Apr 12, 2013

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Community Voice: Is EA Really the ‘Worst Company In America’?

Community Voice: Is EA Really the ‘Worst Company In America’?


There’s a lot of awards that companies are eager to win. Some for offering the best of their products and others aimed at individual products/services of the company. However, there is an award that no company wants to have associated with them. That being the “Worst Company in America,” which is given to the company that is voted the worst by Consumerist readers each year. Last year, EA won the unwanted title for the first time in a surprise victory against a company as big as Bank of America. Surely, EA took this award to heart and aimed to not have a repeat this year when Consumerist readers were polled again to crown a company with the “Worst Company in America” award.

It would seem that EA hasn’t learned as, for the second time in a row, it was voted as the “Worst Company in America” by Consumerist readers. Does this come as a surprise to many? Will EA take this as a sign that perhaps there are issues with how the company is handling things? EA’s Peter Moore seems to think that while some of the problems that people are complaining about are legit, there are some (DRM being a scheme and the protest against EA for allowing players to create LGBT characters in their games) that just don’t have any foundation. Nevertheless, he does think that EA can do better and will do better. It’s a safe bet that many consumers (especially those who voted for EA in this poll) will have their eye on EA to see just how true Moore’s words prove to be.

Vivid Gamer wants to ask you readers if you agree with the result of Consumerist’s poll that names EA as the “Worst Company in America.” Do you believe that it’s possible for EA to fix and learn from the problems that have arisen? Please comment below and tell us what you think.

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