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  Tardcore

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4/04/12 5:13:32 PM#61

And gamers voted the most venal, jaded, misguided, and out right selfish consumers on the planet.

Don't get me wrong, I too have a very dim view of EA these days and have for awhile. But for people to vote a company that makes bad mindrot for kids over one that has helped to ruin a multitude of families security and financial viability, as the worst, shows a spoiled lack of care for anything outside their own tiny little lives.

 

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  BarCrow

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4/04/12 5:29:29 PM#62

Must be the majority  who voted for EA have no idea what corps like Monsanto are actually doing to people with there bullshit patents and genetic manipulation of foods. Oh ...and the hell with all the bailed-out financial institutions that fucked over millions only to give themselves great cash prizes at the end of the year. Year after year while they cut the benefits and wages of all their other employees. Who cares about that........ when EA charges me for DLC or keeps me waiting on line when I call customer service. They ruined my game...*sniff..fucking *sniff.

That they're even included among all those other consumer imperialists is a fucking joke.

  just1opinion

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4/04/12 5:33:28 PM#63
Originally posted by echolynfan
Originally posted by Thomas2006

 


Originally posted by Greymoor
What games did EA ruin?


 

Do we really need to name them all? You can start with Dragon Age 2, Mass Effect 3 and then we can start listing off all the failed MMO's they started and killed in record time. Earth and Beyond, The Sims Online, Motor City Online, ect.

Don't forget SWTOR

You forgot Warhammer Online.

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  just1opinion

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4/04/12 5:34:42 PM#64
Originally posted by Connmacart
Originally posted by echolynfan
Originally posted by Thomas2006

 


Originally posted by Greymoor
What games did EA ruin?


 

Do we really need to name them all? You can start with Dragon Age 2, Mass Effect 3 and then we can start listing off all the failed MMO's they started and killed in record time. Earth and Beyond, The Sims Online, Motor City Online, ect.

Don't forget SWTOR

Want to just throw TSW on the pile as well then?

Oh and I don't have any love for EA quite the opposite.

 

The Secret World is Funcom, not EA.  Unless they're connected somehow and I don't know it.

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  moosecatlol

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4/04/12 5:36:13 PM#65

Biased poll via the internet, remember this.

  drakes821

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4/04/12 5:36:31 PM#66

EA worst company in America...thats just really really sad.

I don't care how much you hate them...they just make video games. There are companies far worse that do much worse things then charge you to much for DLC or make bad games (or whatever the kids are complaining about these days).

  BigHatLogan

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4/04/12 5:38:32 PM#67
Originally posted by Tardcore

And gamers voted the most venal, jaded, misguided, and out right selfish consumers on the planet.

Don't get me wrong, I too have a very dim view of EA these days and have for awhile. But for people to vote a company that makes bad mindrot for kids over one that has helped to ruin a multitude of families security and financial viability, as the worst, shows a spoiled lack of care for anything outside their own tiny little lives.

 

 

Originally posted by itgrowls

In the gaming category i would have to agree that they are the worst, however, in ALL of America, definitely not.

BofA definitely fits that nicely considering they still are operated by criminals that never have been arrested or prosecuted for their role in 2008.

They are also the only bank that would give me a checking account when no one else would, despite a decent income.  If it wasn't for them I would still be stuffing money underneath a matress.  I'm forever indebted to them even if it was only through their own incompetence.   As far as the bailout, corporations are out to make money and THAT IS ALL.  They will do whatever it takes and are so predictable that you can bet that they will always take the course that gives them the most money.  This is why an economy must be regulated.  Having the Bush Adminstration in office for 8 idiotic years did not help the situation.  In summary, don't hate the player, hate the game.  Most people will think about themselves and the people close to them first, and people they don't know second.  There is absolutely nothing wrong with this, it's a harsh world.   It's okay to not give two shits about people you have never heard of. 

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  Votan

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4/04/12 5:38:36 PM#68
Originally posted by just1opinion
Originally posted by Connmacart
Originally posted by echolynfan
Originally posted by Thomas2006

 


Originally posted by Greymoor
What games did EA ruin?


 

Do we really need to name them all? You can start with Dragon Age 2, Mass Effect 3 and then we can start listing off all the failed MMO's they started and killed in record time. Earth and Beyond, The Sims Online, Motor City Online, ect.

Don't forget SWTOR

Want to just throw TSW on the pile as well then?

Oh and I don't have any love for EA quite the opposite.

 

The Secret World is Funcom, not EA. Unless they're connected somehow and I don't know it. 

 

EA is the publisher for TSW in NA.

