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EA is no longer the Worst Company In America

EA has been defeated in the first round of the 2014 “Worst Company In America” bracket, ending the video game studio’s streak of two consecutive “victories” in Consumerist’s annual customer-disservice competition. EA detractors were narrowly beaten in the reader vote by Time Warner Cable haters, which is a stunning upset—it comes as a surprise that so many Time Warner customers were able to maintain an Internet connection long enough to vote in an online poll.

EA was probably edged because of timing: Last year, the Worst Company vote came soon after EA badly bungled the launch of its new, online-only SimCity. And this year, Time Warner Cable is in the preliminary stages of a deal with Comcast to merge the country’s least-liked cable companies into one, presumably even less-liked company. EA hasn’t done anything especially detestable in 2014 so far, and its most recent high-profile release, Titanfall, debuted to excellent sales and favorable reviews (including our own).

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