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(The Consumerist)   The final round of The Consumerist's Worst Company in America competition is here, and it's a repeat of last year as Bank of America and EA square off in a battle to prove who sucks more   (consumerist.com) divider line 262
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2013-04-08 01:39:08 PM
EA will win. Simply because gamers are much more vocal online than other groups. Most of the people who have been negatively affected by BoA are probably more worried about how to deal with BoA than participating in a stupid online survey.

/BoA should win
//EA will
 
2013-04-08 01:46:19 PM

scottydoesntknow: EA will win. Simply because gamers are much more vocal online than other groups. Most of the people who have been negatively affected by BoA are probably more worried about how to deal with BoA than participating in a stupid online survey living under bridges and/or in cardboard boxes.

/BoA should win
//EA will

 
2013-04-08 01:52:03 PM

Diogenes: scottydoesntknow: EA will win. Simply because gamers are much more vocal online than other groups. Most of the people who have been negatively affected by BoA are probably more worried about how to deal with BoA than participating in a stupid online survey living under bridges and/or in cardboard boxes.

/BoA should win
//EA will


Yeah, honestly, foreclosing on homes that aren't even MORTGAGED vs. wahhh my game doesn't play right. HUGE difference in the gravity of the suckitude there.
 
2013-04-08 01:53:25 PM
As bad as BofA is, it's hard to believe that Comcast and/or AT&T didn't make the final cut but a video game company did.
 
2013-04-08 02:06:27 PM

nekom: Diogenes: scottydoesntknow: EA will win. Simply because gamers are much more vocal online than other groups. Most of the people who have been negatively affected by BoA are probably more worried about how to deal with BoA than participating in a stupid online survey living under bridges and/or in cardboard boxes.

/BoA should win
//EA will

Yeah, honestly, foreclosing on homes that aren't even MORTGAGED vs. wahhh my game doesn't play right. HUGE difference in the gravity of the suckitude there.


Wow, they did that? How? Can I do it too?
 
2013-04-08 02:12:40 PM
I wish the Consumerist would allow comments on the site.  They used to provide so much enjoyment.
 
2013-04-08 02:22:27 PM
Did AT&T retire with a lifetime achievement award?
 
2013-04-08 02:27:59 PM

scottydoesntknow: /BoA should win
//EA will


I agree. Screwing tens of thousands of people and majorly contributing to a financial disaster in our country won't matter because OMG I DON'T WANT TO PLAY SIM CITY ONLINE!!

/hate DRM too
//BOA should still win
 
2013-04-08 02:37:11 PM
EA is the best company ever, said no one.

SWTOR. That is all.
 
2013-04-08 02:41:23 PM
Some of us were smart enough to leave BofA decades ago, so EA should win for putting out a sucky game I really wanted to play but won't and i don't give a fark if you disagree with me because I'm cranky.
 
2013-04-08 02:46:46 PM
There was little chance it would be anything but those two, and I'm sure they probably beat AT&T and Comcast in the previous round.  Oh, my bad.  Comcast and Ticketmaster.  EA beat AT&T to get to the quarterfinals.

But that just proves the point: the whining of The Consumerist is highly predictable and I'm willing to bet quite a bit EA would be there even if Sim City 5 was a smash success.  The people who read The Consumerist comprise the whiniest circle jerk in the world.
 
2013-04-08 03:02:19 PM
I agree that BoA is by far the worst company, but it's worth it to vote for EA because they're going to whine non-stop about being voted the worst.  BoA doesn't care.

/Signed, guy who got stuck with a BoA mortgage after his mortgage was bought and sold twice in the space of six months
 
2013-04-08 03:03:33 PM

Slaxl: nekom: Diogenes: scottydoesntknow: EA will win. Simply because gamers are much more vocal online than other groups. Most of the people who have been negatively affected by BoA are probably more worried about how to deal with BoA than participating in a stupid online survey living under bridges and/or in cardboard boxes.

/BoA should win
//EA will

Yeah, honestly, foreclosing on homes that aren't even MORTGAGED vs. wahhh my game doesn't play right. HUGE difference in the gravity of the suckitude there.

