April Fools' Day: when engine designer jokes become corporate apologies.
The biggest Aprils fools joke was Peter Moore stating that he still views Nintendo as a business partner. That got a chuckle out of me.
That was a bit mean to be honest.
Remember, EA did say a while back that they did still have games and plans for the Wii U.
There's a difference between a joke and malicious band wagon stabbing.
It's a freaking April fools joke..
Exactly. We so quickly come to the defense of a company when the joke is on them, but laugh at all the jokes that are played on us every yr. Yeah, I am talking to u valve.
An april fools joke would have been something like an outrageous game rumor. This was just mean-spirited slamming using April Fools Day as a cover for it.
It was a bad joke, but I agree some people over reacted. Some one was claiming that who made this joke must be fired.
Well you know EA and how much they love Nintendo. :I
just proves how vulnerable wiiu owners feel to be offended by a joke. lets face it, truth hurts.
Now if someone were to say something like this about something Sony related on this site, like the Vita, they would have been moderated in less than 5 minutes.
April fools jokes are supposed to be subtle so that people believe them for a second or two. What FB tweeted was just obvious trash talking. You can't just say anything you like on April 1st and then say it's OK, it's a joke. Like I can't just walk up to someone and insult them saying they're ugly and worthless ... then just go HA HA, April 1st... that's not how it works. The tweets were deleted and apology issued because what they did was wrong. After everything that's transpired between the two companies recently too. Asking for people to get saked is an over reaction, but let's not ignore what happened here.
You saved me from typing a longer version of that. Thanks, Bone.
it's ok to be offended!
If it was meant to be a joke and there was no ill will, the tweets wouldn't have been deleted. Needless to say someone at EA thought that they shouldn't be still there, so they were removed. Jokes aside, these are two companies that have made each other very successful. To kick Nintendo while they are down is just like rubbing salt in a wound.
no, they only removed the tweet because nintendo fans dont seem to have a sense of humour and start to make it into a serious thing. just goes to show how pathetic and vulnerable nintendo fans have become when they cant take an april fools joke on the chin. just goes to show the wiiu is losing to the point where stating its losing or stating how weak it is becomes a sensitive subject. '' To kick Nintendo while they are down is just like rubbing salt in a wound.'' nintendo have been the laughing stock of the games industry for well over a year now. one more joke on april fools makes no difference. just look at this site here on n4g, go to the wiiu section... absolutely no wiiu games, no good or exciting news... in fact, there is not really any wiiu news at all. the wiiu is a joke. dont get offended
Thanks for the $250 class action rebate Check EA. Pretty much refunds all the games I have bought in the last 4 years from you.
More like EA's Frostbite takes an April Fools' Day jab at Nintendo, then everyone including EA thinks it was lame except for a few idiots who decide that it was actually great so they spend a couple hours writing up an article saying the gaming community overreacted.
EA's Frostbite needs to grow up.
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