Worst Company in America poll

Worst Company in America poll, Electronic Arts' Chief Operating Officer Peter Moore has responded to the company's commanding wins (losses?) in The Consumerist's "Worst Company in America" online poll to say EA will do better, while standing strong on a couple issues it refuses to take heat over.

"Let me cut to the chase: it appears EA is going to 'win.' Like the Yankees, Lakers and Manchester United, EA is one of those organizations that is defined by both a legacy of success, and a legion of critics," wrote Moore in an official post on the EA site. "Are we really the 'Worst Company in America?' I'll be the first to admit that we've made plenty of mistakes."

He continued, "These include server shut downs too early, games that didn't meet expectations, missteps on new pricing models and most recently, severely fumbling the launch of SimCity. We owe gamers better performance than this."

Moore goes on that for all the knocks the company is taking, they won't accept the hits for claims that SimCity's always-on function is a DRM scheme, that Origin shouldn't try and compete with Steam or that free-to-play games and micro-transactions are a "pox on gaming." He also doesn't believe the company deserves the title because people disagreed with its choice of cover athlete for Madden NFL or for the company's stance on LGBT issues.


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