If you're not familiar, The Consumerist is a consumer affairs blog and watchdog organization which is part of the Gawker network Consumer Reports. It's a daily read of mine as they usually cover things that help you avoid shady things companies are up to, feel-good stories of customer victories, and other relevant things. Anyway, long story short, The Consumerist does a yearly reader poll to determine the worst company in America. In previous years, AT&T, Wal-Mart, and numerous banks were all contenders.

This year the final two companies were Electronic Arts and Bank of America. EA won with 64% of the vote, with The Consumerist citing EA's overall "greed," via excessive DLC, buggy games, and acquisitions. EA was quick to respond to the results, via Kotaku:

We're sure that British Petroleum, AIG, Philip Morris, and Halliburton are all relieved they weren't nominated this year. We're going to continue making award-winning games and services played by more than 300 million people worldwide.

Personally, I'm with EA on this one. How silly.

  • Spibmeister

    oh god. things like this are why it's still embarrassing to be a nerd. 

    • Taerdin

       I would say it is moreso the portrayal of nerds in popular culture that makes it embarrassing to be a nerd. Deciding which company gets an arbitrary and hardly relevant poo award is a distant last place in my mind.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5FLRQI2X2LU3IHMCG7HEAEFD5I Cat Astrophy

        This isn't the 80s and 90s. Only little kids with low self-esteem try to squeeze out what's left of the negative connotation behind the word.

      • Taerdin

        You'd be surprised at how few people grow up or learn to think critically... apparently

        I'm glad to hear that wherever you live is apparently full of enlightened people who accept everyone no matter their interests or the impression they give off.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5FLRQI2X2LU3IHMCG7HEAEFD5I Cat Astrophy

        "
        accept everyone no matter their interests or the impression they give off."

        And I gave you this impression when? There are plenty of interests still ridiculed. Being a "nerd" is a far less of one. There are way too many examples of rich nerds and broke-ass jocks in the media over the course of history that has pretty much reinvented the term for Gen Y and older. I can't remember the last time I met an adult who was being serious when using the term nerd in a negative way.

        Kids rarely do it anymore (mainly just the ones who for whatever reason look up to cartoon bullies) because most use the computer compared to the 80s and 90s so kids calling other kids nerds is most likely to get thrown right back at them.

        Pop culture is not portraying nerds anywhere near as badly as the 80s and 90s. It's not even remotely similar anymore. I'd say it's closer to how being homosexual is more accepted, though I'd saying being a nerd is still subjected to less ridicule.

      • Stanley Wang

         No one goes around using "nerd" as an insult anymore. WHen you do use the term (for anyone 35 and younger), you are always using it to describe yourself or a close friend. A compliment, if you will.

      • Taerdin

         So what you're saying is that you personally have not seen it, therefore no one does it anymore.

        Seems like sound logic to me.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5FLRQI2X2LU3IHMCG7HEAEFD5I Cat Astrophy

        So what you're saying is that because some 80s movies (that's about all there is..it's not in "popular culture") used nerds as an insult that it's still "
        embarrassing to be a nerd"?

        Seems like logic to me.

      • http://www.vitaltitles.com/ Nick

        I agree with taerdin. I hear nerd used as an insult many places. Just because you and your friends don't use it as an insult doesn't mean that it isn't used as a derogatory term somewhere else.

        Which it is.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5FLRQI2X2LU3IHMCG7HEAEFD5I Cat Astrophy

        And the insult is about as effective as calling someone a doodoo head. The stigma died at least 10 years ago. I'm sorry you're still living in the 90s. Nerd is dead as a real putdown.

      • http://www.vitaltitles.com/ Nick

        I don't know how old you are or where you grew up, but no. It isn't dead. Just because it is for a select few doesn't mean that it is for other people.

