Electronic Arts is officially the Worst Company In America once more, according to the voters of Consumerists' March-madness-style bracket. The publisher pulled in almost 78 percent of the votes in the final round against Bank of America.
This is the first time in the poll's 8-year history that a contender has won the "Golden Poo" twice, let alone twice in a row. EA Chief Operating Officer Peter Moore said the publisher could "do better" when its "victory" loomed, but he dismissed many of the concerns he felt contributed to its ranking.
The Consumerist responded with a question of its own:
"When we live in an era marked by massive oil spills, faulty foreclosures by bad banks, and rampant consolidation in the airline and telecom industry, what does it say about EA’s business practices that so many people have--for the second year in a row--come out to hand it the title of Worst Company In America?"
EA's chief publishing rival Activision Blizzard, which has taken its share of lumps from gamers, has never appeared on a Worst Company In America bracket.