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Video game testing center lands at LSU

3 years ago July 27, 2011 Jul 27, 2011 Wednesday, July 27 2011 Wednesday, July 27, 2011 4:32:52 PM CDT in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE- One of the most popular video game developers today is making waves at LSU.

Electronic Arts will be part of the campus' new digital media center. The company, currently testing games at the school's south campus, will hire up to 200 more people to work at the new facility.

"It's really going to help to increase our permanent staff, we use a lot of contractors and having a new building means we can bring in more people who are permanent that are going to be with us for long periods of time," said David Verhulst, an EA test lead.

The company picked LSU as a home base after three years of courtship.

"The passion is what comes out, we need passionate gamers, we need passionate sports fans, especially for our sports titles and we knew we'd be able to find that here," said Mike Robinson, with EA's Quality Assurance.

The new building will cost the state about 26 million dollars and is expected to be complete by fall of next year.

For more information about EA jobs, visit www.jobs.ea.com.

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