Today's Best And Worst April Fools' Jokes In Gaming

Today's Best And Worst April Fools' Jokes In Gaming

It's April 1 on the Internet, which means a non-stop barrage of goofs, gags and pranks. Some are funny; others are... misguided. We're rounding them up for you right here.

(We'll be updating this roundup all day, so keep it bookmarked for the best and worst of April Fools 2014.)

Today's Best And Worst April Fools' Jokes In Gaming

Nester Added To Smash Bros.

Today's Best And Worst April Fools' Jokes In Gaming

I hope Sakurai sees this and decides to make it a real thing.


Phil Fish Says He's Unretired

im back! FEZ II is back on!

-- PHIL FISH (@PHIL_FISH) April 1, 2014

Knowing Phil Fish, this probably isn't even a joke.


Blizzard: Outcasts

Today's Best And Worst April Fools' Jokes In Gaming

Blizzard's new outcast fighting game will star heroes like Mankrik's Wife and Wirt.


Optimus Prime Joins Titanfall

Today's Best And Worst April Fools' Jokes In Gaming

Full trailer is over at IGN.


Google Maps Adds Pokemon

We'll tell you how to find'em right here.


Francis Plays The First 30 Minutes Of Half-Life 3


The Epic Lore Behind Flappy Bird


Arma 3 Gets Kart DLC

"Bring the battle to the race track in the adrenaline-fuelled Karts DLC pack for Arma 3™."


Creepy Fake Persona 5 Trailer Is Fake, Creepy


Nuclear Throne Is Now A First-Person Shooter

Today's Best And Worst April Fools' Jokes In Gaming

"Often, changing a project beyond recognition hurts, but often, it is for the best."


Happy Reaper

Today's Best And Worst April Fools' Jokes In Gaming

You can play it on Battle.net.


Blizzard Presents HotS

You have to read through all of this one, but it's a great in-joke.


Call of Duty: Ghosts Gets Some New Matches


Guild Wars 2 Gives Everyone A Bobblehead

Today's Best And Worst April Fools' Jokes In Gaming

(Via Reddit)

Garrus Gets A Body Pillow

Today's Best And Worst April Fools' Jokes In Gaming

Yep.

Today's Best And Worst April Fools' Jokes In Gaming

Frostbite Picks On Wii U

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

This is just kinda mean.


War of the Vikings: Godlike Warriors Content


Temple Run Creators Pretend To Buy Doodle Jump Creators

Fake press release:


RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA - APRIL 1, 2014 -- Temple Run creator Imangi Studios today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Lima Sky, the developer of the Doodle Jump video games franchise, for a total of $US1 billion in an all-cash deal. The agreement also provides for an additional $US200 million earn-out cash based on the achievement of certain milestones.

Lima Sky is a leader in making video games for mobile phones, a growing technology sector. Their break-out hit game Doodle Jump has seen over 200 million downloads to date and the company recently launched a new title Doodle Jump Race. With more than 500 million downloads of Temple Run and Temple Run 2, Imangi's series continues to dominate the mobile gaming space.

Imangi's idea to buy Lima Sky was sparked from the simple, disruptive idea of creating a game that will have 1 trillion installs. Igor Pusenjak, CEO of Lima Sky, elaborated: "Imangi told us they wanted to combine the endless jumper with the endless runner to create the ultimate gaming hit, and we were sold. The combined game Doodle Temple Jumping Run will be out later this year."

"We've always been big fans of Doodle Jump and when Doodle Jump Race came out we just knew we had to get Lima Sky under our wing no matter what," said Keith Shepherd, co-founder of Imangi Studios. "We are excited to bring the talent and IP of Lima Sky into the Imangi family. There's a natural synergy between our products and we look forward to exploring more opportunities as we continue to grow."

Fans of Doodle Jump should not worry. After the acquisition Lima Sky will continue to operate independently. "I can assure everyone that nothing will change," said Natalia Luckyanova, co-founder of Imangi Studios.. "We'll only add the Imangi Studios logo to the start-up screen, make the game 3D, and replace Doodle the Doodler with Temple Run's Guy Dangerous."

The transaction is expected to close no later than April 1, 2015.

Angry Bird Goes VR

Today's Best And Worst April Fools' Jokes In Gaming

VR jokes are so... expected.


Llama Simulator

Today's Best And Worst April Fools' Jokes In Gaming

This might be funnier if Goat Simulator weren't a real thing.


Razer Makes A Gauntlet

Be warned: PewDiePie is in this one.


Game Site Announces Knights of the Old Republic 3

Fake news story pretending that Bioware just announced one of the most requested games out there. Lame.


Kickstarter Drops The E

Today's Best And Worst April Fools' Jokes In Gaming

Full email from Kickstarter:


Hi everyone!

Later this month we will celebrate our fifth birthday. Five years! That's one heck of a milestone, and it's got us reflecting.

