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Actually 250K is a pretty big sample size. For example, the Nielsen TV ratings system only has about 25K participants and there are probably more people in the US watching TV than playing EA's games.
Edited by Hydroplane - 4/4/12 at 1:55pm
 
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this wouldnt happen, ive been in full work for 8 years, i have a year saved income, i dont make purchases that i dont need, or cant afford with out going out of my budget,
its called i am responsible
i dont drive a 50k car, cause i dont need it, simple as that.
i pay my credit off at the end of each month, so im ahead of the game.
consumer responsibility.
i understand "but right now, we have money hungry vultures who satisfy only themselves and their executives, you know what the banks did right after we bailed them out? they bought a couple corporate jets, had a retreat at a holiday mansion, and gave themselves and all the executives pay rises." and i understand why you are pissed, however, it wasnt my government and my bank that did those things, thus it doesnt effect me, nothing personal.

Yeh how could one the problems of one nation affect another, especially if they share border and commerce with them, and also its like the global empire that controls everything. Maybe you should buy Fallout 3.
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it wasnt my government and my bank that did those things, thus it doesnt effect me, nothing personal.

What does your last two post have to do with the topic YOU started? PLZ stay on topic, or receive a PM from the mod with a TOS reminder.

EA is the worst company in the WORLD. They buy devs studio's and turn good products into trash, or lay off the whole staff. Like what they did to Dice LOL
Edited by DrFPS - 4/4/12 at 2:00pm
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Actually 250K is a pretty big sample size. For example, the Nielsen TV ratings system only has about 25K participants and there are probably more people in the US watching TV than playing EA's games.

Tbh, 250k isn't actually the sample size is it?

There were 250k votes in TOTAL across the entire competition.

There were about 30 seperate stages where people could vote and only four of them involved EA.

If we divide the 250k TOTAL votes among the 30 voting stages, we get a very rough average of about 8333 votes (voters) per stage.


Therefore the sample size is definately NOT 250k, but closer to the actual votes per stage of the competition.


Therefore the sample size is likely to be closer to the figure of 9000 than it is to be to the total amount of votes across the entire competition equalling 250,000 is it not?
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Tbh, 250k isn't actually the sample size is it?
There were 250k votes in TOTAL.
There were about 30 seperate stages where people could vote and only four of them involved EA.
If we divide the 250k TOTAL votes among the 30 voting stages, we get a very rough average of about 8333 votes (voters) per stage.
Therefore the sample size is definately NOT 250k, but closer to the actual votes per stage of the competition.

That's still a pretty decent amount. Enough that EA should be concerned about it, eventually their business practices are going to start cutting into their sales.
 
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you can "revile" them all you want, talk smack them all you want, but you WILL buy another one of their games, face it.
   
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As funny as this is, it's still a joke. I despise EA as much as any real gamer who remembers what game development was like before they started buying up and whoring out every developer and IP they could get their hands on. But it's still just games.

It's not banks gambling the world into recession and then begging for handouts with the threat of having everyone savings accounts going poof as leverage. Banks who charge ruinous interest to grant people the privilege of owing them money for the next 40 years, and charge endless user fee's to access your own money all while granting almost nothing in interest.

Billion dollar profits! Billion dollar profits! Billion dollar profits! Billion dollar profits! OMG RECESSION! FINANCIAL COLLAPSE! GIVE US BAILOUTS! lol suckers! Billion dollar profits lol! Billion dollar profits lol! Billion dollar profits lol!...

Banks can (and do) ruin people lives. EA can't.

Or corporations who ruin the environment if they can get away with it while paying workers as little as possible all so they can pay their ceo's millions upon millions of dollars in wages and stock options and golden parachutes. And when they get the first little hint of rising wages they close operations and move to third world countries so they can pay pennies a day instead.

Or arms dealers who peddle death throughout the world. Sell landmines and bullets to the most brutal dictatorships in the world all for a quick buck.


There are many corporations that are much worse then something as trivial as a games company.
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Lets lay out the facts:
-There were 250,000 votes IN TOTAL for the whole competition spread out amongst around 30 companies.
-This means that the actual amount of people who voted in the finals could be any undisclosed amount, but it is likely not even half of the 250,000 total votes stated. 20 people could have voted in the finals for all we know. We only know the total amount of votes received during the entire competition.
-The site is a blog, not obliged to be objective in any way.
-Even if EA received 249,970 votes over the course of the competition, that's still a tiny number of people in comparison to the amount of people in America.
-People are idiots to despise the dealings of EA more than banks.

If EA recieved 249,970 votes over the course of the competition, I'd call that pretty accurate. (Although they more than likely didn't)

Now I don't know how this was done or anything, but if all the voters were completely random it doesn't matter how many people live in America compared to how many voted.
Even if there only were about 2401 random voters, the margin of error would only be 2% for the rest of the population across America.

Now, I don't know much about this. So I could have done some mistakes. But you could always check out this link to see for yourself what I'm talking about.
Margin of error (Wiki)

Edit: Correct me if I'm wrong about anything, and don't be too hard on me. redface.gif
You assume the poll was taken from a representative sample of people, which is clearly not the case. Thus, any margin of error reference would be invalid. What I said on Page 2 is an accurate assessment of the situation.
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Congratulations EA! You deserve it thumb.gif
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As much as I despise EA, I would hardly call them the worst company in the world. They may be soulless, lying bags of crap, but there are definitely worse companies out there. I would argue that Ocean Marketing was a much worse company. tongue.gif
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