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April Fools - 2010

AroducAroduc regular
edited April 2010 in Games and Technology
Stealing EBM's post from last year.
EvilBadman wrote: »
We find ourselves at the magical time of year where print magazines, if they still existed or if anyone read them, would have overwhelmed us with ridiculous April Fool's gags. This thread is to wade through the bullshit that will be inundating our internet tubes in the coming week and to relive some of the previous years pranks.

In Recent Memory:

2008 - IGN Releases The Legend of Zelda Movie Trailer
Strangely preceded by .gifs appearing on various websites, IGN drops the bomb, and it doesn't look as terrible as many other video game movies end up being.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oqwFNKN8MA

2007 - Think Geek's 8-Bit Tie
Stylish and nerdy, Think Geek eventually produced and sold the tie due to incredible demand.

2003 (?) - Pandarens join Warcraft 3 as 5th Race
Blizzard shot up an entire mini-site to the lovable furballs. The Frozen Throne did see the birth of Pandaren Brewmaster mecenary units, and the pen and paper gamers based on World Of Warcraft allows the creation of Pandaren heroes.

2002 - EGM "reveals" how to unlock Sonic and Tails in Super Smash Brothers Melee
And the internet is still reeling, even after Brawl's release.

2001 - Bungie announces Pimps at Sea
And every year they add a little to it. There's even a T-Shirt. A man can dream.

April Fool's! It's Actually REAL!
Games that have been announced during late march that lead to skepticism are few and far between, but Nights (Wii), Mario and Sonic at the Summer Games, and Rock Band were in fact not figments of our collective imagination.

What's in-store for '09?
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Habitual offenders such as Blizzard, ThinkGeek and IGN undoubtedly have tricks up their sleeves, and until then the following images are placeholders.

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Until that magical day happens stumbles us again, let's talk about our favorite gags from yesteryear.

Just because I really love Google.jp's new Japanese IME keyboard and wanted to post it.

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http://googlejapan.blogspot.com/2010/04/google.html

Japanese is such a silly language.

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  • B:LB:L Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown... TURBO:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rruQ24RD0No

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  • PataPata Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    I think you need to edit it to 2010, and remove the 2009 references

    Spoiler:
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  • HenroidHenroid Nobody Nowhere fastRegistered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Blizzard may have pre-empted something with a Twitter post on one of their accounts:

    "Ultima Online Pre-Trammel is the perfect example of why libertarians are full of shit."
    - @Ludious
    PA Lets Play Archive - Twitter - Blog (6/15/14)
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  • AroducAroduc regular
    edited March 2010
    More from Japan:

    Type-Moon characters twittering
    http://www.typemoon.com/main.html

    Semifinalist Fantasia, an MMMMUSO RPG for 5,000,000,000 players on Playstation Home
    http://www.irem.co.jp/april2010/game.html

    Yahoo in 3D
    http://event.yahoo.co.jp/20100401/3d_first/

    Google Street view in 3D
    http://maps.google.co.jp/

    Niconico in monochrome
    http://www.nicovideo.jp/

    Splinter Cell Invaded
    http://www.ubisoft.co.jp/conviction/

    BlazBlue vs Arcana Hearts
    http://www.arcsystemworks.jp/

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  • lionheart_mlionheart_m Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    MMO's Champion Paranition Post.

    http://www.mmo-champion.com

    3DS: 5069-4122-2826 / WiiU: Lionheart-m / PSN: lionheart_m / Steam: lionheart_jg
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  • InquisitorInquisitor Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
  • HenroidHenroid Nobody Nowhere fastRegistered User regular
    edited March 2010
    MMO's Champion Paranition Post.

    http://www.mmo-champion.com

    OH MAN THAT'S FUCKING HYSTERICAL
    Spoiler:

    "Ultima Online Pre-Trammel is the perfect example of why libertarians are full of shit."
    - @Ludious
    PA Lets Play Archive - Twitter - Blog (6/15/14)
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  • lionheart_mlionheart_m Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Henroid wrote: »
    MMO's Champion Paranition Post.

    http://www.mmo-champion.com

    OH MAN THAT'S FUCKING HYSTERICAL
    Spoiler:

    It's the blurb at the end:
    NEW YORK (01 Apr 2010) AXE is giving a big boost to guys that feel the need to RAID! The iconic leader in men's care, in partnership with Blizzard, launched the brand's new product line: AXE Sunwell - Get Energized! Studies conducted about gamers concluded that this segment was completely untapped by any grooming products. The Sunwell line is targeted for appearance-conscious gamers that understand the social aspect of gaming. AXE products will now ensure that you stay uniquely fresh even during 24-hour raiding sessions and LAN-parties.

