EA apologise for "Anti-Nintendo" April Fools tweets

Well, April Fools day has come and passed. As per usual there was a slew of videogame related April Fools day jokes with some particularly genius announcements. We were actually disappointed that a few of these WERE actually April Fools day jokes.

However, EA‘s Frostbite PR company took things a bit too far over on twitter with their aggressive “jokes” about Nintendo‘s Wii-U platform. The tweets have since been removed but they were as follows:

“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.”

Although haters may have gained a chuckle or two, EA‘s Chief Operating Officer Peter Moore did not see the funny side. On his Twitter account, Moore apologized for Frostbites tweets and called them “Unacceptable” and “Stupid”.

Although no EA games are in development for the Wii-U due to a lack of Frostbite 3 support, earlier this year Moore was keen to state that Nintendo “never have been, and never will be ‘dead’ to EA“. 

What do you think? A bit of a harmless joke? Or was it good form of Moore to publicly apologise for the tweets?

Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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