Apr 1st, 2014


Nintendo and EA don’t have the best relationship despite what either of the company’s executives say today, but the April Fool’s Day tweets that went out on the Frostbite engine Twitter account are downright mean. In a time when game developers and publishers are announcing silly additions to their games, whoever manages the Frostbite Twitter account thought it would be fun to claim everything was Wii U exclusive.

The tweets have since been deleted from the account, but Kotaku managed to collect them before they disappeared entirely. Here’s what was said:

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

— FrostbiteEngine (@FrostbiteEngine) April 1, 2014P

Frostbite will power #HalfLife3, coming out summer 2014! #WiiU exclusive.

— FrostbiteEngine (@FrostbiteEngine) April 1, 2014P

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

— FrostbiteEngine (@FrostbiteEngine) April 1, 2014

Poor taste, guys. Poor taste.

local_offer    EA  Nintendo  wii u  
  • Daniel

    Alright people, gather your torches and pitch forks. Speaking of torches, back to dark souls2

  • nexxus6

    EA…synonymous with professional.

  • Mario Garth

    Funny how EA was voted for worst company of the year 3 years in a row.

    • Shaise

      You know what they should do? Tell EA they were voted best company for the first time. The CEO will come up to take the prize. Then he’d say, “I thank you all. For voting for us. It means a lot. I told you all we were good, and that you’d all see sense.” *sniffs* “Say, you guys cooking barbeque to celebrate our victory?”
      The trophy had a piece of dynamite on it. It explodes and causes a firework that says “APRIL FOOLS.”

      • Squid

        The trophy needs to have Mario holding the middle finger on it,

        • Shaise

          Good idea! The finger is where the dynamite could be.


        Someone been watching Animaniacs re-runs again…

    • BIG Franky

      actually, FWIW… it was “only” (LOL) 2 years in a row… they didn’t get it this year.

    • Dáibhí wotshissurname

      It was only 2, but all the haters will gladly look over that…

  • ActivesiN

    well that employee will be fired

    • Matther777

      Well, you know EA; they will make him CFO!

      • ActivesiN

        o yeah I thought EA was a decent company for a second, silly me

  • Elias Ruelas

    So EA hires childish trolls?

    • Donaald

      Swedish people have a crappy sense of humor…

      • Chris Bingham

        They thought PewDiePie was a comedy legend….. they still do… so yeah they have NO sense of a humor EVER.

        • LordStar

          Yeah, I find PDP to be quite offputting, honestly. Also the reason why we’re seeing shitty horror games being green lit on steam

        • 00EpicGamer00

          That’s pretty sad. Everyone knows it’s Markiplier who’s the funniest Youtuber in the world! Okay, I might be going a bit far, but Markiplier is awesome. 🙂

      • crocodileman94

        Damn right you are! I’m swedish, and my family laugh out loud to the most lame and childish of jokes.

    • Squid

      What else do you expect from the worst company.

  • Shota

    It that a joke? Nintendo announce on twitter that ea is nominated for the 3rd time as the worst company in america

  • Yen

    The real joke is the company that isn’t good enough to make anything innovative on this “less powerful” machine.

  • LordStar

    EA, sod off with the 4th gen stuff! It’s the 8th gen, I was around for 6 generations of consoles!

    • I suppose that is te joke Wii U would be the most powerfull console during Gen4 for sure 🙂

      • Chris Bingham

        It’s already on par with the PS4/X1 but EA are too lazy to shell out the cash to do so…

        • BIG Franky

          stop. just….stop.

          • Chris Bingham

            No really, if you did some research the Wii U is actually more powerful than you guys think… Also it took you that long to make that comment?… Okay.

          • BIG Franky

            huh? I commented as soon as I read your silly post.

          • Phillip Fauble

            He has a point ya know. Sure it’s less powerful… But it’s significantly more powerful than most people seem to think. There is no reason they couldn’t port any game they’ve published too Wii U. They just need to be honest about their reasoning. “Since we’ll only sell like 4 copies we aren’t dumping the money into it.” in my opinion it’s the most capable console out right now, as far as gameplay possibilities go. Everyone who comes to my house and plays mine thinks it’s amazing. The problem is Nintendo won’t break this kid-based mindset when selling to a country of self proclaimed “mature” gamers. 99% of which are unbearable, overconfident, undereducated halfwits that care more about swinging their dicks around than having fun. Which is fine, do as you wish. But I’d rather enjoy my games than hear some 13 year old call me a faggot 37 times a minute. I’d buy battlefield 4 on wii U. But I won’t buy a new console for EAs games. I’m also too cheap to buy a new video card… Which I need so badly.

