EA does it again. For the second year running EA has been awarded the title of Worst Company In America by Consumerist. Head to the link below for the full arti
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EA does it again

For the second year running EA has been awarded the title of Worst Company In America by Consumerist.
Head to the link below for the full article
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For the second year running EA has been awarded the title of Worst Company In America by Consumerist.
Head to the link below for the full article
consumerist.com/2013/04/09/ea-makes-worst-company-in-america-history-wins-title-for-second-year-in-a-row/

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User avatar #61 - LtMcG (04/11/2013) [-]
Someone should start a rally that when EA presents during E3, everyone walks out of the auditorium.
User avatar #48 - bakinboy (04/10/2013) [-]
Reasons: origin, dlc, sim city 5
#45 - inkfox (04/10/2013) [-]
Okay everyone I'm just going to use the air from my lungs to share my view on the whole EA matter.   
Eventually they will be like   
"Right no one likes us,lets just shut the company down"   
The main problem here will be if there is a great upcoming game at that time (BF5,ME4 something like that)then they'll scrap everything and shut down causing BF5 ME4 or whatever to go unreleased,thus causing a 						*********					 of people saying   
"Oh why did you shut down,why. whyyyyyyyyyy?!!!"   
EA will just say "nope 						****					 you all,you only like us when you want 						****					 from us"   
and shut down just like that.   
Before you say another company will buy the rights to the game,EA probably won't sell them just so the game franchise just ends and the game isn't released.   
Quite a few people are just pointing out negatives and being 						********					 about this situation    
This is just my opinion,I am in no way,shape or form claiming this is right and that you're wrong,I may be wrong and you're completely right.   
Please feel free to post your own opinion but no hate please.
Okay everyone I'm just going to use the air from my lungs to share my view on the whole EA matter.
Eventually they will be like
"Right no one likes us,lets just shut the company down"
The main problem here will be if there is a great upcoming game at that time (BF5,ME4 something like that)then they'll scrap everything and shut down causing BF5 ME4 or whatever to go unreleased,thus causing a ********* of people saying
"Oh why did you shut down,why. whyyyyyyyyyy?!!!"
EA will just say "nope **** you all,you only like us when you want **** from us"
and shut down just like that.
Before you say another company will buy the rights to the game,EA probably won't sell them just so the game franchise just ends and the game isn't released.
Quite a few people are just pointing out negatives and being ******** about this situation
This is just my opinion,I am in no way,shape or form claiming this is right and that you're wrong,I may be wrong and you're completely right.
Please feel free to post your own opinion but no hate please.
User avatar #47 to #45 - ronyx (04/10/2013) [-]
Don't really give a **** though, most of the games they have released lately are pure **** . I would rather not see a next game released than to get a piece of rushed **** like DAO2 was.
Battlefield 4 is just battlefield 3 60 dollar's DLC.
User avatar #52 to #47 - inkfox (04/10/2013) [-]
Not to sound like a total and utter douchebag here,I'm just making a point. but how do you know BF 4 will be like BF3 with DLC?
We don't know how their future games will be,BF 3 and 4 were made by EA Dice, and so was mirrors edge,both fantastic games,who's to say BF 4 will not be the same.
User avatar #55 to #52 - ronyx (04/10/2013) [-]
Oh it will be the same, it will only be new weapons maps and vehicles. Basically BF3 premium for 60 dollars again. You can only go so far with a FPS before you hit a brick wall and it's the same **** with different skins every 2 years.
User avatar #57 to #55 - ronyx (04/10/2013) [-]
We will see when MP footage is released.
User avatar #56 to #55 - inkfox (04/10/2013) [-]
Cool that's your opinion and I'm not going to try and change that 'cause I can't.
Thanks for weighing in :)
User avatar #46 to #45 - inkfox (04/10/2013) [-]
Just other points I thought I put in there.
1. You're all hoping they go under soon,BF 4 if coming out soon so you'll probably be butthurt that it doesn't get released after the company goes under
2. I'm not defending EA on all fronts here,I admit,they did have a their ******** but so does everyone at one point or another.
#41 - anonymous (04/10/2013) [-]
I don't give a **** . BF are still the best game series i have ever played.
So many people butthurt over the little things. Of course they have also made som huge mistakes, but this is just childish
User avatar #49 to #41 - ronyx (04/10/2013) [-]
Up to BF 2 it was fine, maybe just maybe BF BC was ok. However, EA noticed that COD run and spray sells a lot due to 12 year olds so they're jumping the bandwagon. THat's how BF3 was released and how BF4 will be the same thing as BF3 just new maps.
#44 to #41 - kainhall (04/10/2013) [-]
so i take it you have never played metro 2033, half life, or...the best one... brothers in arms.

