A look at why, despite all EA has done, it doesn't deserve to be voted the Worst Company in America for a third year.
People need to grow up and realize there are far worst companies out there. They are only concerned with companies that wrong them.
I would have nominated Digital Rivers Inc. Those m'fers.
If they had made a decision not based on moneyhats and PRO-DRM policies, but on what has the most powerful hardware then gamers could have played THAT game on console in 1080p!
1080i maybe. @50 fps. So no real need.
Nobody voting for them actually think they are the WORST company in America. They vote for them because it's the only thing they can do outside of voting with their wallets. It will get EA a lot of bad press and once again bring to the attention of the mass public what they are like.
It is funny to me that ppl will vote for them and then buy all their games. And it was Activision that ran west and Zampella out...thus paving the way for Titanfall. No game company is the worst company in the US. Id vote for the US government (and if u say they arent a company...include the Federal Reserve. They r a company with no oversight and they control our economy).
I wonder why people do not pick Monsanto or Halliburton. People need to start thinking more about how the world is interconnected.
Right! Like Nexon America! Anyone who knows or plays MapleStory understands that NA is FAR worse than EA. Just saying... They have a support "ticket" system, and they never answer the tickets, they ban players who did nothing wrong, and just "forget about it"... They patch their games and do maintenance every 2 days... they're so much worse.
I think people just disagree on this site for the hell of it... Don't disagree without research, kid.
" They are only concerned with companies that wrong them. " Bravo, mister obvious!
@TheJackson I agree it's flatout stupid to put a Video game company as the Worse in America, unless it's treating it's employees like crap with no benefits, low salary, long work hours, low vacation time / sick leave, etc... Now if they're doing all that to their employees, plus having crappy servers and games then yes they should make a list, but there are companies that are destroying our environment/ecosystem, destroying our economy, and destroying or job availability, for the sake of monopolies or cashing in profits for shareholders and top management, those are the companies that need to be on these list and called out. Now if it was a worse video game company in America EA is easily top 3.
they are just mad that a certain game didn't come out on a certain console
What's your explanation for the previous two years of them being voted, try-hard fanboy?
their games are buggy but are some of the best games out there. there's other worse companies out there. and no I'm no fanboy it just seems funny how this comes out after titanfall
It says a lot about modern society that an ENTERTAINMENT company could win worst company twice in a row and be in line for a third, when we have oil companies corrupting governments for tax breaks they don't need, not taking simple safety precautions, and price gouging. As well as retailers that pay their employees almost nothing with record profits and fill their storage with cheap garbage that they encourage people to create in foreign countries. Not to mention banks... But NAH! It's an entertainment company that REALLY needs to be sent a message!
Just shows how far up it's own A$$ this country really is...
It's an internet poll, so even if it was just meant for Americans, it's the whole 1st world.
I was a little taken aback by this article. Apparently "It should be 'Most Hated' not 'Worst'." ... ...Yeah that's not much better...
Considering that EA is a company whose goal is to publish products for consumers, "Most Hated" and "Worst" are essentially the same in this particular case.
People need to realize that people don't actually think EA is the worst company in America. It's just a title that's supposed to make EA wake up.
Doesn't seem to be working. If anything, EA's been making more bad moves in the last two years.
They continue to shoot themselves in the foot even after their whole "We can do better" campaign last year. http://www.ea.com/news/we-c... They have yet to do better by any means since they made that announcement last year. They even show in their responses that they try to prove their customers wrong and don't accept they do anything wrong. I wouldn't say worst company in America, but in terms of games and how they treat their customers, they're up there. They need to start accepting their mistakes and doing more for the consumer instead of trying to refute what we call out of them and just accept their faults. DICE's image was hurt by making them release it early. How many patches are they up to now? Last I recall, they were up to 20 patches by December and it still wasn't operating properly then. They hurt the SimCity devs image as well with their always online nonsense and had the balls to say it wasn't DRM, yet you couldn't do anything offline until they recently released a patch to offer offline support. Origins now "Great Game Guarantee" was probably one of the best options they brought last year, I do hope many people utilized that with the BF4 debacle.
Yeah but they deserve it.
Sure kid... More than Nestle taking your right to drinking water... Or more than Pfizer charging disgusting amounts for medicine... And even any food corporation for putting harmful chemicals in food... Yeah EA charging you for an online pass is CLEARLY the worst.
"Yeah EA charging you for an online pass is CLEARLY the worst." Thank you for agreeing with me. :)
It's funny when the children call others kids.
It's a popularity contest. For every Monsanto, Pfizer, Phillip Morris, Walmart, and McDonalds... there is 1 Electronic Arts. You can poison my food, overcharge me for my medicine, trick my children into smoking cigarettes, create more socio-economic inequality, and tempt me to super size it... but the moment you effect my free time... I won't forget it. lol
Maybe you should try ringing them see how nice they r lmao
I'm surprised anyone can compete with Comcast, Time Warner Cable, and AT&T.
I agree. Most telecommunications companies have terrible consumer relations.
I'd be surprised if anyone could compete with those companies too, considering that for wired service, they are monopolies in the areas they "serve".
The fact that they went and sold a dev's game for exclusivity without their knowledge is more than enough reason for them to top that list for the next lifetime.
They are one of the Worst companys not saying they are really really bad. But they are are bad in a way atm they parity one console over The other I mean EA with x1 first bf4 content free fifa with x1 , titanfall I Dont think EA gives a flying f*** about sony and ps4 owners
We, gamers, should start a company named "Gaming Community" so we can be the "worst company in existence".
Worst GAMING company, sure. Worst company overall? Hell no, there's are way too many businesses that take homes, pay, rights and freedoms away from everyday people in the ever expanding need for higher year on year profits. Anyone thinking EA is the worst company has never had a home foreclosed on, never had an illness that couldn't be treated without thousands of dollars available of overpriced meds or treatment or had their rights infringed upon just because there's no proof. Shame on the gaming community for thinking buggy code and over priced microtransactions are more important than people's lives.
Nobody is seeing the big picture as to why they're voted every year. People NEED banks, Oil companies, and necessities based around our economy. EA knows that people don't NEED video games which is why them getting voted as "Worst in America" affects them the way it does. If Bank of America, BP, Mcdonalds, Wal-mart, Com-cast, Nestle, etc. were to get voted the title, it wouldn't accomplish anything. EA knows that people can drop their products in an instant if bad reputation goes around like this. If Bank of America was voted it would do absolutely nothing as it's just pointing out something that everyone already knew, and people would continue going to them because it's a service they NEED. Video games in a broader spectrum of the world do not matter as much as those other companies, so having a negative reputation actually affects them and can seriously damage them.
Yes, people don't need video games, but with considering that people won't give them up, they might as well be categorized as a need in this context. People have alternatives when it comes to Bank of America, BP, McDonald's, Wal-Mart, Nestle, etc... and with EA as well. I can drop Wal-mart for Target, McDonald's for Burger King (or the grocery store), and even TitanFall for any other game. It is competition, not necessity of the specific service provided, that will determine the damage (if any) being voted Worst Company in America will cause. In most cases, people can vote with their wallets if they want to do real damage. Comcast, on the other hand, has a monopoly in most of their markets, and dropping the Internet is not very practical for most. At least people can vote them "worst" if they can't vote with their wallets, and they definitely deserve the distinction more than EA.
EA doesn't care about this. They're still gonna do what they do and half the people who vote them to be the worst company and claim "they're done with EA" will still buy there [email protected] Meanwhile Peter Moore will just respond with... http://www.youtube.com/watc...
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