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and it's been said before that this is a consumer magazine. not a natural resources exploitation magazine (ie coal, energy companies etc)

Consumers buy groceries, gasoline, telecommunications access and electricity. They also buy entertainment. Some of these things involve choice and competition. Many of them do not.

EDIT: https://twitter.com/reuters/status/423109826189590528

You're about to see what a 'bad company' really looks like. The Death Star just became fully armed and operational.
Edited by infranoia - 1/14/14 at 9:14am
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Consumers buy groceries, gasoline, telecommunications access and electricity. They also buy entertainment. Some of these things involve choice and competition. Many of them do not.

sure they do, but typically you think of companies that directly produce "consumer goods" when you think of a consumer magazine. a lot of companies people (EA defenders?) like to rant about don't directly produce consumer goods
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sure they do, but typically you think of companies that directly produce "consumer goods" when you think of a consumer magazine. a lot of companies people (EA defenders?) like to rant about don't directly produce consumer goods

So what about banks, ISPs, cell service providers, etc. which all provide services to consumers? Quite a few of which screw over their customers and provide poor service more often and to a greater degree than EA ever has.
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So what about banks, ISPs, cell service providers, etc. which all provide services to consumers? Quite a few of which screw over their customers and provide poor service more often and to a greater degree than EA ever has.

they don't create a specific consumer product though. which is what people associate with a consumer magazine (ie advice on what product to buy). you don't see ads for banks so much (maybe cell phone providers, but isps are more or less monopolies lots of places anyway)
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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.

not sure if serious , Monsanto is the epitome of evil and deserve this award every year.
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not sure if serious , Monsanto is the epitome of evil and deserve this award every year.

gmos have been scientifically tested (and all new gmos are tested) to be safe for consumption. just because hippies like to make a lot of (unscientific) noise about them doesn't prove they are harmful
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gmos have been scientifically tested (and all new gmos are tested) to be safe for consumption. just because hippies like to make a lot of (unscientific) noise about them doesn't prove they are harmful
what crack pipe are smoking off of, i want a hit.
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Worst gaming company? Sure.

Worst company ever? No. I'd argue that a lot of ISP's are.
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they don't create a specific consumer product though. which is what people associate with a consumer magazine (ie advice on what product to buy). you don't see ads for banks so much (maybe cell phone providers, but isps are more or less monopolies lots of places anyway)

No, they do provide consumer products. You're applying your own definition of 'consumer' (someone who only buys a physical product from a store) to Consumerist Magazine's charter and the whole point of their annual rating. They cover all the companies and services mentioned above. Because a 'consumer' is someone who purchases goods and services.

Look at the companies in their annual list of horrible companies. Yes, Monsanto, Exxon, Time Warner, AT&T and others are all there. And yet EA is worse than them all, because gamers.
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what crack pipe are smoking off of, i want a hit.

the one based on science not just internet conspiracy theories? i did an essay on it for my environmental science class and there is plenty of evidence that they are safe. where are the studies that show they are dangerous? just people ranting on the internet
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