Wow, they did that? How? Can I do it too?


Multiple times. It's because the forclosure courts (?) are so farking swamped they never checked any of the relevant paperwork. Also BOA seems to be a bunch of dumbasses as well. Here's a story I think was on Fark a few years back.

http://abcnews.go.com/Business/bank-america-florida-foreclosed-angry- h omeowner-bofa/story?id=13775638#.UWMUFpOyB30">http://abcnews.go.com/B usiness/bank-america-florida-foreclosed-angry-h omeowner-bofa/story?id=13775638#.UWMUFpOyB30
 
2013-04-08 03:03:48 PM
Seeing as I actually FIRED BoA, they have to take it
 
2013-04-08 03:04:38 PM
In retaliation if EA wins, they'll bring co-finalist BofA on board to foreclose on all those buildings and houses in all your SimCities, then you'll be forced to pay off the interest before you can play again, and Origin DRM will certainly enforce that.
 
2013-04-08 03:05:50 PM

ShawnDoc: I wish the Consumerist would allow comments on the site.  They used to provide so much enjoyment.


When did they stop allowing comments? Did the flame wars get too hot?

At any rate, B of A should win. Come down to it, EA is just a company that publishes games.
 
2013-04-08 03:05:59 PM
They still had all of these customers a year later.
 
2013-04-08 03:06:12 PM
I voted based on the effect the companies have on my life. BofA doesn't bother me. I haven't used a brick and mortar bank in a decade. EA, on the other hand, keeps buying up franchises that I play and then proceeding to raping them with a corporate dildo of their incompetence.
 
2013-04-08 03:06:15 PM
I play SimCity and I bank at BoA.

They aint that bad
 
2013-04-08 03:06:48 PM
CSB:

I'm what a corporate-type would call a "meetings professional", and last year, just after the EA won the WCIA I worked a meeting at their headquarters. Some of the more junior people made a joke or two about it, but mostly it was completely ignored.

I have another meeting with them coming up, and I'm really curious if there will be a bigger reaction to winning twice in a row (which I assume they will).
 
2013-04-08 03:07:05 PM
GAT_00:   The people who read The Consumerist comprise the whiniest circle jerk in the world.


I'd say, "You're new ~here~, aren't you?", but I know you've been around forever.
 
2013-04-08 03:07:11 PM
It's obvious who sucks more: subby's mom.
 
2013-04-08 03:10:05 PM
I didn't buy the latest Sim City because of EAs stupid online rules.

Dumped BoA years ago.

Add to the list... won't shop at Walmart anymore.

Dropped Time Warner Cable.


At&t are next when my contract is up.

No telemarketers... as I said before Stop calling me I don't want uverse! Just because you hold my cell phone service so think you can bypass do not call list doesn't mean if you ask me five times a week I will change my mind about uverse.

Screw you at&t!
 
2013-04-08 03:10:23 PM

The Third Man: /Signed, guy who got stuck with a BoA mortgage after his mortgage was bought and sold twice in the space of six months


1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-04-08 03:12:01 PM

ShawnDoc: I wish the Consumerist would allow comments on the site.  They used to provide so much enjoyment.


I think the comments went away because most of them pointed out how stupid the aggrieved parties were and how stupid Consumerist was for publishing their stupid grievances.

In other words, Consumerist realized it was duplicating Fark's work.
 
2013-04-08 03:12:46 PM
EA will win because in the be all and end all, they are pissing off a larger market then BoA. I mean seriously, if you live outside the USA, how much has BoA ruined things for you. Sure the Meltdown on 2008 hurt us all, but that wasn't just BoA.

Now look at EA, they are pissing off gamers world wide! And as <b>ScottyDoesntKnow</b> mentioned, Gamers are a more vocal community online.
 
2013-04-08 03:13:09 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: I play SimCity and I bank at BoA.

They aint that bad


Can you please stop coming into every EA sucks thread with this garbage? Seriously, we get it, you're one of the three people on earth who want to justify their waste of money buying SimCity by pretending its always on DRM is a good thing somehow.
 
