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I think it's safe to say that Peter Moore is not currently dancing around the EA offices to "We are the Champions." His company has had a rough 2013 so far, and today isn't making it any better. The voting in the final round of Consumerist's "Worst Company in America" competition has wrapped up and, for the second year running, EA has won the not-so-coveted "Golden Poo Award."
In their wrap-up post declaring the SimCity publisher the "victor," Consumerist cited a number of factors contributing to EA's triumph over its final opponent, Bank of America. Writer Chris Morran hones in on three points: failure to provide a product people want, high prices (especially with the publisher pocketing in-game advertising money), and subpar support of their titles. Consumerist also takes another shot at Moore's attempt at an apology and rationalization via a published statement last week, reiterating the fallacies and inaccuracies put forward by EA's chief operating officer.
This year has already seen the fumbled launch of the high profile SimCity, the departure of CEO John Riccitiello due to poor financial performance, the closure of Visceral Montreal prior to the release of Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel, and a Battlefield 4 reveal that has met critical skepticism (largely due to bombastic claims that don't align with the footage shown at GDC). Furthermore, EA was nowhere to be found at February's PlayStation 4 event in New York City. Rumors are circulating that the publisher has struck a deal with Microsoft. Until the curtain is pulled back on the next Xbox (rumored for the end of May), we won't know for certain.
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worst gaming company at least.they do not provide what we want.for example.....ea games on steam.but nope have to use clunky origin
Another reason for people to jump on the "hate EA" bandwagon. Sigh...
I only like Battlefield: Bad Company and Mass Effect from them
This is just sad....people's priorities are so messed up. I hate EA, I really do, but this is not how you get them to stop doing what they are doing.
REALLY!? I mean come on, EA are complete douchebags, but there are so many other companies that deserve this so much more. I really think the consumerist was just pissed that EA talked back to them about the award and so they did it out of spite. Whatever, congrats EA, I hope you enjoy your giant POO trophy.
BUT ON THE PLUS SIDE AT LEST THEY HAVE SOME GOOD GAMES.
It's really shows how completely stupid everyone in the US is when a company that makes games beats out Academi for worst company in America. Yep, it makes me sick.
Worst company in America just sounds like a stupid idea. There are so many companies in this countries doing such a huge variety of things. It would help somewhat if they had a different recipient for each industry. But seriously, how many people actually voted in this thing? These kinds of things will never be credible in my eyes.
Funny, we all know that despiste our disappointments, EA is doing well.
Which means that consumerist is not that relevant...
The thing that I really hate about EA (and Activision too, for the same reason) is that back in the olden days when I played games on the Commodore 64 whenever the EA logo appeared I knew the game would be awsome: Adventure Cunstruction Set, Bards Tale, Racing Destruction Set and when they made the leap to consoles I remeber Road Rash and the very First Madden game which completely changed the way football games were made. And now they're like the worst thing in gaming and their business practices are doing more harm than any good they ever did. Activision is the same but only with Atari 2600. But I can cut Activision a little slack because their head guy is such an uninformed moron that everything he says is pretty funny.
Gotta love the people who get b*tthurt because of this :D I believe this award to be a total nonsence, yet I am happy EA gets the honors. Now Mr. Raviolli can come back and tell us how great EA is.