The 2013 Worst Company in America Tournament is Underway
With the start of the NCAA Men’s Basketball championship tournament, also known as March Madness, comes a deluge of bracket tournaments to determine the winner of every competition imaginable. One of the more noteworthy is The Consumerist’s bracket to determine the Worst Company in America.
We gamers might have heard of this because the Mass Effect 3 ending and day-one DLC controversies powered EA to victory last year. Well, the tournament is underway for 2013 and EA is in with another chance to repeat.
I’m not planning to prognosticate EA’s chances of repeating but they certainly haven’t done much to improve their image over the last 12 months. While Mass Effect 3’s image was slightly repaired by the Extended Cut and Citadel DLCs, I don’t think I’d say that everyone is satisfied with the trilogy.
If anything, EA has managed to come into the stretch run to the WCIA tournament in worse shape than last year. The utter failure of the SimCity launch and the ongoing complaints about the free-to-play move for Real Racing 3 could have gamers out for EA’s blood once again. That doesn’t include a series of problems Origin has had from passwords being lost to a major vulnerability recently being discovered that could allow someone to assume direct control of your computer.
Still, EA should have an easy road to the Final Four if they can get by Facebook in the Sweet Sixteen. After that, it’ll be a craps shoot and they’ll need a lot of support from gamers to win it all. Carnival Cruise Lines sure have tried hard to become the worst company in America.