  Robokapp

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4/04/12 5:41:10 PM#69
Originally posted by kakasaki
  1. BoA: Has consistently been targeted by consumer advocates for being the leader is charging usuary rates and fees on their bank account and credit card holders. Has been sued in the US for illegally foreclosing on people's houses and in many cases, foreclosing on the wrong house! Recepient of millions in tax-payer funded bailout $$$ which they largely used to buy other banks, pay bonuses to top executives but did not use it make loans to the average middle class/small business owner like the money was intended to be used for.
  2. Exxon: Responsible for countless oil spills all over the world (Exxon Valdez the most well known). One of the companies most sited for exsessive pollution but always can count on its pais politicians to have their back and remove any kind of regulatory muscle the EPA could use to hold them accountable. With other oil companies, has supported and  helped keep in power dictatorial regimes in Africa, Indonesia and the Middle East which have horrible human rights records.
  3. EA = Killed my favorite game IP. Buys and kills cherished game companies. Sells crappy video games...
 
Just doesn't seem to compare does it?
 
 
Now lets try more impartially...where we compare each company based on its own product and understand EA doesnt drill oil so it cant o worse than EXXON, and that BoA doesn't make video games so it cant be worse than EA at video games.

 

  bomber009

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4/04/12 5:42:08 PM#70

I really don't think they are the worst company in America.  They are certainly the worst gaming company probably ever, however the only way to force a change would be to stop purchasing their products. 

 

Oh how I wish EA had never bought Bioware.... woe unto us.

  Warmaker

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4/04/12 5:44:22 PM#71
Originally posted by red_cruiser

I know EA sucked, but beating out Bank of America, Monsanto, Wal-Mart and Exxon-Mobil is something else.

That's a pretty amazing (in a negative sense LOL), when you think about it.  And when you think about it some more, what makes it even more scary is that EA has in their hands the balls of alot of developers.

"I have only two out of my company and 20 out of some other company. We need support, but it is almost suicide to try to get it here as we are swept by machine gun fire and a constant barrage is on us. I have no one on my left and only a few on my right. I will hold." (First Lieutenant Clifton B. Cates, US Marine Corps, Soissons, 19 July 1918)

  firefly2003

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4/04/12 5:49:13 PM#72
Originally posted by Unlight
Originally posted by Thomas2006

 


Originally posted by Greymoor
What games did EA ruin?


 

Do we really need to name them all? You can start with Dragon Age 2, Mass Effect 3 and then we can start listing off all the failed MMO's they started and killed in record time. Earth and Beyond, The Sims Online, Motor City Online, ect.

And Syndicate.

But it's not so much about the games they ruined, but the promising developers they gutted and discarded.  The potential for some incredible games that they snuffed out is why I consider them the fucking scourge of the industry. 

Still not as bad as modern banks though, when you broaden your perspective, but I'll save that for letters to the editor of my local newspaper.  In this forum, EA IS the devouring chaos.

A complete list of studios EA destroyed in the name of profit....

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_acquisitions_by_Electronic_Arts

  Tardcore

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4/04/12 5:50:30 PM#73
Originally posted by sullivanj69
Originally posted by Tardcore

And gamers voted the most venal, jaded, misguided, and out right selfish consumers on the planet.

Don't get me wrong, I too have a very dim view of EA these days and have for awhile. But for people to vote a company that makes bad mindrot for kids over one that has helped to ruin a multitude of families security and financial viability, as the worst, shows a spoiled lack of care for anything outside their own tiny little lives.

 

 

Originally posted by itgrowls

In the gaming category i would have to agree that they are the worst, however, in ALL of America, definitely not.

BofA definitely fits that nicely considering they still are operated by criminals that never have been arrested or prosecuted for their role in 2008.

They are also the only bank that would give me a checking account when no one else would, despite a decent income.  If it wasn't for them I would still be stuffing money underneath a matress.  I'm forever indebted to them even if it was only through their own incompetence.   As far as the bailout, corporations are out to make money and THAT IS ALL.  They will do whatever it takes and are so predictable that you can bet that they will always take the course that gives them the most money.  This is why an economy must be regulated.  Having the Bush Adminstration in office for 8 idiotic years did not help the situation.  In summary, don't hate the player, hate the game.  Most people will think about themselves and the people close to them first, and people they don't know second.  There is absolutely nothing wrong with this, it's a harsh world.   It's okay to not give two shits about people you have never heard of. 


But wait. If its ok to not give two shits about people you've never heard of, why should corporations be forced to act any differently? Why the need for regulation of the economy if the only people you should worry about are yourself and yours?

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  Draxonfly

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4/04/12 5:50:37 PM#74

The thing that pisses me of about EA is their Steam wanna-be Origin.. 

