Who is the worst peice of shit in the world?

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Posted by uninspiredcup (6938 posts) 7 months, 24 days ago

Poll: Who is the worst peice of shit in the world? (101 votes)

Activision 29%
Ubisoft 7%
EA 64%

My friends, generally when people bring up companies they have a deep disliking for due to business practices these more or less tend to be the big three brought up again again. But we must find out, who is the worst of the worst? The megatron of cunts?

#1 Posted by Fishsticklover (247 posts) -

EA, because of their silly Microsoft partnership, meanwhile trying to kiss the ass of Sony fans

#2 Posted by zeeshanhaider (2207 posts) -

Ubisoft. They killed all my beloved franchises. I literally can't think of any Ubisoft game worth playing that's released in recent times.

#3 Posted by _Matt_ (8790 posts) -

None of those, really, though if I had to pick, I guess EA. They are putting as much as they can behind paywalls at the moment, a lot more than Ubi or Activision.

#4 Posted by Motokid6 (5020 posts) -

EA has ruined every franchise ive ever played.

#5 Posted by YearoftheSnake5 (6873 posts) -

Say what you want about EA, but their customer service delivers. My product key for Mass Effect(PC) started giving me activation issues, so I contacted their reps. Note that this copy was purchased before the time of Origin. Instead of just renewing the key, they gave me a new one and added the game to my Origin account - no charge. I don't agree with what a lot of those companies do, but I wouldn't regard them as a POS.

#6 Posted by GrenadeLauncher (3231 posts) -

EA without even a shred of doubt.

It says a lot that even after all the shit MS tried to pull this year, EA is still a serious contender for Worst Company of 2013.

#7 Posted by _Matt_ (8790 posts) -

Say what you want about EA, but their customer service delivers. My product key for Mass Effect(PC) started giving me activation issues, so I contacted their reps. Note that this copy was purchased before the time of Origin. Instead of just renewing the key, they gave me a new one and added the game to my Origin account - no charge. I don't agree with what a lot of those companies do, but I wouldn't regard them as a POS.

Agreed, when my disc copy of BF2142 developed a crack from normal use years back, I wrote to them about it and they simply shipped me a whole new boxed copy of it free of charge a few days later thanking me for still being a fan.

#8 Posted by voljin1987 (676 posts) -

in the world?? and u give 3 gaming companies as options?

#9 Posted by PrincessGomez92 (3242 posts) -

PrincessGomez92.

#10 Posted by Bigboi500 (28804 posts) -

Activision. The Call of Duty craze last gen destroyed developers world-wide, putting them out of business due to the popularity of the annual rehash franchise known as Call of Duty. It flooded and saturated the industry with casual fps games and copy-cat clones, and drowned out original and new IPs and other genres.

Activision and their games are the worst thing to happen to the game industry in a very long time.

#11 Posted by YearoftheSnake5 (6873 posts) -

in the world?? and u give 3 gaming companies as options?

Halliburton, Exxon, and Monsanto would be better options.

#12 Posted by PraetorianMan (1310 posts) -

@voljin1987 said:

in the world?? and u give 3 gaming companies as options?

Halliburton, Exxon, and Monsanto would be better options.

This

There are much worse evils in the world that irritating vdeogame/DLC/whatever practices.

#13 Posted by silversix_ (13647 posts) -

I'm an Ubi hater, can't stand their shit. All they do is destroy their old great franchises and spam Ass Creed since 07. F*ck Ubicrap.

#14 Edited by voljin1987 (676 posts) -

just putting it out here

#15 Posted by PurpleMan5000 (6606 posts) -

I'm proud of Peter Moore for at least owning up to his company making mediocre video games.

#16 Edited by Gargus (2147 posts) -

Say what you want about EA, but their customer service delivers. My product key for Mass Effect(PC) started giving me activation issues, so I contacted their reps. Note that this copy was purchased before the time of Origin. Instead of just renewing the key, they gave me a new one and added the game to my Origin account - no charge. I don't agree with what a lot of those companies do, but I wouldn't regard them as a POS.

So you praise them for doing what they are supposed to do as a company?

#17 Posted by ShepardCommandr (2150 posts) -

EA is the cancer of gaming.

#18 Posted by Floppy_Jim (25431 posts) -

Is that letter real? Ha. Peter Moore is the man.

#19 Posted by k2theswiss (16598 posts) -

Activision is and community needs wake up and stop hating on ea so much. cod sucks due to being rushed developed and clearly needs other studio for a 3 year cycle. pretty much every other Activision game sucks.

#20 Edited by blackace (19745 posts) -

I'd definitely have to say EA. They completely destroyed many, many development studios. They monopolized the NFL football games for over 10 years now and they just destroyed the NBA Live franchise after putting it on the back burner for 3 years. Releasing the unfinished and untested SimCity with broken servers and broken game.

