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April Fools 2015 thread

Hayama Akito

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Yeah, let's better get this in order.

- Google Maps Pac-Man mode (own thread)
- Capcom Unity confirms Roll Matsuri in Japan.
- Taito now has a spa-arcade.
- Save the world from spiders in Romancing SaGa website.
- Square-Enix annouces Tekken x Lord of Vermillion (own thread)
- Furries in Dai Gyakuten Saiban.
- Daigo Umehara leaves professional gaming to become... an accountant.
- French Bread announces Under Night In-Birtha Xnd -COSIGN-.
- Sega: No plans for April Fools jokes this year... (thanks FluxWaveZ)
- Samsung Galaxy Blade (thanks Wreav)
- Dying Light is going to have altered physics for 24 hours (thanks jim2point0)
- Google Panda (thanks Azusa)
- Dead or Alive 5 Hardcore announced, fanmade but really well made (thanks Zonic)
- Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate HD Ver. announced (thanks wiibomb)
- SpeedRunners gets pixelated and 8bit soundtrack (thanks Ozium)
- The Battle for Middle-earth 3: The Battle of the Five Armies (check out the whois, thanks kiru)
- Wayforward's You Are The Winner! Go You press release (thanks salromano)
- Path of Exile is now full of cats thanks to a "bug" (thanks Robert at Zeboyd Games)
- Yellow Sumarine available in Star Citizen (thanks Geist-)
- Swery announces sequel to D4: D5: Dark Dreams don’t Die in Deadly Premonition (thanks VideoMan)
- What happened in Tokyo Xanadu?

Will update this thread in the next hours.
 

androvsky

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Been trying to figure out if the story about Bandai Namco opening up their 80's video game properties to outside developers is real. It's dated the 31st, and it's not too different from what Square Enix is doing with some of their old properties, so it seems reasonable. The difference here is there's some big stuff like Galaga and Pac-Man available for developers that qualify.

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2015-03-31/bandai-namco-opens-rights-to-pac-man-80s-game-properties/.86558

http://www.bandainamcogames.co.jp/corporate/press/release/60/pdf/20150331.pdf
 

Nugg

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Remember guys, don't get banned for something stupid! Here on GAF:
- It's OK to have ONE April fools thread like this one.
- Posting a new thread dedicated to one single April fools seems to be frowned upon
- Posting an April Fools and try to pass it as legitimate news will get you banned.

Disclaimer: I'm no mod, I'm just posting what I remember from previous years.
 

pervasive

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The gif of Daigo pressing all those button on that arcade stick just made me die of laughter not to mention those testimonials, too funny
 

salromano

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Been trying to figure out if the story about Bandai Namco opening up their 80's video game properties to outside developers is real. It's dated the 31st, and it's not too different from what Square Enix is doing with some of their old properties, so it seems reasonable. The difference here is there's some big stuff like Galaga and Pac-Man available for developers that qualify.

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2015-03-31/bandai-namco-opens-rights-to-pac-man-80s-game-properties/.86558

http://www.bandainamcogames.co.jp/corporate/press/release/60/pdf/20150331.pdf
That's real.
 

haxamin

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Imagine if a game was to be announced on April Fool's Day, only to find out its a legitimate announcement.
Has that, or anything similar, happened before?
 

Zonic

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Imagine if a game was to be announced on April Fool's Day, only to find out its a legitimate announcement.
Has that, or anything similar, happened before?
Considering Nintendo Direct is tomorrow, it's possible Nintendo might pull it off.
 

AdanVC

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Looking forward to Capcom's new Megaman game trailer with genuine gameplay footage and release date to see it cancelled at the end of the day and pics of how they delete the actual build they did for the trailer.
 

stan423321

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Imagine if a game was to be announced on April Fool's Day, only to find out its a legitimate announcement.
Has that, or anything similar, happened before?
Very first Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games. Announced very close to April 1st, then left quiet for a while. Then it turned out there was no joke about it.
 

Punchy4486

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Imagine if a game was to be announced on April Fool's Day, only to find out its a legitimate announcement.
Has that, or anything similar, happened before?
Saints Row IV (back when it was an expansion known as "Enter the Dominatrix") qualifies. The giant Saints Flow can monster and the aliens were the focus, and people that it was a prank, until they revealed a month later it was real.
 

Hayama Akito

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Wait, really? Oh wow.
Yes, French Bread (known as Watanabe Seisakusho in those years) was making Queen of Heart 2001 when they make the joke about a Tsukihime fighting game for April Fools, in fact Melty Blood was made with the same engine as QOH2001. The same story with Gleam of Force, it started as a joke.
 

Dimitri LH

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Yes, French Bread (known as Watanabe Seisakusho in those years) was making Queen of Heart 2001 when they make the joke about a Tsukihime fighting game for April Fools, in fact Melty Blood was made with the same engine as QOH2001. The same story with Gleam of Force, it started as a joke.
Gotta love French Brench and their games. They also made Glove on Fighting right? And I miss playing Gleam of Force.