          • LordStar

            I think I found the reason: “We’re too lazy to code for a different architecture, even though that didn’t stop us in the past!” Though, you can get a nVidia 750 Ti for little more than half a U. Just was saying, as I’m a U, PC, and PS3 gamer

          • BIG Franky

            yeah… I never said it wasn’t a powerful console… I agree it is a much better/stronger unit that many on the web think. that wasn’t my point.

          • Dark Lord Sauron

            wii u is more powerful then ps3 and 360 which we all know that for a fact

      • LordStar

        Fair enough. It would easily beat out the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive for sure!

        But yeah, they’ve actually called the U/PS4/One the 4th gen SERIOUSLY before, which is my point of contention. Want to hear something funny? They’ve been around since the 2nd GEN! Though, honestly, they were computer only at that point.

        • Shaise

          Calling this the 4th gen, would mean that the first consoles were the PS1, Sega Saturn and N64. Yep, they don’t know there facts, it’s more surprising seeing to how they’ve been around for a while.

          • Donaald

            Actually the fourth gen was the 16bit era.

          • LordStar

            I think he was saying that the 1st gen in EA’s timeline would be PS1, Sega Saturn, and N64 era, is all

          • Donaald

            That would also be wrong, they were also around in the 16bit era making fifa and madden games from back then.

          • LordStar

            THey’ve been aroudn since the 2nd generation, which is the reason why I head desk whenever EA says that we’re in the 4th generation

    • Shaise

      The guys running it today probably don’t even know their history.

  • Wolfgem

    Meanwhile, on Brokenfield 4….

  • Ryan F

    Are we really sure this is real? Sounds like Kotaku may have pranked us.

    • Chris Bingham

      Nope, it is real… ish from DICE themselves…. At least they got Battlefield 4 working again…. oh wait

  • Matther777

    The joke would of been we are going to make BF4 more reliable.

  • jjbredesen

    I love EA!! They are the best company in the world form now on i will only buy there products they are much better than Nintendo’s!

    DLC and Micro transactions <3

    • EA are still pissy that Nintendo didn’t make Miiverse based on Origin XD it’s hilarious

      • jjbredesen

        It would be horrible!

        There would be:

        1. A online pass ($9,99 a month)

        2. $0.99 per post

        3. $59.99 to register a user.

        4. Screenshots cost an extra $5.99

        5. Servers extremely slow.

        6. Servers only up on mondays (04:00-06:00)

        7. Adds, adds everywhere!

        8. Pay another $20 to remove adds.

        9. NSA admins

        • Mii snapback required.

          • jjbredesen

            Now thats a great idea for the next Zorpix Den: “How to world would look like if ruled by EA” 😛

          • Matthew Stapleton

            They aren’t already trying??

          • Next Zorpix den is going up within 10-15 minutes, and it’s not like that at all ;P

          • jjbredesen

            Aw well it was still good 🙂 Perhaps next time then 😛

          • If I run out of ideas, I could use that one. That one’ll just be a bit harder to sell ashley on

          • jjbredesen

            Yeah thats true, was thinking of it as a more humorous article :P; dunno how strict WUD is on that but its not my business.

            You probably have a lot of good ideas, but one that would be easy to sell would be a article about the future of Starfox, Metroid and F-zero etc.

          • eh. we’ve been looking for some more humorous stuff. But directly attacking a company is kinda what i’m more concerned about

        • Gabe Hoffman

          You forgot the DRM and mandatory online

        • Dark Lord Sauron

          we would be so pissed off then we would have to grab our pitchforks and torches and run EA out of this country

        • Robinpreet Sidhu

          You forgot:
          1.$1 to friend someone
          2. $0.50 per word
          3. $5 to join a community
          4. $10 to respond to comments
          5. $1 to use stamps
          6. $30 to to capture video (if it is going to be a thing)
          7. $60 as tax to add the game to the communities section
          8. NSA accusing of of illegal stuff so $250 gone there
          9. $20 to join the thing in the first place!

        • readypembroke

          They stopped with online passes. The new CEO said that people didn’t like them anymore. Games that currently use online passes have their passes free for used games.

        • Dennyleven

          Hi we’re EA! We make fun of the companies that actually try to make software enjoyable instead of forcing people to pay for everything! That’s stupid!

          • Robinpreet Sidhu

            EA:Not only that, our games are rip-offs! Screw you, give us money!

      • DragonSilths

        You got it backwards. EA wanted to let the Nintendo Network get absorbed by Origin leaving Nintendo with no online system. Miiverse has nothing to do with it.

        • shoot, Nintendo Network. Yeah, sorry. Sometimes I just refer to the two as one! 😛

          • DragonSilths

            It’s fine lol.

    • Nintendofreak

      Origin the only reason i play titan fall u.u

      • Yousif Alromaithi

        Me too.

