|EA voted "worst company in America" by The Consumerist readership|
|Posted: 05.04.2012 01:36 by||Comments: 16|
Electronic Arts won the "Worst Company in America" in The Consumerist, receiving more than 250,000 votes. The company even beat the Bank of America.
EA dismissed the vote, while EA's John Reseburg joked, "We're sure that bank presidents, oil, tobacco and weapons companies are all relieved they weren't on the list this year. We're going to continue making award-winning games and services played by more than 300 million people worldwide."
The Consumerist explained the results by writing, "Readers ultimately decided that the type of greed exhibited by EA, which is supposed to be making the world a more fun place, is worse than Bank of America's avarice, which some would argue is the entire point of operating a bank."
"To those who might sneer at something as 'non-essential' as a video game company winning the Worst Company In America vote: It's that exact kind of attitude that allows people to ignore the complaints as companies like EA to nickel and dime consumers to death."
Forbes mocked the poll, stating, "The plights of the gaming industry simply don't compare with BofA's actions resulting in people literally losing their homes and savings... EA is widely loathed, and they've brought that reputation down on their own heads, but they're loathed for reasons that pale in comparison to basically any of the big mortgage companies and banks involved in the housing crisis and financial collapse."
The Consumerist bracket voting started on the 13th March.
Source: Games Industry BIZ