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    EA Makes Worst Company In America History, Wins Title For Second Year In A Row!


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    Following last year’s surprise Worst Company In America victory by Electronic Arts, there was hope that the video game giant would get the message: Stop treating your customers like human piggy banks, and don’t put out so many incomplete and/or broken games with the intent of getting your customers to pay extra for what they should have received in the first place. And yet, here we are again, with EA becoming the first company to ever win a second Golden Poo from Consumerist readers.

    After an astounding number of votes, Consumerist readers once again chose EA over Bank of America, with the video game company taking nearly 78% of the vote.

    Full story: http://consumerist.com/2013/04/09/ea-makes-worst-company-in-america-history-wins-title-for-second-year-in-a-row/

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    A Nonny Moose

    Posted

    The collateral damage is not only the customer base but outfits like Maxis Studio who are now besmirched forever.  EA may not think so, but the gaming public has a long, long memory.  Some of us even remember Buggsy Siegel.

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    SS3K

    Posted

    Stop treating your customers like human piggy banks

     

    that's one way off putting us and it goes to show how big the gaming industry is.

     

    EA sports it's in the game!

    EA game challenge everything!

     

    here's a new one for you

     

    EA it's a rip off broken game!

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    drpainless

    Posted

    Maxis Studio who are now besmirched forever. 

     

    All Maxis have to do is come to STEAM.

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    A Nonny Moose

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    Maxis Studio who are now besmirched forever. 

     

    All Maxis have to do is come to STEAM.

    A lot of people think that Maxis is an independent entity.  It can't go anywhere as it is owned lock, stock and barrel by EA.  By STEAM I guess you mean Valve.

     

    Basically Maxis is a trademark of EA, so where would the people go, and they could take exactly nothing with them and are probably enjoined from working in the game industry.

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    snick25

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    While I think the title of "worst company" might be a tad overkill (my vote goes to Koch Industries), it's nice to see the consumer still has a voice. 

     

    Deliver a bad product, all the while lying and cheating your way into people's wallets, and ye shall be smited. And rightfully so.

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    Cottoncandy Cyanide

    Posted

    Now let's just wait for their THIRD year! c:

    But still, lying, cheating, and unnecessary always online mode is a bad way to go. Maybe EA will learn a lesson from the SimCity disaster, but, that's unlikely.

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    cirugo

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    While I think the title of "worst company" might be a tad overkill (my vote goes to Koch Industries), it's nice to see the consumer still has a voice. 

     

    Deliver a bad product, all the while lying and cheating your way into people's wallets, and ye shall be smited. And rightfully so.

    Indeed.  Atrocious business practices in the production of fluff doesn't excuse those practices.  The "honor" is well-deserved.

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    lucidus

    Posted

    Congrats EA, you earned it. Erned it good and hard.

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    The Wrench

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    Maxis Studio who are now besmirched forever. 

     

    All Maxis have to do is come to STEAM.

    Isn't Valve a bit overrated?

    I mean, Gabe is a great CEO, but he's not the miracle man the internet perceived him as.

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    Hellken

    Posted

    EA currently has a monopoly over its products. It will only improve when it meets serious competition. 

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    Gurning_Chimp

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    After releasing broken and unfinished games, unnecessary features and having so much contempt for your consumers you accuse them of homophobia I'm surprised that EA didn't get a bigger share of the vote.

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    wozzar

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    Maxis Studio who are now besmirched forever. 

     

    All Maxis have to do is come to STEAM.

    Isn't Valve a bit overrated?

    I mean, Gabe is a great CEO, but he's not the miracle man the internet perceived him as.

    I wished Valve would take over EA.

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    Wiimeiser

    Posted

    I wonder where Disney is in relation to the list...

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    drpainless

    Posted

    Valve mabey yes.

    But the community is not.

    Look to the workshops.

     

     

    Isn't Valve a bit overrated?

    I mean, Gabe is a great CEO, but he's not the miracle man the internet perceived him as.

     

     

    Maxis Studio who are now besmirched forever. 

    All Maxis have to do is come to STEAM.

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    A Nonny Moose

    Posted

    All the wishful thinking will not get Maxis Studio out of EA in any kind of intact state.  It is an asset of the company and would only be for sale in some kind of break up.

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    arcology

    Posted

    I would like to see them stick this award on their game, next to that fake gold sticker they currently have on it (and bought off). 

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    Huston

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    EA deserves that award more than any other company. It's just the plain truth. Nothing more needs to be said I mean every game they release is pushed onto the market before they're even ready. And they're surprised that they receive so much HATE MAIL regarding their incomplete and disappointing excuses for games...  >:(

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