Nominations for 2014's Worst Company in America have started and the question is whether EA will win the award for the third time.
I don't really think they are so bad. Granted, they made some poor decisions, but there are far worse companies in America. EA still makes some good games.
I concur, even if that will probably get me a lot of disagrees. EA isn't the devil.
Let me explain why this poll really doesn't mean anything.. Who are the people that are actually voting. Is it Better Business Bureau that voting, is it some advocacy group voting, is it some Human Rights Group that's voting? NO... it's a bunch of nerd ass video game players that butthurt because of a companies decision related to their favorite (or most hated) franchise.. REALLY, SERIOUSLY?? Yeah right, like i said, people really need to understand this poll dont mean sh#% in the grand scheme of things
@Venom06 there may be some truth to what your saying but predominantly EA is a games company and if gamers are the ones voting them worst company then it does mean shit. Yea they make loads of cash but remember bigger companies fall harder, if they keep pissing too many people off then word spreads and reasonably intelligent people will vote with their wallets.
Yeah everyone who disagrees should feel ashamed that they think botching the release of a videogame make you the worst company in america.
No Microsoft isn't the devil, ea is
If anything it's a devil that can be avoided and punished financially , so yeah who cares ? What's the point of hating on EA , if you are still drooling on their annual game sequels like junkies ...
Exactly. Pissed at EA? stop buying their games. That hurts them more than a golden poo award.
EA isn't The worse Company in America ,APPLE is with their 50 versions for the same phone.
*EA used to make good games
Eventhough how bad ea is, people still bought their games though. Yup
Maybe because it isn't always that bad after all.
EA is a weird company. They bring alot of new cool ideas and try alot of great ideas using new IPs, but then they find a way to quickly cheapen the property. They really just don't know how to keep a good thing going, without greed getting in the way. In alot of ways Microsoft and EA have very similar approaches to the gaming industry, which is why they partnered up with Microsoft. People just give MS alot of slack in the areas they EA doesn't get it when it comes to achieving their goals and maximising profits.
Lmao.. Ea the worst company in america? You gotta be kidding me.. Lol.. Poor you, you bought a buggy game.. I wish I lived in a world where that's the worst thing a business would do.. Lol
EA, treats their Employees and Costumers like dirt, and its been vote twice(now for a third it would seem) as worst company for a reason. Have you played the new FiFa game, the thing is a disaster, riddle with microtransactions for a game you already paid $60 for, to practically progress in it you'll need to spend atleast $20 on players, or else you are screwed with a shitty team who can't even pass the ball right. The worst thing, is that people actually pay the microtrans giving companies like this the Idea that its paying $60 plus buttload of micros is OK, when its not. God damn Casuals are ruining the gaming industry.
It's not that they are so bad, but that hardly anybody DOES LESS WITH MORE. As in, they have all the man power, talent, money and time to make amazing games and they still find ways to screw things up. They talk like they want to be the best, but their actions are not that of the true "best".
Well deserved .
Not really. Gamers, or at least the ones who voted, seem incredibly out of touch.
not at all..
And I always thought, that the worst companies are the ones who manufacture Weapons of Mass Destruction like Boing, General Dynamics and so on. If an employee hates EA, why doesn't he leave? Its simple actually...
Yeah, that's what I'm saying. I mean they might bad for videogames terms (and even that is debatable as some of their games - some, not all - are objectively good), but overall? Really?
Hating companies that make weapons of mass destructions is just about as moronic as hating EA.
i hope people vote them, for the sake of lulz.
Battlefield 4. Enough said.
Lol its also one of the best shooters of 2013.
...when it works! that's a real problem over there.
Works excellent on the PC.
Pick a Bank. Any Bank.
There are other companies in usa that are way worse than EA. Companies which are polluting the environment or which violate the human rights for example. But EA is definitely the worst video game company at the moment.
They do all of those.... educate ur self...
Activision.. nuff said
Not even close. There are many other companies that are far worse than EA. Even as far as video game companies go, Activision is 10x worse. EA was quite bad 2-3 years ago but they have recently made some improvements, they even ditched online passes after enough gamers complained.
