EA Apologizes To Nintendo For Unacceptable April Fools Joke

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#1 Posted by charizard1605 (55960 posts) -

EA has officially apologized for a what it has judged to be a couple of mean-spirited April Fools' jokes at Nintendo's expense, tweeted out by its proprietary video game engine Frostbite.

The tweets, which have since been deleted, came from Frostbite's official account and ridiculed the Wii U for being underpowered.

"Good news, we have finally fixed and optimized our 'netcode'. Uses quantum entanglement for Zero Latency connections. Exclusively on #WiiU."

"Frostbite will power #HalfLife 3, coming out summer 2014! #WiiU exclusive."

"Frostbite now runs on the #WiiU since it is the most powerful Gen4 platform, our renderer is now optomized for Mario and Zelda."

Our apologies to partners @NintendoAmerica & fan @FrostbiteEngine ’s poor attempt at April Fools not condoned by EA : unacceptable/ stupid

— Peter Moore (@petermooreEA) April 1, 2014

It appears EA didn't see the funny side. Not only were the tweets taken down, but EA's Chief Operating Officer Peter Moore apologized from his personal Twitter account, calling them "unacceptable" and "stupid."

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Well... good on EA for apologizing, I guess.

#2 Posted by PhazonBlazer (11599 posts) -

How can they be a joke if they're true?

#3 Posted by FoxbatAlpha (6130 posts) -

What do you mean i hurt your feelings?....................Didn't know you had any.

#4 Posted by charizard1605 (55960 posts) -

How can they be a joke if they're true?

Damn right a Frostbite powered Half Life 3 is Wii U exclusive.

#5 Posted by speedfreak48t5p (6883 posts) -

I thought it was hilarious.

#6 Posted by KBFloYd (13122 posts) -

these guys hate nintendo more than doc sanchez and speaklow lol

#7 Edited by super600 (30275 posts) -

@PhazonBlazer said:

How can they be a joke if they're true?

I don't thnk any nintendo employee that read those tweets found the tweets funny. It's unprofessional to bash a business partner like that on twitter.I hope you are not being sarcastic.

#8 Posted by charizard1605 (55960 posts) -

@KBFloYd said:

these guys hate nintendo more than doc sanchez and speaklow lol

Maybe DocSanchez and Speaklow are EA employees.

#9 Edited by super600 (30275 posts) -

@KBFloYd said:

these guys hate nintendo more than doc sanchez and speaklow lol

If you are taking about Peter Moore I highly doubt he hates nintendo. Only some people within EA don't like Nintendo that much most likely.

#10 Posted by TrappedInABox91 (520 posts) -

Very unprofessional. +1 to my already built up hate for them.

Keep it classy EA.

#11 Edited by PhazonBlazer (11599 posts) -

Maybe Nintendo should apologize for their own April Fools joke, the Wii U

#12 Posted by LegatoSkyheart (24844 posts) -

SUPER DAMAGE CONTROL.

Everyone knows Peter is just trying to save face for Public Relations. The Actions of EA speak louder than what Peter can give out.

It's clear the employment of EA wants nothing to do with Nintendo period.

#13 Posted by -ParaNormaN- (753 posts) -

What do you mean i hurt your feelings?....................Didn't know you had any.

What do you mean I ain't kind?............... I'm just not your kind.

#14 Posted by gameofthering (10126 posts) -

Saying that the Wii U is part of the Gen 4 systems is more of an insult.

#15 Edited by charizard1605 (55960 posts) -

Saying that the Wii U is part of the Gen 4 systems is more of an insult.

EA refers to the current generation as Gen 4 internally. They start counting gens with the advent of 3D gaming, so PS1/N64/Saturn are Gen1, PS2/DC/GCN/Xbox are Gen 2, and so on. According to them, anyway.

#16 Posted by PrincessGomez92 (3449 posts) -

Shitty jokes.

#17 Posted by Xaero_Gravity (8708 posts) -

@super600 said:

@PhazonBlazer said:

How can they be a joke if they're true?

I don't thnk any nintendo employee that read those tweets found the tweets funny. It's unprofessional to bash a business partner like that on twitter.I hope you are not being sarcastic.

Lolwut.

#18 Posted by Capitan_Kid (6527 posts) -

It was a funny joke that got sheep butthurt

#19 Posted by CrownKingArthur (4361 posts) -

wii u is actually pretty good

april fools

#20 Posted by santoron (7690 posts) -

Eh. It wasn't the kind of jokes you'd point at a child and consider acceptable. Of course, I wasn't aware Nintendo needed the pity vote already.

#21 Edited by lbjkurono23 (12544 posts) -

Mean bullies!

#22 Posted by g0ddyX (3905 posts) -

Funny jokes. I bet Nintendo are laughing to it and Sheep are butthurt over it.

#23 Posted by charizard1605 (55960 posts) -

The funny thing is, Nintendo themselves actually never responded to the jokes at all. Neither did Nintendo fanboys say or do much of anything. It was all Kotaku, who decided to take it upon themselves to call EA out.

#24 Posted by Desmonic (13378 posts) -

The one about Frostbite running on WiiU was just ice cold XD

#25 Posted by lbjkurono23 (12544 posts) -

Kotaku has a history making articles out of nothing.

