The Electronic Arts’ Wife
Behind every successful man, there is a great women to support him - and the case of the Electronics Arts’ Spouse is a fine example of this. Electronic Arts had been fighting against controversy for a bit over the quality of the games it had been putting out, but a LiveJournal kept by the wife of one of its employees really blew the lid off the proverbial cover. After his smaller studio collapsed and he was offered a job at EA, the employee in question thought he had stumbled upon the dream; that is until he and his team started to be subjected to 12 hour workdays at 7 days a week with no offer of overtime or any equivalent. From there, a spiral of controversy descended upon EA over its employee and work relations, forcing the company to either change its policies or face the wrath of the gaming community that would essentially keep it afloat. Since this explosive journal entry, it seems employee relations have improved at the massive developer - though it is sure to remain in the spotlight with miserable game launches like that of SimCity.