I would have said ea was good 2-3 years ago (dead space, mass effect,Dragon age bfbc2) and now they are the worst GAMING companie (dead space3,mass effect3, dragon age2,bf4) lol i didnt realize it until now but those are sequel :0 I think there is also a story about dungeon keeper3. P.S I hate activision more but i dont care cause I dont play their games, but E.A is ruining great franchise I loved to play
I would be happy if they did; they truly deserve it. I don't care how much weight they carry in the industry - they're a bad company. People say that others like MS and Nintendo need to be re-formed and rebooted; put in all honesty, I think EA should be the one who gets the switch-around first. There are people on the inside who are pulling all the strings; and as a result - some pretty BAD decisions have been made. I'm not saying that they and their subsidiaries are pumping out bad games; but some of their business decisions are nothing short of deplorable. BF4 is a pretty good example; rushing a game to make the launch dates of the new systems, and then having to turn around and fix the entire thing later. STUPID! Even if it released a few months afterwards; they could have at least made sure it was in the proper condition first. It's not like they didn't know it was a bug-filled mess. Sonic '06 was a good example of DON'T RELEASE AN UN-FINISHED GAME. Too bad that one didn't even get a patch. Another good example was their blatant bashing of Nintendo. Not only did they sabotage all 4 of their Wii U releases; they totally lied about and smacked the system for basically a good chunk of last year. That was the most pathetic and childish display of PR I've seen in a while from such a large company.
EA haters cried about DRM with Sim City but purchased Garden Warfare, cried about the Mass Effect 3 ending yet you'll buy the next mass effect, cried about battlefield 4 being a buggy piece of trash but i guarantee you'll buy the next battlefield in a heartbeat. EA haters & Activision Haters are now equals. You people want these companies to change STOP buying their games. Regardless of what you people might think, a worst company in america award isn't gonna change their business tactics. Look at the situation Crapcom are in, that is an example of how us consumers can hurt a company if they continually screw us over.
I'm a EA hater and am boycotting them since the end of 2012. Not a single EA game for me since then. I even love Battlefront games but won't buy the EA one. But I have to agree that most haters don't give a shit to their own hate and keep buying EA games :/
i haven't bought an EA game since Shadows Of The Damned which came out in 2011.
@MrSwankSinatra looks like some of us are trying to change EA \o/, I hope something happens eventually...Tired of seeing games dying in their hands
Glad to see I am not the only one who stops buying game from y E.A. if I ever have to buy a game from them i wait until it's 14,99$ used.
Is there a possibility to filter oppinion articles? I don't want to see them in my feed..
I am a big fan of battlefield , fifa , mass effect & dragonage but I know if they had a different publisher they could be that much better like not forcing dice to release bf4 unfinished because ea wanted it out before cod! Titanfall ce is £250 in the uk and a ps4 is £350....
People seem to have very short memory span when it comes to EA's looong list of transgressions... I mean just as recently as this week they are to patch in an always-online mode to a game they released afterwards so that reviewers don't mention it... sneaky and shaddy as always... well deserved. They will NEVER change.
Yea, but EA didn't tank our economy and financially ruin peoples lives. Worst "gaming" company, I'll have that debate. Worst company, not by a long shot.
I'll respect EA again if they got rid of Origin.
Half the games I buy are published by EA
They arent the worst. They're pretty bad at times but not the worst. I'd put several other companies on the "worst companies of america" list before i put down EA
Is N4G based there surely a contender.
Bank of America?
I can't say they're the worst company, but I can say that I am done supporting them. I uninstalled Origin last night and it will never be on my PC again. I actually felt cleaner after doing it.
Not a surprising result at all.
I wouldn't say EA is the worst company. What about the companies that sell harmful products that cause thousands of deaths yearly like tobacco companies. Don't forget banks and insurance companies.
I'm not a fan of EA, but there are FAR worse companies out there. Companies that nearly destroyed our economy, bankrupted thousands, weren't punished at all, and think its really funny. Personally, its kind of embarrassing that EA gets all the hate with all the scum out there.
They deserve to win
In gaming? Absolutely. But they'll never top the banks, the ones who ruined our economy.
Microsoft should win the award this year!!
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