  Quizzical

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4/04/12 6:36:29 PM#75
Originally posted by kakasaki
Originally posted by Quizzical
Originally posted by red_cruiser

I know EA sucked, but beating out Bank of America, Monsanto, Wal-Mart and Exxon-Mobil is something else.

Wal-Mart and Exxon-Mobil are actually pretty good at giving their customers what they want at a price they're willing to pay.  Some people dislike for political reasons the business practices that they use behind the scenes to do that.  But it's not at all similar to how EA treats their customers.

Exxon-Mobile is not a good comparison. People are willing to pay for gas because (unlike video games) it is a necessity. People need it for the cars to get to work, companies need it to fuel the trucks that move goods from factories to markets. As most people how they feel about the oil companies and you aren't going to get may "I think they are great!" replies.

If you hate Exxon-Mobil in particular but not other oil companies, then it's easy enough to just buy your gas from a different company.  If you hate oil companies in general, then buying gas makes you ridiculous.  It is possible to avoid buying gas entirely; it's not like you'll die if you don't.  Certainly, it would be a major lifestyle sacrifice to give up much of modern technology.  But that's kind of my point:  hating oil companies for making your life dramatically better is ridiculous.

The argument for EA as a terrible company is not an argument against computer games in general.  It's that within the video game industry, EA is uniquely bad, and does obnoxious things that most other gaming companies would shy away from--or perhaps even dismiss out of hand without serious consideration.  Can you say the same of Exxon-Mobil?

  alexhpy98721

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4/04/12 6:38:12 PM#76

Just stop buying their games...

 

Play them if you feel you can`t live without them, but don`t buy new games from them. EVER. There are enough second hand game stores and other options for you to play their games without giving EA any money. Use them.

 

Hit them where it hurts, their income.

  GeezerGamer

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4/04/12 6:44:03 PM#77
Originally posted by sullivanj69
Originally posted by Tardcore

And gamers voted the most venal, jaded, misguided, and out right selfish consumers on the planet.

Don't get me wrong, I too have a very dim view of EA these days and have for awhile. But for people to vote a company that makes bad mindrot for kids over one that has helped to ruin a multitude of families security and financial viability, as the worst, shows a spoiled lack of care for anything outside their own tiny little lives.

 

 

Originally posted by itgrowls

In the gaming category i would have to agree that they are the worst, however, in ALL of America, definitely not.

BofA definitely fits that nicely considering they still are operated by criminals that never have been arrested or prosecuted for their role in 2008.

They are also the only bank that would give me a checking account when no one else would, despite a decent income.  If it wasn't for them I would still be stuffing money underneath a matress.  I'm forever indebted to them even if it was only through their own incompetence.   As far as the bailout, corporations are out to make money and THAT IS ALL.  They will do whatever it takes and are so predictable that you can bet that they will always take the course that gives them the most money.  This is why an economy must be regulated.  Having the Bush Adminstration in office for 8 idiotic years did not help the situation.  In summary, don't hate the player, hate the game.  Most people will think about themselves and the people close to them first, and people they don't know second.  There is absolutely nothing wrong with this, it's a harsh world.   It's okay to not give two shits about people you have never heard of. 

There is a big difference in corporations at the upper management levels and those who make local decisions within the communities they service. While that nice helpful human being used their limited authority to help you in a positive constructive way, there are people many layers above them that will poop on their own as fast as they's poop on you, actually sooner and moreso. You were fortunate to have found a good person who happened to work for that bank. But It could have been any bank. It doesn't mean the upper echelons are the same.

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  k-damage

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4/04/12 6:47:56 PM#78

Monsanto, Bank of America beaten by EA ?

So all kids have an access to internet now .... ?

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  Pandapranks

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4/04/12 6:49:45 PM#79

EA’s problems extend far beyond DLC packs however. They were Zynga before Zynga existed, buying up promising companies and gutting  them so they were no longer competition, harvesting the best ideas for themselves. The complete list of EA’s acquisitions over the years is massive, and they’ve killed many beloved brands in the process. Recently, Bioware seems to be their latest casualty, as the company now seems more dominated by EA’s influence than ever.

 

This is the part that stuck out to me. EA makes money by consuming other peoples IP and creative energy, not by actually making anything themselves.

 

They consume the companies talent and idea's, make a few dollar's on them and then let's the original creative talent or inspiration die a slow death.

 

It's exactly what corporate vultures do but with creative IP's instead.

  Eir_S

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4/04/12 6:52:09 PM#80

I was actually following this.  They beat Bank of America..... wow.  Hats off to you, EA, you really really suck.

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