        The nerd culture is still regularly being thrust into a negative spotlight. In your world it isn't, good, but it is elsewhere.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5FLRQI2X2LU3IHMCG7HEAEFD5I Cat Astrophy

        Select most, not few. Like I said, a tiny subset of people still think the term is ripe for embarassment. It died off as a trendy put-down term years ago. Even if anyone tries to use fire it off as a derogatory term just they just end up self-defeated with all the rich, supermodel rocking nerds reminding them how small they really are. I don't know HOW you can be embarrassed to be a nerd anymore when nearly everyone uses a computer.

      • http://www.vitaltitles.com/ Nick

        Sigh. The only thing this proves is that neither you nor I have any statistical proof that the phrase is or is not being used regularly to this day, the only thing we have is our frames of reference.

        I see it used in schools. I hear it used and talked about in popular culture. You say it isn't. You can't see my side and I have personal experience seeing it used regularly.

        Let's wager a gentelmens bet: if nerd is not used in the movie Bully, you win. If it is more than a few times, then I win. Fair deal?

      • Taerdin

         The thing about 'not having the statistics' is if one person is saying 'x never happens anymore', and another couple people say 'yes x happens in my experience', you don't really need statistics to see that as long as the couple people are not lying about their personal experience that the first person is just wrong.

      • Taerdin

         You clearly don't get it at all. First of all, your personal experience doesn't say anything about the world at large. You are one person who at most meets like 0.0001% of the world's population. You don't get to say something never happens just because you dont see it.

        Also it's not about someone saying, 'you're a nerd' and it being considered some grand put down. It's about someone being excluded or looked down upon as strange or not fitting in just because they like hobby x that is considered 'nerdy'. If you are seriously telling me that you can't even fathom that somewhere in the world people are made to feel weird because of a interest they have that isn't common then clearly something is faulty in your brain somewhere or you are just being unnecessarily difficult.

  • beeto456

    Mass Effect 3 contains a lot of critical bugs for me that requires me to hard reset my PS3, I checked BioWare forums, I am not the only one having the problems.

    Also, I really dislike Dragon Age 2 and Mass Effect 2 & 3 taking out storyline and characters and slicing them as DLC and expect us to pay to get a "full experience."

    I hate that EA would buy a company, milk them dry, left the company to die, then keep the existing IP and make poor sequels out of it. Some are good (like NFS Hot Pursuit), but most aren't and I can see EA is slowly killing BioWare already.

    EA also have terrible customer service, I experience that when my The Sims 3 refused to work. I also experience the same thing with a local game shop when they contacted EA for assistance. 

    EA's ignorance only makes me more pissed at them. Still, it is not every day you see publishers that publish LGBT-friendly games. I just wish they will improve and not make a worst name for themselves.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QCP4WHWLUQHFIOP66SLEA7E5CA Hampus

      Dragon age 2, Mass effect 2 and Mass effect 3 are all full games without the DLC, claiming otherwise is just stupid. They all should give you at least 30 hours of gameplay.

      As for issues with the PS3, you can't really blame EA there can you? They published the game, bioware made it, sure a studio of EA but still. Further, you can't blame EA because the PS3s hardware is outdated and was a mess to make games for to begin with.

      On customer support, never had an issue with it, answers usually come within 24hours, it is sad however that for SWTOR the pull the same bullshit as Blizzard with "call us"...

      • beeto456

        I don't mind paying extra for extra content, but you would have understand if you pay with and without the DLC. They fit into the story so well that it feels like BioWare deliberately took them out and sell it as a separate content. That's how I see it anyway. Many would agree with me for the ME3 day-one content, but who is in the right, we will never know.

        As for bugs. It is the job of the publisher to ensure games they release meet a certain standard. And nowadays EA has been releasing games that is full of bugs. The worst of it are those that crashes a system, damaging them. It is not just ME3, lots of their iPad games have issues as well.