        • Alex Olney

          The game itself is fine, but footballers are some of the most overrated people on the planet. I’m not saying I could be better than them at the sport, but there’s a huge number of people who play it professionally, and get paid far too much to do it. Formula 1 drivers on the whole get paid less and they’re arguably the top twenty-something drivers IN THE WORLD – not to mention that every time they go out to race they run a very real chance of being killed or horribly injured. I just don’t like how certain brainless individuals have earn millions and gained the public eye by wearing shorts and shepherding a bit of leather into an outdoor cupboard.

          • Yousif Alromaithi

            Because soccer does more on sport they play the sport for ten months props. Not just that they are always active unlike formula one they do ten races average a year. American football season is five months. Soccer players uses more energy. That’s why they are faster and has good stamina while playing for many hours

    • Yousif Alromaithi

      The only reason I love EA is FIFA the rest bullshit. No giving sport can top soccer. Off to see Barca vs Man U.

      • Chris Bingham

        Baseball, Basket Ball, F1 and not forgetting Running are far better sports than Soccer… but that’s just my opinion.

        Also, why? Fifa is the same thing over and over again only with a new skin each year, pretending it’s “Brand New Features”

        • Yousif Alromaithi

          I am not talking about the game I am talking about the actual sport but then I love FIFA. It is the only entertainment I love more than video games itself.

          • Chris Bingham

            Baseball, Basket Ball, F1 and running races are real Sports.

          • Yousif Alromaithi

            So is soccer lol. That is why their is world cup.

          • Chris Bingham

            I’m just sayin.
            I know Soccer (Football) is a real sport, I’m just saying I feel that Baseball, Basket Ball, F1 and Running Racers are far better sports. I’m more of a F1 person, for the video games and the real sport.

          • Yousif Alromaithi

            They see soccer is a gentle man sport that’s why pele won best athlete of the century. Fifa is all about sportsmanship. But now it doesn’t.

          • DoctorWily

            “Soccer is a gentleman’s sport”… Have you lost your mind? I will
            give 3 examples of why your statement is completely bogus. I could give many more, but here’s a start:

            1) Zidane’s headbutt

            2) Drawing and quartering a referee in South America

            3) Fans consistently throwing bananas onto the field in protest of black players

            Soccer is full of prima donnas and their fans, while passionate, are the most misbehaved in the world.

          • Yousif Alromaithi

            Lol as if soccer is the only one doing that. Like baseball some guys takes steroids lol. You say that have I lost my mind, yeah I did once I heard he said that Baseball was a real sport while their players did some crazy shit. Turly F1 did worse shit then that lol.

          • Zach Cruz

            MMA, Wrestling, AMERICAN football, Baseball, Basketball, Jogging, Intense Walking, Weight Lifting, F1, Dancing, Cheerleading, Bowling, Gymnastics, I would rather watch or enjoy these sports over soccer. IMO these are better sports. (Cheerleading I’d bystand and watch… still over soccer)

          • Yousif Alromaithi

            Oh I love MMA my favorite so is wrestling but man those guys do steroids, lol. I love Soccer it is an entertainment sport.


          • Zach Cruz

            Funny I do a lot of those sports and don’t do steroids, its more of just taking protein and working out dedicating your time to improve your body to be in shape. Bodybuilding now… lots of dudes in that roid up.

          • Yousif Alromaithi

            Yes used to do weight lifting in the past nothing wrong in that. But saying soccer has issues and other sport does not is completely lame and will start a flame war if not careful.

          • DoctorWily

            I didn’t mention anything about popularity or say that soccer is the only sport doing these things (although, to my knowledge they ARE the only ones drawing and quartering officials). I am simply saying that due to these actions I would NOT call soccer a “gentleman’s sport”.

            For my next robot I will create SoccerFan Man and I will equip him with flare guns, bananas, and vuvuzelas.

          • Yousif Alromaithi

            Yeah right whatever.

          • Cena’s Smirk

            I love how when Soccer players get hurt. I mean they are rolling around on the grass, looking like they had their leg torn off. Then the trainer comes over and sprays water from a water bottle on their leg and poof, they are all better. What the heck is in that bottle. then you wonder what happened, watch the replay and no one touched them. Soccer is hilarious.

          • Yousif Alromaithi

            They do it to win. Lol it is an entertainment sport. Espially when they fight. Watch this video on youtube,https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgd6WWhDDLI. In 1:58-2:04 lol that player was an in idiot.

          • Cena’s Smirk

            I watched the video, I laughed out loud a few times. I think Soccer players are great athletes, and soccer highlights are some of the great things to see. My problem with soccer is they seem to be poor sports. you said they do that to win, I find it very unsportsmen like. As a guy who loves Hockey, I think the soccer players that fake injuries “to win” is a huge embarrassment to the sport.

