EA Voted The Worst Company In America Again
Published on Tuesday, 09 April 2013 11:06
For the second year in a row, Electronic Arts has been given the title of Worst Company in America as voted by online readers of The Consumerist and have received their second consecutive Gloden Poo award. This year’s contest featured companies such as AT&T, Carnival Cruise Lines and Comcast who are seldom spoken of in a positive light. In the final battle between EA and Bank of America there was practically no contest as EA took 78% of the vote.
The Consumerist believes that this year’s "victory" was caused by the dismal launch of the new SimCity, microtransactions, and disappointing customer service. Earlier this month, EA COO Peter Moore blamed their "victory" last year on right-wing conservatives. Whatever the reason is, EA must ask themselves some tough questions as to why they "beat" companies like AIG and BP for a second year in a row and what they can do to change the public’s perception of them. Do you have any tips for EA? Let us know in the comments below.
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