        More-over, the publisher holds the power of when a game is release, and from what I know as a game development student, they rushed the production of ME3 and cut down the budget for Quality Assurance (which is made up of bug testing, game balancing, gameplay testing, etc). Yes BioWare made the game, but under extreme pressure from EA they are only able to produce a game with lots of critical bugs. I don't see how is that a good thing.

        And saying the PS3 hardware is outdate is rubbish. Game developer should always work with the hardware they are provided, and it is the job of the developers to ensure the software they are making works for the hardware, otherwise what is the point. This is why a few years back when PS2 is still in the use with the PS3, most developers downplayed PS2 features for games that is meant for release for both PS3 and PS2.

        I am not saying you are wrong, you have your opinion, I have mine, but it is also important to look at the facts. I want EA to improve because I really like their games, but they gotta stop doing things that give a bad impression to its customers.

      • beeto456

        By the way for the DLC I am only referring to the extra party members & their respective quests DLC, because most of the others are really just side-quests and side-stories and I am fine with that. But to take out a piece of the storyline and expect me to pay more? I am not fine with it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Robert-Herman/100002320027627 Robert Herman

    This is a user voted poll so EA should probably be a little less snarky in their response.  I could understand this type of response if the consumerist simply chose a company for WCIA.  
    BP, AIG, and Haliburton were all previous winners as posted in Consumerist's response yesterday.

    Also - Consumerist has not been a part of the Gawker network for several years.  Gawker sold the site to Consumer Reports a long time ago.

    • http://toucharcade.com Eli Hodapp

      Oops, I thought that but then checked Wikipedia where it's still listed as a Gawker site. Either way, fixed.

    • http://www.vitaltitles.com/ Nick

      I agree. No matter what EA may think of the "contest", to respond in such a way, basically telling the public they can go stuff it, they're just confirming the poll.

      As for their comparisons, this wasn't a contest of all companies in the world, it's for companies directly tied to everyday consumers in the minds of everyday consumers. Last I checked, I don't do direct business with Haliburton or British Petrolium.

      • Austin Rotter

        I agree 100% on this pole. Yes, their games are buggy. Yes, their games start at a price of $10. Occassionally, they have sales, but not on their best games. And I also agree with Nick, by that comment they are saying that we were nominated worst,and we don't deny any of the acquisitions made! Silly on their part.

    • Spibmeister

      wouldn't want to offend all those nice readers that believe they're the worst company in the country?

  • SpacePenguinBot

    The only thing this poll has shown is how isolated and self-involved hard-core gaming culture can be.

    • http://twitter.com/VULTR3 Mike

       Says the person commenting on an iOS gaming only site. Speaking of isolated...

      • SpacePenguinBot

        The difference is I don't think iOS games are more important to America than financial institutions or health concerns. I'm not a fan of EA's recent choices, but I'm not going to lose my head over it. I just stopped buying their games and went on with my life.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Federico-Astica/1003533711 Federico Astica

        But this is not a poll to determine which is the most important company, it is about which is the worst company.

      • theundertow

        Let's it "worst" in quotes then...I'm no EA fanboi but at least all they're doing is making bad entertainment.

      • mclifford82

        Don't be a dick, Mike.

    • SomeRandomJerk

      Keywords: "Hardcore" and "Gaming Culture"

  • http://twitter.com/touchgameplay TouchGamePlay

    This is so wrong on so many Levels that I don`t even know where to start :(

  • http://www.facebook.com/kellerwvu Alan Keller Jr.

    EA will continue to pump out carbon copy games, buying up all the companies in their wake.  Do I agree with it from a consumer standpoint?  Nope.  Do I think they should give any shits about this report?  Nope. They are doing everything right from a business perspective, hence the millions of dollars they are pulling in.  People will moan about crappy customer support and will turn around and be the first ones in line for the newest "AAA" title they put out.  Love them or hate them, but you have to respect them.

    • SomeRandomJerk

      I dont know what company youre talking about, EA's been losing money for years.

