In what can only be called a savage beating, Electronic Arts beat the holy hell out of Facebook in the latest round of The Consumerist's Worst Company in America. EA is like 1980's Mike Tyson so far. In the first round it beat down and crushed Anheuser-Bucsch with 92% of the vote. Against Facebook, it was a similar beating, with 79%. Sure, it is a dubious distinction for EA, but it is likely that the SimCity launch trumps everything questionable thing done on Facebook or at the breweries of Anheuser-Bucsch. It is likely that SimCity players who feel like EA burned them badly are being very vocal in this contest.
The next major battle for EA will be against AT&T – who managed to beat Verizon, Apple, and Microsoft to make it to the third round. Other winners going to the fourth round are Wal-Mart and Bank of America. Meanwhile Carnival and Spirit Airlines are still slugging it out for a third-place spot, as are Time Warner Cable and FedEx. Finally, Comcast and DirecTV are vying for that third spot to go up against the winner of the TWC-FedEx fight.
At this point it's anyone game to win (and by win we mean be dishonored by customers).
Thanks to Papa Midnight for the tip.