Peter Moore, the Chief Operating Officer at EA, has taken to Twitter to apologise for the troll tweets published today from an anonymous developer on the Frostbite engine Twitter account.
They should fire whoever posted those troll tweets.
Not that serious.
Depends really. 'EA the company' has publicly stated their support for Nintendo and when 'EA the employees' go against that, it makes things... difficult and then Nintendo feels bad. Hmm, the more interesting one would be if Sony did the same to MS or vice versa somehow :)
It wasn't even that bad. People need to chill I swear. I dread to think what people will say when I publish the next video roundtable for our site (luckily no one gives a s*** at this point). Bunch of sensitive girls. GROW A PAIR!
Must have been some serious biz to somebody or they wouldn't have deleted the tweets and Peter Moore wouldn't be apologizing.
While I agree its not so serious that someone should get fired its probably something that once Senior EA staff got wind it caused a big stir. Not only are they trolling one of their partners ( they do still make Nintendo games mind you ) but they also haven't had a great PR run of late so any negative press associated to them is something very un-wanted.
He shouldn't have to apologize come on people it's April fools lighten up ;)
@Silly gameAr I think there should be discipline for the poster but not serious enough to lose his job. His attempt at humor was misguided, but Nintendo is also to blame for its frosty relationships with EA and other 3rd parties and a tweet like this from a person not in any real power will have little impact on decisions between the big boys at the top of the companies.
Uh, yeah. What the frick is wrong with a joke on April fools day? EA does not even honor their partnership with Nintendo.
@VitaOwner I'm not saying anyone should lose their job over it or anything like that. Just saying somebody must have taken it a little more personal then most and thought it was in bad taste or the tweets would still be there. Me personally, don't think anyone should lose their job over a few tweets, even if they were kind of in bad taste, but sadly things like that happen everyday.
When you work for a big company; you better try hard not to make a fool of yourself. Just because a small group, or even one person decides to "be funny" - that smudges the name of the entire company. Notice, people started jumping on EA's back as a whole; not just the person who tweeted this. Why do you think parents tell their kids to be on their best behavior when they're out in public? Their actions tend to reflect off of their parents as well.
It was kinda funny and harsh at the same time. But nah they shouldn't be fired. ....cant you take a joke?
They can't take a joke not if it's aimed at Nintendo! ;)
It's not a joke - it is a mean spirited shot at Wii U owners, and Nintendo. It isn't like this is the first time for EA either. I like my Wii U thank you very much. When a publisher goes out of its way to call my purchasing decision stupid, I just really want to go out of my way and not touch their product; not for the PS3, Wii U, PC or PS4. I doubt that I'm the only person at the moment who won't buy EA product. Peter - I appreciate your attempt to apologise, I very much do, but I think a little too much water has gone under the bridge, and at least in my case it is falling on deaf ears.
The Frostbyte announcement could have been fairly funny, but then they doubled-down with the rest of the tweets and comments about the console being the most powerful... At that point the posts kinda went from "OK..." to "Sh*tty"
because that wouldn't be a complete overeaction
Someone made a tweet about how underpowered a toy is... loses job. Not an overreaction at all /s
I accidently agreed.
Yeah they hurt the wii u feelings!!
Really? What's next, going to fire the guy that says the Earth is round? Truth hurts, suck it up and #dealwithit.
Apologize? Another April Fools joke?
And now fix the netcode of BF4 EA.
It's fixed on my end other than langcang dam and Hainan.Also in the server type Testserver 2 enjoy ;) OT:Have people really become butthurt over a set of tweets??
It was just a harmless April fools joke. I'm a Nintendo fan and I still laughed at it. He really didn't need to apologize.
Not really, it was a very clear troll move and not a joke. Ea was fully behind the Wiiu until Nintendo wouldn't let them have origin on the system, hell crysis 3 was ready for launch on the Wiiu. Whomever did this within EA clearly did this out of malice
I wonder what would happen if those tweets were joking about the PS4 or Xbox One. I like how Nintendo are still considered "Partners."
Ah good. EA being mature for once. But you guys aren't partners unless that ridiculous Titanfall Wii U rumor was true. Again, I love Battlefield and Titanfall, but there are times when I hate that company to death.
Even if it the rumour is true - and even if Titanfall is a fantastic game .... they have lost a customer.
Jokes are funny but theirs a thin line between a Joke and just being plane rude and unnecessary.
Wtf is up with peter moore sitting like that??
His sexy apology pose isn't working for you huh?
Why did I immediately think of this? http://maxcdn.fooyoh.com/fi...
the jokes weren't even funny, and didn't even sound like any thing april fools like. people are overreacting a bit. But the tweets didn't need to be said and who ever did it was just using today as an excuse
The follow-up tweet made me chuckle though. ;) https://twitter.com/Frostbi...
People are only upset because there is so much truth in the jest. The people who are most sensitive about things are the ones that actually have something very apparent to be sensitive about.
I find it funny that people will suddenly give an EA member's bashing a pass because it's April Fools and it's being done to the Wii U. Guarantee you that if these kinds of comments were posted about the PS4 or XBone, half the forums on the internet would implode with sheer outrage regardless of the day. Double standards. Double standards everywhere.
Come on, man you know those articles don't even get approved here. PS4... the site where Sony and Playstation fans live in a bubble.
Nintendo: "Hey,your shoelaces are untied". EA: "Huh?" *Looks down* Nintendo: *Smacks EA down the head with a Wii U Gamepad* Nintendo: "April Fool's Day, Bitches!"
A child misbehaves. It gets attention. A child apologizes for misbehaving, it gets even more attention.
Stop feeding the child .... it dies.
I see a lot of people here saying that "It was just a joke, lighten up." It doesn't matter; when you work for a big company - there's a code of conduct. EA isn't exactly some little corner-office indie studio. If that WAS the case - their actions would have mattered a little less - but EA is the exact opposite. They're a corporate dinosaur. They're the biggest third-party dev/publisher out there. When one fool decides to act up (*coughcough Bob Summerwill coughcough*) - that makes a mess of the entire company's reputation. Notice, people weren't saying that the Frostbite Twitter Page Tweeter was a bad guy; they were saying that EA is a bad guy (and for the most part, they deserve that title). EA-employees have been taking pot-shots at Nintendo from since 2013; and it's getting annoying. It's unprofessional, and childish. Thank goodness Nintendo doesn't dabble in the drivel that goes on in the online world; at least not much.
I agree with most of things you said but: "People weren't saying that the Frostbite Twitter Page Tweeter was a bad guy; they were saying that EA is a bad guy (and for the most part, they deserve that title)." - NO THEY DON'T. So a whole company should be accountable just cause I employee screwed up!? So punish everyone just cause I guy is an asshole!? These things happen in the gaming world. They happened a lot during the SEGA - Nintendo days. Nintendo is a big company, they can take of themselves.
For those that want to act like this was a simple April fools joke you should take a step back and check yourself. A April fools joke would have been a Picture of Madden running on the Wii U. No they took shots at another companies hardware and that is bad business. If you doubt it wasn't then why remove the tweets. For one EA just got out of the dog house. But if I was Nintendo I would have trolled back. I would have said hey we just released a game that doesn't need a hundred patches it needs one. Or Surprise DRM for everyone.
They are big company, they can take care of themselves. Thank god you don't work for Nintendo. Otherwise the company would have PR nightmares everyday.
It's just a joke. Grow up.
Nintendo fans take an April fools joke seriously? WTF
Nintendo fans are only upset because there's truth in the joke.
Why did you post again just to say the same thing you said in your first post?
Is it me or does this guy look even more evil when he is trying to seem like a good guy??
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