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In a tournament-style bracket where fans could vote for what they thought was the worst company in America, EA came out on top.

EA beat out Bank of America in the final round of the bracket held by the website Consumerist. “After more than 250,000 votes, 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,” the website reads.

The publisher has come under much scorn lately for holding back DLC that is on the game disc, for its many examples of poor customer service on the Origin digital distribution platform, and for its perceived role in the controversial ending to Mass Effect 3.

“We’re sure that bank presidents, oil, tobacco and weapons companies are all relieved they weren’t on the list this year,” EA said in a statement sent to Game Informer. “We’re going to continue making award-winning games and services played by more than 300 million people worldwide.”

Do you think EA deserves this over such major corporations such as Comcast and Bank of America?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1284960333 Heather Murray

    EA gets a lot of hate but if you ask me they haven’t deserved it since around 2005? Their EA Partners program is producing amazing content. They haven’t been the evil overlord in years – if any game company deserves that title, it’s Activision.

    • CliveRogan

      Many of EA’s games used to be distributed through Steam.  However it’s Steam’s policy not to charge for DLC’s, and if EA did that, they wouldn’t be able to rinse their customers for all they’re worth.

      They may not be the worst company, they’re far from saints.

  • Liderc

    Wow it was just a joke until they made that terrible statement lol. 

    They make terrible games, but they’re definitely not worse than BofA.

  • Thepowerofwill

    The putting Kingdom hearts on different systems for every spinoff was super irritating, not to mention taking 8 years in between the games.

    • http://www.facebook.com/aaccss Alex Smith

      Kingdom Heats is made by Square Enix… 

      • Thepowerofwill

        Shit. I thought it said Square Enix. Whatever, the HP quidditch game was amazing, so EA shouldn’t be the worst.

  • Morgan

    I’m not surprised. I had so many issues with the Sims 3. It’s a great game, but so many things would go wrong that I stopped playing it. The updates would make it impossible, and I tried to get help with customer support every time. When what they were telling me to do wasn’t working, they simply ignored it.

  • Rajah

    EA and Activision are a cancer in the gaming industry

  • MasslyEffected

    They got sassy.

  • http://twitter.com/greeneggsplusam Sam

    Yes they deserved it. They buy up small companies with successful games and run them into the ground while leeching as much money off of them as possible.

  • Jael

    Not suprised either.  As much as I love American McGee’s Alice: The Madness Returns, there were all these levels and scenes that should have been in the game but were cut out due to time constrains placed by EA.  Which is a shame, because I would have loved to play that one underwater scene that was in the commercials.

  • http://twitter.com/SlySound Brett H

    And the American public continues to prove how stupid it is.

  • Cgalanopoulos86

    EA is horrible. So bad it’s laughable and the only reason they have 300 million players are their contracts with sports teams. Their games are poorly conceived, pushed through beta too quickly and have zero customer support. It’s a shame because a lot of their titles would be oh, so fun if they just worked.

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