          • Yousif Alromaithi

            Soccer athletes always defy the law of physics. Nice Goal from a famous player https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ECoR__tJNQ
            Guys like Ronadinho, Mardonna, Pele and Ronaldo “brazil’ are awesome to watch.

          • Cena’s Smirk

            nice goal, I’ve seen better highlights though. no response to Soccer players being poor sports and embarrassing?

          • Yousif Alromaithi

            That’s the bet free kick of all time they shot was impossible to make he went over 100 km/h I bet no one can do that.

          • Andrew St. Clair

            Every sport tops soccer. Soccer is for pussies.

          • Yousif Alromaithi

            Says who, the one who does not have enough integrity and stamina. Have discipline my friend.

          • Andrew St. Clair

            Says everybody who likes things that don’t suck, and since you don’t know me, you can’t judge me on my integrity or stamina. If you insist that you can, then you are admitting that you are a complete piece of shit of a person. Remember, it is you that are admitting that, not me that is calling you that. So, are you saying that I, a person that you’ve never met before or know absolutely jack, fucking, shit about, do not have enough integrity and stamina?

          • Yousif Alromaithi

            Yeah thats what I am saying lol. Relax bro.

          • Tim Hart

            cool stroy bro


        David Moyes is a football genius!

        • Yousif Alromaithi

          He is a fucking idiot. Go Liverpool.

    • Carlos Webster

      You know, you and someone else are good people.

    • Jack5221

      Everyone had really good April Fools jokes this year – especially Blizzard. EA on the other hand… Lame…

  • Varnuunas

    Bad advertisement is advertisement too. You know the saying: It does not matter what they write about me. All that matters is that they write my name correctly. So it is not all that bad after all.

  • RedChu

    I can’t tell if this is a Kotaku April Fools Joke or if EA actually posted them (since they’ve supposedly been deleted from their account).

    • Donaald

      Nope, it did actually happen, plenty of people were telling them that jokes are supposed to be funny

    • BIG Franky

      they actually posted them….. I responded.. .telling them that my #BF4 still isn’t working.

      • MetroidZero


  • Gameonfool

    Buy Nintendo, you no longer need play with power

  • anthony optimo

    EA is good at hyping up mediocre bug ridding games, Battlefield, Dead Space 3, Sim City, etc. Origen? Pfft, steam is far superior to that online turd.

    • Chris Bingham

      Hey, at least Battlefield 4 is working now…. APRIL FOOLS!

      • anthony optimo

        You had me there for a second xD

  • Chris Bingham

    EA, Best Company of the Year
    – April 1st, 2014

    …. Now that’s a joke.

    • Michael DeVore

      If only everyone would tweet that at them.

    • Nathan C.

      EA’s way of celebrating April Fools: bashing Nintendo. They just won the internet and my money…

    • Tecpedz94

      Then they wonder why they are always nominated as worst company. They said they want to make changes about that. Seems like they are working hard at that…. They are so immature its incredible.

  • TheBC97

    So, I heard right, they want me to buy no more EA-titles for ever, didn’t I?

  • andrewiiu

    This is supposed to be a professional company people! Jesus, with this level of professionalism you’d be lucky if you could run a lemonade stand!

    • anthony optimo

      What do you mean? The EA line up is full of lemons.

      • Chris Bingham

        What are you talking about? Everyone who works at EA ARE lemons

        • anthony optimo

          That explains the lemon line up. (Moment of clarity o_O)

          • Chris Bingham

            Must be why everytime I play an EA game I feel like a soar lemon..

          • anthony optimo

            Jokes on EA.

      • Dark Lord Sauron

        nah EA is run by baboons

    • Shaise

      That is exactly what I said! It’s probably being run by mugs, or kids. Or the people there qualified and are just kiddy.

  • Ony

    A friend asked “Frostbite is ‘battlefield wants to be crisis, but his mom won’t let him’ right ?”


    • Chris Bingham


    • Donaald


  • wiimenonowiiu

    Thats just wrong E.A. for trying to joke about this comming from a company thats the worst

  • Lusunup

    this is just sad lol good job nintendo for not stooping to there level.

  • Nintendofreak

    frostbite is not good enough for zelda u.u

  • Super Buu

    Wow. I am simply speechless. A person would think that someone who works at a company as big as EA would actually have a little bit of maturity when handling issues but this is pretty much like hiring one of those YouTube trolls and giving them some sort of position at EA so they can screw around over a mere issue. Oh poor little EA, Nintendo didn’t want Origin to swallow eShop. Poor little thing. Anyways. That pretty much convinces me that I should pirate EA’s future releases.

