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    News - EA Games wins Golden Poo Award

    Voted worst company in America
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    Re: News - EA Games wins Golden Poo Award

    Sure that BF3 hasn't helped them either...

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    Re: News - EA Games wins Golden Poo Award

    Are people so selfish now that they're more concerned about the fictional ending of a completely non-essential luxury item than actions which affect the well-being of other people in the world? What a sad world we inhabit

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    Re: News - EA Games wins Golden Poo Award

    Or maybe it is that you have to install Origin to play new titles.
    That customer support is poor (have you seen some of the logs).
    Day 1 DLC with Mass Effect.
    Sim City will be Origin Only and again day 1 DLC.

    I hardly play games any more but the author of this article is even more out of touch than I.

    Agree not the worst company and emo rage from the gaming crowd, but the share price tells you it is not a company going in the correct direction.

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    Re: News - EA Games wins Golden Poo Award

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    Are people so selfish now that they're more concerned about the fictional ending of a completely non-essential luxury item than actions which affect the well-being of other people in the world? What a sad world we inhabit
    Im pretty sure it's not just the one game people are annoyed about at EA for. Not that there aren't worse companies

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    Re: News - EA Games wins Golden Poo Award

    Quote Originally Posted by FRISH View Post
    Im pretty sure it's not just the one game people are annoyed about at EA for. Not that there aren't worse companies
    Then I don't get why people are continuing to buy the games? Fair enough buying a game you thought was good only for it to turn out to be bad, but why would you continue to play games from the same studio if that was the case? That's the thing about both superfluous products and a competitive market - there's absolutely no need to go play a game from the same studio if you didn't like their last game.

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    Re: News - EA Games wins Golden Poo Award

    I initially thought yeah stick it to the man, stuff you EA!

    Then I saw Bulletstorm for £3.75 on steam, bought it and on loading saw the big EA logo... oops.
    Last edited by Gunbuster; 09-04-2012 at 01:30 PM. Reason: typo

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    Re: News - EA Games wins Golden Poo Award

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    Then I don't get why people are continuing to buy the games? Fair enough buying a game you thought was good only for it to turn out to be bad, but why would you continue to play games from the same studio if that was the case? That's the thing about both superfluous products and a competitive market - there's absolutely no need to go play a game from the same studio if you didn't like their last game.
    Because if you want to avoid the bad guys you basically have about 1% of all games left to play? What are we supposed to do when the likes of EA and Activision buy up all the great software companies of yesteryear?

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    Re: News - EA Games wins Golden Poo Award

    Not buy their games.

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    Re: News - EA Games wins Golden Poo Award

    Quote Originally Posted by Rob_B View Post
    Not buy their games.
    Or do what thousands of other people have done and vote them as the worst companies around?

    I'll never get my head around why people feel the need to defend these companies who are guilty of every anti-consumer act possible. If you don't like it that they got voted worst company then go and start your own "best company" award and vote for them in that. That's just as absurd as you telling us not to play their games when they basically own the entire industry.

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    Re: News - EA Games wins Golden Poo Award

    They still have your money, they'll get over it.
    Who's defending them? People are, quite rightly, pointing out shoddy games are not even in the same league as what some companies get away with.

    That's certainly no excuse and to clarify, I think EA are a bunch of scumbags, but if people want to boycott them then do so, saying "they own the market" and "what else am I supposed to do?" is just an excuse so people can carry on playing games and pretend to be doing something about it.

    A shining example of what people should be doing is Saracen, he doesn't buy a LOT of games for reasons like this & I applaud that, I certainly don't have the willpower to avoid a game I think I'll love, if even half of the folk who act outraged did that then EA would sit up and take notice, a piddly little 'worst company' award that will blow over soon enough is not going to bother them while people are still buying their games in droves

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob_B View Post
    They still have your money, they'll get over it.
    Who's defending them? People are, quite rightly, pointing out shoddy games are not even in the same league as what some companies get away with.

    That's certainly no excuse, if people want to boycott them then do so, saying they own the market is just an excuse so people can carry on playing games and pretend to be doing something about it.

    A shining example of what people should be doing is Saracen, he doesn't buy a LOT of games for reasons like this & I applaud that, I certainly don't have the willpower to avoid a game I think I'll love, if even half of the folk who act outraged did that then EA would sit up and take notice, a piddly little 'worst company' award that will blow over soon enough is not going to bother them while people are still buying their games in droves
    What makes you think it's only shoddy games that got them this award? You really believe it's just because of ME3?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...lectronic_Arts

    Look at the names on that list that are gone. Bought out to be shut down so as not to be competition. This "award" is not due to ME3, it's due to years of abusing the industry and consumers and it's getting worse.

    The only difference between people like you and others like me is, they haven't reached your limit. Yet. You sound a lot like my best mate who up till the ME3 prothean DLC was happily buying their games - that was the final straw for him. What will your limit be? Trust me you'll find out one day because it's you who is letting them push further.

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    Re: News - EA Games wins Golden Poo Award

    Saw this post on kotaku

    Well sure, Bank of America took muh house, but Mass Effect 3's ending didn't reflect my choices!


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    @ Iron Sights

    That sums up my thoughts on the award. I don't care how bad EA is, it's not possible for them to be worse than the banks.

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    Re: News - EA Games wins Golden Poo Award

    Quote Originally Posted by Jimbo75 View Post
    What makes you think it's only shoddy games that got them this award? You really believe it's just because of ME3?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...lectronic_Arts

    Look at the names on that list that are gone. Bought out to be shut down so as not to be competition. This "award" is not due to ME3, it's due to years of abusing the industry and consumers and it's getting worse.

    The only difference between people like you and others like me is, they haven't reached your limit. Yet. You sound a lot like my best mate who up till the ME3 prothean DLC was happily buying their games - that was the final straw for him. What will your limit be? Trust me you'll find out one day because it's you who is letting them push further.
    I didn't say it was ME3, I hinted at shoddy games, I should have also specified shoddy business practice. I've never even played ME2/ME3 and I thought ME 1 was rubbish after buying it 2nd hand for 99p (never finished it)

    From your posts you haven't explicitly said whether you still do/don't buy their games, although from reading between the lines I'd say you do (?)

    My limit may well be reached at some point but at least I'm being honest and not slating them in one breath while still buying their games like a lot of people (maybe not you, you haven't said yet)

    As for my gaming habits, without knowing me, or my purchase history, you're making a lot of asumptions. EA have certainly not made a lot of money from me, ever, in fact I enjoy grabbing free/<£5 (that should be waaay more) games from the EA store when they have their frequent voucher/reduction/glitch days.

    That said I do have to reiterate my point, they are by no means the 'worst' company in the USA, there are far more dodgy/backroom dealing/illegal activities going on but those companies happen to not make video games which for some reason people don't seem so vocal about (?)

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