Comment of the Week: EA Shouldn’t Be Excused
A presenter at GDC 2013 explained that EA’s efforts to improve quality of life for its employees have gone largely unnoticed, with attention being drawn instead to the company’s public shortcomings.
Game Front commenter gasmaskangel doesn’t believe that the way EA treats its employees should excuse the way it treats its customers. He wrote:
“I am willing to commend EA for its work in both improving the working conditions of it’s employees, and for its acceptance and policy of reaching out to the GBLT community, however that does not excuse every other terrible policy it enacts, especially its seeming commitment to being the most consumer unfriendly company it can be, the insistence of slapping an online component onto everything for some insane reason or another, the constant attempt to relieve consumers of all of their money, the homogenizing of games like Dead Space and Mass Effect into the same third person shooter sludge, or the fact that anytime anyone with any authority at EA makes a statement to the gaming press I feel the urge to strangle them.”
Run-on sentence aside, gasmaskangel makes a great point: despite what RPGs may have to say about it, Good actions don’t counter Evil actions.