EA voted the worst company in America, awarded a Golden Poo

By Matthew · 35 replies
Apr 5, 2012
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  1. Darth Shiv

    Darth Shiv TS Evangelist Posts: 1,811   +472

    Did you play it when it first came out? Did you play it on punkbuster servers? Granted it is a fantastic game but EA delivered a beta product, stinking multiplayer server reliability, origin is a farce - it can't detect and repair damaged installations nor does it have a native backup facility, punkbuster doesn't install properly and you need to find the damn plugin and repair the install!

    Also Battlelog is the WORST game launch system ever invented. Whoever thought an online page for launching even the single player mode was a good idea ought to be shot.

    We had outages in Australia in PEAK gaming periods of 2-3 hours. I cannot remember another multiplayer game in living memory that had problems like that.

    So they even managed to stuff a fantastic game's delivery. Takes talent to do that.
  2. EA Killed Need For Speed Series among other Poo things...They deserve this Poo Prize! 100% Correct.
  3. A golden poo prize for a company that worked so hard to achieve it,and his ace card was ME3.Got to think that the guys from Bioware are out fo his mind at time of writing scripts.Ea must be very pride of them.
  4. ramonsterns

    ramonsterns TS Enthusiast Posts: 744   +12

    This is not good customer service. Now, 20 years ago, or a hundred years in the future.
  5. Gamesinner

    Gamesinner TS Rookie Posts: 86

    Umm, what did Bank of America do to hurt the economy?
  6. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,975   +2,527

    The same things that many other major banks were doing. Is this the time or place for that discussion? I don't care, we can have it anyway. Just curious, that's all.....
  7. Scshadow

    Scshadow TS Evangelist Posts: 510   +152

    "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," -EA representative John Reseburg.

    Talk about a loaded statement. I can't say I completely agree or disagree. Surely the poll voters have completely lost perspective on the real world and what truly matters but EA is extremely content to disregard completely the severe unhappiness of their consumers almost as if daring them to try and boycott their products. I applaud EA's cockiness. Its the best chance we have of the gaming community becoming polarized against the actions of these gaming companies that are greedy to the point where they could possibly be considered elaborate scams. I don't refer to ME in this statement although I don't exclude the possibility of ME3 being involved. I'm not informed to the details of the ME3 ending debacle.
  8. This doesn't surprise me when most of the people playing these games are unaware kids.
  9. I can confirm that EA deserves this award. I am playing SW TOR atm, though I used to play WoW for, um, 6 years before that. EA's customer service is very bad, in fact it is the worst I have ever seen coming from a U.S. based company. My advice to EA would be to hire people from Blizzard's Customer Service Dept, and to copy-paste what Blizzard is doing. Blizzard has got, beyond any doubt, the best customer service in the industry as well as the best GM's, Customer Reps and forums.
  10. tengeta

    tengeta TS Enthusiast Posts: 612

    I can't actually believe I'm saying this, but how does a bank lose to EA? Banks have screwed generations of people, you HAVE to choose to get screwed by EA. Aside from that they sure have destroyed generations of game franchises...
  11. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,975   +2,527


    Here I would argue that gamers have lost perspective on what's relevant as well. If you're detached and addicted enough to think video games are all that important, then EA is all to happy to step in and play the predator of of opportunity, or a drug dealer. I suppose that depends on whatever analog you're willing to accept. The statement will probably meet with denial. But then, the first sign of any addiction is denial.

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