Sunday, September 14, 2014
EA Voted Worst Company In America, Issues Response

EA Voted Worst Company In America, Issues Response

Over a quarter of one million people were surveyed to find out which company was the worst in America for 2012, and none other than EA went home with the honor dishonor. Swiftly, the firm responded.

“We’re sure that bank presidents, oil, tobacco and weapons companies are all relieved they weren’t on the list this year. We’re going to continue making award-winning games and services played by more than 300 million people worldwide,” said John Reseburg in EA Corporate Communications.

The Consumerist conducted the survey, pointing out that even though EA had to go up against the likes of Bank Of America, the firm still managed to win 64 percent of the vote. “Readers ultimately decided that the type of greed exhibited by EA, which is supposed to be making the world a more fun place, is worse than Bank of America’s avarice, which some would argue is the entire point of operating a bank,” said the consumerist.

“To those who might sneer at something as ‘non-essential’ as a video game company winning the Worst Company In America vote: It’s that exact kind of attitude that allows people to ignore the complaints as companies like EA to nickel and dime consumers to death.”

Do yo consider EA to be the worst amongst them?

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  • Ghost250

    tbh i wish EA would go bankrupt, that is how much i do not like that company. F*** them

  • nick

    are EA really that bad?
    i dunno i certainly would not say there as money grubbing as say antivision, crapcom or even $E.
    at least EA dont make a totally new IP and slap a well known franchises name on it!

  • Crash Okami

    I like EA. I only buy their Fight Night sports franchise (I play PES for my virtual football needs), so their sports franchises don’t bother me. They take risks, develop new IPs that might not sell well (Dante’s Inferno, Dead Space, Shadows of the Damned and more), instead of sticking to an old formula and make all their games very relative (although good…GTA -> RDR anyone?).

  • Ghost250

    its not the games i have a problem with it’s their business pratices. i like dead space, dante’s inferno, shadows of the damned etc. but im not with the online passes, shutting down servers to old games, or this new thing they are trying to introduce where you have stay connected to the internet to play BOTH! single-player & multi-player for game like the new SimCity they just announced.

  • wicken

    I wonder why nobody voted for Activision, that publisher who has started the whole trend/law of “We can turn anything into cash”, and also the beginning of subscription-based gaming with the addition of Elite, and how that further disparates the community when subscribers cant play content with friends, because they are not subscribers. Ontop of that the whole limiting exclusives to one console so that it gets favored lickings.

  • CaribbeanCLANK

    This just shows how forgetful Americans are. All these greedy Banks almost send America into another Great Depression but EA Games wins this award. LOL…I do not like some of EA’s business practices but they certainly do not deerve this award. Oh…and wishing the company goes Bankrupt is just plain STUPID….do you know how many folks with families work for EA across the world? Think about it!!!

  • Ghost250

    have you ever heard of sarcasm? just because i say something of ill intent does mean i necessarily mean it. like saying i wish i could knock the head corporate of capcom, would i actually do it. NO. so you kinda made yourself look like dummy no offense for taking things too literal js

  • Chayzr

    I disagree. EA has made – or have had a part in the making of – several of my favorite gaming experiences over the years.

    @CarribeanCLANK, Americans aren’t anymore forgetful than everybody else in the Western Industrialized culture. I wish people wouldn’t be so quick to generalize based on quotations that may be little more than hearsay and often stem from some obscure and very limited statistical research.

    Then again, you’re not alone, we all do it and often without realizing it. It’s just so easy and it soon becomes habit to throw in a quick, convincing line, so you’re among friends, pal… I mean, mate! ;)