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EA ANNOUNCES JEFF GORDON AS NASCAR 09 COVER ATHLETE

Four-Time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion Jeff
Gordon Featured on Cover of EA SPORTS NASCAR 09

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.,—March 12, 2008—Start your engines! Electronic Arts Inc., (NASDAQ: ERTS) today announced Jeff Gordon, legendary NASCAR® driver of car #24, will be featured as the cover athlete for EA SPORTS™ NASCAR 09. NASCAR 09 is scheduled to ship in North America on June 10 and will offer an authentic, exhilarating stock car driving experience for racing fans of all ages.

One of NASCAR’s most celebrated and successful drivers for more than a decade, Gordon is ranked 6th all time in Cup Series wins with 81 and is a four-time Sprint Cup Series champion. Gordon is a member and partial owner of Hendrick Motorsports.

“It’s exciting being on the cover of NASCAR 09,” says Gordon. “The game is as real as it gets and it’s been great being involved with it on this level. I look forward to helping gamers in NASCAR 09.”

Gordon’s prestigious reputation aligns with the new NASCAR 09 career mode, “Sprint for the Cup.” Gordon will bring the game to you as a guide and a mentor to help you build your reputation to become the next NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion. With a completely rebuilt handling model, the game will be more accessible to newcomers while continuing to offer options that will challenge even the most experienced virtual driver. NASCAR 09 is an authentic NASCAR experience that will appeal to every type of NASCAR enthusiast.

Developed in Orlando, Florida by EA Tiburon, NASCAR 09 will be available for the PLAYSTATION®3 and PLAYSTATION 2 computer entertainment systems and the Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system.

EA SPORTS is the leading interactive sports software brand in the world, with top-selling titles and franchises including Madden NFL football, FIFA Soccer, NHL®, NBA LIVE, NCAA® Football, Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® and NASCAR® racing.

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About Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts Inc. (EA), headquartered in Redwood City, California, is the world's leading interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, the company develops, publishes, and distributes interactive software worldwide for video game systems, personal computers, cellular handsets and the Internet. Electronic Arts markets its products under four brand names: EA SPORTS™, EA™, EA SPORTS BIG™ and POGO™. In fiscal 2007, EA posted revenue of $3.09 billion and had 24 titles that sold more than one million copies. EA's homepage and online game site is www.ea.com.

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# 1 bhurst99 @ 03/12/08 04:00 PM
I never understood why Nascar games come out in the middle of the season. It would be like if Madden 09 came out in December.
 
# 2 superjames1992 @ 03/12/08 04:06 PM
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Originally Posted by bhurst99
I never understood why Nascar games come out in the middle of the season. It would be like if Madden 09 came out in December.
Yes, it really is stupid. I like the Jeff Gordon selection, though!
 
# 3 DevilHawk25 @ 03/12/08 04:28 PM
Im just glad they finally decided to put Carl Edwards in this years game.
 
# 4 Coach Bryant @ 03/12/08 06:30 PM
I'm looking forward to this one!
 
# 5 countryboy @ 03/12/08 07:31 PM
Sweet

And I agree with the release of Nascar games. I don't know why EA doesn't release the game in Feb. But oh well, June is better than the Sept/Oct release they used to have.
 
# 6 pk500 @ 03/12/08 07:36 PM
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Originally Posted by DevilHawk25
Im just glad they finally decided to put Carl Edwards in this years game.
Maybe Edwards will have a 'roid rage power-up, too. That would make the game realistic.

Take care,
PK
 
# 7 BIG CAROLINA @ 03/12/08 11:01 PM
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Originally Posted by DevilHawk25
Im just glad they finally decided to put Carl Edwards in this years game.
It wasn't that they did not want him in the game,but they could not put him in due to him having his own game(which i never heard of).
 

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