#26 Edited by FoxbatAlpha (6130 posts) -

@FoxbatAlpha said:

What do you mean i hurt your feelings?....................Didn't know you had any.

What do you mean I ain't kind?............... I'm just not your kind.

Haha, another Megadeth fan! Love 'em.

#27 Posted by NFJSupreme (5148 posts) -

Nintendo should apologize for trying to sell the wii u for $350.

#28 Edited by DocSanchez (1559 posts) -

@KBFloYd: go play Fortune Street and stop crying like a baby whenever someone is mean to Nintendo.

#29 Posted by Desmonic (13378 posts) -

The funny thing is, Nintendo themselves actually never responded to the jokes at all. Neither did Nintendo fanboys say or do much of anything. It was all Kotaku, who decided to take it upon themselves to call EA out.

F*cking Kotaku alway ruining the fun!

#30 Edited by SolidTy (42403 posts) -

I've been telling you guys EA sucks for a long time, but noooo, you keep buying their games.

From this day forward, I will NOT BUY ANY EA SPORTS GAMES ON THE Wii U! DONE.

Of course, my boycott is aided due to the fact that EA isn't really supporting Wii U, lol.

#31 Posted by JangoWuzHere (16084 posts) -

You guys will laugh at anything if you thought those tweets were actually funny.

#32 Posted by TheEroica (13299 posts) -

Ah Twitter... what would we do without you...?

#33 Posted by locopatho (20177 posts) -

@KBFloYd said:

these guys hate nintendo more than doc sanchez and speaklow lol

They don't hate Nintendo. They nothing Nintendo. They laugh at them, if they remember them. Hate implies some passion, when it's more like they just don't even remember they exist. O well, at least Mass Effect 3 is on WiiU?

#34 Posted by Stevo_the_gamer (42626 posts) -

Taking jokes like this seriously is silly, especially being offended.

#35 Posted by The_Last_Ride (70493 posts) -

Shouldn't Nintendo just shrug it off and ask when is battlefield 4 going to work and when are games coming to Wii U or something?

#36 Posted by m_machine024 (14860 posts) -

The jokes were not funny but no need to feel offended about them. :/

#37 Posted by charizard1605 (55960 posts) -

Taking jokes like this seriously is silly, especially being offended.

The jokes were not funny but no need to feel offended about them. :/

That's the thing, no one actually got offended. Outside of Kotaku.

#38 Posted by finalfantasy94 (26314 posts) -

Im guessing it was done to save face and not make any waves with nintendo. Though its just a joke im sure nintendo wouldint be that uptight.

#39 Posted by wolverine4262 (19017 posts) -

But the Wii U is the greatest punchline to a joke ever!

#40 Posted by charizard1605 (55960 posts) -

But the Wii U is the greatest punchline to a joke ever!

No, the Wii U is the joke.

#41 Posted by Heil68 (43397 posts) -

Poor WiiU..lolz

#42 Edited by Nengo_Flow (9488 posts) -

Maybe Nintendo should apologize for their own April Fools joke, the Wii U

#43 Posted by m_machine024 (14860 posts) -

@Stevo_the_gamer said:

Taking jokes like this seriously is silly, especially being offended.

@m_machine024 said:

The jokes were not funny but no need to feel offended about them. :/

That's the thing, no one actually got offended. Outside of Kotaku.

I see..... Kotaku being Kotaku as usual. :P

#44 Posted by silversix_ (14042 posts) -

the worst out of this is that they weren't even clever nor funny. EA certainly is the worst company of america.

#45 Posted by Demonjoe93 (9519 posts) -

Pretty unprofessional, but, hey, it's fucking EA. I'm pretty numbed to their bullshit.

#46 Posted by Capitan_Kid (6527 posts) -

@charizard1605: Ignoring the butthurt doesnt actually mean its not there

#47 Posted by getyeryayasout (7163 posts) -

I love Peter Moore. Maybe the "joke" tweets would've been better received if they were actually funny, like at all.

#48 Posted by chernoalpha527 (121 posts) -

Am I missing something, how were those comments "shocking" or "unacceptable" seriously people that was nothing. I swear the gaming "community" is just looking for crap to hate. This is nothing, not even worth a mention in an article.

#49 Posted by ratchet_usa (361 posts) -

@super600 said:

@PhazonBlazer said:

How can they be a joke if they're true?

I don't thnk any nintendo employee that read those tweets found the tweets funny. It's unprofessional to bash a business partner like that on twitter.I hope you are not being sarcastic.

It is not EA's fault that nintendo sucks at keeping up with new technologies LMAO wiiu!

#50 Edited by super600 (30275 posts) -

@ratchet_usa said:

@super600 said:

@PhazonBlazer said:

How can they be a joke if they're true?

I don't thnk any nintendo employee that read those tweets found the tweets funny. It's unprofessional to bash a business partner like that on twitter.I hope you are not being sarcastic.

It is not EA's fault that nintendo sucks at keeping up with new technologies LMAO wiiu!

So it's okay for an actual EA emloyee to bash the wiiu on a public forum like twittter because people despise it? Even if the wiiu is a flawed product no company that has a business relationship with the company that released the product can bash the product because it unprofessional and bad.