" Really wish people would get off Rare's back just because of PDZ. They still make quality games, they're not a "shell". PDZ was a rare instance because it was developed for one console, then another, then yet another, and right when the last console (360) was introduced they had to rush it out to make it a launch title. I remember reading about it: remember how the 360 was announced shortly before it came out? Yeah, well Rare basically found out when we did. MS told them they had like 6 months to make the Xbox game they were developing into HD and on a new platform they were unfamiliar with. Banjo Kazooie 3 was absolutely amazing and I've heard nothing but good things about Viva Pinata and positive things about Kameo, for it's time. Then they released the awesome PD remake. "
Very well put, couldn't have said it better myself.
Look through the game manual (which is sad that that tradition is slowly coming to an end now that companies are going green, but I suppose it's for the best). Then it depends, I usually turn subtitles on, but sometimes I forget and go straight to the game.
" "I'm pregnant with your child... ... ... ... ...APRIL FOOLS!" "
Then you calmly tell them it was their best friend's child.
EDIT: I actually pulled off a pretty good one last year. I told everyone I knew (either in real life or on various social network sites) that I was going to quit college after I finished that semester. I had quite a few people believe me and got a long, heartfelt message from someone telling me how it's sad I was going to quit, but maybe there were some good opportunities for me out there and all that. Kind of hurt to tell her it was all a big joke. She took it well, and told me I was the only person that got her on April Fool's Day.
I also had my head completely shaved for a charity for a three year old that had cancer, thought that one would really get people because I had let my hair grow out to a pretty decent length, but no.
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There's been plenty of times when we would temporarily trade games for about a week at a time.
As for permanent trades, I can think of two major instances: When I first got a Super Nintendo I would trade with my neighbor a lot and once when I gave my friend the AC/DC track pack for Rock Band (had done all I could with the game) he felt compelled to give me something in return, so I got the Metal Slug Anthology.