On February 4th, 1999, one of the greatest hoaxes in video game history began. The Zelda fandom was shock by a player claiming to have found the Triforce in Ocarina of Time. Ariana Almandoz, a gamer from Colombia, had all the details, but she wasn’t quite ready to share them with the world. Through vague hints and…
Since Pokémon Go hit the app stores, people have been wondering what other fictional universes they could be fun in augmented reality. Of course, Harry Potter is one that keeps showing up.
That Harvard-Stanford genius story? Kotaku has confirmed that it was a hoax, as suspected. We’ve added more to our original report.
Earlier this week, a Chinese man was camping with friends in the Huairou region when he seems to have spotted a monster-like creature that somewhat resembled Gollum from Lord of the Rings. The man said he was "terrified." He snapped photos and uploaded them online. They spread like wildfire.
Yesterday, a tweet from what appeared to be a FIFA World Cup Twitter account said the Japanese soccer team arrived in Brazil in a Pokémon jet. And people fell for it. Lots of people.
If it's happening in Asia, it must be true, right? Like the Chinese kid who scribbled on his dad's passport. Cute, sure, but it sure seems it could be a hoax.
BiteLabs has a modest proposal. Industrial farming is unsustainable, so why don't we grow meat in labs? And if we're growing meat in labs, why not make it the meat of celebrities? You know what, I don't see any reason why not.
The trademark application for Watch Dogs, which had been "abandoned" after a fraudulent filing earlier this week, has been reinstated by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
JackFrags is a well-known YouTuber among fans of Battlefield 4. So when he says he thinks there's a giant megalodon hidden in the game, people start searching. I went to observe the search effort, and it was... interesting.
So, that viral video of the eagle snatching a baby off the ground is a confirmed fake. But this? Totally for reals. Trust me.
Earlier this week, there was a report on a couple of English language sites that a U.F.O. crashed in Japan, and the country's navy released a photo. Maybe you don't believe in aliens. Maybe you want to believe. Or maybe you just like to be amused.
Whether motivated by trolling or delusional wish fulfillment, some guy tossed up a page pretending to be a registration site for a Halo 4 multiplayer beta last week. 343 Industries, the game's developer, quickly branded that as a fake, and the site was taken offline. That's not good enough for Microsoft.
Yep, that DeadMau5 is a real funny fucker. To no one's surprise, the DJ revealed this afternoon he did not, in fact, lose an unreleased PlayStation Vita in a Los Angeles cab after his performance at last night's Spike Video Game Awards.
The source of the stir created by a Modern Warfare-themed countdown site - believed to be announcing another sequel, or a competitor's - has been traced to a Canadian troupe set to debut a Modern Warfare film next week.
Activision, the publisher of the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare series, says a countdown website hinting at the announcement of a Modern Warfare sequel next week is a hoax, a company representative says. Activision has nothing to do with it or the mailing of novelty dogtags to the speciality press today, viral…