Electronic Arts CEO John Riccitiello steps down citing poor earnings — Mar 19, 2013 by Take Two Show published on 2013-03-19T18:38:14Z CEO of Electronic Arts (EA Sports) John Riccitiello talks about new games at an EA press briefing ahead of the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) at the Orpheum Theater June 14, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. The annual video game trade conference and show at the Los Angeles Convention center runs from June 15-17. Credit: Michal Czerwonka/Getty Images It's game over for John Riccitiello. Yesterday, Riccitiello announced he's stepping down from his post as CEO of the video game maker Electronic Arts. He cited poor earnings as the reason for his departure. But some say the move is a bigger indication of the shaky future of video games in today's media market. For more on this we're joined by Kyle Orland, he's the Senior Gaming Editor at the tech website Ars Technica.