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Electronic Arts has announced the acquisition of Atlanta-based gaming client applications and software tools developer Super Computer International (SCI), a purchase which includes SCI's PlayLinc online game browsing and messaging platform, and adds SCI's

Leigh Alexander, Contributor

October 5, 2007

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Electronic Arts has announced the acquisition of Atlanta-based Super Computer International (SCI), a provider of gaming client applications and software tools for the PC. Under the acquisition, EA will purchase SCI's technology assets, and the SCI development team will join EA’s Online Technology Group. SCI is the creator of PlayLinc, an online game browsing and messaging platform launched last year by AOL and Verizon. It includes social networking tools like IM and VoIP, buddy tracking, player invitations, team management and more. Electronic Arts has yet to announce what uses it will make of the technology. The company says SCI CEO Jesper Jensen will continue to lead the PlayLinc team. Jensen will be reporting to EA vice president and Online COO Nanea Reeves. “SCI’s development expertise is uniquely suited to our online technology needs,” said Nanea Reeves. “The team’s technical leadership and creative approach is a great fit, and we’re thrilled to have them join EA.”

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Leigh Alexander is Editor At Large for Gamasutra and the site's former News Director. Her work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Variety, Slate, Paste, Kill Screen, GamePro and numerous other publications. She also blogs regularly about gaming and internet culture at her Sexy Videogameland site. [NOTE: Edited 10/02/2014, this feature-linked bio was outdated.]

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