As stated by many, while EA sure deserves bad rep, winning this award shouldn't go to them. There are far worse companies. It ends up going to them because from what it seems this is an on-line thing, so most people who get acquainted with this voting are Internet users most likely to vote for companies like EA. If this voting came out on a paper newspaper or on national television, the outcome would be completely different.
In any case, even taking into account who might vote for this, I still think there is a far superior candidate for last year, and quite obvious too: Microsoft. Windows 8 is released to a poor reception, Sinofsky quits / is fired, they release 8.1 to try to appease customers but don't really deliver what people want, Ballmer announces he's going to quit, the Xbox One pre-launch is full of fail, from the comments of the President of the Interactive Entertainment Business, Don Mattrick, who then quits / is fired, to the controversial mandatory Kinect and 24h check-ins, to Office 2013 that initially could only be installed on one PC forever, leading to consumer backlash and Microsoft's backtracking, to the failure of Surface RT, to the revelations that they have been collaborating intimately with agencies to spy on its customers, what else is needed to win this year ? EA can't beat Microsoft even if they tried.
Microsoft's year is made to win this award. People in high positions leaving, major high profile backtracking fiascos, product failures, the spying scandal, what else do you need ?