When Japan Gets April Fools' Day So Right

Today is April 1. I recently read someone somewhere saying that April Fools’ Day is not a thing in Japan. Oh how wrong is that! It’s been around for decades and is very much a thing online. » 4/01/15 7:30am Today 7:30am

Why A League Of Legends April Fool's Joke Has Fans Freaking Out

Dying Light's April Fool’s Joke: Flying Zombies

Ah, April 1st. The silliest day in gaming. Dying Light is choosing to celebrate the occasion by treating its legions of zombies like the ragdoll-ish punching bags they truly are. » 3/31/15 11:30am Yesterday 11:30am

You Can Play Pac-Man On Google Maps Right Now

April Fool’s Day is imminent, which means that we’re about to see A) lots of unfunny people making awful attempts to prank everyone; and B) some people—often including big tech companies like Google and Blizzard—creating some brilliant things. Here’s one example of the latter. » 3/31/15 10:47am Yesterday 10:47am

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

It's April 1st 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. » 4/01/14 12:45pm 4/01/14 12:45pm

Frostbite's April Fools' Joke Is Kinda Mean [UPDATE: EA Apologizes]

UPDATE (5:41pm): EA COO Peter Moore has apologized for Frostbite's comments, calling them "unacceptable/stupid" on Twitter this afternoon. » 4/01/14 11:00am 4/01/14 11:00am

As Usual, Blizzard Has The Best April Fools' Joke

Every year in the world of video games, there are two certainties: 1) Half-Life 3 will not be announced; and 2) Blizzard will have the best April Fools' joke around. » 4/01/14 10:00am 4/01/14 10:00am

The North Korean Version Of Draw Something Looks Incredible

I wish this wasn't being published on April 1. I wish I was writing this on any other day of the year, when this could possibly be a real thing that I could actually play. » 4/01/13 11:00pm 4/01/13 11:00pm

Ah, The Beautiful, Serene Experience Of Journey's Rocket Death Match…

Journey is a beautiful, sometimes somber travel against wind, snow, and loneliness. Your silent interactions with strangers are poetic and more meaningful than exchanged words. And now it comes with rocket-equipped death matches. » 4/01/13 2:35pm 4/01/13 2:35pm

An 8-Bit, Co-Op Deus Ex Game Is A Cruel, Cruel April Fools' Joke

The problem with April Fools' jokes is that 50% of the time I wish the prank product was actually real. Eidos Montreal contributes to the problem with their version of a prank: the "reveal" of an 8-bit Deus Ex game. » 4/01/13 11:00am 4/01/13 11:00am

Whatever It Is, Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon is Looking More and More Bizarre

This Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon thing simply will not quit. Yes, I know today is April Fools' Day, but god damn, whatever this is—a film, a game extension, a fantastic hoax—Ubisoft did get it rated by the freaking Australian Classification Board (where it got an 18+ for a "high impact sex scene.") » 4/01/13 10:40am 4/01/13 10:40am

'You Can Play As A Door For The Rest Of The Game' - Dishonored's…

Sometimes developer diaries are boring. This April Fools developer diary, brilliantly delivered by Dishonored directors Raf Colantonio and Harvey Smith, is not boring. It is amazing. Watch it. » 4/01/13 10:14am 4/01/13 10:14am

Reminder: It's April 1. Don't Believe Everything You Read. Especially…

It's getting tiresome, we know, and aside from a gifted minority most "gags" are an annoyance (at best), but so long as people still think April 1 is a green light for them to try and be funny, other people will read websites expecting news and items of interest and instead see lies. » 4/01/13 9:00am 4/01/13 9:00am

Up Close with the iPlay, the Apple Gaming Console That Doesn't Exist

Today, game website IGN showed the launch trailer for the iPlay. It's poised as Apple's effort at video game hardware. And it's totally made up. » 4/01/13 7:30am 4/01/13 7:30am

This Fully-Playable 16-Bit Wonderland is Guild Wars 2's Idea of a Joke

Originally planned as a fake 8-bit update to celebrate April Fools' Day, Super Adventure Box grew into an expansive three-level homage to the golden age of gaming available to Guild Wars 2 players the length of April, because ArenaNet. » 3/31/13 7:00pm 3/31/13 7:00pm

April Fools! All of These Announcements Are Fake—but Which Ones are…

Alright, it may be a Sunday, but it's still April Fools' Day, a very special day in video gaming, and many of its companies, studios and merchants are pulling hoaxes and stunts, and making gag announcements. So let's round up as many as we can here! » 4/01/12 7:30pm 4/01/12 7:30pm