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April Fool's Day: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt gets Roach DLC

By Daniel Perez, Apr 01, 2016 12:50pm PDT

Prepare to throw your money directly at your screen for this one.

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April Fool's Day: Dark Souls 3 - The Movie coming to VHS on April 12

By Daniel Perez, Apr 01, 2016 8:18am PDT

You thought VHS was dead? Think agaaaaaaaain!

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Letter from the Editor: Welcome to the all-new Sharknews

By Steve Watts, Apr 01, 2016 5:30am PDT

You might notice some changes. Let's talk about them.

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"I, for one, welcome our new Shark overlords. https://youtu.be/Z4QhmHfErtc"

- Flakmanz see all 30 comments

April Fools: PlayStation Flow combines immersion with submersion

By Daniel Perez, Apr 01, 2015 7:45am PDT

Want to get completely submerged into your games? Then the PlayStation Flow is for you.

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April Fools: Capcom's Dog Ace Attorney features crime-fighting pooches

By Daniel Perez, Apr 01, 2015 6:35am PDT

Who wouldn't want to play an Ace Attorney game starring dogs?!

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Creepy Watson 'announced,' is probably right behind you

By Steve Watts, Apr 01, 2013 3:30pm PDT

Capitalizing on the popularity of a video from a 2006 game, Focus Interactive and Frogwares have "announced" Creepy Watson: The Return, an option in Sherlock Holmes to turn on the silent follower.

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"Oh, I see... didn't mean that, I forgot there was another name. I don't think anyone would ..."

- bigimp see all 8 comments

Journey deathmatch DLC celebrates April Fool's

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 01, 2013 10:30am PDT

Listening to fan requests, TGC has announced a new Journey DLC that should make playing the game online far more thrilling.

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Natural Selection 2 April Fools' Video No Joke

By Chris Faylor, Apr 02, 2010 12:00pm PDT

Answering the question no one dared ask, independent developer Unknown Worlds has revealed exactly how the Gorge--"the main builder/healer class" of the Kharaa in Natural Selection 2's asymmetrical multiplayer mode--and its stubby legs handle stairs.

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"Nah, most studios have sucky animation. Everyone can do decent rendering, but animation hasn't ..."

- snowbrd see all 17 comments

'Gothic-Lolita Shmup' Deathsmiles Gets LE

By Chris Faylor, Apr 01, 2010 4:20pm PDT

CAVE's "gothic-lolita shmup hit" Deathsmiles is coming to North America in Xbox 360 form this June, and to commemrate the occasion, publisher Aksys...

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"So that's what Deathsmiles is. The arcade machines never showed game-play, so I had no idea what ..."

- aasyranth see all 6 comments

Halo: Reach April Fools' Gag Goes Old-School

By Chris Faylor, Apr 01, 2010 3:00pm PDT

Getting in on the April Fools' Day action, Halo: Reach developer Bungie has jokingly revealed a new strategic mode for the Xbox 360 shooter, one...

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"anyone else think this would actually be a fun minigame? No joke, Halo chess would be kind of ..."

- knoxville34 see all 18 comments

Star Wars: The Old Republic Adds 'Sarlacc' Class as BioWare Celebrates April Fools'

By Chris Faylor, Apr 01, 2010 1:00pm PDT

Good news, everyone! BioWare's rolled out an April Fools' gag that doesn't cost money. As work on Star Wars: The Old Republic continues down...

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"Too obvious. Sarlacc as a class? April Fools jokes are meant to be subtle, not dumb."

- Inarion see all 9 comments

Dragon Age Gets Paid April Fools' DLC

By Chris Faylor, Apr 01, 2010 9:45am PDT

Even the realm of Thedas isn't safe from April Fools' Day, as those that own Dragon Age: Origins on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 can now or will...

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"the characters in the origin stories are all temporary. You don't really start to pick up ..."

- valael see all 18 comments

Duke Nukem Forever Once Scheduled to Go Gold on April Fools' Day (No Joke)

By Chris Faylor, Apr 01, 2010 8:11am PDT

Had everything gone according to plan, 3D Realms' long-coming (and now legally-troubled) shooter Duke Nukem Forever was meant to have gone...

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"Make that "2011" , in MAY 09 it was planned for '10 , then it's definitely 11 now."

- RuskiSnajper see all 136 comments

Red Faction: Guerrilla April Fools' Was No Joke, 'Ostrich Hammer' Weapon Actually Real

By Chris Faylor, Apr 03, 2009 1:48pm PDT

It's one of every developers' worst nightmares: pre-alpha screenshots of your game leak on an internet message board and folks respond by saying it "looks like dogshit."

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"This isn't really true. On the glass house demo level, I methodically carved out a whole corner ..."

- MamiyaOtaru see all 35 comments

Dragon Age Fools' Joke Brings the LARP

By Nick Breckon, Apr 01, 2009 3:49pm PDT

BioWare jumps into the April Fools' ring with multiple record scratches in this faux trailer for Dragon Age: Alfie's War.

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"I have to say the record scratches ruined this one for me, it's such a tired comedic device."

- SFtheWolf see all 12 comments