2013-04-08 03:14:03 PM

JonBuck: ShawnDoc: I wish the Consumerist would allow comments on the site.  They used to provide so much enjoyment.

When did they stop allowing comments? Did the flame wars get too hot?

At any rate, B of A should win. Come down to it, EA is just a company that publishes games.


There was a problem with their website some months back, so they switched to a new design and underlying code (and a new host, I think), and since then they claim to be working to get comments back, but it's been over six months.
 
2013-04-08 03:14:07 PM

DanZero: The Third Man: /Signed, guy who got stuck with a BoA mortgage after his mortgage was bought and sold twice in the space of six months


Happened to me with GMAC. GMAC purchased my mortgage from someone... but somehow gave me someone else's first name (not just mispelling... complete different name) and put me down as my wife's ssn.

That was almost impossible to get fixed had to jump through so many hoops.

The original mortgage company had it all right. We don't know where GMAC got my wife's ssn she wasn't even on the mortgage.
 
2013-04-08 03:14:48 PM

Charlie Chingas: It's obvious who sucks more: subby's mom.


And she goes down faster than a bag of dirt.
 
2013-04-08 03:15:39 PM
I envy anyone who's life is so awesome and priorities so perfect that EA is, from their point of view, the worst company in the country.
 
2013-04-08 03:16:17 PM

Charlie Chingas: It's obvious who sucks more: subby's mom.


She goes down like power windows.
 
2013-04-08 03:16:38 PM
No, BoA shouldn't win. Caring more counts for a lot in voting. Gamers care more.
 
2013-04-08 03:16:38 PM

USA Prime Credit Peggy: Can you please stop coming into every EA sucks thread with this garbage? Seriously, we get it, you're one of the three people on earth who want to justify their waste of money buying SimCity by pretending its always on DRM is a good thing somehow.



Well I enjoy it. And if we have the same people always boo hoo about not being able to hack it always on DRM, well then I can come in and say how much I enjoy it.
 
2013-04-08 03:16:44 PM

USA Prime Credit Peggy: The Stealth Hippopotamus: I play SimCity and I bank at BoA.

They aint that bad

Can you please stop coming into every EA sucks thread with this garbage? Seriously, we get it, you're one of the three people on earth who want to justify their waste of money buying SimCity by pretending its always on DRM is a good thing somehow.


He must have been one of the 3 people on earth who were able to get online and actually play the first week.
 
2013-04-08 03:17:14 PM
if BoA gave a damn about what the great unwashed thinks of them they would make changes. much like our government, they don't give a rats ass.
 
2013-04-08 03:17:50 PM

JonBuck: When did they stop allowing comments? Did the flame wars get too hot?


If I remember correctly, their commenting system got hacked.  Back in December they said they were finally implement comments again, and asked for feedback on what features you wanted.  They've been silent ever since.
 
2013-04-08 03:18:08 PM
No Exxon for destroying a neighborhood and using complicit local law enforcement to violate the 1st amendment in an attempt to minimize negative coverage of it - AND for funding climate skeptics in an attempt to protect their profit stream while negating the need for them to diversify their energy production at the expense of the global environment? Really?
 
2013-04-08 03:19:30 PM

GAT_00: the whiniest circle jerk in the world.


That would be Reddit.
 
2013-04-08 03:20:02 PM

mongbiohazard: No Exxon for destroying a neighborhood and using complicit local law enforcement to violate the 1st amendment in an attempt to minimize negative coverage of it - AND for funding climate skeptics in an attempt to protect their profit stream while negating the need for them to diversify their energy production at the expense of the global environment? Really?


IIRC, that Exxon spill happened well after the candidates were announced.
 
2013-04-08 03:20:59 PM

vudukungfu: Charlie Chingas: It's obvious who sucks more: subby's mom.

She goes down like power windows.


She sucks harder than a shop-vac
 
2013-04-08 03:22:13 PM

mongbiohazard: No Exxon for destroying a neighborhood and using complicit local law enforcement to violate the 1st amendment in an attempt to minimize negative coverage of it - AND for funding climate skeptics in an attempt to protect their profit stream while negating the need for them to diversify their energy production at the expense of the global environment? Really?


