Reuters: Comcast, EA near deal to stream games to set-tops

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Comcast (CMCSA -0.2%) and Electronic Arts (EA -0.8%) are close to a deal that would allow games such as FIFA 14 and Madden NFL 25 to be streamed to Comcast's advanced X1 platform, Reuters reports.

The service, said to be in testing for two years, would give EA access to Comcast's 22M+ subs (and perhaps eventually Time Warner Cable's subs, should the merger clear) at a time when console game sales growth remains muted and highly cyclical. It would also arrive as Apple and Google reportedly gets set to join Amazon in launching set-tops supporting casual gaming.

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