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EA voted as worst company in America

by Bill Hess on April 4, 2012


The Consumerist recently conducted a tournament to crown the worst company in America, according to reader votes. With over a quarter of a million votes, games publisher Electronic Arts took home the “Golden Poo” award as the worst in America, beating out the likes of outright thieves like Bank Of America.

Sure, EA has some questionable practices. They implemented the $10 project on used games, they often try to capitalize on downloadable content, and they certainly know how to milk a franchise, but worst company in America? Not likely.

Upon hearing the news, EA responded to the award with the following response to Industry Gamers.

“We’re sure that bank presidents, oil, tobacco and weapons companies are all relieved they weren’t on the list this year. We’re going to continue making award-winning games and services played by more than 300 million people worldwide,”

Games are a big deal to a lot of us gamers, this is I know. But ask the guy who can’t even access the internet anymore, because he can’t afford it, let alone a computer, who’s living in a tent city because of the mortgage crisis, and he’ll likely have a much different opinion. He may even punch you in the face for suggesting that a video game company is the worst in America.

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  • IHATEHIPSTERS

    well they did make bf3

    • ok…..

      and whats ur damn point 

    • brodo789

      Okay, and bf3 is simply amazing.

  • Cool dude

    Lol, this is obviously a joke. What about those drug companies? aye?

  • Bryant

    The worst company in the world is the U.S. Government…….nothing but a bunch of crooks. They start wars to steal resources from other countries. They steal our money to pay their “debts” (wink-wink). And they do a bunch of other shady things. But you wanna call a little game company the worst company?

    • IHATEHIPSTERS

      ehhh chinas a lot worse

    • IHATETROLLS

      The bright side is this the first time a video game company has won it showing the great significance of video games in our lives. Previously bank of america and walmart have been in the running since the awards started. I don’t live in america though can someone clarify the hate for walmart? 

    • http://twitter.com/wschwa12 William Schwartz

      I think most of the hate for Wal-mart comes from the way that the company treats their employees.  But there is also a downside to Walmart entering any community.  Sure, they do offer goods at considerably lower prices, but push alot of small businesses out of the way in the process.  

  • Aka ZZZ

    Sounds about right.

  • AIRFREAK

    hahaha damn right

  • Roach

    @Byant Let’s be honest, there isn’t a single government out there that gives a rat’s ass about you, me, or anybody else. I’m 99.99% certain that the government would have me killed if the coin is high enough. To me, the “most evil corporation” is fairly redundant, as there are only a handful of companies that seem genuinely good. My list of evil corporations/entities:
    Drug companies (they make a living off of your suffering, ad half of them either don’t work or have wonderful
    side effects), movie industry (SOPA and PIPA), fast food industry (read Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser and The Jungle by Upton Sinclair, nothing has changed), tobacco companies (hate smoking and is atrocious to your health), Vegas (takes advantage of people, causes most people to be poor, rigs the game beyond belief, and hunts down and blacklists anyone who beats them at their own game), banks (they take my money, proceed to gamble it away, and get bailed by the White House, and don’t even issue an apology), oil companies (raise prices of petroleum for no reason than inherit greed, and control our legislature [hece why they recieve outrageous subsidies]), and finally, Comcast and phone companies, notably AT n T (AT n T started the whole terms and conditions where tey can no longer be sued collaboratively in arbitration, and have absolute sh*tty service, Comcast has a monopoly on DSL and proceeds to gimp high-speed internet and nickel-and-dime consumers because they can. [Seriously the US is ridiculously behind in terms of high-speed Internet, Japan, Korea ad even China blow us out of the water.])

    • That Guy

      i read the first paragraph and thought”ehh, capitalism.” but then i read the rest of the post and was like” damn he’s right”

    • That Guy

      *rest of the comment*
       

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  • Bryant

    @ Roach You make valid points but the u.s government is stronger than you think. The media makes it seem like they’re in a huge debt and that we need to do something fast in order to fix it. I call bullcrap. They are practically running the world whether we know it or anybody else knows it. We have U..S government and military facilities in every major country (not sure about north Korea). The u.s. Government is the string to the world’s puppet. The rich and the higher power will be the ones left standing. That’s why today’s journalism is a joke. The government tells them what to say and the widely dilluted minds of today’s youth eat it up.

    • IHATETROLLS

      not sure about north korea…. ARE YOU HIGH???.. I do however agree with a lot of the points you made though 

  • IHATETROLLS

    I’m guessing it’s from the outburst of Bioware fanboys 

  • Heavenswarrior121

    Duh they made battlefail 3n o wonder why they was voted the worst lol

    • I hate cod fagboy.

      Btw it was a april fool, faggot. This war is supposed to be ended many months ago. Yet you’re trashing on battlefield 3 pages. Aren’t you supposed to play your shitty MW3? LOL

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