‘Worst Company In America’ EA Says Halliburton Must Be Relieved

‘Worst Company In America’ EA Says Halliburton Must Be Relieved

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

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.

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 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?

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


  • Sorry but when you put EA in front of companies such as Monsanto? A company known for destroying the food economy of the world and ruining usa farmers lives (also a few shootings on their farms…) this holds no weight. Probably just people pissed at dlc issues.

    • This too. I mentioned Monsanto, BP and Halliburton last week when I heard about this competition. How these truly despicable companies weren’t even nominated, but this is the internet and the people voting are all pissed-off, entitled kids in the first world and nothing’s so cataclysmic as “BAHHH!! MASS EFFECT ENDING!”

  • Seriously, it took a competition to find out that EA was evil……….we have known it for years….this is nothing new

    • agreed. can’t really say what company is the most evil. they are all evil in their own unique and disgusting ways

  • I agree that they’re probably not as bad as other companies (I’m not sure how PayPal got off so lightly), but as far as video games, or even entertainment companies go, they’re easily the worst.

    • Pay pal is generally worse for the sellers than the buyers of things and buyers tend to outnumber the sellers

    • Personally I don’t mind PayPal. Sure it’s a monopoly but if it saves me putting my credit details in every time I purchase online than I’m happy. I also thoroughly enjoy the false sense of security it offers me. Does this make me a bad person?

  • Man – those guys must love the escapist. Only reviewer to give DA2 a perfect score, which was just insanely off.

    I don’t genuinely believe that EA is the worst company in America, however, they do belong at the top. And as for making award winning games? EA makes hardly anything. They buy good studios and churn them into the ground. That’s why people hate you EA.

    • Yeah… turns out there are more butthurt little fanbois than there are families who have had their homes illegally repossessed.

  • EA is one of the worst companies in the gaming industry, but i’m sure the bank that caused the GFC would be much worse.

    • It seems more like the moral would be ‘Gamers have no sense of perspective’. EA are pretty shabby, but I don’t think they’re even in the top three worst companies in the list of contestants… But, no, no. Some gamers were upset. That’s much worse than causing a global recession or pressuring global suppliers to give unfairly preferential prices…

  • “Traditionally, the Poo has been delivered on its little red pillow. But this year, we’ll give EA three different color options for its pillow, though in the end it’s still the same old Poo.”

  • And like that *puff* they were no more……oh wait, no I was thinking of something that matters lol

  • As publishers, they’re pretty messed up. Closing servers down, holding back patches for underperforming titles, poor DRM just to name a few.

    But they’re a fricking video game company. First world problems indeed (and most likely /v/ or the like rigging the voting.)

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