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You can't count all the votes. I'm sure a ton of them are immature dudes that just said, "MA3 sucked so the whole company sucks."
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I really don't think so. EA is just being a business and trying to maximize profit. Other than helping produce high budget games, that's what they're there for. They've used shady tactics before, but nothing extremely bad. As long as they let developers do their own thing (I know people are going say how wrong I am, but I haven't seen any developer being held back by EA). Activision goes as far to stifle creativity and prevent innovation in order to maximize profit. More profit from less work. They play off of the naive casual gamers. They know they'll buy whatever they produce, so they don't put much work into it.
Oh come on...are you sure you can't even name one?
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Companies care more about greed/money than having respect these days.

Activision is far worse of a company than EA though.
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This award/poll is a complete joke. It means nothing to any company involved. It doesn't affect business in any way.

All this is, is a bunch of butthurt gamers from /v/ that decided to vote for EA because they didn't like how ME3 ended.

People need to stop crying and understand that the world doesn't revolve around them and how the games they paid for end.
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Oh come on...are you sure you can't even name one?

How about you do me a favor and name one for me with an explanation of how they were held back.
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Totally don't seem like you're raging to me rolleyes.gif

Arguing doesn't mean raging...
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This award/poll is a complete joke. It means nothing to any company involved. It doesn't affect business in any way.
All this is, is a bunch of butthurt gamers from /v/ that decided to vote for EA because they didn't like how ME3 ended.
People need to stop crying and understand that the world doesn't revolve around them and how the games they paid for end.

People don't like EA way before me3.
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Arguing doesn't mean raging...

He's very overpowering. Arguing is when you try to persuade someone else.
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You can't count all the votes. I'm sure a ton of them are immature dudes that just said, "MA3 sucked so the whole company sucks."

The truth is they really aren't providing us with any relevant info on the votes in terms of determining how valid their competition is.

They mentioned the number of total votes they received, but it's most likely just to try and add some so called validity to their conclusion.

However, when you do the math, their sample size becomes quite a bit smaller than the relatively large figure they state. They say they received 250k votes, but that was spread across 30 seperate polls in total. Only four of that 30 involved EA.

Then when you add the fact that people outside of the USA were voting (unless we assume theconsumerist has a purely American audience), people who dont actually have any access to many of EAs competitors in the competition (for instance BoA being exclusive to Americans/Best Buy being nowhere near as popular outside the USA/Verizon not being available outside the USA while EA is a worldwide company), the sample for judging the performance of the American companies becomes less reliable once more.

You cant ask the whole internet what Americas worst company is when the whole internet will most likely only have access to certain companies that operate outside of the USA.

It's all a bit silly imo and EAs flippant reply seems fitting as showing any respect or seriousness to the result would only validate theconsumerists argument when as many have said, it seems a bit of a joke and seems to reduce the blogs credibility than it does affect EAs business in any way.
Edited by GrizzleBoy - 4/4/12 at 3:36pm
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Who is raging? Would you care to quote me a post where I display signs of raging, even slightly?
I called it BS. Does that mean I'm angry, or does it mean I'm calling BS on a poll and giving my reasons why?
Tbh, I would appreciate if you didn't put words in my mouth and emotions in my brain that dont exist.
I am giving my opinion on the poll and giving my reasoning for it, then comparing and contrasting with other people.
If I didn't enjoy having these discussions, I would never bother with it in the first place. Rage has nothing to do with it.
Funny enough, this is a forum.
Maybe you're happier to see twenty pages of posts consisting of people giving one line about what htey think of the news (that usually does nothing much but expose the fact that they didn't actually read the article over 50% of the time), but I'd much rather actually have a discussion.
That includes making more than one post and debating, comparing and contrasting opinions.
Not just typing a post or two and then "moving on".

EA Fanboy! tongue.gif Just kidding, I agree with most of what you've posted. Banks are worse, and companies that make quack medical treatments are actually scarring and killing people. And defending your opinions in a reasonable tone is what this forum is all about thumb.gif

I don't think this is going to tarnish EA any more than it will tarnish The Consumerist, if you were going to send either your money this article hasn't changed anything.

What they should have done is have a "reader's choice" and then had some editors pick the shadiest of the banks or similar financial institutions for the "Golden Poo" award. Or have categories like the Oscars and call them the Poo-ies. wink.gif
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