    Many thanks to our sponsors; this merge would not have been possible without those private English classes to overcome the language barrier. Also many thanks to all our supporters, and see you on the US servers - fresh!

    3DS: 5069-4122-2826 / WiiU: Lionheart-m / PSN: lionheart_m / Steam: lionheart_jg
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  • Vi MonksVi Monks Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
  • rayofashrayofash Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Aroduc wrote: »
    More from Japan:
    Yahoo in 3D
    http://event.yahoo.co.jp/20100401/3d_first/

    I seem to recall a web browser that actually let you browse in 3D.

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  • RoyceSraphimRoyceSraphim Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
  • AroducAroduc regular
    edited March 2010
    devby1.jpg

    Doot doot.

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  • elliotw2elliotw2 Registered User
    edited March 2010
    Oh fuck them so much for teasing me, even if it's a quick photoshop

    camo_sig2.pngXBL:Elliotw3|PSN:elliotw2
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  • TheStigTheStig Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Who made that and where do they live?

    the-place-beyond-the-pines-03_thumb_zps3d4e0ec7.jpg
    360: Sir Stiggleton PSN: Stiggy_PA GFWL: RacerStig Steam: TheStig
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  • InquisitorInquisitor Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    TheStig wrote: »
    Who made that and where do they live?

    http://www.shoryuken.com/content.php?r=510-Capcom-vs-SNK-3-Leaked

    Fully confirmed as fake, btw, as the text is talking about Chromehounds.

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  • -SPI--SPI- Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Fuck. Them.

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  • timspork's ghosttimspork's ghost Galaga Guy Agent of S.H.E.I.L.D.Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    For some reason I keep thinking tomorrow's new Fringe episode is a huge April Fool's joke from Fox.

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    (3DS Friend Code) 5472-6198-4568 (PSN) timspork (Steam) timspork
    X-Com Ribaldry Base Interceptor Pilot. UFO Kills: 2 Very Small, 13 Small, 2 Medium, 2 Large
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  • -SPI--SPI- Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Youtube videos can be watched in TEXTp resolution, which renders the whole video in ascii.

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  • The WolfmanThe Wolfman Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Oh god, I remember that 8-bit tie bit. What an absolutely retarded joke.

    "Hey, here's a completely plausible, off-kilter item, one of many that we sell on this site. To order one just... APRIL FOOLS!!!"

    Everybody else "...Wha?"

    "The sausage of Green Earth explodes with flavor like the cannon of culinary delight."
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  • SkutSkutSkutSkut Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
  • WillethWilleth Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    @vgreminders - Don't miss out on timed events in gaming!
    @gamefacts - Totally and utterly true gaming facts on the regular!
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  • Duchess ProzacDuchess Prozac Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Oh god, I remember that 8-bit tie bit. What an absolutely retarded joke.

    "Hey, here's a completely plausible, off-kilter item, one of many that we sell on this site. To order one just... APRIL FOOLS!!!"

    Everybody else "...Wha?"

    Don't forget last year's Tauntaun sleeping bag.

    I saw the Big Daddy plushes they've got today and the first thing that crossed my mind was that it was an April Fool's hoax.

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  • WillethWilleth Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Firebox just had a bunch of stuff uploaded. My favourite is the Family Slanket.

    There's also the home cryogenic freezing kit, a clothes peg that tells you if it's going to rain, a Duck Separator :D, glow in the dark suntan lotion, the Adult Naughty Step and a subscription to the Firebox Cheese Club - a new cheese every month!

    http://www.firebox.com/newsletter/firebox_newsletter_295.html?itc=214&src_t=nwt&src_id=295

    @vgreminders - Don't miss out on timed events in gaming!
    @gamefacts - Totally and utterly true gaming facts on the regular!
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  • GraviijaGraviija Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I remember when I was new on the internet, and didn't really pay much attention to April Fools. I wander onto Gamefaqs only to find that it is now Gamefax, an Xbox-only videogame strategy/cheat site. As the former Xbox hating little shit that I was, I was pissed.

    rvcontre78 wrote:
    This game is all about the racism. I hate to think about all the backlash that will be involved but the truth must be told. The truth about a man who kills people by dropping them from his crane. Political correctness be damned. Damned to the max.
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  • elliotw2elliotw2 Registered User
    edited April 2010
    -SPI- wrote: »
    Youtube videos can be watched in TEXTp resolution, which renders the whole video in ascii.

