EA voted the worst company in America

by Ben Salter Featured 34 Comments 35 Votes 3492 Views 05/04/2012 Back to News

EA has received the Worst Company in America award from The Consumerist.

As voted by the people, it has unlocked the "Golden Poo" award, after beating The Bank of America with 64 percent of the vote.

It wasn't an easy victory, as EA faced stiff competition from 32 other disliked companies, including Sony, Apple, Walmart, PayPal, Comcast, and GameStop, but ultimately it was worse than any of them in the eyes of the American public.

"Consumerist 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 victory speech given by The Consumerist (unfortunately EA couldn't be here to accept tonight).

EA has responded this morning, seemingly unfazed by the results of over 250,000 voters.

"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."

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Reminds me of this pic
can we do this here ?
we can include Telstra & the Commonwealth Bank
Well deserved victory, congratulations EA!

Diagonis83 said: can we do this here ?
we can include Telstra & the Commonwealth Bank



We can do our own version.

+1 vote Telstra.
How ridiculous that the Bank of America, who's destroyed 10's of thousands of lives and helped create the Global Financial Crisis which has made so many americans homeless and destroyed the life savings of millions of super funds worldwide, isn't as bad as EA. 10's of thousands homeless, lives destroyed, futures destroyed BUT ITS NOT AS BAD AS THE ME3 ENDING RIGHT?

Americans are the victims of their own stupidity. There i said it.
....So what did EA do that was so bad?
I sort of agree.... :P

renagadez said: ....So what did EA do that was so bad?



Mass Effect 3 ending, probably had a huge influence on this.
Ooooh, so they actually did nothing wrong.

Americans are the victims of their own stupidity. There i said it.



The whole world knows this, except for the americans themselves lol
EA isn't even the worst in terms of game publishers. Activision anyone?
And what's wrong with paypal?

renagadez said: ....So what did EA do that was so bad?


I know right??? I think EA has actually stepped up a bit in the recent years (IMO anyways)...
We should actually do a Worst Companies in Australia poll.

Give me some suggestions. Need at least 15.
Vodafone.
News Limited.
Telstra.
Qantas.

Few to get you started?
Vodafone..... -_-

renagadez said: ....So what did EA do that was so bad?



I think it's their DLC model and how they try to make sequels appeal to the more mainstream market.

Like, if you compare the original Mass Effect and Dragon Age to their sequels you can certainly see how big of a difference there is.

Ben said: We should actually do a Worst Companies in Australia poll.
Give me some suggestions. Need at least 15.



Optus
Dick Smith
EB Games
EA made online keys thats what -_-

*points at BF3*
Oh, okay then. Well what Foetoid said, I think the Bank is the worst company of America.

EA's problems sound highly exaggerated.
Americans are so stupid they would probably vote them selfs as the stupidest country in the world

I'm sure there are worse companies then EA
Theme park was so good :'(

Foetoid said: How ridiculous that the Bank of America, who's destroyed 10's of thousands of lives and helped create the Global Financial Crisis which has made so many americans homeless and destroyed the life savings of millions of super funds worldwide, isn't as bad as EA. 10's of thousands homeless, lives destroyed, futures destroyed BUT ITS NOT AS BAD AS THE ME3 ENDING RIGHT?
Americans are the victims of their own stupidity. There i said it.


outraged nerds found the poll

sjt333 said:

Foetoid said: How ridiculous that the Bank of America, who's destroyed 10's of thousands of lives and helped create the Global Financial Crisis which has made so many americans homeless and destroyed the life savings of millions of super funds worldwide, isn't as bad as EA. 10's of thousands homeless, lives destroyed, futures destroyed BUT ITS NOT AS BAD AS THE ME3 ENDING RIGHT?
Americans are the victims of their own stupidity. There i said it.


outraged nerds found the poll


Exactly. EA voted the worst company in America

XxmadmanxX said: Americans are so stupid they would probably vote them selfs as the stupidest country in the world


That would.... make them smart though?

*head explodes*
Worst company in America? That's saying a lot, considering there's about a million.
Have to admit that's pretty dam funny :P
But...EA gave us BF3? [Shifty]
Any old school gamer would agree with this. Didn't any of you ever play the old Command & Conquer games? (Tiberian Sun, Red Alert)

EA turned the C&C series into absolute shit. Screw them.
EA made golden eye bad
EA you SUCK, AVOID !
I wanna vote !

Foetoid said: How ridiculous that the Bank of America, who's destroyed 10's of thousands of lives and helped create the Global Financial Crisis which has made so many americans homeless and destroyed the life savings of millions of super funds worldwide, isn't as bad as EA. 10's of thousands homeless, lives destroyed, futures destroyed BUT ITS NOT AS BAD AS THE ME3 ENDING RIGHT?
Americans are the victims of their own stupidity. There i said it.


okay to be fair, all of that stuff you said didn't happen in 2012 .. or 2011. All their nonsense happened in 2010. They have been in repair since. Voting the bank of America as worst company of 2012 would be like voting Hitler the worst man of 1970(random year).

I do agree that voting them the worst company of 2012 is extreme. They have shown ridiculous amounts of greed in 2011 with Origin and other stuff I don't care enough to take notice of, but that's a little insignificant when it comes to SONY not protecting the credit card details of millions of people.

Marge said:

Foetoid said: How ridiculous that the Bank of America, who's destroyed 10's of thousands of lives and helped create the Global Financial Crisis which has made so many americans homeless and destroyed the life savings of millions of super funds worldwide, isn't as bad as EA. 10's of thousands homeless, lives destroyed, futures destroyed BUT ITS NOT AS BAD AS THE ME3 ENDING RIGHT?
Americans are the victims of their own stupidity. There i said it.


okay to be fair, all of that stuff you said didn't happen in 2012 .. or 2011. All their nonsense happened in 2010. They have been in repair since. Voting the bank of America as worst company of 2012 would be like voting Hitler the worst man of 1970(random year).
I do agree that voting them the worst company of 2012 is extreme. They have shown ridiculous amounts of greed in 2011 with Origin and other stuff I don't care enough to take notice of, but that's a little insignificant when it comes to SONY not protecting the credit card details of millions of people.


agreed.
it should go to microsoft cos they are the worst ever
This is not surprising at all- with the junk they have been pushing out lately... ew.
Original EA games were great! Like all of the James Bonds on PS2! But they've just gone down hill recently :(

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