EA now has an incredible award to add to its collection
EA has been given the 2012 Golden Poo award. Readers of American site The Consumerist, voted in a number of polls to decide upon the eventual “winner”. EA trumped the Bank of America in the final poll winning 64.03 per cent of the vote. A statement from the site sums up why.
“After years of being ignored and relegated to steerage, game-players have voted to send a message to Electronic Arts and the gaming business as a whole: Stop treating your loyal customers like crap,” the site reads.
“There have even been numerous accusations that EA and its ilk deliberately hold back game content with the sole intent of charging a fee for it at a later date. It’s one thing to support a game with new content that is worth the price. It’s another to put out an inferior — and occasionally broken — product.”
EA have responded to the award by posting the following response: “We’re sure that bank presidents, oil, tobacco and weapons companies are all relieved they weren’t on the list this year,” EA Corporate Communications John Reseburg told the Games Industry. “We’re going to continue making award-winning games and services played by more than 300m people worldwide.”
Despite this, EA are currently holding four out of the top five spots in the UK charts, and also having three number ones in the UK so far this year.
Source: The Consumerist