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Chaloner11
Chaloner11

It is the worse Gaming company in America! EA support team is a total joke and non existence. Gamers have to rely other gamers for help.

tim1935
tim1935

Worst companies in USA?  Big Oil.  How much should a gallon of gas cost?

Poodlejumper
Poodlejumper

In America? No,  If you think it's the most evil company in America/the World you need to turn off the game machine and get a damn life.  I've been gaming 30+ years and I most assuredly have a family, career, and general social life outside of gaming.  If EA and gaming went away (how infinitely sad that would be) it would not be the end of life...it would just make life a lot more boring.

In the Gaming world?  Yes but the competition is catching up.

Sydpolen
Sydpolen

Not yet, but they are on their way to being the worst..

HIT3kNology
HIT3kNology

There are 30 million companies in the US alone, biased sample group. Fucking idiot of the year of award goes to which ever idiot is responsible for this stupidity.

Tunza
Tunza

Is EA the Worst Company in America? ... 

Answer : NO!, cas EA the Worst Company in World.

They ruin so many good game. start with westwoods's CnC Series ... and then NFS and lastest ... Simcity. and then they still want money from us by keep doing lots of DLCs instead of new game .... and when they run out of idea on DLCs ... they release Premium pack to get more money ...

heretrix
heretrix

No they aren't. But they are pretty effin terrible.

WCK619
WCK619

EA is absolutely the worst company in America. Potentially worst in the world. They are worse than gun manufactures and oil companies because of EA does 1 thing those other companies don't. EA actively works to destroy the industry it specializes in. EA is a blood sucking evil virus that will not stop until the gaming industry is dry and withered away, and they make every attempt they can to bring it to a closure or at least to a point where it's no longer profitable. Every bad decision, every bad idea, everything that all critics and gamers agree is ultimately bad for the industry, EA is determined to make a necessity.

DrBob27
DrBob27

@Tunza Get real. The world has more pressing issues than this.

saint311
saint311

@WCK619 1. please prove they're actively working to destroy their own industry.

2. you mean the same bad ideas and decisions that almost every other publisher has made?

3. I'd say "grow up", but i usually dislike that phrase.  It seems so arbitrary and myopic.  But...  grow up.

stev69
stev69

@DrBob27 I know right, lets all come to a gaming website to discuss an end to world hunger and poverty.

Dexyu
Dexyu

@DrBob27 @Tunza im sorry then why are u wasting your time here? get out there and do something we came here to discuss EA not the worlds problems

Kayweg
Kayweg

@Tunza Hmm, so things that are NOT pressing issues can't be discussed anymore ?

Also, by that logic, should Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics and Haliburton compete for that award ?

What's it gonna be ?

WCK619
WCK619

@saint311@WCK619 online only DRM requirements, microtransactions, day 1 DLC, cutting off servers for online-only games, free-to-play. These are all ideas that EA actively touts as the future of the industry, and puts it into practice time and time again, proving that they're failed concepts but ignoring the failure part. They are the largest company to be doing all this at once, and they are industry leaders. Other companies follow their lead to devastation of gaming and to the frustration of gamers. Chief operating officer Peter Moore made a blog post that those working at EA are PROUD of their work. They are PROUD of all these bad decisions and they are PROUD of where they are taking the industry. This is proof to me that they're actively working to destroy their own industry.

saint311
saint311

@petez34 @DrBob27 @Tunza such a great response petez34.  Sometimes I think I'm a fool to even bother playing devil's advocate to children... 

Dexyu
Dexyu

@saint311 @vasilymk hahaha by destroying them selves she means becoming so bad people will not buy games witch i don't see happening there will always be people who don't give a fuck and buy. Why i hate EA? there f Dead lines 

saint311
saint311

@vasilymk   just let her live in her own world.  It's a futile effort to try to convince someone so young yet so headstrong that what they believe may not be the most viable way to think.  Hopefully in as an adult she'll be able to see the error of her ways. 

