Good News… Kind Of
When Electronic Arts were once again nominated as a possible contender for this year’s Consumerist’s Worst Company in America award, most of us believed they would probably take the prize home for the third-year running, given the extremely vocal nature of the gaming masses.
Having won the clearly covetous award in both 2012 and 2013, an infamous hat trick was up for grabs for EA this year. It looks like this won’t be the case, however, as the publisher was eliminated (in the first round, no less) by Time Warner Cable, whom were recently acquired by communications giant Comcast for a whopping $45.2 Billion.
TWC and especially Comcast have been vastly criticised in the United States for their stance on net neutrality and the latter has earned record lows in customer satisfaction in the country. While EA aren’t the most morally just company out there, there are certainly other companies out there more deserving of such a prestigious award, so it will be interesting to see how the nominations develop, even if the award is somewhat superficial.