The Best (And Worst) April Fools' Day Jokes For 2015

The Best (And Worst) April Fools' Day Jokes For 2015

Ah, April 1. It's a day where loads of things on the internet will make you groan, cry and smack your face to your palm. Other things, though, might actually give you a chuckle. Let's take a look at some of the best (and worst) of these extremes.

It's already been April 1 in some parts of the world for a while, so as you can see we've already got a supply of stories to look at, but we will be updating as more European and Americans wake up to this international day of japes.

First, the good ones!

THE BEST

SEGA

That's Sega of Japan, officially announcing no plans for April 1 jokes (a promise they have so far made good on). Which is the very best kind of April 1 plan.


THINKGEEK

The Best (And Worst) April Fools' Day Jokes For 2015

Long the masters of actual April 1 good times, retailer Think Geek have gone all out this year, offering fake (but in ThinkGeek tradition might-actually-be-real-soon) products like a Voltron cat house, Mad Max power wheels cars and Game of Thrones-branded Clue. The best one, though, is their version of a Steam Machine PC/console, which...runs on actual steam.


LEAGUE OF LEGENDS

The Best (And Worst) April Fools' Day Jokes For 2015

Riot is once again making long-winded, drastic and temporary changes to the ways you can play League of Legends. Fortunately Riot's super-slow N.U.R.F. (New Ultra Rapid Fire) mode was only a tease, and the fan-favourite U.R.F. (Ultra Rapid Fire) mode has returned.


CORSAIR

This one's great, because instead of trying to trick anyone or make fun of something else, it's a PC gaming hardware company (that makes actual PC gaming mice) taking the piss out of PC gaming hardware.


DYING LIGHT

The Best (And Worst) April Fools' Day Jokes For 2015

First made popular in a tweak to the game's physics, Dying Light's Flying Zombies will all be turned into helium-filled kickbags on April 1, and only for April 1.


GOOGLE

The Best (And Worst) April Fools' Day Jokes For 2015

Kinda funny, not really, but very cool and interesting. Especially if you live somewhere with loads of roundabouts.


DAIGO QUITS

The Best (And Worst) April Fools' Day Jokes For 2015

One of the world's most famous fighters quits to become... an accountant. It's stupid enough you know it was a joke, but it's got a great website accompanying the gag.


ACE ATTORNEY DOG

Capcom, what are you doing? This isn't a joke. We would buy this game, and play it, forever.


D5

The Best (And Worst) April Fools' Day Jokes For 2015

D4, one of the only Kinect games ever worth playing, gets a fake sequel. Which is also a tie-in with Deadly Premonition. The not-game is called D5: Dark Dreams Don't Die with Deadly Premonition.


WORLD OF WARCRAFT TINDER

The Best (And Worst) April Fools' Day Jokes For 2015

"When the T.I.N.D.R. box goes live, Pleasure-Bot 8000 will resign from his duties as your Garrison's sewing machine to play host to your Followers' relationship excursions." Blizzard, please make this a real thing.


BACK TO THE FAST AND FURIOUS

The Best (And Worst) April Fools' Day Jokes For 2015

Pretty solid fake trailer by IGN — they even got Vin Diesel.


GUNCAT

The spiritual successor to Dying Light.


PLAYSTATION FLOW

"One serious piece of technology."


ROMANCE CENTRAL

The Best (And Worst) April Fools' Day Jokes For 2015

Another day, another dating sim by the developers of Rock Band and Dance Central.


MINECRAFT LOVE

The Best (And Worst) April Fools' Day Jokes For 2015

Creepers are so much cuter now.


THE WORST

BATTLE FOR MIDDLE EARTH 3

The Best (And Worst) April Fools' Day Jokes For 2015

As a big fan of Battle for Middle Earth games (which you literally cannot buy anymore), I'll just say to whoever made this: fuck you.


HALF-LIFE 3

Actual Honest Trailers are normally pretty cool! Running an old joke into the ground over four agonising minutes, however, is not cool.


Comments

    The BFME3 joke was harsh. It broke me in ways that I can never properly explain.

    The Australian Dungeon Keeper clone had me laughing pretty solidly.

    I can't post a link right now as I'm on my phone, but I saw it through Eurogamers April Fools story.

    EDIT: Here we go...
    https://wftogame.com/australian-edition/

    Last edited 02/04/15 5:48 pm

    I personally like this retro upgrade for the N64 http://www.stoneagegamer.com/net64.html

    I want that Voltron cat condo to be real!

    I would play the shit out of guncat.

    Fast to the future, so awesome! I laughed so hard at the HL 3 Honest trailer, that game better be amazing =)

    How could you neglect the underwater TOG II maps of World of Tanks and the announcement of the other Joe show.

    Actually they weren't that great this year. I loved the Landkreuzer p1000 Ratte and Disney buying angry Joe show better

    Last edited 02/04/15 1:38 pm

    Bonus for the PlayStation Flow vid: "PWET" means butt in Tagalog

    I want a BFME 3 so much, or at least 2 on steam.

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