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EA removes Frostbite's Wii U and Half-Life 3 tweets

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Posted by: Matt Liebl

Looking to have some fun this April Fools' Day, the official Twitter account for Frostbite -- EA's proprietary video game engine -- posted quite a few Tweets poking fun at the Wii U and the system's inability to support the engine. Though no harm was intended, the tweets understandably upset plenty of frustrated Wii U owners. 

Facing backlash from consumers, EA has since deleted the tweets. Here's what they originally said:

"Good news, we have finally fixed and optimized our 'netcode'. Uses quantum entanglement for Zero Latency connections. Exclusively on #WiiU."

"Frostbite will power #HalfLife 3, coming out summer 2014! #WiiU exclusive."

"Frostbite now runs on the #WiiU since it is the most powerful Gen4 platform, our renderer is now optimized for Mario and Zelda."

April Fools' Day, as many developers have shown, is all about having a good laugh, but these tweets went too far. Poking fun at fans upset over the publisher's lack of support for their system just seemed a little too over-the-top.

Did Frostbite's initial tweets offend you or was it all in good fun?

Tags: April Fools' Day, EA, Frostbite

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