PalZer0 wrote:As for the BP oil spill, that didn't directly affect consumers at all (The Consumerist - as its name implies - is a consumer advocacy site).
LOL didn't put the oil price up at all, kinda affecting most energy markets around the world negatively and causing a large amount of financial pain which in the end it's just gonna be the little people paying for.
PalZer0 wrote:EA's business practices (some of which I've outlined in my previous post) do directly affect consumers though and that's why EA got the title.
Since when did PEOPLE become CONSUMERS. FFS I am getting really annoyed with this distraction tactic of the media. By labelling people consumers (they used to be customers which implies and obligation on the part of the seller to be honourable and just with it's business practices) you can legally blame the consumer for almost every ill ever conceived when in reality it's the producer/seller that produces the problem.
Anyway if you limit the field to First World companies that aren't in the business of directly harming people EA could take the title of worst company from their repeated and vile business practices since the 80's where they have systematically bought and dissolved good game development studio's not to mention putting out the largest amount of sequels of any other publisher and having the most damaging effect on the people who worked for them, not to mention tarnishing the industry itself.
However if you brought companies that harm into the equation, it would have to be the banks, though the Government's would have to come a VERY close second...