EA Named "Absolute Worst Company in America"
It was a big day for the gaming industry today, as EA won a very prestigious award that included companies from all sectors of American business.
Well, it would have been, if that award wasn't named the "Golden Poo", and handed out to what The Consumerist calls "the absolute worst company in America".
It seems a little crazy to me that in a day and age of oil spills, debt crises, stock market crashes and just all-around unpleasantness, a video game company would get voted the absolute worst in a country of 350 million people all because they don't want to put their games on Steam. Sounds like the 250 million people who were voting in those Consumerist polls need to get their priorities straight. Either that or stop visiting 4Chan.
EA had the following to say to Joystiq following the "win":
"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."
We'll be the first people to tell you that EA's business practices aren't exactly amazing. The horror stories people have with their customer service pop up on sites like Reddit daily, exaggerated or not, and obviously people tend to take issue with their games more often than not. But to call them the worst company in America sounds like a bit much. Especially when it's mostly because the "core" gaming community doesn't like the creative direction of some of their games.
But hey, I guess this is a victory for the people who prefer Steam over Origin?