Two stories about EA on the BBC news website today.. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7199881.stm "Electronic Arts is to release a free online version of the popular Battlefield game to be supported by adverts and micro payments. The PC game, Battlefield Heroes, will be available only online later this year, and will not be sold in shops. The move marks EA's first major attempt to tap into new sources of ad-driven revenue in Western markets. " and http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/7074716.stm "US games giant Electronic Arts (EA) is to close one of its development sites in the UK as it looks to trim costs. About 350 jobs will go across the firm worldwide, including the closure of its offices at Chertsey in Surrey. EA saw a loss of $195m (£93.6m) in the three months to the end of September against a $22m profit a year ago, which it said was down to accounting changes." Make of that what you will, with the way TSO is heading. Discuss.