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The website Consumerist recently held a tournament-style campaign where fans could vote for what they think is the worst company in America. Publisher Electronic Arts won.
EA beat out Bank of America for the honor in the final round of voting. "After more than 250,000 votes, 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," the website said.
Consumerist began its "Worst Company in America" reader poll in 2007. Past winners include: RIAA, Countrywide Financial, AIG, Comcast, and BP.
“We’re sure that bank presidents, oil, tobacco and weapons companies are all relieved they weren’t on the list this year," EA said in a statement sent to Game Informer. "We’re going to continue making award-winning games and services played by more than 300 million people worldwide.”
Did EA get the short end of the stick here? Is there a worse video game publisher out there? Let us know in the comments below.
cough... Activision... cough..
most likely because of mass effect 3 I'm assuming
To quote Phil Sebben, "Haha! Quadruple entendre!"
In my opinion Zynga should've won this award. EA's not perfect but DEFINITELY not the worst company in America.
Wait I have not heard of any particuarly greedy things done by EA.
They make good games and do buisness.Buisness means you have to shut down studios sometimes but I don't know what in particular was greedy.
To me greedy is what Activision does.
Using only a couple games that rack in billions of dollars and then not putting any money into anything new.
No new IPs or anything have really been given huge budgets from what i know.
To me EA seems like the silent evil company so I hate them less then Activision. But seriously though I wouldn't really complain about EA, they give tons of money to their developers which is why we always see top of the line graphics from games published by EA.
thank you /v/
Activision. That's my vote. I don't like those scumbags.
EA is absolutely right in that statement. They may be the "worst company in America", but people still buy their stuff constantly.
Take Origin off my Xbox Live!