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#16 Sandor

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 01:57

EA - the purest dung. The steam rising from it is Activision.


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Posted 12 April 2013 - 02:26

@Mods - This can be moved to Jokes/Funny Stuff section in light of the reply not being from EA

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 02:31

This is their actual response: http://www.ea.com/ne...e-can-do-better

Lol, I read that, got to the 'simcity not about drm' and stopped reading, they still can't admit it... And that is why for the past... I don't even know how long, 10 years now? I haven't bought an EA game.

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 06:49

See the "Dorkly" in the bottom right hand corner? Dead give-away it isn't real.

#20 Doli

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 07:02

See the "Dorkly" in the bottom right hand corner? Dead give-away it isn't real.


Yup. I really like their game videos.
http://www.dorkly.com/
"Dorkly is videogame comedy"

#21 +MikeChipshop

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 07:08

Erm... it appears some people thought this was real :/

It may not be real but what it is, is damn spot on.

#22 FloatingFatMan

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 07:09

Parody response aside, I'm really not surprised they got voted as the worst company, they are (at least in the video game world). In fact, them having the Star Wars MMO franchise via Bioware is a perfect bit of irony really, as you won't find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy elsewhere in the videogame industry. ;)

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 07:50

I think "gamers" today don't enjoy themselves anymore. They just sit around bitching about how every game they DON'T play sucks, and then even the ones they DO, they're somehow not getting enough. I'm not saying there aren't ever valid arguments, but half the garbage that gets posted just makes me want to avoid MMOs and multiplayer games altogether, if only to live in comfort for the fact that I won't have to hear one of these whiny asshats ranting on about how a game they spent $30 on "sucked" after logging hundreds of hours to it.

Don't get me wrong, I'll be the first to stand up when a company does something rotten. However, for EA to sit atop the throne, crowned as the worst company, I can't but feel this is just BS first-world problems.

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 08:19

The thing is, this is not a "general public" vote... The people who voted for EA are not likely to be non-gamers, the people who took part in such a poll and voted EA are going to be gamers and those who care - basically EA's audience.

They genuinely cannot even understand their own audience anymore. And their response (not the image posted but their actual response) was in no way likely to help the situation.

#25 REM2000

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 08:54

it's a fake as no company would say their products are mediocre (http://en.wikipedia....i/Gerald_Ratner) However i am surprised at the amount of backlash for EA, i didn't think they did anything more 'evil' than other large gaming companies such as Activision and Ubisoft. I enjoy quite a few games from EA and never let that sway me when purchasing games, if i did i don't think i would buy games from anyone apart from Nintendo and Valve.

I went ahead and brought simcity, i actually really like it. It's not Simcity 2000/3000 but it is a good simulation game. It takes a different approach of instead of building cities you build regions, something which was kind of predicted in SC4.

Don't get me wrong i don't like DRM and would love to be able to play Simcity offline, i do believe the whole we need the cloud to power this game is a farce, i think that the majority of the always online culture is that they wanted the game to be very social which is really evident from the region setups, so i think the cloud stuff was a way to ensure this feature was added and used.

As for the multitude of add-ons and micro-purchases, i don't really care, as long as they are not needed to complete the game or play the game in it's true sense, i treat DLC, Micro-purchases as i do in forum topics i don't like on the internet, i don't comment, i don't buy em, i simply ignore them.

As for the quote, it depends on who has voted them the worst company and the context they did it in. If we over generalize then all companies are 'good' apart from Exxon and BP, this allows 'good' companies to slip in standards, just because there are worse companies doesn't mean that all companies can be pulled in when they perform badly. If the consumerist was comparing consumer electronics companies then they have every right to say that EA is the worst if voted by judges/public. If they were talking of all companies then of course EA is far from the worst, there are plenty of 'evil' companies out there, including the BP's, Exxonn's and most of all the pharma's and banks.

#26 FloatingFatMan

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 10:00

^ The dislike for EA has little to do with their games and everything to do with how they treat their employees. Do a bit of research, you'll see what I mean.

#27 Javik

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 10:20

EA are by no means a great company but this wins a bit of my respect

  • In the past year, we have received thousands of emails and postcards protesting against EA for allowing players to create LGBT characters in our games. This week, we’re seeing posts on conservative web sites urging people to protest our LGBT policy by voting EA the Worst Company in America

That last one is particularly telling. If that’s what makes us the worst company, bring it on. Because we're not caving on that.



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Posted 12 April 2013 - 10:22

It's a nice reminder of how petty and retarded people can be. Personally, I thought it was pretty funny.

Yeah. It's a wake-up call really.

#29 FloatingFatMan

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 10:24

EA are by no means a great company but this wins a bit of my respect

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Granted, I'll gladly give them kudos for that. They still treat their staff like crap though.

#30 The Laughing Man

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 10:26

Their real response is just as shameful and come off childish, full of in your face half ass answers with no explanations.