EA shrugs off 'Worst Company in America' award

Says bank presidents, oil, tobacco, and weapons companies must be relieved

EA has shrugged off a "Worst Company in America" award it received from consumer affairs site The Consumerist.


The publisher took the label ahead of corporations like Bank of America and AT&T in a contest voted for by more than 250,000 consumers.

The Consumerist said: "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.

"Consumerist 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."

In response, EA corporate communications senior director John Reseburg told Gamasutra: "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."

Is this the type of thing Consumerist readers were unhappy with EA about?

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