    • Donaald

      I already do, you can still get dead space free on origin until may 8th, just remember not to put any sort of credit card info and put some email address you barely use

  • Lil J Moore

    I like this joke. Battlefield 5 won’t be a broken game.

  • BIG Franky

    I actually thought the tweets were kinda funny at first…. but then I remembered how I lost $30 on trade-in after less than a week of owning their shitty, broken, piece of garbage BF4….and then I lost all respect for that piece of trash company all over again. maybe they should make sure their own games work before throwing jabs at others, LOL… just another reminder of how EA sucks… and they seriously wonder why everyone hates them…. (aside from their product of course)…

    • jjbredesen

      Congratulations for yet again buying a EA game so they get your money, and then trash it 😀

      (but they still got your money so they don’t care :P)

      • BIG Franky

        just as I think the people who automatically write-off Nintendo are idiots… I pretty much feel the same way about those that do the same to EA… or any company for that matter. does EA produce a lot of shit? yes… but they also produce a lot of good games as well. (it just so happens that BF4 is not one of them, LOL) contrary to popular belief around these parts, Nintendo is FAR from perfect, LOL…

        • Commander Raichu

          to me i feel like mass effect and dead space are there best franchises
          titanfall is fine but they will most likely start milking it and it will become the next cod(hope im wrong)

        • Rinslowe

          True. I have 0 respect for EA. But Mass Effect to me is a game series that I haven’t so far been able to pass up…
          Never burn the bridge completely, or end up missing out on great experiences. Too bad whoever was behind those tweets hasn’t learn’t that one yet…

  • cement dorado

    Then they ask themselves why they are the worst company ever.

  • MetroidZero

  • Dark-Link73

    As a rebuttal, Nintendo should post on twitter that they have agreed with EA’s contract stipulations for the Origin server deal and that they (Nintendo) gives EA sole control and rights over the Nintendo Network.

    I bet EA would love that, lol! 😉

    • Chris Bingham

      No thanks, Nintendo Network’s servers aren’t great but they are still better than EA’s Origins’ servers.

      • Dark-Link73

        Oh I know. It’s supposed to be an April’s Fool joke on EA from Nintendo. 😉

  • MetroidZero

    SIM CITY 2013 was so much better than SIM CITY 4.

  • redd214

    Lol, hilarious

  • Dj

    Do they become bigger dickheads each year?

    • Shaise

      It seems so. 🙂

  • Shaise

    Ok. I understand Nintendo not getting it right in the start but….IS EA OUT OF THEIR MIND?????? Seriously, this is not the behaviour I expect from a video game company, or a company or business to start with. I wouldn’t be surprised if it is being run by mugs. They are acting like children. Can’t they find anything better to do?

  • Gen4?? They cannot even April Fools/Troll correctly. Sorry EA but video game generations did not start with the Playstation 1.

    • Shaise

      This is gen 8!!!! It’s hard to believe as well, EA were around BEFORE the 5th gen. So how can they mistake the generation numbers?

      • DragonSilths

        Obviously the guy who made the tweets, was hired recently…he hasn’t been around in gaming for more then 4 gens I guess.

        • Henry Blackman

          Or he is EA only counted the playstation line.

  • Squid

    Assholes, they don’t even have good games.

  • Sdudyoy

    I highly doubt Valve would use your engine EA, in your dreams.

    • Smashninja22

      Its practically confirmed the next bunch of valve games would be running on the source engine 2

  • Gabe Hoffman

    I have practically lost all respect for EA but for an April Fools prank this is a very dick move. It doesn’t just insult the Wii U and its fan base but it just seems very unprofessional to me. Remember how they said Wii U can’t run FB3 then the admitted it could but they didn’t really want to take the time and effort to port it. Stinking liars

  • Cole Brinley

    EA is stupid.

  • greengecko007

    I’m not a fan of EA or their practices but… where’s the proof? Kotaku is not a credible source at all, and the linked article from them doesn’t provide any sort of actual proof either, i.e. no screen shots.

    Is this an April Fools on us?

    • Creeper

      oh! it is real! I managed to see those tweets before they deleted them (and apologized afterwards). But a spanish site managed to take screenshots.

      http: // atomix. vg/2014/04/01/la-broma-mas-pesada-del-april-fools-day-es-de-frostbite-engine/


    • Donaald

      WOW! And you couldn’t even look in Nintendolife were screenshots were posted! LMAO you fail the internet.

  • Commander Raichu

    BATTLEFIELD 4 is the best bug free experience ever made it is 20 times better than ocarina of time
    battlefield 4 also has an amazing story with so much charm
    battlefield 4 <3

  • its funny how they cant develop good games for the wiiu, while monolith can. Yet, they “make fun of wiiU”. Its like catching an arrow. with your knee.

