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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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67. Re: EA Loses Consumerist Poll Apr 5, 2012, 17:00 Mordecai Walfish
 
elefunk wrote on Apr 4, 2012, 23:22:
No one is forcing you to purchase EA games or use EA services to be a "serious gamer".

For fuck's sake, no one's forcing you to play games in the first place.

nin wrote on Apr 4, 2012, 23:22:
I strongly disagree.

You're both absolutely right, I really could have worded that better.

I guess with so many outfits under their umbrella you at least will have to consider their games if you're a serious gamer, the reason being that as one you will likely communicate with other gamers, who will in turn recommend you titles that they have enjoyed under the EA umbrella. The last one I purchased was Mass Effect 1, and that was for Steam, on sale for $4. I still haven't played it yet, but that is likely the only EA game I have bought in the past 5 years, LOL.

I boycotted getting Battlefield 3, even though I very much enjoy playing the series with some good friends of mine from around the world on VOIP (whoops.. just realized the other game by EA I've bought in the past 5 years.. Bad Company 2 on Steam). I actually do have Battlefield 3 installed now, but only because a buddy in Scotland purchased me a copy when it was on sale for $25 a couple weeks ago, as a random gift, and I told him I'd give it a try. The system they have in place juggling between Origin, Web Browser and the actual game itself is a nightmare, and it's pretty obvious it would have never turned out like this if it wasn't for EA's involvement.

So, yes.. point taken, but they are anything but easy to avoid for *me*, unfortunately. It's taken extra consideration on my part when seeing a few new "blockbuster" titles to know I shouldn't be supportive of the corporation backing them, especially with a history of playing titles from some of the once great developers they represent.

elefunk wrote on Apr 4, 2012, 23:22:
Everyone needs a bank. Everyone

Not true. Every credit card wielding, debt inducing individual might feel like they "need" a bank, and those that need storage facilities for their hoard, but far from "everyone". Some folks are alright living by their means and trading with their local communities, instead of trusting their future to corrupt financial institutions. Call it third world or whatever you want, but many people get by just fine without. In most of the developed world people are just born into this banking system and it's all they will know.
 
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