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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.
Wow, that's hilarious given all the terrible companies out there today. (big oil, payday loans, 'most' law firms, the entire finacial institution) Had no idea gamers were such a powerful voting block!
They definately deserved it
Sounds about right.
Time to break out the champagne!
That's really funny. It's good they didn't take it too seriously.
Wow... ppl are more upset about their entertainment than being ripped off by your bank... I would think Bank of America is a bigger deal than not getting your gaming fix. Its like comparing world hunger to graffiti on walls...
I don't get it. A game company cant get WORST company. They make games. Maybe if it was worst game company. But I still don't have a big problem with EA.
I thought the list was bogus.
EA really deserves that award because they have done a lot of games and stuff i think that is cool you have a award
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Lol. Well deserved EA
I think that EA has made quite the comeback with how good Battlefield's (both 3 and Bad Company's) online play has been. The campaigns both sucked but the Multiplayer still can have me gaming for hours. EA's newer editions for NFL and NCAA have been amazing as well. Activision deserved the award.
I'm extremely sure they're not