  • Commander Raichu

    This is a very immature april fools joke that isnt even clever
    heh EA cant even come up with a good joke

  • 00EpicGamer00

    What else is new? EA does this, like, on a regular basis, lol. And to me, this isn’t really a “joke.” It’s more like EA just being themselves.

  • HydePark1980

    I’m sure the people you lay off quarterly are laughing their asses off.

  • Madmagican

    That’s some sauce.

  • Cole Brinley

    Why do Sony fanboys think this is the 4th generation?…Are they retards or something?

    • LordStar

      EA is the only one that thinks that this is the 4th generation, never mind them being around since the 2ND

  • Jon

    EA’s butthurt is strong with this one.

  • Dáibhí wotshissurname

    Wow, that’s meaner than the one that my friends pulled on me that a toddler that fancies me (!) was back on my street.

  • CydeFxt

    Well the good news is that those Mario and Zelda games, don’t need constant patches and are delivered as complete games. Can’t say the same for BF4.

    • Dark Lord Sauron

      battlefield 4 is a complete wreck cause everytime they try patching it up it gets worse and EA should be feeling ashame of themselves by screwing their battlefield gamers fanbase with this broken game and all they care about is money and not quality games and i feel bad for dice for be forced to rush the game out

  • Dáibhí wotshissurname

    How sad, I really wanted the latest version of FIFA ’09 on my Wii U 🙁

  • jrob23

    So EA can’t make FB3 run properly on the all powerful Xbone and PS4…and they are making fun of the Wii U? You seriously cannot make this stuff up. Utterly stupid and they deserve their reputations

  • stark

    “our renderer is now optimized for Mario and Zelda”

    The real joke is that whoever at EA wrote this thinks Nintendo would use frostbite for a Mario or Zelda game

  • NintendoFan

    EA be like with Wii U:

    “We want 4 times as many sales as the PS3 and 360 with a userbase 35 times smaller with a half arsed port”

  • Logan Wayman

    What the heck, EA?

  • FutureFox

    Sadly EA is a year long running joke.

  • InterTreble

    This is the 8th generation of consoles. At EA they don’t know even where they live. Btw, no Frostbite, no Battlefield, no downgraded games on Nintendo: good news, indeed! If EA is full of childish trolls instead of good programmers, now it’s clear why they are always one of the worst company in America. Winner or finalist, it doesn’t matter: they are officially crap! 😉

  • Sam

    I almost died laughing. Ha. Ha. Ha.

  • Stephen Macneil

    Classy, as I see it EA doesn’t have a right to make fun of anyone with its shoddy servers and shoehorning of free to play.

  • YayGs

    Isn’t it a generation 8 console anyway? Way to go.

  • Stephen Mignanelli

    Dear EA,

    your company as a whole is an april fools joke. The real April Fools joke is Origin powered by EA

  • Dark Lord Sauron

    EA you suck period and keep your garbage origin cause no one likes it that much

  • Nick Benson

    There’s a special place in hell for EA.

  • janco tianno

    Wii U is not powerful enough: Nintendo uses exclusive secret APIs to make a game like Super Mario 3D World. Mario Kart 8 will use a secret API as well. And the Architecture is from another world. Modern companies just know one way to use GPU together with the CPU.

    It was a miracle that EA’s Need for Speed Most Wanted for Wii U was superior in graphics and performance compared to PS3 and Xbox 360, since it is sooo weak (for EA Developers, which are so good that their games requires the most powerful hardware of the planet).

    Oh…and one more problem with the April’s Fool Joke: Ok, Wii U is not the last gen most powerful console, but honestly, if it was selling the same as PS4, it would have the engine ported as well – with an excellent performance.

    Man…this Console Generation started already behind a good PC. I was watching Titanfall (PC Version). Amazing game, but I didn’t see the graphics and thought “OH MY GOD, THIS IS THE FUTURE”. And it’s gonna be released for Xbox 360 too. Will be very similar.

    I didn’t know that EA was considered the worst company in USA twice, but this kind of behavior seems to come from people that are 12 or 13 (mental age), and honestly, for a company that has 3DS and recently Wii, I can’t understand why it would be interesting for EA to piss off Nintendo. It has nothing to do with Origin, it is just the kind of professionals that EA has now. And we know, seasons will pass, and if someone ask me which company is more solid, Nintendo or EA, I would say Nintendo.

  • desgraciado79

    EA is like the mean high school c*nt that is a bitch because she knows no one really likes her. So she has to bully others just to make herself feel better.

    Years later she ends up on some obscure gonzo video with a face full of jizz.

