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Submitted by NYC_Gamer 1057d ago | news

EA Up For Worst Company Award…Again

GI;Last year, Electronic Arts won the Consumerist's award for worst company in America, as voted on by readers of the site. Will the publisher take home the award two years in a row? (EA, Industry)

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ShugaCane  +   1057d ago
Too bad those polls won't change anything. Actually, I think EA might be able to retaliate with even more DRM and micro-transactions and DLCs. And guess what ? They are going to make sooo much money.
Derekvinyard13  +   1057d ago
2 times in a row dam
knowyourstuff  +   1057d ago
When you dilute and destroy a perfectly good franchise like Dead Space that had such a great following, you deserve everything you get after that.
Derekvinyard13  +   1057d ago
i wonder if they will respond to this is they win again
HammadTheBeast  +   1057d ago
Win...or lose?
Godmars290  +   1057d ago
Looks like its time for a name change...
RTheRebel  +   1057d ago
I hope EA go bankrupt.
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nukeitall  +   1057d ago
As much as I dislike EA's consumer hostile business practices, I do not wish them bankruptcy. They do produce some stuff I like, and I would rather have the option of ignoring them than nothing at all!
KillNr3load14  +   1057d ago
To say EA is worst then Comcast,Verizon,and At&t is just wrong.
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Irishguy95  +   1057d ago
Yeah EA said that the last time they got voted. Showing what a joke the poll is.
mistertwoturbo  +   1057d ago
Well that's the thing, EA is probably more hated because they actually do have some good properties that people like. It's just their business decisions ruin the properties and in turn the passionate people backlash over it.

Strange company.
aiBreeze  +   1057d ago
Maybe so but everyone who is against online drm now has an additional way of voting instead of just with your wallets.
coolbeans  +   1057d ago
Not to mention the banks included in the bracket.
rainslacker  +   1056d ago
Last year they were up against financial institutions that helped destroy the economy, put millions of people out of work, and caused hundreds of thousands to lose their homes due to their poor lending practices. It was wrong last year, and it is wrong this year. They shouldn't even be on the list with the real choices that are out there.

Last year they "won" because they were coming off the hotly debated ME3 ending debate. Show's where people priorities are IMO.

If this poll were for worst game publisher, then yeah, no problem. But EA is far from the worst company in America.
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SolidSystem  +   1057d ago
I dont understand how EA is the worst.
They don't always do things I like, but at the start of this generation they were "heros" with games like Mirrors edge....

now Time Warner Cable is a horrible company.
Soldierone  +   1057d ago
In a gamers perspective, yeah EA pushes buttons to be the worst. However even then you can't entirely push all the hate on them, some other companies do things bad too.

However in terms of overall worst company? No way in hell do they beat out banks, AT T, and other companies. Those are the absolute worst.
aiBreeze  +   1057d ago
Yes, it's karma time!! There is going to be a lot of Sim City fans voting.
BitbyDeath  +   1057d ago
EA worked really hard to win this award.
Congrats to all involved!
guitarded77  +   1057d ago
Nice... your comment made me chuckle, and I've had a crap day. So... thank's.

On topic: I can understand some people having issue with EA for some of their practices. There are a few thing's they've done that I didn't like, but I still don't see them as "the worst". Activision is still far worse IMO... and a couple others.
DeadlyFire  +   1057d ago
Yes indeed.

Dragon Age 2....
Mass Effect 3 ending
Simcity server gridlock

I just wonder what is next with Battlefield 4, Dragon Age 3, and didn't EA say they have new IPs coming a year or two ago for the new generation.

EA on the other hand did claim they would try with Dragon Age 3 to make things better.

They also released an extra extension onto the Mass Effect 3 ending. I know it doesn't hide the ending much. Its an at least attempt. It takes money to do anything else and we all know a publisher isn't going to go but so far to spend on its consumers.

EA also have turned on some servers for Simcity which apparently they forgot about even having to need them when the game launched. DRM is a failure when the company doesn't even know how it works.
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00  +   1057d ago
For 10$ you can vote for EA as the worse company
D_RoyJenkins  +   1057d ago
I believe the hate for EA is irrational. They do things every publisher does but for some reason they get all the hate
coolbeans  +   1057d ago
True...they're, conceptually, not doing anything "original" compared to most publishers out there; it's just being the leader in almost every bad idea, despite the chances to avoid them.


Why stop at multiplayer for online passes when singleplayer's ripe for the picking (Amalur)?

Why not make our own online store, sell our published products at the same price as retail, and push DRM as the world has never seen before?

etc. etc.
BitbyDeath  +   1057d ago
They'll never be forgiven for killing Bullfrog Productions.

Maker of games like Theme Park, Magic Carpet, Syndicate, Populous, Hi-Octane, Dungeon Keeper, Theme Hospital.
Pandamobile  +   1057d ago
Where the hell are companies like Monsanto in this list?
flyingmunky  +   1057d ago
Lol, I applied for a position with those guys. Went with Boeing instead though.
grassyknoll  +   1057d ago
EA are not the worst company, but definitely the worst gaming company by a country mile!
Kran  +   1057d ago
What's the worst company then?


Yknow. I absolutely LOVE how you seem to talk like everybody knows who Monsanto are. I had to google them to know who they are. Not everybody is as smart as you Kev.
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kevnb  +   1057d ago
Are people really this ignorant? Look at a company like monsanto compared to ea for example.
Maybe people should know who they are and stop worrying so much about mass effect 3s ending. Look I love video games, but ea being up for worst company of the year is disgusting.
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Kran  +   1057d ago
SURELY, SURELY EA MUST have a soul...

cmon EA...
kevnb  +   1057d ago
I find this deeply disturbing...
ylwzx3  +   1057d ago
They really are. Everything from DRM, Origin, buying out great companies and ruining them, the list goes on and on.
snowman2149  +   1057d ago
That may be bad for gamers but thats nowhere near as bad when compared to what the banks have done over the past few years, stealing millions of dollars from the poor and middle class, shitty business practices(like making bad deals on purpose so the guy they sold them to gets f*cked) the corrupt banks are 10x worse than EA being greedy
SlapHappyJesus  +   1057d ago
What a joke.
The gaming community is full of hypocritical whiners. If EA is so bad, stop buying their games.
They wouldn't be around at this point if the amount of people who supposedly hate them weren't still buying their games year after year.
Max-Zorin  +   1057d ago
All bad.
IK IR Y IP T  +   1057d ago
Ea is far from the worst company who cares what the butt hurt little boys think at the end of the day this is a business and they are here to make money and thats exactly what they are cannot wait for BF4 who cares about some stupid internet title !!!
FAT MAN GO BOOM  +   1057d ago
They got my vote as worst company in gaming right next to activision...

For me I am not buying any EA game fora year or two to see first how far they take this Micro transaction thing...

It would suck to get hooked on a series of a game only to have the last one or two be bloated down with Micro Transactions..

I don;t want to support any company want to do this...

free to play is nothing but pay to win or pay to play...

some of these micro trans action on the PC are nuts...

and if this is where ea is head for get it I will become a retro gamer... and pick up all the games I have missed... and enjoy them instead..
Npugz7  +   1056d ago
Ya sure! If there the worst company than why are people buying there stuff? Doesn't make sense! People just choose to whine and complain about whatevers doing well! Just like nickelback! People hate them but they sell millions of records and sell out concerts.

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