    That's actually pretty cool

    edit: Assuming that Youtube ever comes back online

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  • Captain KCaptain K Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    damn I want Capcom vs. SNK 3


    those jerks

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  • AntihippyAntihippy Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    http://mikami-project.com/

    Shinji mikami you crazy man.

    Basically he created a mystery countdown till the 1st of april for this. :lol:

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  • ButtcleftButtcleft Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    i always wanted that zelda movie to be made

    that's it, I'm shutting this entire forum down, everyone thank buttcleft
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  • LarsLars Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    It seemed to be way too much of "Ocarina of Time: the Movie" instead of something based on the Zelda series as a whole.

    Of course, I'm also probably heavily biased because Link to the Past is my favorite Zelda (followed by Majora's Mask).

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  • AdusAdus Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    If any Zelda movie were to be made it should be Twilight Princess because Midna is awesome. That is all.

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  • HenroidHenroid Nobody Nowhere fastRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Aroduc wrote: »
    devby1.jpg

    Doot doot.

    Well that's not very nice of someone.

    "Ultima Online Pre-Trammel is the perfect example of why libertarians are full of shit."
    - @Ludious
    PA Lets Play Archive - Twitter - Blog (6/15/14)
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  • ElementalorElementalor Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Henroid wrote: »
    Aroduc wrote: »

    Well that's not very nice of someone.

    I'm assuming that's a fooling...which makes me cry inside.

    Brave Frontier: SorcTim - 33068722
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  • TheStigTheStig Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I'm waiting for someone to do an April fools like that. Like capcom released a bad photoshop (not saying that one is bad, it's actually pretty good) of CvS3 with text for another game and all. But later that year they show us an actual CvS3 and are all like "haha april fools, you thought that was fake."

    the-place-beyond-the-pines-03_thumb_zps3d4e0ec7.jpg
    360: Sir Stiggleton PSN: Stiggy_PA GFWL: RacerStig Steam: TheStig
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  • EvilBadmanEvilBadman DO NOT TRUST THIS MAN Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Oh good, I was going to make this, but I see someone has upheld my mantle. Good show.

    FyreWulff wrote: »
    I should note that Badman is fucking awesome
    XBL- Evil Badman MD; Steam- EvilBadman; Twitter - EvilBadman
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  • EvilBadmanEvilBadman DO NOT TRUST THIS MAN Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Oh god, I remember that 8-bit tie bit. What an absolutely retarded joke.

    "Hey, here's a completely plausible, off-kilter item, one of many that we sell on this site. To order one just... APRIL FOOLS!!!"

    Everybody else "...Wha?"

    Don't forget last year's Tauntaun sleeping bag.

    I saw the Big Daddy plushes they've got today and the first thing that crossed my mind was that it was an April Fool's hoax.

    Both the tie and sleeping bags are real products now.

    FyreWulff wrote: »
    I should note that Badman is fucking awesome
    XBL- Evil Badman MD; Steam- EvilBadman; Twitter - EvilBadman
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  • DelzhandDelzhand motivated battle programmerRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
  • RentRent I'm always right Fuckin' deal with itRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    elliotw2 wrote: »
    -SPI- wrote: »
    Youtube videos can be watched in TEXTp resolution, which renders the whole video in ascii.

    That's actually pretty cool

    edit: Assuming that Youtube ever comes back online

    I can't see it

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  • AntihippyAntihippy Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Well, even if there's no CvS3, at least the next Virtua fighter would be pretty cool.

    ...Right?

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  • BlackjackBlackjack Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Ugh...just saw the "joke" on finalfantasy-xiii.net

    I am so close to becoming that guy over it that it's ridiculous.

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    3DS: 1607-3034-6970 | Let's Play Avadon 2!
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  • DelzhandDelzhand motivated battle programmerRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Blackjack wrote: »
    Ugh...just saw the "joke" on finalfantasy-xiii.net

    I am so close to becoming that guy over it that it's ridiculous.

    Not as bad as the "joke" gay hating in the forums.

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