Even though I disagree w/ 99% of what she says, I at least respect her for sticking up for what she believes so vehemently.  In fact, I'm starting to like her now... =D

vasilymk
vasilymk

@WCK619What!? How can you say that one of the biggest companies is cutting the branch that it sits on. Yeah maybe if all of them are incredibly stupid people, or all are geniuses and know how to pull cash from other things than game developing and distribution.
And what is their business interest from that? To f#ck up the game industry and convert in a growing potatoes company?

WCK619
WCK619

@vasilymk Say what you will about tobacco companies and pharmaceutical companies, but none of them are actively working to destroy their own industry. EA is.

vasilymk
vasilymk

@WCK619 @saint311 Well, I also hate the practices of EA. But man get f*cking real, whole tobacco industry and half of pharmacy industry is based on addiction and is affecting human health. So in this terms I should say that EA is the worst because of always-online DRM and F2P model!? Hell no and don't be so stupid I don't see that anyone died because consuming F2P, microtransactions, DRM etc.

So don't be retarded and don't give me that sh*t like this is gaming site cause I'm gamer but I'm also aware about other aspects in life!

So with all respect f*ck off and try to live in some other parts in the world where you need to look up for your a$$ instead of stupid F2P.

WCK619
WCK619

@saint311 I don't even know why I bother responding to you now. You don't even know how the F2P model works. That model is dependant on people getting addicted. I'm not generalizing, this is the fact that studies show and F2P creators admit. Most people will play it for a bit and not buy anything. Then there's a userbase that pays an insignificant amount. The 'whales', the people who get addicted and can't help but buy tokens and gems obsessively, are really the only reason any F2P model is profitable. You CANNOT be profitable without taking advantage of their mental illness. So YES, it is unethical you prick.

 Your entire second paragraph isn't even worth arguing. You admit fully that it isn't right, and yet that's still good business psychology?  Taking credit for others work makes your company worse. Period.

saint311
saint311

@WCK619 The addiction thing only applies to a very small minority.  And it isn't DIRECTLY bad to anyone's health (unless you have epilepsy), so it isn't like the F2P model is unethical or anything.  Plus not all F2P models are the same - you're generalizing them to be.
 

And if you REALLY want to understand others, particularly those whom you disagree with or argue against, you must put yourself in their shoes (or else you'll most likely end up being narrow-minded and biased, possibly even bigoted).  So you have to think like a suit who doesn't actually make the games!  lol.  Of course they don't make the games, but in their minds, it's still THEIR product, their work.  BioWare made ME3, sure.  But in the EA suits' eyes, it's EA's product, therefore their work.  I'm not saying it's right, but I can almost certainly say that's how the general businessperson thinks - "I paid for this work to be completed, so I'm part of the work process."  So yes, to them, it is their work.  

WCK619
WCK619

@saint311  they don't have to be the first ones to do it. They are a Juggernaut in the industry, thus any practices they adopt, original or otherwise, will trend. They remain profitable despite all this practices, and sometimes specifically BECAUSE the practices are bad policy. Just because a concept makes good money doesn't mean it's a good concept. Free to play for example, takes advantage of the most susceptible in society to addiction. Get people hooked on buying tokens and gems, and of course it's going to be profitable. Nobody in their right mind thinks that's a good thing though.

This IS their actual work. They aren't game developers, they are the publisher pushing horrible business practices and destroying the industry with it.

saint311
saint311

@WCK619EA was far from the first company do to online-only DRM, microtransactions, cutting servers off, or F2P...  And those concepts don't seem to be too much of a hindrance since ppl still buy their products.  When they see the $$'s decline drastically, THEN they may think what they're doing is no longer effective. 

And what do you expect him to say?  "Yeah, I hate our products and we should be ashamed of ourselves?"  Even if he genuinely DID believe that, he'd lose his job.  Most normal people like keeping their well-paying, full benefits job. 

Besides, what's not to be proud of in terms of their actual work (i.e. actual games themselves and their production value, not the secondary/peripheral stuff)?  EA is one of the highest reviewed publishers in the industry.  I dislike DRM, day-1 DLC, and all the other greedy actions, etc.  But I can still at least acknowledge EA publishes a lot of well-made games.  That's nothing to be ashamed of.