EA Triples Original Payouts In Settlement Of Football Games Class-Action Suit

EA Triples Original Payouts In Settlement Of Football Games Class-Action Suit

If you bought an EA football game — Madden NFL, NCAA Football, or Arena Football — between 2005 and 2012, here’s some good news. Not only are you due a few bucks thanks to a class-action settlement with the reigning two-time Worst Company In America champ, but the dollar amount of the individual payouts to affected consumers have been tripled. [More]

Continuing to earn the title.

Report: EA Quietly Making Staff Cuts At Customer Service Center In Ireland

It was nary a few months ago when Michael Lawder, the head of customer service at Electronic Arts, was touting the company’s new call centers in Texas and Ireland as part of its effort to improve the customer experience. What does it say about the Worst Company In America 2013‘s dedication to that plan when it’s reportedly started laying off staff at the Galway customer service center? [More]

Happy trails to you.

EA Celebrates Its New WCIA 2013 Term By Killing Off SimCity, The Sims Social On Facebook

We should’ve known that Electronic Arts is far from being the kind of organization that would just sit back and relax on its Worst Company In America 2013 laurels. Just last week it made layoffs at its studio in Montreal and is now following that execution by lining up SimCity Social and The Sims Social on the chopping block. Both Facebook games will shut down June 14. [More]

(Rock K)

4 Years After Launch, Sims 3 For Mac Still Sucks And EA Doesn’t Care

Our readers are already intimately familiar with the anti-consumer behavior that won EA its second gleaming Golden Poo trophy in a row. One issue that we haven’t heard a lot about, though, is the continued suckiness of the current generation of “The Sims.” You know, that other Maxis title. [More]

Worst Company-Winner EA Lays Off Staff At Montreal Studio

Worst Company-Winner EA Lays Off Staff At Montreal Studio

Only days after being chosen by Consumerist voters as Worst Company In America for the second year in a row, Electronic Arts is not gaining many fans in Canada. Earlier today, it was reported that a large number of employees were laid off from one of EA’s studios in Montreal. [More]

Let the games begin, again.

EA Will Have Another Chance To Botch A Game Release With SimCity For Macs Coming In June

Fresh off the heels of its two-peat as Consumerist’s Worst Company In America with the 2013 win (nominated and voted on by you, our dear readers), Electronic Arts is giving itself the chance to botch yet another game release with the impending launch of SimCity for Mac users on June 11. [More]

EA Makes Worst Company In America History, Wins Title For Second Year In A Row!

EA Makes Worst Company In America History, Wins Title For Second Year In A Row!

Following last year’s surprise Worst Company In America victory by Electronic Arts, there was hope that the video game giant would get the message: Stop treating your customers like human piggy banks, and don’t put out so many incomplete and/or broken games with the intent of getting your customers to pay extra for what they should have received in the first place. And yet, here we are again, with EA becoming the first company to ever win a second Golden Poo from Consumerist readers. [More]

Worst Company In America Final Death Match: Bank Of America Vs. EA, Part II

Worst Company In America Final Death Match: Bank Of America Vs. EA, Part II

This is it. Make no mistake where you are. After weeks of gouged eyeballs, pulverized ribs, countless bruised egos, and one dislocated thumb, the battered bodies of 30 bad businesses are licking their wounds and vowing to fight another year, while your votes have set up an epic rematch of the 2012 Final Death Match. [More]

EA Admits It “Can Do Better” But Blames Worst Company Success On Homophobes And Whiny Madden Fans

EA Admits It “Can Do Better” But Blames Worst Company Success On Homophobes And Whiny Madden Fans

Video game giant EA is on the precipice of having a chance to repeat as grand champion in the Worst Company In America tournament, so one might think this would be a time for EA to make nice with the customers who feel like they are being mistreated. And in an EA.com blog post, Chief Operating Officer Peter Moore does admit to mistakes and promise to “do better.” But, for reasons we can’t even begin to fathom, he didn’t stop there. [More]

Worst Company In America Semifinals: EA Vs. Ticketmaster

Worst Company In America Semifinals: EA Vs. Ticketmaster


The last duel before the WCIA Final Fracas of Fury features the reigning tournament champ squaring off against a longtime contender with dreams of Golden Poo glory in its head. [More]

Meet The Final 4 Contenders For Worst Company In America 2013

Meet The Final 4 Contenders For Worst Company In America 2013


After more than two weeks of dismemberment, disembowelment, and all-around good family fun, this year’s Worst Company In America tournament nears its finale, with only four contenders remaining with a chance at claiming the ultimate victory and clutching the Golden Poo. [More]

Worst Company In America Quarterfinals: EA Vs. AT&T

Worst Company In America Quarterfinals: EA Vs. AT&T


Let’s close out the WCIA quarterfinals with this match between the reigning champ and the Death Star itself. [More]

Free DLC comes with a price.

Probably No One Is Shocked That The First Free Downloadable Content For SimCity Is An Ad

Money makes the world go ’round, even if that world happens to be a virtual one like EA’s much talked about new SimCity. And nothing brings the dollar dollar bills rolling in like advertising, which is why we’re completely unsurprised that the first bit of free downloadable content (known as DLC) offered up for SimCity boils down to an ad. [More]

These 8 Remaining Worst Company In America Contenders Sure Are Elite

These 8 Remaining Worst Company In America Contenders Sure Are Elite

The madness of March, when 32 bad businesses began pummeling each other mercilessly in an orgy of blood and denied extended warranties, has been refined and honed into the brutal fiery fury of April, as only eight names cling tenuously to their claim to be the Worst Company In America. [More]

Worst Company In America Round 2: EA Vs. Facebook

Worst Company In America Round 2: EA Vs. Facebook


Having each thoroughly thrashed their competitors in the opening round, it’s time for the reigning Golden Poo holder and the current king of social media to pick on someone their own size. [More]

Meet Your Worst Company In America Not-So-Sweet 16!

Meet Your Worst Company In America Not-So-Sweet 16!

Last week, 32 terrible titans of industry stepped on to the blood-stained mat of WCIA Death-and-Dismemberment Arena, but only 16 remain in this bestial battle royale to take home the treasured Golden Poo. [More]

Worst Company In America Round 1: EA Vs. Anheuser-Busch InBev

Worst Company In America Round 1: EA Vs. Anheuser-Busch InBev


It’s Monday afternoon, so what better way to commemorate the joy of being back to work than with a WCIA battle between two companies intent on ruining your good times. [More]

Getting out of the city.

EA Didn’t Give Me A SimCity Refund, But Agreed To Switch It For A Game I Can Actually Play

Yesterday Electronic Arts offered up a list of freebie games for disgruntled SimCity customers (and oh yeah, its CEO announced his resignation), but from what Consumerist readers are saying, the options are at best “meh” and at worst, laughable. Reader L. hadn’t had much success playing SimCity but realized his chances of getting a refund were more than slim. [More]