EA games has been voted “worst company” in America by the readers of Consumerist Magazine and collected the Golden Poo medal of dishonour.
The Consumerist watchdog magazine named EA above the Bank of America which, given the current economic crisis in the US, is a feat.
John Reseburg in EA Corporate Communications pointed out that he was sure that bank presidents, oil, tobacco and weapons companies are all relieved they weren’t on the list this year.
The Consumerist commented that 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. You expect Bankers to be evil, er, bankers, but a games company is supposed to be fun.
Forbes said that The Consumerist’s readers had got it all out of proportion.
The problems of the gaming industry simply don’t compare with BofA’s actions resulting in people literally losing their homes and savings.
Forbes said that while it made sense that EA was widely loathed, it has brought that reputation down on its own head.
But the reasons EA is loathed pale in comparison to basically any of the big mortgage companies and banks involved in the housing crisis and financial collapse, Forbes commented.