Darkspore Players Freak Out, Assume EA Has Abandoned Their DRM Servers

Darkspore Players Freak Out, Assume EA Has Abandoned Their DRM Servers

While SimCity got all of the publicity and helped publisher EA win a major award, it’s certainly not the only single-player game out there that requires you to be connected to the publisher’s server all the time. For example, there’s Darkspore, another EA/Maxis title released in 2011 that some gamers still enjoy. Sometimes. [More]

EA Killing Off Its Much-Hated “Online Pass” Program

EA Killing Off Its Much-Hated “Online Pass” Program

Last month, Consumerist voters chose video game publisher Electronic Arts as the Worst Company In America for the second year in a row. Whether the company listened or not, we have no idea, but it is doing something that will make some gamers happier. [More]

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]

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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]

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]

Congrats Comcast, You’re Only The Third-Worst Company In America This Year

Congrats Comcast, You’re Only The Third-Worst Company In America This Year


Though it didn’t get the attention of this year’s title match, yesterday saw another Worst Company In America bout for third-place bragging rights between tournament also-rans Comcast and Ticketmaster. In the end, Comcast managed to beat out Ticketmaster and collect its first Bronze Poo. [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]

Worst Company In America Consolation Round: Comcast Vs. Ticketmaster

Worst Company In America Consolation Round: Comcast Vs. Ticketmaster

Because we want to make sure that the worst companies in America get as much recognition as possible, for the second year in a row, we’re allowing the losers of the WCIA semifinal matches one last chance to take home a trophy to impress the parents. [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]

Worst Company In America Semifinals: Bank Of America Vs. Comcast

Worst Company In America Semifinals: Bank Of America Vs. Comcast


Today’s Semifinal Double-Bill kicks off with a pair of former champs (well, sorta) trying to earn a spot in the WCIA Hall of Shfame, which is a combination of Shame and Fame that we just made up. [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]

Worst Company In America Quarterfinals: Comcast Vs. Time Warner Cable

Worst Company In America Quarterfinals: Comcast Vs. Time Warner Cable


Two spots remain in the WCIA semifinals, but only one of these craptastic cable companies will be moving on. [More]

Worst Company In America Quarterfinals: Ticketmaster Vs. Carnival

Worst Company In America Quarterfinals: Ticketmaster Vs. Carnival


It’s a battle of buzzkills, as two companies that seem intent on spoiling your good time square off for a shot at the WCIA semifinals. [More]

Worst Company In America Quarterfinals: Bank Of America Vs. Walmart

Worst Company In America Quarterfinals: Bank Of America Vs. Walmart


We’re getting so close to handing out the Golden Poo you can almost taste it. Wait… that doesn’t sound right. [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]