Two years ago, in our third birthday blog post, we wrote the following: "We added the 'e' to Kickstarter in the fall of 2008. The new name took some getting used to."

The truth is, we never really got used to it. Kickstarter with an "e" has looked weird to us since that day in 2008, but we felt fortunate to find a community that embraced us nonetheless. Now it's time to stop pretending. We are proud to announce that effective immediately, we're going back to our roots. Kickstarter is now Kickstartr.

This was not a decision we made lightly; there were a number of considerations. Let's talk about design. We think there is a profound and enduring beauty in simplicity, clarity, and efficiency. True simplicity is derived from so much more than just the absence of clutter and ornamentation. Sculptors do not add clay to their statues. Instead, they chisel away at the nonessential until their refined vision is revealed. To that end, we've chosen not to add but to minimize, and boldly remove the nonessential "e" from our name.

Beyond that, we've always been environmentally self-conscious about our decision to add the "e". By changing back to Kickstartr sitewide, we reduce load time and bandwidth use across the board. Based on our current user base and daily page loads, dropping the "e" will actually save us (and you) a collective 14 TB of data usage annually. We've reduced our site's carbon footprint by over 9%, and we didn't even have to switch our font to Garamond.

What does this mean for you, our community? We'll still be the Kickstartr you know and love -- just a little bit quicker to type! Our new logo is live and the transition to kickstartr.com will be complete by April 28th. In the meantime, we've got our work cut out for us. To get everyone on the same page, we'll shortly be recalling and disposing of existing "Kickstarter" swag, and building out our training documentation on how to pronounce the new name.

We understand that we may be opening ourselves up to criticism; we remember the internet firestorm that resulted when TheFacebook transitioned to Facebook. But there is no "e" in community. In our hearts, we know that streamlining is the right thing to do. We are excited to continue to serve you, our community, for many years to come as Kickstartr.

<3

Kickstartr

Bungie Wants To Send People To Mars

Today's Best And Worst April Fools' Jokes In Gaming

"The reasonable cost of $US7,000,000.00 is all that separates brave heroes from the adventure of a shortened lifetime. Quantities will be limited."

Today's Best And Worst April Fools' Jokes In Gaming

YouTube Gives Us A Sneak Peek At This Year's Viral Videos


Google Chrome Now Translates Websites In Emoticons


First Look At House of Cards Season 3

Today's Best And Worst April Fools' Jokes In Gaming

Straight from writer Beau Willimon.


Comments

    The fact that KoTOR 3 is now an April fools joke is incredibly depressing.

    I just started watching House of Cards, disappointed that it seems a patchy remake of the excellent BBC series.
    They kept a lot of the same scenes, but somehow made them play out pointlessly. I'm going to keep watching, but the original series really does kick the new one's arse.

      I haven't seen the original, but apart from some really hammy writing now and then I really enjoyed the tension of the US version. Not sure where they can go from here though.

    Minecraft has changed all of the sounds to villager sound. its freaking hilarious!!!!

    That youtube video was good, I guess that explains what they're doing with their time instead of actually trying to improve the user experience or un-cluster-fuck the whole copyright strike system.

    The biggest thing I have seen is all the BS that is going on with THIEF. As soon as clocks hit April 1, everyone's games just loop to level 1 over and over. It still has not been confirmed by Square Enix, but it still was a big coincidence that it was happening as soon as April 1st clicks over on your console or PC. No fix or any statements from Square yet.....

    Reddit is pretty much unusable at the moment due to them swapping subreddits around. Not all that funny, just waiting for it to end.

    Angry birds goes VR is just ugh. Not funny. Obvious that it's a joke. It's a bad, obvious, not funny joke. Those can be the worst. I think that one was the worst.

    You know what? That one is definitely the worst. Horrible. I hate it. Who would've thought of such a thing? God. I mean, just come on. Anything could've been funnier.

    Oh my god that blizzard Herald of the Stars announcement. Its so subtle, but when i got the joke i couldnt breathe

    Basically, its a "HoTS" announcement:

    From reddit:

    Hitting on the Selection (of a Name)
    Hierarch of the sage (Templar)
    Hold on – they surely (breathe)
    (New) hairstyles on the Stalkers
    Head of Trend Studies
    hours of time searching
    hair-brained, outlandish, theory-crafted suggestions
    Herald of the Stars, our team saves
    hold on to superior (acronyms)
    (It’s) hard on the spot (data)
    hug of the soul
    (HotS will) hugely overhaul the sacred (naming conventions)
    heaps of total sense
    hope our triumphant success

    Nothing about League of Legend's new (playable) Ultra Rapid Fire game mode? Or Reddit's Headdit?

    While the Angry Birds VR is a bit lame, the fact that the VR headset has a pair of angry eyebrows on it is awesome. I would so buy VR headset case mods.

    Was the World of Tanks "classic mode" to be a permanent inclusion or just April Fools joke?

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