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Originally Posted by mutantmagnet View Post

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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Originally Posted by lostsurfer View Post

The only thing they're good at doing, winning the poo award. Good job EA!!!

Well, even if it was just a PR move.. they did end up donating quite a bit of money via their Humble Bundle. PR move or not, that's still a good thing.
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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 to put it in perspective. Don't think about what they do, just think about customer satisfaction. Big oil for example is raiding our check books...but at least they are selling a product that works. Big pharmaceuticals are typically in the same boat (and when they do something bad they usually get their hand slapped; albeit lightly mad.gif ). That pill might cost a fortune, but when the person taking it feels better they forget the price tag.

EA is in a different category. They've been caught lying, they've sold products in poor functioning order, they've made some decisions that hurt the paying customer for no real obvious reason, they've had some questionable reports made about their customer service...ect. It is like they are trying to get people to dislike them. There are a lot of people out there that have nothing good to say about them.

So don't think about what the company does...think how they do what they do.

Though I should say there are a lot of companies I would personally rate worse than EA too...but that is because I haven't had much trouble with EA. I don't buy games on release and especially don't pre-order. That lets me avoid the games that give them such a poor image and by the time I do get them the games are pretty well patched up...though some will always remain on the do not buy list. I've also had some pretty darn good customer service from Origin.
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this is a consumer magazine...
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EA has been doing a LOT of things this year to try and turn their image around though. Sure the company may not be perfect yet and has released some products that could definitely have used more work but at least EA is trying to do a better job. I dont think the award should go to EA again because of the effort the company has put in to try and fix their mistakes.
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EA has been doing a LOT of things this year to try and turn their image around though. Sure the company may not be perfect yet and has released some products that could definitely have used more work but at least EA is trying to do a better job. I dont think the award should go to EA again because of the effort the company has put in to try and fix their mistakes.

well simcity was an absolute disaster, so i don't think they were trying that hard. also, bf4 anyone?
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One of the most ignorant, ill-informed "polls" ever. What's even worse is that people are dumb enough to believe it.
I would ask how people can be so stupid , but the definition of insanity according to Einstein is repeating the same process and expecting different results.
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It's been said before, but it's worth repeating. People who decry EA as the worst company in the world are willing participants in their suckage.

It's a lot like people rising up and saying Chuck-E-Cheese is the worst company in the world. Who gives a flying fark? Don't go there, and don't eat the cheese pizza.

On the other hand, there are plenty of companies that force-feed their sins down our gullets, and we give them a pass because they are faceless and protected by interests who could buy EA a hundred times over.
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It's been said before, but it's worth repeating. People who decry EA as the worst company in the world are willing participants in their suckage.

It's a lot like people rising up and saying Chuck-E-Cheese is the worst company in the world. Who gives a flying fark? Don't go there, and don't eat the cheese pizza.

On the other hand, there are plenty of companies that force-feed their sins down our gullets, and we give them a pass because they are faceless and protected by interests who could buy EA a hundred times over.

and it's been said before that this is a consumer magazine. not a natural resources exploitation magazine (ie coal, energy companies etc)
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well simcity was an absolute disaster, so i don't think they were trying that hard. also, bf4 anyone?

And EA has done a few things to try and make SimCity better, as well as putting significant effort into making BF4 work well. EA is a publisher for the most part and while they do make their developers stick to time tables, it is often the developers who have no incentive to make a properly working game. BF4 is entirely DICE's fault for how bad it is, EA are the ones who are making Dice fix it.
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