EA Apologizes For Rude Frostbite April Fools Joke

April Fools jokes are widely accepted in gaming industry, but the official Frostbite Twitter account has taken it too far and forced EA COO Peter Moore to apologize.

Early on Tuesday, the official Frostbite Twitter account posted a series of tweets making fun of Nintendo's Wii U.

"Frostbite will power #HalfLife3, coming out summer 2014! #WiiU exclusive," read one Tweet.

"Frostbite now runs on the #WiiU since it is the most powerful Gen4 platform, our renderer is now optimized for Mario and Zelda," the account added, making fun of the power difference between Wii U and its contenders: Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

The tweets were removed shortly after and Peter Moore tweeted an apology to Nintendo and fans. "Our apologies to partners @NintendoAmerica & fan," he said. "@FrostbiteEngine's poor attempt at April Fools not condoned by EA: unacceptable/stupid."

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fck nintendo, serve em rite.

fck nintendo, serve em rite. love how the emulator can play wii games and gc games. i hope wiiu will come next, it will punish them and make them learn. they need to learn. mario mario and more mario is old, im bored to see zelda, mario and whats not cuz ive seen it since im 11, 23 years ago!

Wii U

Nintendo needs made fun of. If you don't make fun of them then they will never learn. Since xbox got roflstomped by PS4 (who doubled xbox one sales) now is when they need to rethink their strategy. Sony needs competition nipping on their heels or they might become the next nintendont. Nintendo has so much nostalgia behind it, that if they left the kitty table and joined the grown ups even I might be tempted to make a switch. I mean you can still have iconic games like Mario but sitting next to it a game that lets you eviscerate your enemies with instruments of war. Zelda should go with Mid-evil and gore just once. You slap a Mature rating on the cover while Link holds the body of his dead fairy friend who was decaptiated and even I will be wanting vengeance.

That's fair.

saying that something "sux" is your opinion, and on the internet you are entitled to it. In the same way that I can declare that you are a fool who dismisses things out of hand and makes broad sweeping generalizations about something as subjective as level of suck-ness. Maybe if you could site specific reasons you think it sucks it might lend more to your argument. Except that you declared it sucks, not that you simply thought so, meaning you didn't put much thought into your words to begin with.

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