Can't wait to see how you turn this into a bad thing.
By Alice Lynton on December 14, 2013 at 11:20 am
Although comment threads will have you believe EA is the veritable devil, the publisher has its fans. The Human Rights Campaign is one of these fans, and it’s awarded EA yet another perfect score in its annual Corporate Equality Index, naming it one of the best companies to work for in the US for at least the third time.
EA doesn’t just enforce a zero-tolerance approach to workplace discrimination; it’s active in diversifying its corporate culture and isn’t afraid to demonstrate this to the world. Its dedicated Diversity & Inclusion team put together the excellent Full Spectrum event, which aimed to promote a positive and diverse culture in all aspects of gaming. It was a major sponsor of the GaymerX convention.
The publisher does a lot of good work elsewhere, too; it raised $10.5 million for charity through its Humble Bundle offering this year, has never said no to BioWare’s ongoing efforts to make its games inclusive; and recently axed online passes because you hate them.
Despite this, it won Worst Company in America for an unprecedented two years in a row, is constantly criticised for its mergers and acquisitions behaviour, and catches a lot of flack for DLC, microtransactions, and Origin. We have a mixed opinion.
Source: EA Blog