Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 18th May 2013 21:06 UTC
Games "At the end of a week in which Electronic Arts confirmed it wasn't developing a thing for the Wii U, one of the software engineers in EA Sports' Canada studio, in a series of since-deleted tweets, disparaged the console as 'crap' and suggested Nintendo should give up on hardware altogether. 'The Wii U is crap. Less powerful than an Xbox 360. Poor online/store. Weird tablet', tweeted Bob Summerwill, listed as a senior software engineer at EA Canada, in a reply to a tweet posting a link about EA's no-Wii U news. 'Nintendo are walking dead at this point'." The Wii U is turning into the 21st century's Virtual Boy.
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EA Games. Now that's crap. Look who's talking.

If EA stops supporting a system, the average quality of games released on that system would drastically rise. With this rise of quality comes an inevitable loss of sales to these "sports fans" type people. Almost everything EA releases is garbage, but admittedly garbage that sells. And don't even get me started on their EA Sports line--I'll just say, the only people who give a damn traditionally about those games are mainstream, non-gamer types.

I'm not so sure I like the way Nintendo is going these days, I admit, somewhat alienating their traditional hardcore fans in many ways (that hurts as a fan since I was young), but for EA to be slamming Nintendo's quality... now that's some serious LMFAO material right there. EA can't touch Nintendo's traditional quality. They never did, they never will. But they have produced a pretty good game here and there over time... just not many.
Maybe they are trash talking it down so they can buy it and .. well.. whatever EA do with brands they buy.

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