'Worst Company in America' EA Says Big Tobacco Must Be Relieved It Wasn't Nominated

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Game publisher Electronic Arts, which won The Consumerist's reader-voted 'Worst Company in America' contest today, did not take its victory sitting down.

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In a statement to Kotaku, EA Senior Director of Corporate Communications John Reseburg said:

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.

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Reseburg also said the Human Rights Campaign is currently circulating a position to support the publisher's "decision to have developers include same-sex relationships in recent games including Star Wars: The Old Republic and Mass Effect 3." He also brought up the fact that EA-owned studio BioWare made it to the finals of the 'Best Developer' contest run by gaming site The Escapist.

Seriously, how did EA beat Bank of America? They're the worst.

The Voters Have Spoken: EA Is Your Worst Company In America For 2012! [Consumerist]

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Amnesiac85
Amnesiac85

I don't understand. EA isn't responsible for foreclosures...EA didn't pollute the ocean with billions of gallons of oil...they don't create weapons that kill people, either. I mean, maybe you dislike EA as a game company, but the WORST company in America? Really? The worst they might do is give you a bad ending, release a buggy game, or make questionable DLC. You won't lose your home, your life, or your environment over it. It seems like people's priorities are backwards here. I'm also curious as to how many zealous gamers just cast their vote on EA because...it's EA.