Well the votes have wrapped up, and EA has taken the Golden Poo for the second year running.
In the final round of the Consumerist's Worst Company in America (WCIA) competition, Electronic Arts squared off against the mighty Bank of America... and crushed it with over 77% of the vote. EA has won the competition, and rightfully so.
The company does a few things right in my mind. They support LGBT groups and churn out some quality games. However, microtransactions and a disastrous
SimCity launch are only two of the examples of poor decisions by the publisher. It takes a great deal of skill to take down the juggernauts of Facebook and AT&T, but EA has proved time and time again you can never count them out of a competition of mediocrity.
Peter Moore's plea defending the company meant well, but the
letter was filled with numerous contradictions that merely emphasized the company's flaws even further. In fact, the message won my vote over Bank of America. And I HATE Bank of America.
There are plenty worse companies out there (see: Monsanto), but out of all the candidates I must say the people made the right choice.
I just hope Electronic Arts can change their ways over the incoming year. Then again, they're going to have plenty of opportunities for microtransactions.