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April Fool's Compilation Thread Of Soon To Be Awesome (Put those websites here!)

Brannon

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Because this Thursday, this thread will be the safest place for all your April Foolery. Seriously.

Alternatively, those sites that make you concentrate on some picture before scaring the crap out of you? They, too, can go here until that hallowed Thursday. (you have been warned)

In the meanwhile, I'm sure Bungie has something cooking on the stove. Pimps on Ice?

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Knew I was missing something. Latest compilation ever? Yes. Yes it is.



BEGIN!

Starcraft 2 Pro-Mod
http://www.sc2promod.com/

icecream said:





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Ashes1396 said:
youtube now has something higher then HD resolution: text p option... :lol

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7BfESyX9d8

InsaneZero said:
BlazBlue vs Arcana Heart (Flash game)

http://www.arcsystemworks.jp/

Arucardo said:

LeMaximilian said:

CassSept said:
http://www.paragon-wow.com/
Top WoW guilds in the world merging, the union will be sponsored by Unilever.

:lol

DrEvil said:
We just posted ours...
We like to make them as blatant as possible so that people don't get confused or 'fooled' by our site conversions. It's more fun when everyone is in on the joke.

http://www.n-sider.com/

There will be an article with all our past april fools gags in about 90 minutes (it gets published on pacific time apparently).

Eternal Sleeper said:
No one will care,

so here's your april fools sites from Japan (all video game related):
http://www.nitroplus.co.jp/nitroplusfilm/ <- chaos head/steins gate makers.
http://circus.nandemo.gr.jp/2010circus_ap/index.html

http://www.famitsu.com/game/news/1233540_1124.html < Famitsu Valkyria Chronicles Live Action Movie Announcement

http://googlejapan.blogspot.com/2010/04/google.html < Google Japan's New Japanese Language Input Device


Jonnyram said:

Shambles said:
http://xkcd.com/ has done itself up proper for the occasion.

Gagaman said:

miladesn said:

Andrex said:

Aokage said:

The Dutch Slayer said:
xbox 360 slim first look exclusive!!!!!

http://www.gamekings.tv

Front page video, off course fake

Korez said:

Nakazato said:
WarCraft Free to play
:lol :lol :lol :lol never happen with Activision :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol

+Aliken+ said:

Snytbaggen said:
I found this on Webhallen, a Swedish online game store: the PS3 Scent

Tunesmith said:
Cruel Fileplanet is cruel.

Hitmeneer said:
Even NASA is participating in this April fools stuff, but it's not really convincing :lol
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html

ShadiWulf said:
I don't know if this count's as a joke, but I found it hilarious :lol







http://forums.sega.com/forumdisplay.php?f=44

Brainboy said:

Korez said:

Ceebs said:

The Dutch Slayer said:

Pylon_Trooper said:

WYWY said:
Toro Station has a special episode today:




satriales said:

Tranced Shadow said:
Eurogamer have one buried in an article.

Also, Wikipedia's main headline is sort of gaming-related :lol

Ikkarus said:
Not gaming related but I'll see you guys in 2040!

http://www.firebox.com/product/2671/DIY-Carbon-Freezing-Kit

ClosingADoor said:
Aprils fool, or viral campaign? Something about a new announcement for PS3 coming: click.
Google translate version here

FearX said:

OmniAvenger said:

DigiMish said:
CAG (Cheap Ass Gamer) has a really nice one:

If you're logged in, the first news story on the front page is going to say that [username] has been scamming people. Honestly, it really freaked me the fuck out, and I needed a minute or two to get my bearings straight.

Korez said:


FoxSpirit said:

Railer said:
http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/info/underdev/equipmentpotency.xml



Those with sufficiently large numbers can earn in-game rewards such as a permanent bonus to "need" rolls, the ability to cut to the front of the queue in the Dungeon Finder, a larger ignore list, a much shorter dungeon deserter debuff, or -- if your number is exceedingly impressive -- a new non-combat pet, Binky the Mechano-Rooster.

TehOh said:

ITA84 said:
A new, hilarious trailer of La-Mulana WiiWare! Only those who've already played the game may understand it though.

In the front page of the blog there's also a weird La-Mulana/Rose&Camellia crossover picture.

Owensboro said:
Not exactly an April Fools joke, but it could be used to play one (and I find it hilarious): The Mega Man 2 program loader. It loads whatever program you click on with the Mega Man 2 boss intro screen and music -- http://www.angelfire.com/games5/loremipsum/MegaMan/megamaneffect.html

I can't believe I've never seen this before.

EDIT: PS:: I'm at work and can't download this to check it. I have no idea if it's full of viruses or anything. Sorry!

