EA is currently in a heated battle with Ticketmaster…not for anything good though, its for which will earn the title of ‘worst company in America’ by voters. If EA beats out the competition, it will mark the second year the company has earned the title- clearly not a good thing.

CEO Peter Moore, understandably, isn’t exactly thrilled on possibly ‘winning’ the user voted Consumerist poll. He seems to be taking it to heart though, committing to making positive changes within the company in a recent blog post. “We are committed to fixing our mistakes,” Moore wrote,” Are we really the ‘Worst Company in America?’ I’ll be the first to admit that we’ve made plenty of mistakes. These include server shut downs too early, games that didn’t meet expectations, missteps on new pricing models and most recently, severely fumbling the launch of SimCity. We owe gamers better performance than this.”

EA beat out Comcast and Bank of America last year, earning ‘worst company in America’ after 250,000 votes were factored in. Moore says that some of the user complaints are legitimate, but others, “just don’t hold water.” Some of these complaints include SimCity‘s always online requirement is part of a DRM scheme. “It’s not. People still want to argue about it. We can’t be any clearer — it’s not,” says Moore.

Moore believes that a majority of votes are from disappointed Madden NFL fans upset with the choice of the new cover athlete, and from conservatives who disagree with the company’s LGBT policy. Addressing the policy, Moore says, “If that’s what makes us the worst company, bring it on. Because were not caving on that.” While Moore addresses some of the complaints, there are several he doesn’t mention: proliferation of online pass codes, the addition of multiplayer modes in single-player experiences and microtransactions in full-priced software, acquisition of and closure of studios.

“We can do better. We will do better,” Moore wrote. “But I am damn proud of this company, the people around the globe who work at EA, the games we create and the people that play them.

Source: Polygon