      • brendan kirk

        Don't know what company YOUR talking about. EA has met or exceeded all of their quarterly projections for the past 3 years. While other companies are shrinking and cutting jobs, EA is still growing. They may not be 100% liked by the consumer but they know how to make money. The one exception was Q3 of 2011 but the next quarter they made over double their projections so maybe your thinking of that.

  • http://twitter.com/VULTR3 Mike

    It is silly, that's the whole point. It's a poo award. This has gotten plenty of coverage though, all the tech/gaming blogs are on this and even news radio. So it's serious to EA as far as public relations is concerned now.

    You can argue that big bank/tobacco/oil companies are worse, and sure they are seriously, but they've already won the title previously or been nominated. Besides the fact we already know those ones are really evil.

    I'm all for spreading this silly golden poo story about EA's ugly game models. It isn't hurting anyone but EA, and they deserve it.

    • SomeRandomJerk

      Oils spills and health violations are so last decade. Online passes are the new issue in America.

      • http://RolePlayFTW.com Huy Ngo

        Last I checked, oil spills and health violations aren't products offered to consumers.

      • brendan kirk

        Go eat at a McDonalds.

      • http://RolePlayFTW.com Huy Ngo

        Mmmmm now that's consumer product I can live with!

  • http://profiles.google.com/fleshman1992 Laszlo Tuss

    They get what have they deserve!

    Hahahahaha! 

  • http://twitter.com/AhiruDuck Ahiru Nakamura

    i don't like EA, nor their practices, but in the competitive market and like companies they cited amongst many others that would deserve the title, they're right in their statement and totally agree with their reaction. their games are played and liked, and that's a fact.

  • Joshua Kaijankoski

    Serves EA right after inserting a huge shaft up my ass with The Simpsons: Tapped Out. I spent big money on IAP (yeah, yeah) and got no help whatsoever. Luckily we have friendly folks at iTunes.

    • theundertow

      Tapped Out is/was a big stick up the Consumer's ....

      You're not the only one that bought Donuts only to have Homer eat them before they were delivered. So funny when it's real life $!

  • Adams Immersive

    Even if you look only at the gaming field, this is quite a marketing coup for Zynga.

    • AcneVulgaris

      Zynga is dead to me... DEAD TO ME!

      • mclifford82

        Dude, come on.  It's your move in Words with Friends.

  • foxyshadis

    Most likely a lot of ballot stuffing going on from the ME crowd, but you
    have to admit that EA has also burned a lot of people by abandoning and
    refusing to fix any of their buggy mobile games. Apparently screwing thousands of people $5 at a time pisses people off a lot more than hundreds of people thousands of dollars at a time.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5FLRQI2X2LU3IHMCG7HEAEFD5I Cat Astrophy

    Monsanto is much worse than EA

  • bigrand1

    Meh! One vote here for Gameloft!!

  • Richard Gregorio

    I could be wrong (but i'm not because, I checked) but isn't BP based out of England? This is a list of american companies. Looks like EA doesn't QA their responses either.

    • Alex G

      You missed the whole point of the rebuttal completely.  EA is seriously not that bad of a company especially compared to oil or banking or other types of companies that do worse than online passes and day one dlc.  

      • http://RolePlayFTW.com Huy Ngo

        I've never had a cigarette I didn't enjoy nor a tank of gas that didn't burn.  

        I have had games by EA which I've been sorely disappointed by.
        The poll is not about evil companies.  It's about consumers unhappy with their products and services from said company.

      • stormchild

        Maybe so, but "worst company in America"? Please.

      • Spibmeister

        and I've never had my house foreclosed on or gotten lung cancer, but it still happens and I can still tell you there's plenty of things like that that make consumers a lot more unhappy than not liking the end of Mass Effect 3.

