"Consumerist says there's strong support for Golden Poo trophy to once again go to EA."
Oh man I would love to see EA win worst company again. Just to see the type of excuses they would give.
No. There are much worse companies that need this "honor" with a lot more at stake than vidya gaems. Anyone that thinks EA deserves this AGAIN with all of the banks, Walmart, etc is a f***ing child.
The thing is though, for most of the companies who deserve it, get hated on and bashed so much, that getting voted worst company in America off a website wouldn't even get a mention, let alone a spot on their ever growing wall of shame. For a company like EA, getting voted worst company in America does actually hurt them and Peter Moore's response just before they they got named it, is proof of that.
Ea should share the honors with bp, merck, or monsanto.
@aiBreeze How is the company responding to how ridiculous that is proving anything? EA doesn't seem to be suffering sales wise. The only thing this proves is that a large amount of the people voting in Consumerist's poll lack perspective. This satire makes some decent points: http://pixeledcourier.com/2...
Silent. I see where you are coming from but understand. That Walmart as a company for consumers isn't bad at all. Walmart for their employees is terrible. The concept of a bank has been terrible since it was thought of, but that goes without saying. EL has to be the dumbest company in the world but their consumers are even more dumb. EL is going to release a new Battlefield in 2014 meanwhile they have the pile of shit Battlefield. And it's either Battlefield or Call of Duty which I'm trying to get better at to enjoy. That's it. Those are my options or a single player which I can only take for so long.
It just shows how immature the gaming community is. Who honestly believes ea is the worst company. And if them winning this makes a difference it really doesn't look at battlefield 4, ea don't care. If you want then to listen vote with your money, I am not buying another ea game until they sort everything out, and I'm never buying one on release. I wish the gaming community could be this passionate about the more positive things in the industry.
It's a lot easier to give it to EA than the companies you think deserve it- those companies have advertising money they can cut or the ability to fight back, EA however doesn't. Thus EA wins again.
@Silly idea that it won't affect other companies or get attention Why would a constantly bashed company like EA get hit any more hard than a bank or a retailer that treats their employees like garbage to shave a quarter off of their products? Has their sales suffered from the last two years of winning the golden poo? Nope. Banks rely on people ACTUALLY USING THEM. If an especially heinous bank gets bad press, people will avoid opening an account with them. Gas stations are EVERYWHERE. If a specific company gets slammed (like BP), many people will drive the extra half mile to get gas at a more responsible company. If Walmart gets attention towards their poor treatment of employees, support for union movements will rise (I'm not big on some unions and their practices, but if anyone needs them, it's Walmart employees).
I didn't say they deserved it. I just want to see the excuses they would give if the did win it again.
I agree that there are worse companies, but at least having EA in the running may force them to do better by their customers. I want EA to put the power back into the devs hands, and publish great games without so many restrictions.
seriously, to be in the running for 3 years straight is an achievement in itself! I think EA gonna "win" AGAIN this year as Sim City and BF4 are "helping" them to win big time. poor EA but they continue to act like douche so...whatever!
It's a honor to be named worst company three years in a row excuse from EA three, two ,one, BOOM
EA is the worst company in terms of vidya. There are however far more worse companies than EA.
another year in the twilight zone of America where big banks, oil companies and retail conglomerates somehow get passed up by EA as worst company in America. unreal.
Perhaps in the industry, but America? hell no.
hint: Americans aren't the only ones with access to the internet. Fanboys in other countries are voting for EA, too.
Your reply to me "like I said Americans aren't..." -_- What's the title of this article, and the entire article about? Worst. Company. In. America. Worst. Company. In. America. The only people that will get blamed for this are the people I am talking to. The Americans that are voting and acting like fools. Boy don't ever tell me what to say or how to feel.
do you really think people in Europe/Asia/Afrika even know this poll existed? Stand alone even care what company is the worst in U.S.?
@Heisenburger 1) Feel free to respond in the thread of conversation that we were actually having. 2) "The only people that will get blamed for this are the people I am talking to. The Americans that are voting and acting like fools" - And I'm saying why it SHOULDN'T be perceived that way. 3) Don't tell me what to say or feel; I might want to say that I feel you shouldn't say or feel something. @mmc-007 "do you really think people in Europe/Asia/Afrika even know this poll existed?" Do people from those regions visit N4G? Yes? Then, yes, I do.