BF2 was great... BF3 just tried to copy COD, then added in tanks and planes. BF went from inovation (BF 1942 was ground breaking) to copy cats.....

tripwire interactive... basicly like 30 people in a building in georgia dont **** up releases this bad... EA is this multi billion compoany iwth thousands of people working for them.... yet 30 dudes can do things better.
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#31 - admiralamory **User deleted account** has deleted their comment [-]
User avatar #43 to #31 - andnowducks (04/10/2013) [-]
No, because they all came out on different years, ******** .
#40 to #31 - buriedstpatrick (04/10/2013) [-]
Mass Effect 3 - 2012   
Battlefield 3 - 2011   
Dead Space 3 - 2013   
Crysis 3 - 2013   
The Sims 3 - 2009   
   
In one year?   
Is there some joke I'm missing?
Mass Effect 3 - 2012
Battlefield 3 - 2011
Dead Space 3 - 2013
Crysis 3 - 2013
The Sims 3 - 2009

In one year?
Is there some joke I'm missing?
#50 to #40 - anonymous (04/10/2013) [-]
****** ending
expensive content
who played that?
crysis blew dicks
lol sims bro?
User avatar #63 to #50 - buriedstpatrick (04/11/2013) [-]
What excactly does that have to do with what year they were published, "bro"?
User avatar #38 to #31 - contacta (04/10/2013) [-]
i dont want to say this but:

half life 3 confirmed
User avatar #32 to #31 - kyrozor (04/10/2013) [-]
I don't understand what you're trying to say.
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#33 to #32 - admiralamory **User deleted account** has deleted their comment [-]
#36 to #35 - anonymous (04/10/2013) [-]
just to mock him and his weaknesses
#27 - zibdibbie (04/10/2013) [-]
Honestly, I read EA's response and I think Moore raises some good points. It is silly to condemn a video game company more so than a bank that faced a class action lawsuit for manipulating deposits and withdraws to get more fees out of its clients. I'm glad EA allows for homosexual characters in their games (though I question how much criticism they've received for that along with the Madden mailing list). Can EA be better? Absolutely. Simcity was a giant cluster **** and they should've allowed refunds for selling a broken product. That's what would happen if you bought any other faulty good. Other critiques are equally valid, but none of them warrant being called the worst company in the country.