Interfectum said:
http://www.wowarmory.com/

They've updated character models and info on the WoW Armory. :lol

Nihilistic Monk said:
I don't know about you guys, but I'm pretty excited to try Razer Venom :lol

Pipomantis said:
I'm using it under Chrome and as each tab is a new "task", I get the intro every CtrlT.

This is hilarious for now but I think I'll want to kill myself in a few minutes :lol



EDIT : Oh and by the way Blizzard, FUCK YOU HARD FOR GAMES THAT I WANT SO BAD AND THAT WILL NEVER EXIST

http://us.blizzard.com/en-us/games/mobile/

:'(

NameGenerated said:
I've never played or even heard of Blackthorne, but I want this.


ScrabbleDude said:
The Deckard Cain X-Treme Gamer Blanket is awesome. http://eu.blizzard.com/diablo3/community/merchandise/gamerblanket/index.xml

Love that she is holding the book upside down. :lol

derFeef said:

Gomu Gomu said:
Halo Movie Series - Debut Trailer Oh my god. Looks more real than that fake Zelda movie trailer.

Sectus said:

+Aliken+ said:

PacoDG said:
Negative Gamer is Taking Legal Action Against Evony

Amused me because I have sadly kept up a bit on the whole Evony issues.

theRizzle said:

HiddenWings said:

valenti said:

SDZeta said:
Another small thing for Youtube uploaders while your newly uploaded video is getting processed:


twinturbo2 said:

B.K. said:
Tales of Graces coming to America in 2011.
http://www.rpgamer.com/news/Q1-2010/033110c.html

Xenoblade ties to Xenogears and Xenosaga.
http://www.rpgamer.com/news/Q2-2010/040110a.html

rpmurphy said:

caliblue15 said:

caliblue15 said:
At http://www.reddit.com/

Every user is an admin for the day....

Platy said:
Capcom vs SNK3, Blackthorn 2, Portable Virtual Console with Gal Fighters option, Ace Attorney Saga .....

This is a very sad but awesome april fools xD

Green Scar said:

Shake Appeal said:

caliblue15 said:

jett said:
OCRemix presents The Remixanator:



http://ocremix.org/

:lol it's pretty fun to mess around with it

Speculator said:
Not sure if posted, but here is Star Wars The Old Republic's
http://www.swtor.com/info/holonet/classes/sarlacc-enforcer :lol

syoaran said:
The Blizzard Matchmaking was the best; video with that was so awesome - gif's a plenty here.

http://www.astrogaming.com/products/detail/90/G20-Gaming-Goggles/

No laugh's, but think it was pretty funny photos ^^

moop2000 said:
I think this is pretty good from 1up

http://gamevideos.1up.com/video/id/28723

KittyKittyBangBang said:
Havent seen anyone comment on Wikipedia's Main Page yet. :lol :lol

vireland said:
This was valve-related. Pretty amazing:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjGrHBpfqCo

Cow Mengde said:


Please make that permanent.

Talon- said:
A student publication at my school has a pretty cute joke. Some of the headlines are great.

AceBandage said:

nosf1234 said:

Shannara4 said:
This is from Cerberus Daily News at the title screen of Mass Effect 2. Text copied from http://www.cerberusdailynews.com/

PseudoPrime1979 said:

Lyphen said:
Guild Wars Skill Updates.

Highlights:

Vengeful Was Khanhei: changed functionality to: "While you hold Khanhei's ashes, skills used on you are interrupted, but are allowed to finish when you drop his ashes. This skill is the best item spell of all time. OF ALL TIME."

Durability
Weapons and armor now have durability. Durability decreases whenever you take damage or use a skill. When the durability for an item reaches 0, that item is destroyed. Repair Kits (100 uses) are available from the Guild Wars In-Game Store.

Hard Mode Adjustments
Now called Hard-Core Mode.
All player deaths in Hard-Core Mode are permanent.
Permanently dead characters can still log in, but they may only visit the Underworld map and cannot trade, access account storage, or interact with merchants.

Shadow Red said:
Along with the Deathsmiles LE, Aksys is also release the BDSM ÜBER EDITION for just $299.99! http://www.aksysgames.com/2010/04/01/deathsmiles-bdsm-uber-edition/


~Devil Trigger~ said:

Rabbitwork said:

Requeim said:
Another one on Destructoid

http://www.destructoid.com/civilization-v-getting-extreme-diplomacy-mode-169621.phtml



Civilization V Getting Extreme Diplomacy Mode



TheOddOne said:

Antagon said:
I just ran into a 2006 april fool's article on Gamespot which gave a prediction about the console market in 2010. It's actually more accurate then any prediction done by 'real' analysts. :lol

http://www.gamespot.com/news/6146958.html?page=4

Restricted_Area said:

mclem said:
Here's the Ima Hogg entry, actually from 2008:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Today's_featured_article/April_1,_2008

Also of note, the wholly factual featured article blurb from 2007, on George Washington:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Today's_featured_article/April_1,_2007

GamePnoy74 said:

mclem said:
Yep.

