Over the last few weeks, website The Consumerist held their annual “Worst Company in America” competition, which sees 32 of the least popular businesses go toe-to-toe in a series of public votes to ascertain which company deserves the coveted Golden Poo trophy. This year, Electronic Arts appeared for the first time in the “competition”.
After a few weeks of voting, it’s emerged that EA is officially the Worst Company in America for 2012. Ouch. I think I feel kind of bad for them. I mean, they were up against companies like Walmart and the Bank of America. Now, I don’t know THAT much about those two companies, but I read enough bitching about them online to know that they’re clearly businesses that people aren’t too fond of. In fact, I’d say that the amount of moaning about Bank of America or Walmart pretty much out-weighs the amount of moaning I’ve read about EA. And that’s saying a lot considering I’m up to my tits in gaming news every single day.
Sure, one could argue that it’s just a stupid public voting competition that’s hosted by a website that specialises in grumpy consumerism, but it’s the public part that stings. EA isn’t too chuffed with their Golden Poo award; hit the jump to read their response.
In a statement issued to Kotaku, EA’s senior director of corporate communications John Reseburg stated:
“We’re sure that British Petroleum, AIG, Philip Morris, and Halliburton are all relieved they weren’t nominated this year. We’re going to continue making award-winning games and services played by more than 300 million people worldwide.”
Now, how many of the votes that EA won were a direct retaliation against the ending of Mass Effect 3?