#1 Posted by AcidBrandon18 (788 posts) -

What do you guys think has been the best April Fools joke this year. I have to give it to the Dishonored guys for the documentary spoof.

#2 Edited by mrfluke (5341 posts) -

these are pretty great.

#3 Edited by RecSpec (3930 posts) -

I enjoyed this one the most. It stands out because it's so dumb.

Football Manager 1888 was pretty clever though.

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#4 Posted by BeachThunder (12411 posts) -
#5 Edited by awesomeusername (4216 posts) -

I just saw an article on PS3trophies.com saying the release date and price of PS4 just got released and it was $900 for a 500 GB console and my head exploded. Until I saw that it was a joke. I was shitting myself because it seemed believable. Thank Zeus it wasn't real. I'll provide a link to the article once the site fixes because apparently it's broken atm. Probably all that articles traffic.

And here's the link:

http://ps3trophies.com/forums/playstation-trophy-news/31230-biggest-ps4-news-yet-pricing-bundles-exclusive-reveal-two-launch-titles.html

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#9 Posted by Carryboy (736 posts) -

None, as all April fools jokes suck ass equally.

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#13 Posted by Abendlaender (2888 posts) -

I really like the one from Arkane cause it's not so over-the-top like others and they kinda poke fun at their own game (and good ol' Peter)

#14 Posted by Aishan (1023 posts) -

Youtube saying they're done and will be picking the best video is a bit of a dud joke, but what really makes it shine is the live stream:

That time-stamp is not a joke, they have been reading out the title and description of random videos for over six and a half hours now. That's dedication to a joke.

#15 Posted by sdharrison (476 posts) -

Where do you find these?

#16 Edited by Bollard (5843 posts) -

@aishan: Ahhaahahahah holy fuck the last one was just lyrics to a song.

7 and a half hours, please say they have had a break.

#17 Edited by Rafaelfc (1458 posts) -

I'd pay a good amount of real ass money for a real rocket launcher DLC in Journey.

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#18 Posted by TheFreeMan (2712 posts) -

youtube wins, holy shit, that's commitment. The straight faces just kill me.

#19 Posted by connerthekewlkid (1843 posts) -

I thought SWTOR Dance of the Hutt Cartel was pretty good.

http://www.swtor.com/gameupdates/2.1-dance-of-the-hutts

#20 Edited by crusader8463 (14429 posts) -

@aishan: That wins out of sympathy for those poor actors talking for that long. I hope they are actually some crazy future 3D models and that's just a computer voice.

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#21 Edited by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

#22 Edited by benpicko (2005 posts) -

boards.4chan.org/s4s is pretty good

#23 Edited by connerthekewlkid (1843 posts) -

but yeah youtube's is pretty great

#24 Edited by Tylea002 (2295 posts) -

Are we certain the youtube live stream is actually live live and not just a video feed with live twitter messages over the top? Because if not then DAMN I hope those two are getting paid a lot of cash.

#25 Edited by Branthog (5597 posts) -

So far, nothing. Then again, as I mentioned in another thread, I'm not really amused by websites that do "durp durp new thing this year hah hah hah guise!" and prefer actual practical jokes. Those usually take a day or two before news of those get out into the rest of the world, though, so I'll look for tales of turning university parking lots into ice rinks and such until the middle of t he week.

#26 Posted by 49th (2845 posts) -

WOW, I saw the video about the Youtube awards but I didn't know they were actually live-streaming for real" That's impressive.

I hope those guys are being paid well.

#27 Posted by CountRockula (398 posts) -

I died a little inside when I learned Human Defiance wasn't actually a new Deus Ex game.

Even though I knew better.

#28 Posted by Phatmac (5727 posts) -

I hope Blood Dragon is a real thing.

#29 Posted by Demoskinos (15143 posts) -

Oh man the YouTube thing wins... HANDS. DOWN. My god the stream is so fucking amazing that they read all of this nonsense with an absolute straight faces.

