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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People getting mad about the poll results are silly. Most people are going to vote for whatever has directly impacted them the most. As in stuff they have personally dealt with, not things that affect the nation as a whole or whatever. It's an online poll so it was going to be skewed no matter what as well. The real mystery is how either company beat Ticketmaster, that company is a bunch of scumbags

It's nice to see EA get the drudging they have worked so hard to achieve over the past two years. The Forbes write up has a good summary:

The trade right now seems to be that gamers pay EA a tax in order to access titles they love.

And I really loved this quote too:

I believe EA is a destructive force in the industry as their goal isn’t the make gaming more accessible and respected as a medium. How can you argue that video games are art, when pieces of the story are cleaved out to be sold separately? This is why the titans of the gaming industry like EA are passionately hated, while movie studios and TV networks don’t draw nearly as much ire. 3D price gouging seems downright generous when compared to the tricks companies like EA are using to wring more money out of consumers.
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