April Fools News


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.


"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.


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.


"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...


"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...


"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...


"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...


"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...


"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."


"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.


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

- SFtheWolf see all 12 comments

April Fools' Day Serves World of Warcraft Players

By Chris Faylor, Apr 01, 2009 10:35am PDT

Not content with pimping your epic mount? Blizzard Entertainment had another World of Warcraft-related April Fools' gag up its sleeve: the PvP...


"lol Acy Slater = A.C. Slater from saved by the bell = mario... lopez?"

- Chogons see all 8 comments

Terra-tron Assembles in StarCraft 2 Japery

By Alice O'Connor, Apr 01, 2009 10:32am PDT

Continuing its April Fools' Day celebrations, Blizzard has unveiled the mightiest weapon in the StarCraft II Terran army: the Terra-tron. When...


"Seriously. I hope this comes out in the summer, or my grades are going to totally tank. I might ..."

- TheLobotomist see all 28 comments

April Fools Brings New Diablo 3 Class 'Unveil'

By Alice O'Connor, Apr 01, 2009 10:04am PDT

Blizzard today--April 1--announced the Archivist, Diablo 3's newest "player class." Hailing from the dark and dingy studies of Westmarch, the...


"AM I the only one who is sad that this is just an april fool's joke? An Archivist would be bad ass!"

- cockoftehwalk see all 34 comments

Valve and Razer Jokingly Announce HellRazer

By Chris Faylor, Apr 01, 2009 9:31am PDT

Getting into the spirit of April Fools' Day, peripheral maker Razer today announced a partnership with Half-Life creator Valve to develop a new PC...


"I don't think Valve had anything to do with this. It's all on the Razor website...especially ..."

- hippityhophurray see all 7 comments

Splash Damage Just Foolin' with Tapir Wars

By Alice O'Connor, Apr 01, 2009 8:30am PDT

Splash Damage today announces Tapir Wars: Welcome to the Jungle, semi-sequel to its 2008 game Tapir Wars--which curiously was announced exactly a...


""HOW ARE YOU GENTLEMEN!!" I'd love to see a comedy game that was based on internet memes."

- supamart see all 10 comments