      • http://RolePlayFTW.com Huy Ngo

        Lung cancer is a fact of smoking. If people don't want it they shouldn't smoke. If they don't want to have their house foreclosed on they need to pay their bills. Not the bank or the tobacco company's fault some people can't take responsibility in to their own hands.

      • mclifford82

        Playing a bad game or two is the product of playing video games.  

      • SpacePenguinBot

        They'll take your house even if you pay the bills. That's what these illegal foreclosure lawsuits are all about.

      • http://twitter.com/VentureJ Justin V

        Yeah, but the ending for Mass Effect 3 is a travesty that TRULY ruins lives! Who could possibly care about the illegal foreclosures, the corrupt oil dealings, the financial pidgeon-holing, and the proliferation of cancerous products? Who cares about those issues that could actually take your money, your home, your livelihood, or your health? The last 5 minutes of an otherwise awesome video game series is the NUMBER ONE PROBLEM that faces America nowadays! Learn your priorities! EA has given us a disappointing moment in a video game, thus they should be deemed the absolute WORST!

      • http://www.appleoutsider.de/ AppleOutsider.de - Sebastian P

        Ah thank you for underlining why EA came out "winner" of this poll.

        Egocentric gamers.

      • http://RolePlayFTW.com Huy Ngo

        All customers are egocentric.  We buy products for our personal use.  When we are unhappy, we complain.  It just so happens in this case more people were unhappy with products from EA than they were from BofA.  

        I'll grant you this though: I would guess most most of those votes were from silly kids who can't even keep a summer job because they're too busy playing games.  Highly probable that they spend their non gaming hours trolling and complaining on various sites. The vast majority of which cannot even qualify for a mortgage, thus they have no qualms with BofA.

         
        I'm not saying that the so called "Golden Poo" award wasn't deserved, but the seriousness in the matter has been taken a bit too far.

    • http://twitter.com/riChchestMat Chris Matchett

      No. BP used to be British Petrolium but became BP based out of the USA several years ago. And that makes the EA rebuttal even more ignorant.

  • http://twitter.com/superbenA2002 Ben Arrowood

    EA's draconian DRM methods earned them this award. First, they implement a computer crashing version of Sony DADC's SecuROM in the PC game Spore, which lead to The Pirate Bay's Boston Tea Party style protest of the Spore SecuROM DRM. A SecuROM free version of Spore was the number 1 downloaded PC game on The Pirate Bay for 12 weeks. Now, EA wants to implement "phone home" DRM, which makes you have to have an internet connection at all times if you want to play the game. If I want to play a game on a 6 hour cross country flight, I will have to pay the $13.95 fee to access the plane's in flight wi-fi internet access or it won't work. Screw EA!

    • Spibmeister

       if only other companies made games that you could play on a plane

    • beeto456

      I heard that if EA closes their sever, then we would not be able to authorize our game and the game will be completely unplayable. So in a way we don't really own the game with that $60 price-tag, we merely rent it.

  • http://twitter.com/panama_chief anthony simmons

    Wait wait wait How didn't Capcom win this??

    • http://RolePlayFTW.com Huy Ngo

      Because we want them to continue making Monster Hunter games and hopefully port them to North America. 

  • Haliaeetus

    I assume that the poll was conducted mostly online through their website.  That gives a fair amount of statistical bias toward the type of users that would frequent the internet.  If instead they set up polling booths in front of every bank in America, the results would probably be much different.  Likewise, if they stood outside of gas stations and took the poll, neither EA nor BoA would likely even be mentioned very often.

  • stormchild

    This is the sort of hard-hitting, compelling journalism we've come to expect from Consumer Reports and their ilk. I don't care for some of EA's practises, but come on…they make VIDEO GAMES, and we're talking about the same organization (Consumer Reports) that could hardly wait to break the iPad 3 heat "scandal" — you know, the one where the iPad gets kind of warm if you use an app that pushes the CPU and GPU for awhile (like every other computing device ever made).

