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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I wonder if you have any working, political, military or sports experience.

Some environments require teamwork directed from above. You can not, as an employee, state public opinions and then claim they are "personal" and not the view of your employer. Nobody will buy in to that.

This EA guy can think the Wii U is crap (which is debatable), can tell his wife, his friends, his parents or some random people in the streets. He can not wear an EA shirt and put an opinion like this on a public blog.

If he gets fired I wonder what you will do after your claim to defend his right of free speech.

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