EA Apologizes for “Unacceptable” and “Stupid” April Fools Joke Leveled at Nintendo
Posted on Wednesday, April 2 @ 04:13:41 PST by Alex_Osborn
In celebration of April Fools' Day, the folks over at DICE posted a joke onTwitterthat wasn't afraid to make light of the fact that Electronic Arts has essentially abandoned Nintendo's tablet-centric gaming console.
The string of Tweets, which have since been pulled, read:
Frostbite now runs on #WiiU since it is the most powerful Gen4 platform. Our renderer is now optimised for Mario and Zelda.EA's Peter Moore then took to Twitter to offer a formal apology for the joke, calling it "stupid" and "unacceptable."
You can bet that DICE's joke caused quite a stir among the Nintendo faithful, forcing Electronic Arts to respond in the way it did.
You see?This is why I dread April Fools each and every year. Sure, you may find a few laughs here and there, but it's simply not worth the drama itstirs up.
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