    Poor old Consumer Reports. Once a highly respected periodical, they're now clinging to the brink of relevance, begging for attention with sensationalist BS. Talk about going out with a whimper. Farewell, dinosaurs.

    In fact, that gives me an idea. EA should make a game called Dinosaur Hunter, in which you infiltrate Consumer Reports HQ and put all those sad sacks out of their misery, one by one. I'd buy it!

    • mclifford82

      "
       (like every other computing device ever made)."

      Except the iPad 1 and 2.

      • stormchild

        Yeah, those didn't generate any heat at all. ;)

        (You've never actually used one, have you?)

  • stormchild

    By the way, anyone could be forgiven for thinking The Consumerist was still part of the Gawker network. I have exactly the same amount of respect for that legion of hacks as I do for Consumer Reports.

    (Remember the Gizmodo thing where they held on to a stolen iPhone 4 prototype, wouldn't give it back to Apple, and even tried to use it to coerce Steve Jobs into giving them access to insider info. Yeah. My favorite part was when the cops raided Jason Chen's house and seized all his computers. Served him right. To this day, Gizmodo is still banned from all Apple events.)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1481176432 Ricky Kurniawan

    EA = Electronic 'freemium' Arts

  • Gemutlichkeit

    EA deserves what they get.  

  • Noah

    I used to work for EA. The company IS pretty shitty. It costs about $2 for the games they sell for $60.

    • hunter creed

            ...... Really. Aren't you forgetting the thousands of man hours that went into the games. They do have to break even before they see profit.
      (as in if it costs twenty million to make a game, they have to make twenty million before they are actually making money.)
      Now I hate EA. personally I think they really buggered up in buying companies. If you buy a company and get it to keep pumping out games and leave them to make you money. Fine.
            What I utterly despise is when they buy a company, force to it to turn a game series to shit. When they've buggered up the company enough, absorb half the staff, fire the other half and lock the companies IP in a vault to never be touched again.
            Dungeon Keeper 2 comes to mind. They want to make it up to the public, shit, spend a month fixing up old games, A.K.A make them vista and windows 7 + 8 friendly, sprinkle in a few extra quests or something and re-release them. They spend minimum cash (as they are just fixing up old product) and make profit from re-selling old IP. I get a version of Dungeon Keeper 2 that runs on Windows 7, they get another 15$
            I swear EA is flushing themselves down the toilet, and all they can do is make customer service worse, make shittier games (with frustrating DRM) and tell their current fan base to shove their opinions up their ass.

    • brendan kirk

      And where exactly did you work there? Your solely accounting for the cost of the disc and packaging so obviously not anywhere that you needed common sense.

  • joecassara

    I can't speak to this, as I haven't played games since they came on 3 1/2 inch disks. But I will say I remember an Electronic Arts that was revered for the quality titles it distributed and praised for its unorthodox promotion of game designers as rock 'n roll stars. I remember with great fondness the games and even productivity software EA distributed for the Commodore 64 and the Amiga.

    Personally, I would have awarded the position of worst company in America to Activision, specifically for having purchased and destroyed Sierra.

  • jivemaster

    EA sucks arse, period. They're immoral scum, choc full of money, the don't give a rats arse about anyone. I'm not sure how they got so big because their games truly suck - I blame those people that buy their sports games every year for their fame and fortune. EA should look at themselves for a moment and realise the world really does hate them. Maybe they'll change their ways. A company that relies on the sale of shoddy software really should listen to what the public thinks of them, it'll do them good business wise. That said, a company who's roots are based around creating their own cartridges because they refused to pay cartridge licensing fees (the sega genesis era), teaches us they're a company that will never change.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/UDPMWEC7VIQ2EBX4DPAKZHWVCM Mihai

    they really deserve it!
    There are really a few things I hate on this world, but EA's business model is one of them. The fact that they don't give a S%*$ about this "award" is no surprise. 
    They will never change, and they will never go bankrupt - because of their sports games. Never really understood why people play sport games when they could go outside and play an infinity times better version - the real deal! But to each their own.

