EA has been voted the worst company in America by readers of American site The Consumerist.
The final came down to the videogame publisher and Bank of America. Just how EA were voted a “worse” company than one that has lost the property, money and security of thousands of individuals and businesses is a mystery.
While we’re at it, is EA worse than environmentally destructive oil companies? The questionable movitations of pharmaceutical companies? The rest of the financial institutions that have brought about the economic crisis through greed? Mining companies exploiting African resources?
Clearly, the voters have not got their heads screwed on straight. One-day DLC and online passes trump all of the above, apparently.
“After years of being ignored and relegated to steerage, game-players have voted to send a message to Electronic Arts and the gaming business as a whole: Stop treating your loyal customers like crap,” reads a note on The Consumerist.
“There have even been numerous accusations that EA and its ilk deliberately hold back game content with the sole intent of charging a fee for it at a later date. It’s one thing to support a game with new content that is worth the price. It’s another to put out an inferior — and occasionally broken — product.”
Hats off to EA for their response:
“We’re sure that bank presidents, oil, tobacco and weapons companies are all relieved they weren’t on the list this year,” said EA Corporate Communications’ John Reseburg. “We’re going to continue making award-winning games and services played by more than 300m people worldwide.”
Seriously, readers of The Consumerist, get a grip on the state of the world before you open your mouths.
Source: The Consumerist, GI.biz (Reesburg quote)