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meh, i'd go more towards a big bank than a company that, while some of its methods are qustionable, has unarguably made the world a vastly better place.

I'd go towards the company responsible for, by far the most ecologic, biologic and chemical scandals in history of mankind than a company responsible for runining economics.
   
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C'mon EA! Lets see the three-peat! I believe in you!
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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 ?
 
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I think I may have pointed this out both previous years that this has come up, but this is a poll put forth by The Consumerist. It's only natural that the companies that would get singled out for such a "competition" would be those in consumer markets. You may as well wonder why obscure underground bands don't win Grammy Awards. You want a more serious poll featuring companies that have transgressed on political, economic or ecological fronts? Ask Time to run it.
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I think I may have pointed this out both previous years that this has come up, but this is a poll put forth by The Consumerist. It's only natural that the companies that would get singled out for such a "competition" would be those in consumer markets. You may as well wonder why obscure underground bands don't win Grammy Awards. You want a more serious poll featuring companies that have transgressed on political, economic or ecological fronts? Ask Time to run it.

Well said. I agree completely.

And I too believe Microsoft deserves this award a bit more than EA this year as well.
 
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For the possible worst company, they sure make alot of money. Wonder if thats because so many great Dev Studios are tied to the company?
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They only win because the truly awful companies are the best-in-the-biz at hiding what they do from the public eye. EA is a gaming company, for crying out loud. I have no love for EA, but it boggles my mind that anyone can even CONSIDER them as the worst company in America when you have anyone from big oil/energy or big pharma in the bullpen.

You have just realized that you are being brainwashed by the lamestream media and are now becoming resilient to the effects. You are thinking and asking important questions.

Please report to the nearest TV for brainwave modification and complacency training.

Thank you.
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I don't remember them doing anything particularly bad this year. They even announced that they're adding offline to Sim City. I think there's a good chance they'll win anyway since people hold a grudge against them for what they've done in the past.

I have stated in the past EA didn't deserve worst company the first 2 times it won but 3013 was definitely their worst year ever.

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=734525
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The only thing they're good at doing, winning the poo award. Good job EA!!!
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