tl;dr: EA ***** up but are far from the worst
User avatar #51 to #27 - ronyx (04/10/2013) [-]
Don't like a bank? change your ******* bank. On videogames we don't have that luxury, we're stuck with that **** for brains publisher that can't get their **** straight.
User avatar #58 to #51 - zibdibbie (04/10/2013) [-]
Don't like the games a company is publishing? Play some ******* different games
User avatar #59 to #58 - ronyx (04/10/2013) [-]
Oh i would love to know what other games are like BF and don't even mention that manure COD
#34 to #27 - anonymous (04/10/2013) [-]
They are definitely not the worst company overall, but its hard to argue that they are not by far the worst gaming company this year.
User avatar #37 to #34 - zibdibbie (04/10/2013) [-]
Oh by far. In an all video game companies bracket no one would come close.
User avatar #30 to #27 - omnomnominator (04/10/2013) [-]
If you vilify a bank, you're effectively doing nothing. You rely on them, so if you don't agree with then, that's tough. EA have torn apart companies in an industry that the average person doesn't know too much about, so by putting them in this position, it raises awareness and actually might do something to get rid of this culture of stupid games for stupid people. And, not to mention, there are loads of companies EA hasn't torn up yet. it's best to stop them before they do.
#29 to #27 - anonymous (04/10/2013) [-]
I agree there bad games company there far worse one that should have got I eman people have died due them or **** part of the planet
#16 - dupu (04/10/2013) [-]
EA responded.
User avatar #42 to #16 - defensive ONLINE (04/10/2013) [-]
Clearly it's fake. EA would never admit to making sub-par games or ever get this mad about an internet poll.
User avatar #28 to #16 - Iseewhatudidthar (04/10/2013) [-]
THE BUTTHURT IS STRONG IN THIS ONE, also Stealing millions in dollars because a game doesn't work and you don't give refunds is just as bad, including cheating people out of pay to win games, and did I forget to mention DLC. If EA made this comment you would have to buy 5 DLC packs just to read the next sentence, so yeah EA you dun goofed.
User avatar #25 to #16 - I Am Monkey (04/10/2013) [-]
It's "the Consumerist". It's a consumer based. Pretty much a contest of "who ***** with customers the most. Not that the other contestants don't do that, but if you're a gamer you are literally getting shafted constantly. Almost every game EA releases finds a way to supremely piss off the customer. That would be one thing if they were only ******* up their own games, but they go around buying up other beloved franchises and raping them for all they're worth.
User avatar #24 to #16 - AdminsGayLover (04/10/2013) [-]
I actually agree with EA here. Calling them the worst company in America is ridiculously stupid, there are way worse. Plus, there are several reasons to believe EA is not as bad as we may think (although I'm hard pressed to believe that) with things such as one of Bioware's founders stating that working with EA is actually great because they allow the company so much creative room and don't micromanage.
#22 to #16 - xentacle (04/10/2013) [-]
Butthurt Detected
#21 to #16 - crownsedge (04/10/2013) [-]
This is the second time today, this isn't the real response!
Go on EA's website for the real response!
#39 to #21 - anonymous (04/10/2013) [-]
#18 to #16 - lncognito (04/10/2013) [-]
look at the "DORKLY" in the bottom right corner
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#17 to #16 - vaxius **User deleted account** has deleted their comment [-]
#4 - therobsorensen (04/10/2013) [-]
Did anyone else read their "apology?" It was pretty much a big **** YOU to all of their fans. I hope EA goes bankrupt.
#20 to #4 - pimpsandwich (04/10/2013) [-]
It's a big ' **** You' because the people who voted for them to win this are ******* idiots. You apparently believe EA offering subpar DLC, online DRM and such is worse than companies who are directly responsible for destroying wildlife and costing untold amounts of people their homes and savings.

If you voted for EA in this poll: **** you. You are literally what's wrong with the gaming industry, you self-entitled, petulant idiot.
#62 to #20 - therobsorensen (04/11/2013) [-]
Yeah I didn't vote in the poll, so I guess I'm not a "self-entitled, petulant idiot, but you can't say EA is not the worst company in America simply because they don't have the potential to cause as much damage as other companies.

If you have a company that is supposed to make cupcakes, but instead they serve you bricks and call them cupcakes, that is a bad company. EA is doing that.

I'd say you are actually a pretentious idiot, because you care so much about whether or not people agree with you.
User avatar #54 to #20 - ronyx (04/10/2013) [-]
Some people are voting on their experiences not because "Hurr dur derp your bank is evil? omgawdz I'm gonna go vote it as worst company and **** whatever I personally think". I voted for EA as worst company because they ****** up DA:O, ME3, BF3, SimsCity etc. You want to know why I didn't voted for BOA? Because all my life I been with Wells Fargo and they haven't screwed me over at all.
Here is the list of candidates that were nominated:
UPS they do an excellent job in my area and always give me my packages on time.
Walmart: I do not buy at walmart
Bank of AMerica: I have never had any business with such ****** bank.
Chase: Never had anything with them.
Best buy: I prefer Fry's
Well's Fargo: Always have had a positive experience with them
Google: No problems with them
Facebook: I don't even use facebook
etc etc.
#19 to #4 - isbak (04/10/2013) [-]
Where can i read it?
User avatar #23 to #19 - localcatbarber (04/10/2013) [-]
RAGEALERT! RAGEALERT! RAGEALERT!
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#1 - snowshark (04/09/2013) [-]
I do wish this company would just go into financial trouble already and just collapse in on itself.

