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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The internet makes asses of us all!
by TM99 on Sun 19th May 2013 06:55 UTC
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Seriously, businesses should not let their employees post things like this. I hope this guy was quickly fired.

The WiiU specs are not spectacular, but they are certainly better than the Xbox 360 - better CPU & GPU plus HDMI. My original 360 lacks HDMI and can only run component.

When I am ready to get an eighth generation console, I have decided it will be the WiiU.

The PS4 is out because I am not going to repurchase all of my PS1, PS2, and PS3 titles, yet again. The PS4 hardware is too different to even play PS3 titles so they will have to be purchased through PSN. I do not like the Sony Cloud idea at all. I also greatly dislike the damned inclusion of a Facebook specific button on the controller. Seriously? A Facebook button?!

There are so many rumors around the next Xbox but thus far, if it becomes true that it will require an always on connection and that older titles or used games can't be played, they can bite me. The Xbox Live service is getting too intrusive as it is.

Now I admit to not being a big EA Sports fan so not getting these titles means nothing to me. I love the original Nintendo titles - Kirby, Mario, Zelda, etc. And I really enjoy FPS and jRPG's, so I will be set on the WiiU just like I have been on the Gamecube and Wii. I am in no hurry but these types of 'pronouncements' usually turn out wrong. The Wii was also going to fail. The 3DS sucked. The new Xbox 360 won't be any better than the original. Blah blah blah. ;)

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