  • gabriel_ca

    It sounds like it was an internet poll, of course pissed of gamers are going to be in the majority over people who's had their lives actually ruined by Bank Of America.  Just means to me there is a bias in the sample.  Is EA bad company?  Yes.  Is EA the worst in America?  HELL NO!  Makes me think people that think that are playing way too many video games (I didn't think I'd ever hear myself say that), and a result are lacking in some real perspective.

  • http://www.appleoutsider.de/ AppleOutsider.de - Sebastian P

    +++ Fake News +++

    Hell freezes over because I agree with Eli Hodapp...

    +++ Fake News

    This is just silly and another reason why not to follow the clickbait that is everything Consumer Reports.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1481176432 Ricky Kurniawan

    Wait...

    Why Glu not listed as one of the worst???

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Will-Buckingham/518019273 Will Buckingham

    I'll be honest, I voted for EA, but I did it in part out of spite.  There have been games journalists basically poking the bear ever since EA got remotely close to the finals saying things like "I'll lose the last bit of my faith in gamers if EA wins this" and other similarly judgmental bullshit.  Well, I'm glad to see how little you really think of your fellow players over a poll for a FAKE PILE OF POO.  So yeah, I poked back and voted in part out of spite.  If that is what ultimately decides I'm a bad person, so be it.

    The other half of the situation is that if you look at what companies like Bank of America have done, you'll realize that they absolutely do not give a damn.  They've basically taken a dump on half the country, laughed about it, and then held out their hand for money to wipe their ass with... and were given it without any consequences.  Why would someone like that care about a poll and a fake pile of poo on a pillow?  EA on the other hand might just be a tiny bit concerned that gamers think they're horrible enough to vote them as the worst.  Comparatively, they're tiny compared to the evil that is BoA, but that also means they actually have something to lose when they look really bad.  Maybe they'll continue to play it off as nothing, but unlike BoA, there's at least a small chance someone took notice and it'll be in the back of their mind the next time a player screwing scheme comes to the table and they're asked to okay it.  Just maybe they'll start to wonder if the reason they're still losing money might not be the reason they were voted worst company in America.

  • http://twitter.com/directordoc Doc Lyons

    If I was CEO of EA I would be thinking of ways to improve public opinion of the company not chiding them with a response reminding them that they aren't as bad as Oil companies and big tobacco... poor move EA.

  • shaun masterson

    EA deserved what they got, as long as their products are being sold they don't care. They ruin products for money, and sell out games for milking. R.I.P BioWare. R.I.P Dragon Age 2. R.I.P Black and White 3. R.I.P Fable. R.I.P Battlefield. R.I.P Mass Effect 3.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_URQOKQFXGJ2JAKZ6MODNSQSEUI Bernie -

    well gee why am i not surprise. for those singing to ea's tune, do yourself a favor. next time you start ANY of ea's ios games, check the about / option settings. "content sharing" will be ON by default. see? ea's is generous in that sense. continuously humping your numb orifices for all your privacy, data and bandwidth for all its worth.

  • darwiniandude

    EA's new titles are buggy junk. Need for Speed now has crappy rubber band AI in its last couple of versions. I'm not buying or even playing EA titles anymore, good riddance till they start making good titles again.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=770671473 Billy McLaughlin II

    Ok as much as I dont like ME3, or pretty much any EA Game that isnt their board games for iPad... I dont believe they fall into the WORSE COMPANY in AMERICA company... I mean come on, they are a video game maker, you dont like their S*** dont buy it. I am pretty sure Bank of America is probably a worse company, yea, ripping people off from mortgages and asking for a bailout to do so, while putting people out of their homes is NOTHING compared to creating a dumb system of anti-piracy... yea charging overdraft charges on top of overdraft charges is nothing compared to the new online-pass system...