Martin Van Buren links to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Van_Buren_(1839)

Tickle Cock is in fact a bridge, which the council were looking to rename: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tickle_Cock_Bridge

The foot powder? Try Snopes: http://www.snopes.com/politics/ballot/footpowder.asp

mclem said:
Telltale announced the latest platform they're releasing Tales of Monkey Island for:

http://www.telltalegames.com/community/blogs/id-598

Includes screenshots!

mclem said:
I suspect I can't post links, given the subject matter, but I will say that one of the big names in amateur translation has released a patch for the Japanese version of Tactics Ogre on the SNES which translates it...

...into Al Bhed.

Yeah, I suck at compilation threads. If I ever get it into my mind to do another one, please hit me very painfully.

That's all there is for now. Once again, sorry for the lateness, blame Battlefield. Yes.

That's the best thing to blame.
 

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It will be interesting to see this year's batch.

My favorites are the ones you don't know are pranks.

Stuff like Altair on MGS4 is not good for me.
 

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Willy105 said:
It will be interesting to see this year's batch.

My favorites are the ones you don't know are pranks.

Stuff like Altair on MGS4 is not good for me.
So you riked it?
 

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spats said:
Blizzard has the best ones bar none. Can't wait to see what they come up with.

I love the fact that they spread it across all their games. I expect, nay demand some WoW, SC2 and Diablo goodies. :D
 

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Does this take the fun out of April fools? Part of what makes it special is not knowing you have been fooled.
 

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LQX said:
Does this take the fun out of April fools? Part of what makes it special is not knowing you have been fooled.

Depends on if your idea of fun is getting banned from NeoGaf
 

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The biggest April's fool joke for me involved one of those JP Family games on the Wiiware. Sure they have Family Golf, Family Pirate Party, Family Card Game...but then came Family Dating Sim and I swear I almost believed it.
 

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my favorite recent one wasn't gaming related, but hilarious anyways. Car and Driver claimed Obama was forcing GM out of NASCAR, and the people here in the North Carolina flipped shit when it got spread around the various country music stations. Even the local evening news had to explain that it was a joke, since so many people were calling in to complain.
 

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bkfount said:
my favorite recent one wasn't gaming related, but hilarious anyways. Car and Driver claimed Obama was forcing GM out of NASCAR, and the people here in the North Carolina flipped shit when it got spread around the various country music stations. Even the local evening news had to explain that it was a joke, since so many people were calling in to complain.

The best April Fool's joke I've read was about apples being grown with barcodes on their skin.
 

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A company needs to reveal a major game on April Fools Day, only to have it not be a joke.

Everyone will claim shenanigans. Then the website will still be up April 2nd, and people will be confused. Then April 3rd the company will put out a press release saying the game is real, and GAF will explode.
 

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Einbroch said:
A company needs to reveal a major game on April Fools Day, only to have it not be a joke.

Everyone will claim shenanigans. Then the website will still be up April 2nd, and people will be confused. Then April 3rd the company will put out a press release saying the game is real, and GAF will explode.
I think Twisted Pixel did this with Splosion Man. They released the name of the game and said what it was about and gaming blogs thought it was all a joke.
 

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Einbroch said:
A company needs to reveal a major game on April Fools Day, only to have it not be a joke.

Everyone will claim shenanigans. Then the website will still be up April 2nd, and people will be confused. Then April 3rd the company will put out a press release saying the game is real, and GAF will explode.

Sony did that with Jak and Daxter: the lost frontier last year, IIRC. maybe they'll reveal a game this year too :lol
 

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Can't wait for the open SC2 beta splooging tomorrow. Oh how vicious this day could be.
 

Galvanise_

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Britania rules the waves.
The BBC years ago (1957) put out a program about growing spaghetti trees. Loads of people rang in asking for seeds or advice. It was on one of the Panorama program, probably one of the most serious programs on the network.

Gold.

As for gaming pranks, I'm not a fan. What I hate more is real news being thrown in alongside it.
 

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Galvanise_ said:
The BBC years ago (1957) put out a program about growing spaghetti trees. Loads of people rang in asking for seeds or advice. It was on one of the Panorama program, probably one of the most serious programs on the network.

Gold.

As for gaming pranks, I'm not a fan. What I hate more is real news being thrown in alongside it.

Yeah, heard that one before, awesome.