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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NKD wrote on Apr 4, 2012, 22:01:

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.

Based on this argument I'm going to take a stab in the dark and say that you are one of the many people in the country who have trouble "compartmentalizing". Just because there are terrible things in the world, no one is allowed to consider anything else important, or participate in activities of less grave importance? Being able to compartmentalize allows people to keep from going crazy. Otherwise, no one would go to the mall or the movies, because , you know, there is a war going on in Afghanistan! People are dying! And while we're at it, we need to cancel Thanksgiving dinner across America, because somewhere, someone is hungry. Being unable to compartmentalize means never allowing yourself to enjoy the fortunes you do enjoy that others may not. There's a limit to how much worrying anyone can do about everything, especially when their (EDIT: That would be "there") is precious little most of us can do about a whole lot of things.

In the big scheme of things, no, videogame companies nickle-and-diming customers to death isn't the worst thing, but I'd hate to live in a world where only the most heinous, egregious offenses were considered wrong and worth pointing out.

This comment was edited on Apr 4, 2012, 22:23.
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