Frostbite’s April Fools’ Joke Is Mean

Frostbite’s April Fools’ Joke Is Mean

There are a lot of awful pranks and unfunny jokes out there today, but this one might be the weirdest: the official Twitter account for Frostbite — EA’s proprietary video game engine — is acting like a big ol’ bully.

See, EA is on the long list of publishers that no longer makes games for Nintendo’s Wii U, as their powerful Frostbite 3 engine just won’t support it . So the folks behind Frostbite are making jokes… about running it on Wii U.

UPDATE: Whoever runs the Frostbite account has deleted the tweets, but we still have them here:

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

— FrostbiteEngine (@FrostbiteEngine) April 1, 2014

Frostbite will power #HalfLife3, coming out summer 2014! #WiiU exclusive.

— FrostbiteEngine (@FrostbiteEngine) April 1, 2014

Good news, we have finally fixed and optimised our ‘netcode’. Uses quantum entanglement for Zero Latency connections. Exclusively on #WiiU.

— FrostbiteEngine (@FrostbiteEngine) April 1, 2014

Man, what a bummer. These aren’t even funny — just kinda cruel. They’re picking on the weakest kid in class. Maybe Nintendo should tweet something like “Hey guys, Battlefield 4 is working today. APRIL FOOLS.”

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