It's because EA is an entertainment company and stands out more than any of those other companies.
As an American adult I find this truly embarrassing. Examples such as this are exactly why some people hate us here. Do you people doing this even care how this makes our country look? Jesus Christ. I am shocked that a bunch of unattended children can make us all look foolish. Who cares about companies that literally take the homes away from a single mother, or look to gain from the suffering of others? Who cares about THAT when EA "ruined teh Mas$ Effex". How utterly, utterly ridiculous you all are. Distasteful, selfish, entitled, and down right ignorant to the way of the world.
Like I said, Americans aren't the only ones voting in this thing. It's an INTERNET poll and people in other countries don't know/care how those other companies work because EA is one of the only ones that affect them. So quit being "embarrassed" for our country and start being embarrassed for the entire internet.
^^^ So true. I'm from the UK and hadn't even heard of some of the companies mentioned in last year's poll. Also while I admit I'd troll vote for EA anyway, EA is the only company that I can directly link to effecting me. However, it would probably be pretty naive of my to assume I'm not effected in some way by the others listed.
@aibreeze Asad stores are walmart in the UK. The walmart way killing jobs and competion every where they go.
I worked for EA not too long ago doing QA and loved every minute of it! All the free coffee you can drink and all OT dinner's paid by the company. This was something few other places do in my experience.
Work conditions aren't what the poll is about. People are mostly voting based on how they treat customers.
Not that work conditions SHOULDN'T be a big consideration. They most certainly should.
I thought someone hijacked my account for a moment
I would put in a vote if I knew where,there like vampires sucking money outta kids on there ultimate teams and prices are extortionate
http://news.cnet.com/2100-1... I remember this news, EA was practicing modern day slavery, you think a company that did this 10 years ago will change their practices now, I don't think so.
Anybody shocked?? lol EA is trash
people are ignorant morons
after battlefield 4 and all the lies that came it, hell even simcity and the news that they forced maxis to implement online only, id say its a contender.
Where's microsoft in all this?
MS is bad yeah, but they can never surpass EA even if they put DRM always on and such, EA is the best "worst company" in the whole world, and nobody can top them xD
In the gaming world, they're up there. As for the worst company in the world, far from it. Though they did ship a ton of games unfinished..again. They didn't stick with what they promised by churning out quality games and did the very opposite. The gaming community is huge and are very vocal when it comes to things like this. Stop pissing off the community and you won't see yourself voted as the worst company.
good, they deserve it
I do not agree with some of EA's practices, like releasing BF4 early so it could beat CoD to the punch resulting in a buggy mess. I also do not like that they popularized online passes. However, I do not believe that they are deserving of this "award."
Which shows you how much of a joke the list is and just how loud gamers can be.
Go for it EA! No one deserves the golden poo more then you.
Get a grip EA is a video game company and they do no harm to consumers. If people hate them that much stop buying their games. As much as I love gaming,in regards to world issues it pretty low on the totem pole.
except they are pretty much top in the world for game issues, and it's kind of hard to avoid them considering they publish almost EVERYTHING.
I thought EA were doing good since 1 year or 2 but with all the problems with BF4 without good patchs, and taking all their time for the DLC... That was a big "we just want your money" for me. Really disappointed, i think they deserve some more bad things to happen to them, maybe they'll wake up.
EA fought hard for this, they deserves it.
Lol this cant be legit at all. Just because some gamers dont get offline mode, some games havea few bugs and BAM a company gets worst company of America. I mean literally entire America is sooooo NICE THAT THERE IS NO OTHER COMPANY AS BAD OR WORSE? If that's true then FML I'm living in a different world.
I'm kinda curious about what kinda world we live in where people who make video games are considered the worst company in america. Yes, let's forget all about the banks who treat customers poorly.
Doesn't matter what kind of company it is. If they have poor customer relations, (which EA does)then they belong on that list as much as any other company.
maybe walmart can give EA a run for its money.
Ubisoft is starting to go that way. Black Flag is a sign of bad things to come. I have a feeling that we will see more than 2 Watchdogs games. But I hate EA even more. I don't even play their games. I just completely ignore them, regardless of what the game is. I hate their laziness in sports games (their animations and graphics are so bad and unrealistic) and I hate having to login in to some stupid EA account just to play.
Ubisoft is not an American company.
There are aloooot of pissed off BF4 fans ready to vote.
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