News: Publisher Electronic Arts was named the “worst company in America 2012″ in an Internet poll. And they couldn’t care less.
So an Internet poll (let’s set the bar for this one right out of the gate) has voted Electronic Arts to be ‘the worst company in America for 2012‘. The dubious honour was bestowed upon the publisher with 64.03% of the vote. The participants “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, which some would argue is the entire point of operating a bank.”
And the publisher’s response? They just took a look at the shiny BAFTAs they took home. ”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,” said Corporate Communications senior director John Reseburg in a statement to Gamasutra.
So how much of this would be due to the Mass Effect 3 ending controversy? Let’s have a poll on that!
Our own Julian Benson had a couple of things to say about EA’s recent strategies too.