. . . Adam Orth made history a few months ago, with the infamous "Deal with it" remark he spouted when asked about the supposed always-online functionality that would be in the next-XBOX, a feature that has now been confirmed to be null. Now, yet another high-in-position employee has said something so undeniably stupid, you think they just drank an entire can of "Trollaid" and now they're on full-on rampage.
This time, it's EA Sports' software engineer - Bob Summerwill. Recently, Summerwill logged on to Twitter and went on an all-out Nintendo-dissing rampage, calling the Wii U "crap" and saying things like "Nintendo should have pulled a SEGA and release exclusively to the PS4 and next-XBOX". He also went as far to say that the Wii U is even "less powerful than the XBOX 360."
. . . I'll be honest; this is truly sad. You'd expect this to come from a time-wasting, low-life, has-nothing-better-to-do troll, but not a high-in-position video game company employee - who's not only been in the business for more than a decade - but who also works for a multi-billion dollar company. This is the perfect display of what NOT to do, when you're working on the high wire for such a massive company. You're just asking to get fired. Even more so, it's not like EA, despite it's size, is the most favored company among gamers. After all, these ARE the guys who have the honor of winning the "Worst Company in America" award for the second year in a row.
Summerwill's remarks only further tarnish EA's already bad rep, as well as dirtying his own.
Now don't get me wrong - this is the internet. This is a place where you can say any-and-everything you want about anything in the world, and nobody can tell you that you can't - because this is a place of "freedom of speech." But even so, there's always 'that guy' who has to misuse that privilege and say something that so beyond stupid - it makes you think that if the theory of evolution were actual fact - humans would be *de*volving more than *e*volving.
At the end of the day ~ Summerwill's remarks were nothing short of unprofessional, idiotic, baseless and straight-up immature. I couldn't tell if I was reading the words of a deranged troll or an actual official. When your comments mirror that of some 12 year-old on a XBOX LIVE Call of Duty match - you know something's terribly wrong.