In a reader-voted contest by The Consumerist, Electronic Arts won the dubious honor of the “Worst Company in America” award. After more than 250,000 votes, readers decided that EA was worse than Bank of America.
The Consumerist pre-emptively argues to critics who “might sneer at something as “non-essential” as a video game company winning the Worst Company in America vote” is missing the point: “It’s that exact kind of attitude that allows people to ignore the complains as companies like EA to nickel and dime consumers to death.”
For its part, EA has its own ideas on which companies should’ve received the debatable award.
“We’re sure that British Petroleum, AIG, Philip Morris, and Halliburton are all relieved they weren’t nominated this year,” EA Senior Director of Corporate Communications John Reseburg told Kotaku. “We’re going to continue making award-winning games and services played by more than 300 million people worldwide.”
*Source: The Consumerist