are confident that with Agent Alice we have added another hit title to our portfolio.”
Agent Alice is a result of a market refocus by Wooga, which identified “ladies who love drama” as a rich seem of older women, with disposable income, who were being underserved by puzzle games.（source：gamesindustry）
3，When we last spoke to Storm8 CEO Perry Tam, he was enthusing about the success of the company’s focus on its network, rather than individual games.
And now we can put a number on that success as the company has announced its games – more than 45 are live – have been downloaded over 1 billion times.
This have generated more than 2 billion hours of gameplay and 76 billion game sessions.
“One billion downloads is a huge milestone, unmatched by most in the mobile market, and representing close to six years of hard work,” said Tam.
“We wanted to mark it in a big way, by celebrating the most important reason for our success: Storm8 players, who inspire us daily to keep creating new ways to play and explore.”（source：pocketgamer.biz ）