#30 Posted by Tajasaurus (977 posts) -

@kcp12: Blood Dragon isn't real? I hate April Fools.

#31 Posted by ManU_Fan10ne (659 posts) -

Google wins in the category of internet April fools jokes. They go all out.

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#33 Posted by MordeaniisChaos (5730 posts) -

I liked the Bacon Mouth Wash one.

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#34 Posted by Redbullet685 (6085 posts) -

I think the youtube one may be the best and my favorite, but these are amazing as well

#35 Edited by Daveyo520 (6998 posts) -

Did Blizzard not do anything this year?

#36 Edited by LordXavierBritish (6320 posts) -

#37 Edited by StarvingGamer (8555 posts) -

@daveyo520: The SC2 site did a thing about multiplayer balance. It was funny but only if you follow that stuff and the community surrounding it.

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#40 Edited by Fredchuckdave (6144 posts) -

@aishan: Oh hey Fred Bear is number 2; that's a fucking great song; huzzah for random jokes highlighting the Nuge.

#41 Edited by Bollard (5843 posts) -

I just saw an article on PS3trophies.com saying the release date and price of PS4 just got released and it was $900 for a 500 GB console and my head exploded. Until I saw that it was a joke. I was shitting myself because it seemed believable. Thank Zeus it wasn't real. I'll provide a link to the article once the site fixes because apparently it's broken atm. Probably all that articles traffic.

And here's the link:

http://ps3trophies.com/forums/playstation-trophy-news/31230-biggest-ps4-news-yet-pricing-bundles-exclusive-reveal-two-launch-titles.html

You almost fell for "Star Wars: The Battlefront III"? There isn't even the word "the" in Star Wars: Battlefront games, let alone the fact that that game is dead!

#42 Posted by awesomeusername (4216 posts) -

You almost fell for "Star Wars: The Battlefront III"? There isn't even the word "the" in Star Wars: Battlefront games, let alone the fact that that game is dead!

No. At first, I was like "How'd these guys post these details before Gameinformer or Polygon?". When I saw Uncharted 4, I became skeptical and then Battlefront 3, I was like "Wuh?! Nooo. Where's this source?!" and the source was a link to that picture with the horse. Then I noticed how stupid it'd be for Sony to price the PS4 at 900 fucking dollars. They played with my feelings!

#43 Posted by Bollard (5843 posts) -

@awesomeusername: Ahh okay. If only someone would mention Battlefront 3 in something that wasn't an April Fools joke.

#44 Posted by awesomeusername (4216 posts) -

@awesomeusername: Ahh okay. If only someone would mention Battlefront 3 in something that wasn't an April Fools joke.

Don't make me cry man. :'(

#45 Edited by audioBusting (1672 posts) -

I like the ones that actually happened somehow. Guild Wars 2 had a funny update too (link).

World's fastest music game. (This one didn't actually happen, I just saw the pic on Joystiq).
#46 Edited by probablytuna (3822 posts) -

That Journey one is probably my favourite so far. Shame the Farcry 3 one is fake, even though Blood Dragon was supposedly classified by the Australian ratings board?

#47 Edited by I_Stay_Puft (3810 posts) -

Dead Space 3 DLC.

#48 Edited by Gamer_152 (14109 posts) -

I think GameFAQs' poll yesterday would have been excellent if they hadn't had the extra poll option giving away the fact that it was a joke.

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#49 Edited by Ben_H (3431 posts) -

@starvinggamer said:

@daveyo520: The SC2 site did a thing about multiplayer balance. It was funny but only if you follow that stuff and the community surrounding it.

Actually they replaced all the worker models with the model of a unit they removed from the beta that everyone hated. It drove people NUTS. I found it pretty amusing.

#50 Posted by Turtlebird95 (2609 posts) -

Blood Dragon isn't an April Fools joke. There's an achievement list to prove it.

My favorite April fools joke was Nickelodeon's "Never before seen" episode of Rocko's Modern Life. It turned out to be a jar of mayo with repeating elevator music for 30 minutes.

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