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EA Loses Consumerist Poll

The Consumerist has the results of their voting for Worst Company In America For 2012, with Electronic Arts taking this dubious distinction. The final vote was between EA and Bank of America, with EA "winning" by a landslide. Forbes has their analysis of what this means (thanks Verno), and GamesIndustry International has a response from EA, quoting John Reseburg of EA Corporate Communications saying: "We're sure that bank presidents, oil, tobacco and weapons companies are all relieved they weren't on the list this year. We're going to continue making award-winning games and services played by more than 300 million people worldwide."

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28. Re: EA Loses Consumerist Poll Apr 4, 2012, 22:56 Dades
NKD wrote on Apr 4, 2012, 22:01:
Prez wrote on Apr 4, 2012, 21:55:
Well, if you look at the way the poll is done, it's a mirror image of the NCAA March Madness tournament. So a company that may be worse than EA might have not made it to the next bracket for whatever reason. Just modeling it after the Final 4 bracket gives it a tongue-in-cheek feeling, and to get all bent out of shape over it like you are seems a bit silly.

It's not just this poll. This poll is meaningless and will be forgotten in a few days. It's what the poll represents. The absurd frivolous attitude of consumers today, especially gamers. They are completely disconnected from the much more serious issues our country faces. Corporations and government organizations get more power and influence over our lives every day, but what is #1 on peoples list of worries? DLC, and game endings.

It's that kind of frivolous thinking that I absolutely despise.

It's an online poll that wasn't restricted to north american IP addresses, of course EA won. They have a worldwide presence and most people don't have any idea how they were impacted by other companies on the list. Stop being so dramatic. The poll didn't ask people to vote on who foreclosed the most mortgages or kicked the most puppies.

EA's my least favorite game company, but the biggest threat they are to the public is that they make bad video games. It's not even an essential good, let alone a product that puts the company in a position to actually harm the public good.

EA listed some companies in its response that it felt were more deserving but most of those companies were disqualified because they've already won.
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