Exxon killed one neighbourhood. EA killed virtually uncountable virtual neighbourhoods full of innocent Sims.
 
2013-04-08 03:24:16 PM

mongbiohazard: No Exxon for destroying a neighborhood and using complicit local law enforcement to violate the 1st amendment in an attempt to minimize negative coverage of it - AND for funding climate skeptics in an attempt to protect their profit stream while negating the need for them to diversify their energy production at the expense of the global environment? Really?


We expect that from Exxon.

// CSB: my dad worked for corporate in 1980 and volunteered to go to PEI to help out (he's a chemist, and an organic-focused one at that), they figured his talents were better-used behind a desk
// they're probably right; apparently he was a disaster in the lab
// and his efforts to found the Joseph P Hazelwood Safe Driving School were rebuffed
 
2013-04-08 03:25:07 PM

GAT_00: The people who read The Consumerist comprise the whiniest circle jerk in the world.


You mean outside of the Politics tab, right?
 
2013-04-08 03:27:22 PM
www.philetzel.com
/Need I say more?
 
2013-04-08 03:30:11 PM

Allen262: [www.philetzel.com image 108x70]
/Need I say more?


No, but why is it taking you so long to fetch my coffee?
 
2013-04-08 03:32:31 PM

redmid17: Slaxl: nekom: Diogenes: scottydoesntknow: EA will win. Simply because gamers are much more vocal online than other groups. Most of the people who have been negatively affected by BoA are probably more worried about how to deal with BoA than participating in a stupid online survey living under bridges and/or in cardboard boxes.

/BoA should win
//EA will

Yeah, honestly, foreclosing on homes that aren't even MORTGAGED vs. wahhh my game doesn't play right. HUGE difference in the gravity of the suckitude there.

Wow, they did that? How? Can I do it too?

Multiple times. It's because the forclosure courts (?) are so farking swamped they never checked any of the relevant paperwork. Also BOA seems to be a bunch of dumbasses as well. Here's a story I think was on Fark a few years back.

http://abcnews.go.com/Business/bank-america-florida-foreclosed-angry- h omeowner-bofa/story?id=13775638#.UWMUFpOyB30">http://abcnews.go.com/B usiness/bank-america-florida-foreclosed-angry-h omeowner-bofa/story?id=13775638#.UWMUFpOyB30


Oh, holy fark me running.  Not only did that page have a damn autostart video, YOU COULDN'T PAUSE THE DAMN THING.
 
2013-04-08 03:33:09 PM
I don't fetch....
 
2013-04-08 03:33:47 PM

Soup4Bonnie: Some of us were smart enough to leave BofA decades ago,


I did.  Then they bought my damned mortgage.  I would gladly refinance at a half percent higher with anyone who promised not to sell the mortgage back to them.
 
2013-04-08 03:34:00 PM

DarthBart: redmid17: Slaxl: nekom: Diogenes: scottydoesntknow: EA will win. Simply because gamers are much more vocal online than other groups. Most of the people who have been negatively affected by BoA are probably more worried about how to deal with BoA than participating in a stupid online survey living under bridges and/or in cardboard boxes.

/BoA should win
//EA will

Yeah, honestly, foreclosing on homes that aren't even MORTGAGED vs. wahhh my game doesn't play right. HUGE difference in the gravity of the suckitude there.

Wow, they did that? How? Can I do it too?

Multiple times. It's because the forclosure courts (?) are so farking swamped they never checked any of the relevant paperwork. Also BOA seems to be a bunch of dumbasses as well. Here's a story I think was on Fark a few years back.

http://abcnews.go.com/Business/bank-america-florida-foreclosed-angry- h omeowner-bofa/story?id=13775638#.UWMUFpOyB30">http://abcnews.go.com/B usiness/bank-america-florida-foreclosed-angry-h omeowner-bofa/story?id=13775638#.UWMUFpOyB30

Oh, holy fark me running.  Not only did that page have a damn autostart video, YOU COULDN'T PAUSE THE DAMN THING.


My apologies. I have my comp set to mute, so I didn't even notice the autostart video. I was able to pause it though
 
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