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April Fools 2014 News

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Arma 3 Karts goes from April Fools joke to real DLC pack

By Ozzie Mejia, May 29, 2014 2:00pm PDT

We all had a good laugh over Arma 3's April Fools joke about adding Karts DLC. Today, Bohemia Interactive delivers the true punch line by revealing that the DLC is real.

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April Fools: Phantasy Star Online stars in (very late) Flappy Bird clone

By Ozzie Mejia, Apr 01, 2014 5:00pm PDT

Phantasy Star Online's Rag Rappy is late to the Flappy Bird phenomenon, but you can fly him through Sonic's Green Hill Zone in a new Flash game called Rappy Bird.

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"What I want to know is why they didn't make Flicky Bird. I mean c'mon, it's right there!"

- PseudoPuppy see all 4 comments

April Fools: Guild Wars 2 gets Bobble Head update

By Ozzie Mejia, Apr 01, 2014 3:00pm PDT

I knew Tyrian warriors got large heads from defeating Scarlet Briar, but not like this! NOT LIKE THIS!

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April Fools: Blizzard announces Happy Reaper

By Ozzie Mejia, Apr 01, 2014 2:30pm PDT

Blizzard's next venture into Sanctuary is a 2D mobile tapping adventure called Happy Reaper.

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April Fools: Path of Exile is now pay-to-win

By Ozzie Mejia, Apr 01, 2014 2:00pm PDT

Many free-to-play games try to carefully balance their economies. But Grinding Gear Games is taking a brand new approach. They went to Game Developers Conference and learned that the best way to make money is, in fact, to charge money. The game is now "pay-to-win," the devel...

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"They forgot the "click - 'em up" to make this a real Alice post."

- Ksey17 see all 4 comments

April Fools: Dark Souls 2 patch to offer difficulty-easing item

By Steve Watts, Apr 01, 2014 1:30pm PDT

In an upcoming patch in Japan, Dark Souls 2 will get a special item that eases the game difficulty, but awards players with fewer souls.

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"LOL. Good one, GameSpot. From the article: UPDATE: While most of you were savvy enough to ..."

- David Craddock see all 2 comments

I Am So Super Excited for Titanfall's Transformers DLC!

By Glitter Unicorn, Apr 01, 2014 1:00pm PDT

I know it's been a long time since I've written for Shacknews, but I just couldn't hold back the excitement for this Titanfall DLC. I can't believe it! How did they get Optimus Prime from Transformers to be a playable Titan? Also, I love how they even offer an explanation as...

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"It would have been worth it if they used the "What happens to the person inside when they ..."

- Magitek see all 9 comments

April Fools: Destiny 'Get Your Ass to Mars' Collector's Edition announced

By Steve Watts, Apr 01, 2014 12:00pm PDT

Bungie announced a $7 billion Destiny "Collector's Edition" today, April 1, which includes body augmentation and suspended animation while they figure out how to send you to space.

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"Bungie sucks for doing the same thing they did AGAIN and expecting different results... why do ..."

- razorchicken see all 2 comments

April Fools: Blizzard Outcasts: Vengeance of the Vanquished announced

By Steve Watts, Apr 01, 2014 10:00am PDT

Blizzard has (ahem) "announced" Outcasts: Vengeance of the Vanquished, a fighting game starring its less popular characters.

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"A Treasure Goblin is actually going to have MORE health than a Battlecruiser."

- AxeMan808 see all 6 comments

April Fools: League of Legends tests Ultra Rapid Fire (URF) mode

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 01, 2014 8:30am PDT

"The guiding principle of Ultra Rapid Fire is that players make plays, and making plays feels good."

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April Fools: Arma 3 adds Karts DLC

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 01, 2014 7:00am PDT

With the Arma 3 campaign finished, it's time for developer Bohemia Interactive to start releasing DLC. The first premium add-on for the game is "Karts."

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April Fools: Llama Simulator announced as Tropico spin-off

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 01, 2014 6:30am PDT

With Goat Simulator being the bee's knees, Kalypso Media has announced their own animal-simulation game. Llama Simulator is an official spin-off of the Tropico series. For the first time ever, players will be able to play as a Llama living on Tropico.

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April Fools: Wargaming launches World of Tanks: Crayfish

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 01, 2014 6:00am PDT

Launching today is World of Tanks: Crayfish, a spin-off of the popular F2P tank game. Developed by Wargaming Seattle, the game is being described as Chris Taylor's "next big thing."

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"There was only one correct Shacknews correspondent for a story this big."

- Johnny Law see all 5 comments

April Fools: Nester for Super Smash Bros

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 31, 2014 5:00pm PDT

It's likely an early April Fools gag, but Nintendo has released new screenshots of Nester for the upcoming Super Smash Bros for Wii U & 3DS.

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Google Maps updated with Pokemon Challenge

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 31, 2014 10:30am PDT

Google has updated its Maps app with Pokemon. And while it may seem like an April Fools joke, it's true: launch the app, hit the search bar, "Press Start," and you'll be able to start hunting down Pokemon.

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"So many lines of code to make this, none of which remove the default shake-to-send-feedback in ..."

- ingenus see all 26 comments