Peter Moore sounds a little sarcastic about their "Worse Company" award, doesn't he. I remember meeting him for the first time when he was working for SEGA and the Dreamcast was about to be released. He showed us NFL 2K for the first time. He was great back then, but it seems like EA has assimilated him into their collective. lol!! Poor Peter.

#21 Edited by YearoftheSnake5 (6873 posts) -

@Gargus said:

@YearoftheSnake5 said:

Say what you want about EA, but their customer service delivers. My product key for Mass Effect(PC) started giving me activation issues, so I contacted their reps. Note that this copy was purchased before the time of Origin. Instead of just renewing the key, they gave me a new one and added the game to my Origin account - no charge. I don't agree with what a lot of those companies do, but I wouldn't regard them as a POS.

So you praise them for doing what they are supposed to do as a company?

That's subjective. They could have renewed my key for 10 more activations or whatever, but instead they made accessing the game more convenient and went beyond what I expected. @_Matt_ mentioned that they sent him a whole new copy of a game. Was I entitled to a new product key? Was he entitled to a whole new copy of a game? No, but EA did it anyway. Like any company out there, they do things I don't agree with, but I wouldn't lob them in the same barrel as some of the worst companies out there.

#22 Posted by lostrib (31771 posts) -

You, and all your shitty posts

#23 Posted by hoosier7 (3695 posts) -

MS for me as they ruined titles and studios closer to me. We all know the deal with Rare, Rise of Nations was panned and Age of Empires was shoehorned into a stupid F2P model and pretty much killed as a respectable series with only a poor attempt at a HD remake to compensate.

I wouldn't mind a new flight sim too but that looks like a pipe dream now.

#24 Edited by PannicAtack (20860 posts) -

just putting it out here

Is that real, or a mock-up?

#25 Edited by Heil68 (42691 posts) -

Is that letter real? Ha. Peter Moore is the man.

Dunno, but it's epic either way,

#26 Posted by YearoftheSnake5 (6873 posts) -

@voljin1987 said:

just putting it out here

Is that real, or a mock-up?

The only place I can find that is Dorkly, so it may be a mockup. This is the article that I keep coming up with.

#27 Edited by lostrib (31771 posts) -

@YearoftheSnake5 said:

@PannicAtack said:

@voljin1987 said:

just putting it out here

Is that real, or a mock-up?

The only place I can find that is Dorkly, so it may be a mockup. This is the article that I keep coming up with.

i'm pretty sure it's a joke put out by dorkly mocking the consumerist naming EA the worst company

#28 Posted by PurpleMan5000 (6606 posts) -

@lostrib said:

@YearoftheSnake5 said:

@PannicAtack said:

@voljin1987 said:

just putting it out here

Is that real, or a mock-up?

The only place I can find that is Dorkly, so it may be a mockup. This is the article that I keep coming up with.

i'm pretty sure it's a joke put out buy dorkly mocking the consumerist naming EA the worst company

The consumerist didn't pick the winner. The people did, and from a consumer perspective, EA just might be the worst.

#29 Posted by lostrib (31771 posts) -

@lostrib said:

@YearoftheSnake5 said:

@PannicAtack said:

@voljin1987 said:

just putting it out here

Is that real, or a mock-up?

The only place I can find that is Dorkly, so it may be a mockup. This is the article that I keep coming up with.

i'm pretty sure it's a joke put out buy dorkly mocking the consumerist naming EA the worst company

The consumerist didn't pick the winner. The people did, and from a consumer perspective, EA just might be the worst.

Oh yeah you're right. But I think it's commentary on the consumerist allowing their poll to be spammed by 4chan/reddit/etc to push EA to number 1, because it's kind of hard to compare EA to companies that did real damage like Exxon and BoA

#30 Posted by wis3boi (30908 posts) -

why is OP not in the poll options?

#31 Posted by lostrib (31771 posts) -

@wis3boi said:

why is OP not in the poll options?

I would vote for him

#32 Edited by chikenfriedrice (9426 posts) -

Corporations are not people Mitt

#33 Edited by voljin1987 (676 posts) -

yeah the letter is a spoof.. but bang on target nonetheless. For those interested the same website has this as well

#34 Posted by uninspiredcup (6938 posts) -

steams a cool guy.

#35 Posted by sailor232 (4273 posts) -

Hahaha both of those fake letters really hit the nail on the head. Anyway I voted Ubisoft because they had a great game ready to launch but held it back 6 months for no reason at all, plus AC franchise just keeps on going for some reason.

I guess people are really happy to buy the same crap over and over again.

