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Electronic Arts is the Worst Company in America, Consumerist survey says

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After three weeks of voting, voters at Consumerist.com have crowned Electronic Arts, the huge video game maker, as the worst company in America.

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In final voting, the Redwood City, Calif.-based game manufacturer soundly defeated Bank of America - to the tune of 64 to 36 percent - in the "Worst Company in America" 2012 bracket.

Voters gave Consumerist.com numerous reasons for voting EA over the banking giant, including "nickel and diming" customers for content and holding back game features. Customers also complain that as the price of other digital goods drops, such as music and movies, video games are still as expensive as ever.

For instance, Electronic Arts charges $59.99 for most of the titles in their line of EA Sports games, including Madden NFL football, on platforms such as the Playstation 3 and XBox 360.

Electronic Arts joins such companies as BP, AIG and Halliburton as winners of the website's annual competition, which has been held since 2006.

Bank of America, the runner-up, came under heavy scrutiny late last year for rolling out plans to charge customers $5 per month to use their debit cards. Under heavy pressure from the public, the bank quickly scrapped the fee.

Cell phone provider AT&T and mega-chain Walmart also made the "Final Four" of the Worst Company in America bracket.

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