I just found out this morning that EA is axing EA Partners and 2 local studios in my city - PopCap games and Limelight. EA Partners was behind the co-funding/distribution of Valve's Orange Box and Rockband. The good news is that the cuts aren't supposed to effect the 2 highest profile games currently being funded by Partner funding; Insomniac's Fuse and the 1st game from Respawn studios.
Limelight consisted mostly of the remains of Blackbox which got a big axing a few years back, so no surprise. This does mean that NFS World is now dead, but to be honest I'm not ever sure if that was already deep-6'd. PopCap was the studio behind Bejeweled and a [email protected]
of Facebook games, so if you're fans of those types of games you might be at a loss.