EA attack Wii U in poor attempt at April Fools’ Day humour

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April Fools’ Day is the bane of every year, often blurring the lines between what is seen as sassy satire or purely miscalculated attempts at humour.

Case in point EA, and the supposedly witty social media team that are handling the verified Twitter account for their Frostbite engine. They took the opportunity to openly mock the technical capabilities of the Wii U in tweets since deleted, jesting that “it is the most powerful Gen4 platform”.

Messages sent from the account included, “Frostbite now runs on the Wii U since it is the most powerful Gen4 platform, our renderer is now optimized for Mario and Zelda”, “Frostbite will power Half Life 3, coming out summer 2014! Wii U exclusive”, and “Good news, we have finally fixed and optimized our ‘netcode’. Uses quantum entanglement for Zero Latency connections. Exclusively on Wii U”.

EA’s relationship toward Nintendo soured after after ex-CEO John Riccitiello had announced an “unprecedented partnership” between the companies at E3 2012. An anonymous representative commented that “Nintendo was dead to us very quickly”, although such claims were soon rebuked by Peter Moore.

[Thanks Kotaku]

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After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.

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