  • ETeach

    EA is a joke, so them making jokes is like, some kind of space-time rending anomaly.

  • BGhp

    I hope Nintendo proves them wrong.

  • janco tianno

    It’s not that hard. If EA is not supporting Nintendo anymore, no problem, just act like Ubisoft. They give support for most of the games, delay some releases with excuses like “It is to use the whole power of Wii U and Wii U Gamepad)”, give more excuses to release a game just for PS4 and XBox One, but at least their excuses are more mature. Maybe it is not so important for Market Sales TODAY, but you can’t say what will happen in the future.

  • David Trail

    EA suck!

  • FutureFox

    EA = Evil @ssh*le

  • Henry Blackman

    They think valve will use Frostbite for HL3 XD
    So cute. So clueless

  • Sultan 7

    You have just sealed your fate…..

  • Adrian Brown

    Gen4 hahahahahahahahahahaha idiot…

  • Møhåmmęd Jårmøn

    Wow that’s amazing. The lack of maturity is unfathomable. Ha that’s why EA is a joke

  • elbrody

    What an asshole he or she deserves to burn

  • Will (ishigum)

    BattleField 4 is functional and completely bug free.

    See what I did there EA?

  • Will (ishigum)

    This is what happens when your employees drunk tweet.

  • brian

    They’re really going to regret this. Nintendo is one of the most respected companies worldwide. This will certainly sour a few people’s mouths.

  • EA should learn how to code – and how to treat people.

  • LJay

    EA you are soooo fucking cheap and a bit cheeky for a company who consistently churns out nothing but shite,i cannot wait for the day of the announcement that you have filed for bankruptcy.

  • Jonathan George Anaya

    Why is everyone hating EA for speaking the Truth? If the WiiU is soo weak that it can’t even handle a game engine that the 360 can handle, why shoot the messenger? Blame Nintendo foe selling an INFERIOR product.
    As always, money is King and gamers have already voted with their wallets: the WiiU is Already Dead (last)

    • Donaald


      • Jonathan George Anaya

        Couldn’t handle the truth, eh? Well, enjoy the 4 games the WiiU will get before Nintendo kills it off for the Quality of Life product due out next year

        • Donaald

          Will do

        • Rick van der Linde

          I most certainly will enjoy Mario Kart, thnx =)

        • Donaald

          Will do

    • nexxus6

      Another uninformed gamer who believes that the WiiU can’t run games that the 360 can. Priceless!

    • MetroidZero

      People, like myself, said the same thing when the 3DS rolled out. Look what happened to it now. Nintendo messed up, BIG TIME, with the Wii U, but do not underestimate them, for they will turn things around. I wish sooner not later.

  • Mitch Hall

    I think it’s funny how some developers keep calling this the “fourth generation” just because it’s the generation the PS4 came out.

  • D-Man

    EA is the best company ever…..no joke.

  • Spaniard0069

    I forgive you EA but only because of Titanfall.

  • Apparently Peter Moore is apologizing for the poor taste in April Fool’s joke posted by Frostbite

    • HydePark1980

      Jesus Christ! This guy always has to clean up after his kids.

      • Sounds like the kids need an asswhuppin.. They have spent a lot of time badmouthing Nintendo over the past couple years. Then on top of that they still release broken and glitchy games. Unacceptable from a big company like EA. I mean no one expects 100% perfect games in this modern gaming world all the time but some of the problems with EA’s games and services are just outrageous.

    • How many times per year are they going to apologize Nintendo? How about throwing some money to Iwata instead for (note) “TRYING” to ruin their biz, then shut the hell up. What really gets ruined here is EA itself.

  • Adam Fox

    I hated EA before….but this just made it worse……then again, EA did earn the Worst Company Of The Year MORE than once…….and that is ONE thing that did actually strive to EARN…

  • Cubester_64



    (I’m not kidding it exists)

  • Rinslowe

    Does it get any more ridiculous than this?
    All the peeps out there talking about crazy fans should take note of how real fanboys operate….

    Of all the things that could have given credibility to Frostbite through wit, this was the abosolute worst thing they could have come up with…
    What reputable entity or individual bashes other corporations and believes that makes them look the better party?

    Even in the spirit of April Fools this was professional stupidity in action.

    I’m finding it hard to believe this was even from the Frostbite team… WTF…. lol.

    • Petri

      Jokes on them, Frostbite 3 is still a mess.

  • Ben English

    So… uh…

    Wasn’t Gen 4 the generation of SNES, Megadrive, and Turbografix 16?

    Also I’d love to see a serious effort to make a HL3 Wii U exclusive joke just because of how it would piss off fanboys.

