April Fools 2014 News


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.


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.


"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!


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.


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...


"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.


"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...


"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.


"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.


"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."


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."


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.


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."


"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.


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.


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

- ingenus see all 26 comments