There are no game titles it produces that I give a damn about and it's very existence is making the gaming industry a worse place.
User avatar #7 to #1 - oniryuuko (04/10/2013) [-]
Not likely, considering the number of morons who'll continually re-buy overpriced sports games.... =/
User avatar #15 to #7 - snowshark (04/10/2013) [-]
I've never seen the appeal of sports games.

Maybe because I actually kinda like sports?

Either way, I won't begrudge people their tastes simply because I don't understand them. I will resent them for giving money to one of the worst gaming companies imaginable. It seems that the bigger a gaming company gets, the less honest they get. Valve seems to be something of an exception but they're not really all that big. Hell, they only have 3 series that seem to get any kind of development budget (TF, Portal and Half Life).

Maybe the key to a good gaming company isn't money, rather it is the passion for one's craft and the care for one's fanbase?
User avatar #2 to #1 - guiguito ONLINE (04/10/2013) [-]
they own the rights of all westwood games, i wish someone like gaben took this company and made it right
User avatar #6 to #2 - mctoilet **User deleted account** (04/10/2013) [-]
******* loved Westwood Games. Red alert ftw.

Red alert 3 was horrible though. **** you EA
User avatar #8 to #6 - guiguito ONLINE (04/10/2013) [-]
japan was overpowered and russian hammer tank rush was like zerg rush
red alert 3 will never get close to red alert 2, they tried, but failed.
tho people are forgeting where rts came from
DUNE, A BUILDING OF A DYNASTY
User avatar #9 to #8 - mctoilet **User deleted account** (04/10/2013) [-]
Red Alert 2 also had awesome Music.

only thing i could thanks Red alert 3 for, is the babe from America. Damn that gurl was smokin
User avatar #10 to #9 - guiguito ONLINE (04/10/2013) [-]
you mean tanya?
first off natasha was way hotter
and second, she was present on red alert 2, let me guess, you pirated the game and din't had the cutscenes?
i fapped for hours on those cutscenes, and the crazy ivan killing the general? priceless
#11 to #10 - mctoilet **User deleted account** (04/10/2013) [-]
I ment this fine lady.

But now you mentioned it. Yeah. Damn most of those girls are smokin
and no , i saw those cutscenes ! damn!
User avatar #12 to #11 - guiguito ONLINE (04/10/2013) [-]
ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh yeah
i used to wonder if it was posible to exist so tiny skirts, they proved me it was posible.
User avatar #13 to #12 - mctoilet **User deleted account** (04/10/2013) [-]
Thumb for sharing my interest!
User avatar #14 to #13 - guiguito ONLINE (04/10/2013) [-]
thumb because of boobs
User avatar #3 to #2 - Shramin ONLINE (04/10/2013) [-]
Nah we need contests on the Market, we need someone who can Challenge Steam. Its healthy to have business competition.
User avatar #5 to #3 - guiguito ONLINE (04/10/2013) [-]
someone like gaben, cuz he all creative and **** and respect customers and also has a beard
and yeah competition is cool, or else developers get lazy
#53 to #5 - kainhall (04/10/2013) [-]
idk... i dont see gabe turning into a nazi and riasing prices just cuz. steam has sales alll the ******* time. they could sell games for 5 bucks and still make profit. digitil distrubition does not cost that mutch.

my only complaint about gabe is HL3....and how he wont say anything about it....but its jsut him being him... a troll at heat..but a kind loving jokster troll.
User avatar #60 to #53 - guiguito ONLINE (04/10/2013) [-]
building hype
when it comes, people will ******
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