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EA's Peter Moore Comments on 'Worst Company in America' Poll

#1Travarkas57Posted 4/6/2013 10:56:52 AM
Electronic Arts COO Peter Moore has responded to a recent poll in which EA was chosen as a semifinalist for “Worst Company in America.” (An "honor" it also received last year.)

“Are we really the ‘Worst Company in America?’” [Electronic Arts COO] Peter Moore asked. “I’ll be the first to admit that we’ve made plenty of mistakes. These include server shut downs too early, games that didn’t meet expectations, missteps on new pricing models and most recently, severely fumbling the launch of SimCity. We owe gamers better performance than this.”

Moore posted the following list responding to recent complaints, commenting that "some of these complaints are 100 percent legitimate" but that "others just don’t hold water."

”Many continue to claim the Always-On function in SimCity is a DRM scheme. It’s not. People still want to argue about it. We can’t be any clearer – it’s not. Period.”

”Some claim there’s no room for Origin as a competitor to Steam. 45 million registered users are proving that wrong.”

”Some people think that free-to-play games and micro-transactions are a pox on gaming. Tens of millions more are playing and loving those games.”

”We’ve seen mailing lists that direct people to vote for EA because they disagree with the choice of the cover athlete on Madden NFL. Yes, really…”

”In the past year, we have received thousands of emails and postcards protesting against EA for allowing players to create LGBT characters in our games. This week, we’re seeing posts on conservative web sites urging people to protest our LGBT policy by voting EA the Worst Company in America.”

[...] “So here’s my response to this poll: We can do better. We will do better. But I am damn proud of this company, the people around the globe who work at EA, the games we create and the people that play them. The tallest trees catch the most wind. At EA we remain proud and unbowed.”

http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/04/05/ea-comments-on-worst-company-in-america-poll
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#2jrr18Posted 4/6/2013 11:10:52 AM
Well really most of that could apply to other game companies and there are companies outside of gaming that are way more evil.
Oh if politicians like this get into government then they have bigger issues...


http://www.gamespot.com/news/violent-games-a-negative-influence-on-young-people-says-ca-senator-6406507
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#3kupo1705Posted 4/6/2013 11:15:21 AM
They should have lost in the second round against Facebook.
#4flame030191Posted 4/6/2013 11:22:30 AM
Quite honestly, EA isn't "evil".

Online Pass? They didn't start the idea. PC games have been doing similar thins for years and even Ubisoft had been starting a similar idea before EA for consoles. EA started it up as a way to get extra content if you bought it new that would only benefit online play (Bad Co 2's VIP pass adding extra maps, MoH 2010's Online Pass adding in a new mode) where some games by this point (not by EA) already required a new game to play certain features or even play the game itself.

Some franchises not holding up? Devs are doing this. Mass Effect 3 was a Bioware game. All EA did was fund it and give them deadlines to have different features finished (well, they also gave them a separate team to work on MP, which was a completely optional mode that took nothing away from the story). Bioware made the game, Bioware made the ending, all EA did was release, fund, and advertise the game. Same with Dead Space (well, not Bioware making it, but still). as well as many others.

Micro-transactions? Where have gamers been for the past decade? Many games on PC, and even console games as early as launch 360 (and some on original Xbox) had similar features. Oblivion, anyone? Had horse armor for $2, only allowed you to decorate your horse. Made by Bethesda way before EA made it a big deal.
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#5crazyman32Posted 4/6/2013 11:24:40 AM
That is hilarious voting EA as the worst because of the cover athlete on Madden.
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#6flame030191Posted 4/6/2013 11:26:15 AM
crazyman32 posted...
That is hilarious voting EA as the worst because of the cover athlete on Madden.


Are you at all surprised?
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#7guineathewopPosted 4/6/2013 11:27:48 AM
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#8agrissaPosted 4/6/2013 11:28:15 AM
If Crapcom was a American company they would have won.
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#9deathslovePosted 4/6/2013 11:29:26 AM
flame030191 posted...
Quite honestly, EA isn't "evil".

Online Pass? They didn't start the idea. PC games have been doing similar thins for years and even Ubisoft had been starting a similar idea before EA for consoles. EA started it up as a way to get extra content if you bought it new that would only benefit online play (Bad Co 2's VIP pass adding extra maps, MoH 2010's Online Pass adding in a new mode) where some games by this point (not by EA) already required a new game to play certain features or even play the game itself.

Some franchises not holding up? Devs are doing this. Mass Effect 3 was a Bioware game. All EA did was fund it and give them deadlines to have different features finished (well, they also gave them a separate team to work on MP, which was a completely optional mode that took nothing away from the story). Bioware made the game, Bioware made the ending, all EA did was release, fund, and advertise the game. Same with Dead Space (well, not Bioware making it, but still). as well as many others.

Micro-transactions? Where have gamers been for the past decade? Many games on PC, and even console games as early as launch 360 (and some on original Xbox) had similar features. Oblivion, anyone? Had horse armor for $2, only allowed you to decorate your horse. Made by Bethesda way before EA made it a big deal.


They still shut servers down way too early...
#10crazyman32Posted 4/6/2013 11:33:50 AM
flame030191 posted...
crazyman32 posted...
That is hilarious voting EA as the worst because of the cover athlete on Madden.


Are you at all surprised?


No not at all there is always morons.
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