#36 Edited by cainetao11 (15917 posts) -

@voljin1987: Change is almost always resisted, but I did see some of the positives MS were trying. Now I know, they wanted to make money as well, and I guess that's wrong when u go into business.

#37 Edited by Dire_Weasel (15886 posts) -

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I guess this thread exists as proof that the the mods no longer care what gets dumped into SW.

Also, not that it matters, but it's spelled "piece".

#38 Edited by Zelda187 (524 posts) -

@sailor232 said:

Hahaha both of those fake letters really hit the nail on the head. Anyway I voted Ubisoft because they had a great game ready to launch but held it back 6 months for no reason at all, plus AC franchise just keeps on going for some reason.

I guess people are really happy to buy the same crap over and over again.

Not really.

The Steam comparison is retarded. Yeah, Steam requires an internet connection...it's on a fucking PC after all. Not a game console like XBone.

So basically, that "always online" bullshit would've FORCED you to not only have internet access in your home to play your XBone, but also would've FORCED you to be an XBOX Live subscriber even if you have no interest in online gaming. It was just a blatant money grabbing attempt by Microsoft, period.

And people are upset that they changed this silly ass, money grubbing policy?

LOL...okay.

And the Kinnect camera is just creepy as hell. Microsoft says they don't want to spy on me? Alright, so why the hell are they so dead set on not letting me turn the fucking thing off?

#39 Posted by IgGy621985 (4567 posts) -

They all are in their kind of way.

Also, calling EA the worst company in the US is just garbage. What about all those banks who made countless Americans bankrupt and caused the world economic crisis?

#40 Edited by Boddicker (2279 posts) -

I have beef with all 3.

But yeah, I gotta give Peter Moore credit for coming out and saying EA makes shit games.

As for EA being voted worst company, I believe that letter speaks volumes.

#41 Posted by mems_1224 (45796 posts) -

None because they all give me great games. Sure they all have their issues but every company does.

#42 Posted by ReadingRainbow4 (12838 posts) -

Obama

#43 Posted by CleanPlayer (9766 posts) -

Out of those three options, I will go with EA for what they did to the Madden franchise and how they rush other franchises out of the door screwing over us. But honestly, the worst piece of shit in the world is either Eskom, Westboro Baptist Church, ExxonMobil, Koch Industries, or Bank of America

#44 Posted by Mozelleple112 (6611 posts) -

Greed, for the lack of a better word, is good.

#45 Edited by voljin1987 (676 posts) -

Hahaha both of those fake letters really hit the nail on the head. Anyway I voted Ubisoft because they had a great game ready to launch but held it back 6 months for no reason at all, plus AC franchise just keeps on going for some reason.

I guess people are really happy to buy the same crap over and over again.

#46 Posted by lostrib (31771 posts) -

@voljin1987 said:

in the world?? and u give 3 gaming companies as options?

Halliburton, Exxon, and Monsanto would be better options.

why monsanto?

#47 Posted by Animal-Mother (26224 posts) -

@lostrib said:

@YearoftheSnake5 said:

@voljin1987 said:

in the world?? and u give 3 gaming companies as options?

Halliburton, Exxon, and Monsanto would be better options.

why monsanto?

Chemical engineering your food.

#48 Posted by lostrib (31771 posts) -

@lostrib said:

@YearoftheSnake5 said:

@voljin1987 said:

in the world?? and u give 3 gaming companies as options?

Halliburton, Exxon, and Monsanto would be better options.

why monsanto?

Chemical engineering your food.

I don't believe what they do is chemical engineering. It falls under biotechnology/transgenics. And what is so awful about what they do?

#49 Edited by inb4uall (5150 posts) -

@Animal-Mother: All this does is show the enormity of your ignorance. There are SO many restrictions by the FDA and USDA.

GMO's are perfectly safe.

As for worst piece of shit? I would have to say Phazonblazer.

jk :P

#50 Edited by Animal-Mother (26224 posts) -

@inb4uall said:

@Animal-Mother: All this does is show the enormity of your ignorance. There are SO many restrictions by the FDA and USDA.

GMO's are perfectly safe.

As for worst piece of shit? I would have to say Phazonblazer.

jk :P

I know it's impossible not to eat them. But I do try to stay away as often as possible

And trust me we could go on all day about this.

Lobbying, blah blah blah.

Lol ok.

Also i'm not ignorant. Here you go

Where's your proof?

Also if they are "Perfectly Safe"

Why were there protests earlier this year? In more than one country?

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2013/05/25/global-protests-monsanto/2361007/

http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_11361.cfm

http://www.nongmoproject.org/about-gmos-2/

http://www.responsibletechnology.org/10-Reasons-to-Avoid-GMOs