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William M. 'Trip' Hawkins III (born 1953) is a Silicon Valley American entrepreneur and co-founder of Electronic Arts, The 3DO Company and Digital Chocolate. 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... A view of downtown San Jose, the self-proclaimed Capital of Silicon Valley. ... EA redirects here. ... The 3DO Company (formerly THDO on the NASDAQ stock exchange), also known as 3DO, was founded in 1991 under the name SMSG, Inc. ... Digital Chocolate is a video game development company founded in 2003 by Trip Hawkins, the entrepreneur and founder of the video game publishing giant Electronic Arts and the ill-fated video game console developer 3DO. The company focusses on developing games for mobile phones. ...


Hawkins was the Director of Strategy and Marketing at Apple Computer in 1982 when he left to found Electronic Arts (EA), a video game publisher. Electronic Arts had a successful run for many years under Hawkins' leadership. It is now the world's largest video game publisher. Apple Computer, Inc. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Though he remained Chairman of the Board, Hawkins transitioned from EA in 1991 to form 3DO, a video game console company. 3DO was formed in partnership with several other companies including EA. Upon its release in 1993, the 3DO was the most powerful video game console at the time. Unfortunately, it was also the most expensive, costing a hefty USD$700, compared to the low $100's of other systems. Sales were poor and hopes for the system were smashed in 1994 with the arrival of the Sony PlayStation, which beat the 3DO in power and price. The phrase Chairman of the Board has several meanings: Chairman of the Board is the term used to denote the leader of a corporations board of directors. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The 3DO Company (formerly THDO on the NASDAQ stock exchange), also known as 3DO, was founded in 1991 under the name SMSG, Inc. ... The Atari 2600, Sony PSOne, Nintendo Gamecube, and Xbox 360 A video game console is an interactive entertainment computer. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... 3DO Interactive Multiplayer (most commonly referred to as the 3DO) was a line of video game consoles released in 1993 and 1994 by Panasonic, Sanyo and Goldstar, among other companies. ... ISO 4217 Code USD User(s) the United States, the British Virgin Islands, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Panama, Turks and Caicos Islands, and the insular areas of the United States Inflation 3. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Sony PlayStation ) is a video game console of the 32/64-bit era, first produced by Sony Computer Entertainment in the mid-1990s. ...


In 1996 3DO stopped developing the system and transitioned into a video game developer, making games for the PlayStation, PC and other consoles. This was not the end of misfortune for the company, however. Due to poor sales of its titles, it went bankrupt in May 2003. Hawkins decided to make branding a focus and 6-9 month production timetables for games. Quality suffered as did sales. Hawkins had used cash reserves to bail out the failing company before, but declined to do so a final time. 3DO is now out of business. The defunct company sold most of its intellectual property to the publisher Ubisoft. 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... A video game developer is a software developer (a business or an individual) that creates computer or video games. ... The Columbia MPC was one of the many IBM PC compatibles that flooded the US market. ... Bankruptcy is a legally declared inability or impairment of ability of an individual or organization to pay their creditors. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... In law, intellectual property (IP) is an umbrella term for various legal entitlements which attach to certain types of information, ideas, or other intangibles in their expressed form. ... Ubisoft Entertainment (formerly Ubi Soft) is a computer and video game publisher and developer with headquarters in Montreuil, France. ...


In late 2003, Hawkins launched a new video game development company called Digital Chocolate. The company focuses on developing games for handheld devices. 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Digital Chocolate is a video game development company founded in 2003 by Trip Hawkins, the entrepreneur and founder of the video game publishing giant Electronic Arts and the ill-fated video game console developer 3DO. The company focusses on developing games for mobile phones. ... palmOne Tungsten T5 (CDAs) are handheld devices that were originally designed as personal organizers, but became much more versatile over the years. ...


In 2005, Hawkins became the eighth person to be inducted into the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences' Hall of Fame. 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Since 1998, the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) has annually inducted into its Hall of Fame video game developers that have made revolutionary and innovative achievements in the computer and video game industry. ...


Trip designed his own major at Harvard University in Strategy and Applied Game Theory, and then went on to receive an MBA from Stanford University. Harvard University (incorporated as The President and Fellows of Harvard College) is a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts. ... Game theory is most often described as a branch of applied mathematics and economics that studies situations where players choose different actions in an attempt to maximize their returns. ... Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a masters degree in business administration, which attracts people from a wide range of academic disciplines. ... Stanford redirects here. ...


Further reading

  • High Score, a retrospective book by DeMaria and Wilson.

External links

  • Trip Hawkins at MobyGames (incomplete)
  • Trip Hawkins's contribution to the Hospice Mask Project
  • Hawkins entry "26 Most Fascinating Entrepreneurs" from Inc.com

  Results from FactBites:
 
Trip Hawkins - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (407 words)
William M. 'Trip' Hawkins III (born 1953) is a Silicon Valley American entrepreneur and co-founder of Electronic Arts, The 3DO Company and Digital Chocolate.
Hawkins was the Director of Strategy and Marketing at Apple Computer in 1982 when he left to found Electronic Arts (EA), a video game publisher.
In 2005, Hawkins became the eighth person to be inducted into the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences' Hall of Fame.
Baseball Sim Central / Interviews / A Meeting with Trip Hawkins (1323 words)
On February 14th, I was in NYC to meet with Trip Hawkins to discuss a few things about 3DO, High Heat and Softball Slam.
And apparently, Trip is a big San Francisco Giants fan (he used to be a Dodgers fan earlier in his life, but that changed when he moved to the Bay area) and the bulk of the development team favors the Oakland A's.
Trip and I were both taunting each other, and he promptly nailed me with a pitch.
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