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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: 2006; 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: 2317; 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: 1106; 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: 819; 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: 583; 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: 1106; 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: 583; 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 (Posts: 5404; 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 (Posts: 587; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)


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: 538; 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: 688; 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: 411; 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: 2317; 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: 155; 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: 126; 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.

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 07:14

19. Topcat488 (Posts: 1141; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)


EA stole MY money... I hate them!

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 08:38 1

20. wrm2013 (Posts: 164; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


Just keep making battlefield games. That is all.

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 11:45 1

22. SpectatorS (Posts: 13; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


new titles may could help
better get some fresh writer

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 12:14

23. GALAXY-STORM (Posts: 328; Member since: 13 Oct 2012)


EA is crap, dishonored belongs to bethesda softworks.

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 15:29 1

29. TheRetroReplay (Posts: 245; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)


EA deserves it, they can't say that they didn't know about the Diablo 3 always on DRM fiasco, you'd think they would have learned from that.

Their Origin system isn't that good and the fact that they stopped putting games on Steam is anti-competitive behavior. And they treat their employees terribly, they work them like slaves.

They're bringing in micro transactions in a ridiculous ways and is trying to mitigate the criticism by blatantly lying and saying that the people who are complaining are a very few, and you know its a lie because after saying that they add that all their other customers love microtransactions.

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 20:50 1

34. ZeroCide (Posts: 688; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)


The whole company is one big fiasco run by a bunch of money grubbin idiots who never leard from anything... reminds me of Apple.They deserve this title. They have ruined most every franchise that they have purchased. They are CRAP.

posted on 11 Apr 2013, 00:19

37. Vorsayo (Posts: 21; Member since: 29 Jan 2012)


I agree with EA winning the worst company in america award. I miss the days of buying a game and being able to enjoy it from beginning to end for the cost of admission. Now your charged cost at door, and again for every other thing.
Want to drive that nice car you just found in Most Wanted? Nope have to pay for it, find another, oh have to pay for that one as well. Sim City 5 thanks for buying our game. by the way you must be connected to our servers at all times to verify you paid for the game. Oh our servers are full, oh well. We thought the constant server connection was a great idea. I mean when we did it with Diablo III everyone was so happy, why not try it again. You don't have internet, sorry you cant play our game. You aren't rich sorry you cant enjoy our games. We decided to only tell half the story in this game, feel free to pick up the sequel to be released in 7 months for an additional 59.99 plus DLC. And don't forget to waste hard drive space with our useless program known as origin. Feel free to take your complimentary slap in the face on the way out.

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