EA have made good games? Yes.
EA have brought gaming to the mass market? I dispute that.
By mass market are you referring to the growth in the games industry, growing sales, adults playing more games etc?
That has nothing to do with EA in my view, thats to do with people who played games as kids when it was all beginning(ie: NES days) growing up and continuing to play games, and then their kids playing games.
I don’t see how EA have been so influential in games becoming mass market, it was a natural step in my opinion. Young gamers growing up, having more money to buy games with and also passing the baton onto their kids, so to speak.