  • LLort A. Ton

    ”Wii U is the most powerful Gen4 console.” Yeah, the Super Nintendo and Sega Genisis dont have crap on the Wii U. The most hilarious thing this guy said was ”Frostbite now runs”. That could have been there april fools right there.

  • ACE

    sure EA is the Worst company for videogames but Nintendo too.. Wii U is a Outdated console

    • I got both: Wii U and PS4. Wii U is much more elegant, low noise, easy to use and powerful once programmed right. PS4 sounds like a vacuum cleaner when you play anything using more resources. Not to mention the the controllers of Nintendo are much more precise, ergonomic, next-gen and easy to charge. Yeah I like PS4 too, but it’s a bit barbaric peace of hardware compared to Wii U – and the differences on the screen when talking about power is minor.

  • Donaald


  • WiiUPS43DS

    EA is crap..Nothing else needs to be said..That is why i will never buy another EA game..Ever!..Even a good star wars game will not get me to buy EA

  • Dennyleven

    Then of course we have the little bullies called EA. Really guys? Is there not a single person on EA that likes wii U? Of course not, that person would’ve been fired in a second. Friggin SEAGULLS!

  • Jeovany

    Doess no one have a sense of humor. Damn clam down its a joke

  • nexxus6

    After seeing these tweets, its hard to deny that companies don’t have it out for Nintendo.

  • oontz

    Too be fair… it’s kinda funny. Sometimes people need to get over themselves. If you can’t laugh at yourself…. then you shouldn’t laugh at all.

  • JeanPaul

    Ugh… I Fucking hate the direction Nintendo is going in the gaming industry, They have everything they need to be leading the gaming industry and I believe they could easily dominate it if they would take their heads out of their asses. They have the most recognizable characters, great history, and a fuck ton of money. Maybe one day they’ll realize their potential.

    Maybe all this bad press will get them into gear.

  • Peter Lythaby

    Bunch of cocks. EA I can take a joke like everyone else. My wallet can’t though

  • Petri

    A good April fools joke is something believable.
    This is something you would expect from anonymous “trolling” child on internet.

    Though I don’t know who this insults more, Wii U gamers, or Battlefield gamers, that still tries to get best of the broken ass Battlefield 4.

  • Matski

    Amazing, of course EA’s definition of something that ‘runs’ is a half finished game that you get the honour of paying extra for through micro transactions. Sorry EA but you dont have any sort of Morale high ground! jokes on you!

  • Ort

    I laughed out loud.
    Then I cried a little.
    Now I’ll hide in Steam.

  • matt

    Immature and heading into the red in other words all EA will prove this gen is don’t trust most 3rd partys that put yearly rehashes out over and over again all their recent games have been shit….

  • matt

    If anything after Nintendo said no to a partnership they should of supported wiiu more so that maybe in the future Nintendo would agree to some sort of partnership but they just went all childish and started trolling Nintendo instead immature isn’t even close,Nintendo should sue them for continuous fake articles basically false advertising.

  • Adam Porter

    here, wait a minute it was pretty funny to be fair to them.

  • Adecentboy777

    a bit harsh BUT, well I partly understand them and I own a Wii U, but the console is…. worth a laugh 🙂

  • Philson

    E.A: Extreme Asshole’s

  • Capt. Smoker

    Just sounds like the kind of jokes people look at you like your Sheldon Cooper for….


    Deja vu all up in this.I know a lot of people say that it’s just an April fools joke but it’s very unprofessional to make fun of one of your supposed partners.It can sour relations between them and make the company look bad as a whole.Not to mention this happened a few months ago so bad timing on whoever posted this. It’s one thing to make a joke to a group of friends but don’t bring that to work,that is if, you know,you want to keep your job. Now I’m not saying that they should be fired but he/she should be disciplined.

  • viruzz

    well its the truth, what people want from EA? WiiU is underpowered antiquated tech, it should be ridiculed until Nintendo learns how to properly make a console

  • Zanzama

    They really want to defend their title as worst company

  • Someone should have said:

    “At least we can be sure that Mario Kart 8’s servers will actually work.”

  • David Lein

    So their idea of an April Fool’s Day joke is pretty much how they speak to each other when they get off work. Wow….Maybe it’s unprofessional, but now companies are barely holding back in trashing the Wii U. It’s unprofessional, but when companies are that straight forward about how bad the Wii U sucks…that is a Wake up call. Sorry Nintendo.

  • Commander Jim

    When it’s reached the stage that game devs use the mere idea of releasing a game on the Wii U as an April Fools prank, it might be safe to start considering that maybe the race has been run. I just wish I could say it was going out swinging.

  • Cole Brinley

    EA Sucks #FUCKYOU.

  • asdfg

    How mature and professional.

  • beez1717

    F you EA!