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EA voted out of Consumerist’s Worst Company in America poll

Monday, 24th March 2014 21:47 GMT By Brenna Hillier

EA has won the dubious title of Worst Company in America two years running, but is out of the race for the 2014 vote.

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EA was knocked out in the first round by Time Warner, whose reputation as a cable service provider is shaky to say the least.

According to The Consumerist, which hosts the annual poll, EA’s escape was “the narrowest margin of victory since 2011, when BP beat Bank of America for the WCIA by less than 1%”.

“Despite its cock-up of the Battlefield 4 and Titanfall releases, EA just didn’t have the all-out support that it had received in the previous two tournaments,” the site noted.

“And while Time Warner Cable has always merited a spot in the WCIA brackets, the company’s pending merger with former WCIA champ Comcast undoubtedly played into readers’ voting decisions.”

Last year, when EA took the crown for the second year running, Peter Moore vowed that the company could and would do better – while also denying the validity of the “award”.

Thanks, Kotaku.

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5 Comments

  1. AlchemyFire

    To be fair, I don’t think EA is the worst company in America. However, the worst game publisher…

    #1 8 months ago
  2. salarta

    Holy shit, I never thought I’d see the day. Now there’s a chance that the poll might actually have some modicum of validity to it, depending on how things shape up from here.

    #2 8 months ago
  3. The_Red

    Well, going against Time Warner is no easy task.

    The ironic part is that EA actually did really bad things last year (Gaming wise) as opposite to prior ones. EA of 2011 and 2012 were nowhere near the 2013 monster that ruined Battlefield, SimCity, Dungeon Keeper, Criterion and more.

    #3 8 months ago
  4. fihar

    *sigh*
    Any “The worst” polls/awards have no credibility whatsoever.

    This is as idiotic as the Razzies.
    Stupid superiority complex.

    #4 8 months ago
  5. Dragon

    So some entitled no-life gamers finally got out of internet, huh?

    #5 8 months ago

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