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EA (dis)honored to be ranked US worst company, second year in a row

0. phoneArena 10 Apr 2013, 05:30 posted on

Game studio Electronic Arts has fought fierce competition for the least wanted award for any company - America’s worst. Yet, somehow, EA had the dishonor of not just winning it, but...

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posted on 10 Apr 2013, 05:36 15

1. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2072; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


Apple was expected, but EA??

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 05:39 13

4. Timmehor (Posts: 599; Member since: 09 Mar 2013)


EA is definitely the worst company there is. They treat their customers like nothing, money whore like hell, enslave their gaming studios and at the end of the day after all the backlash and hate, they do nothing, and continue to make the situation even worst. Still buy and love their games tho.

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 05:45 5

7. TechBizJP08 (Posts: 495; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)


like apple?

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 05:46 2

8. Timmehor (Posts: 599; Member since: 09 Mar 2013)


If they were like Apple, Apple would of been rated worst.

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 05:48 1

9. TechBizJP08 (Posts: 495; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)


like apple?

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 05:51 1

10. TechBizJP08 (Posts: 495; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)


I mean. even though some people saying there is no innovation,nothing new. And worse comes to worse, they still buy..

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 05:51 1

11. TechBizJP08 (Posts: 495; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)


I mean. even though some people saying there is no innovation,nothing new. And worse comes to worse, they still buy..

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 13:40 2

25. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


wow, you're such an entitled brat... Im convinced most gamers are. Tell me ONE THING that EA does that is bad that no other gaming company does? I bet you can't name a single thing. If you wanna say they are the worst gaming company, that wouldn't be a hard point to argue. But I guess microtransactions and day one dlc and online DRM is worse somehow than home foreclosures or being stranded in the middle of the ocean for days or various things like that?

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 16:04

30. 14545 (Posts: 1604; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


Umm, home foreclosures are *generally* idiots that bit off more than they could chew. And as far as the cruise ship, I haven't heard of actual neglect in that situation. So, yes, I would say EA is worse. That's why I buy at most 1-2 games a year, and usually they are on sale. Last year I spent 65 dollars for two games. Neither of which I really play. One was never even opened. But I just can't justify 60 bucks for a game. Then if you do by used, they make you pay for online play? WTF? I already pay for Live, why the fonk should I pay them more? That being said, I'm definitely not a gamer. Just my thoughts on the company compared to the others you mentioned.

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 13:41

26. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 1116; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


I agree, back in the days were there werent any DLCs EA used to make some very nice games, they still make awesome game but they basically force you to buy DLC at outrageous prices, they leave cars out of the game on purpose so you have to buy them if you like them and most of the time the cars on DLC are the better cars.

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 13:49 1

28. Zero0 (Posts: 592; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


False. EA isn't the worst company. In this survey, yes, but in the real world, no.

Monsanto. A few energy companies (the ones with no respect for the environment who take a crapton of government subsidies to post multibillion dollar profits). The banks and ratings agencies who caused one of the worst economic disasters in modern history. Those aren't here.

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 16:12

31. 14545 (Posts: 1604; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


Don't forget the ignorant people that helped aid in economic downturn. The banks just did what they were expected to do. Prey on stupid people. I mean if you are making 30k a year, what makes you honestly believe you can afford a 200k+ house? Especially when the rule of thumb is to spend less than at VERY most 30% of your income on housing. That being said, I really dislike banks, but I can avoid them(and do, as I bank with a credit union.)

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 21:45

36. Zero0 (Posts: 592; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


The banks were somewhat rational in their lending, but the ratings agencies really screwed it up.

Evidently, the credit bundles were sold based on the assumption that mortgage failures are independent events -- clearly not the case in a housing bubble. Investors then picked up the over-valued packages to the point that they had far more derivatives than actual assets. Housing bubble popped, investment banks tanked, economy went boom.

So it's not just ignorant loan-takers. It's also ignorant people with heavy economic influence. Ratings agencies being one, government being the other big one (for deregulating the market so heavily).

Wow. This got somewhat off track.

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 06:23 4

14. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Apple is worser™

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 06:31 7

15. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Hahaha.......you cracked me up with the "worser"!
Hahahaha........xD

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 12:19 2

24. Dastrix (unregistered)


Wow, no wonder. Go back to school.

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 18:15 2

32. Timmehor (Posts: 599; Member since: 09 Mar 2013)


English, please.

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 05:36 1

2. N-fanboy (Posts: 543; Member since: 12 Jan 2013)


Is there a company america likes??? Twitter? Instagram?

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 09:03

21. nak1017 (Posts: 328; Member since: 08 Jan 2010)


Coka-Cola? Whole Foods?
Whichever companies craps out those little pink ribbons?

Honestly, how did BofA beat Comcast or Walmart?
I feel like Gonzaga right now... (stupid Wyoming)

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 05:37 1

3. Timmehor (Posts: 599; Member since: 09 Mar 2013)


Lol. Wonder how EA is going to take this.

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 06:22 3

13. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


It dosen't bother them™

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 20:46 1

33. ZeroCide (Posts: 777; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)


True that. You have to have a soul for it to bother you and no one at EA has one.

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 21:18

35. Timmehor (Posts: 599; Member since: 09 Mar 2013)


Well, no business has a soul. "Family, Friendship, Religion. Those are the three demons you must slay for a succesful business." - The Simpsons.

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 05:45

5. TechBizJP08 (Posts: 495; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)


really?

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 05:45 3

6. NMTitan (Posts: 5; Member since: 26 Nov 2012)


T-Mobile wasn't the only carrier. Verizon and AT&T were both on the list, and AT&T made it further than any of the carriers.

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 06:33

16. Victor.H (Posts: 674; Member since: 27 May 2011)


A slipup, thanks for catching it! We've now updated the article mentioning AT&T with all due honors.

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 13:44 2

27. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


To be fair, Verizon is just listed, not Verizon Communications, which is a separate entity that is co-opted with Vodafone. Verizon itself is just a cable tv/internet type company. AT&T on the other hand has their wireless,tv, internet, and wireline services integrated.

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 06:14 2

12. shnibz (Posts: 332; Member since: 18 Sep 2011)


Yeah EA does some dirty stuff. Tiger Woods PGA golf every year now you can't even play a season out the box. There are courses on the tour during the season that they make u buy as dlc instead of putting it in the game. That's dirty, don't make paying for dlc damn near mandatory.

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 07:12 1

17. Azure01 (Posts: 127; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Good, anyone whose a gamer knows EA screws its customers with a smile. This whole DLC problem wouldn't have gotten out of hand if EA just went bankrupt back in like '08.

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 07:14

18. jcpwn2004 (Posts: 314; Member since: 18 Jan 2012)


EA has pretty much ruined every franchise it buys in the last few years, screw them.

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