Why I Hate April Fools Day In The Gaming Industry

Joshua Mobley of VGU.TV rants about why he hates April fools day in the gaming industry.

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oof461305d ago

Shen Long was the best and only April Fools joke worth mentioning. There were people who claimed, long after EGM showed how they created the prank, that they had fought Shen Long.

I wonder how many quarters were lost in pursuit of him.

Y_51501305d ago

Wii Tuu and iPlay is among the two I've came across today.

oof461305d ago

It's become predictable that April 1st will be full of bunk announcements and information. The EGM is the first that got spread worldwide as real.

Mouktouk1305d ago (Edited 1305d ago )

There are some April Fools that are actually funny, because they're just totally non-sense (like the "Starcraft Kinect" , Assassin's Creed for Kinect or Alpine Legend ), but some "jokes" are so much elaborate they actually feel real and you don't know if you should believe it or not.

That is even more disturbing when, like the article says, there are legitimate news you may not believe in because of April Fools.

Here in Motherland, there is a story about April Fools in the videogame industry. A renown website spread the news of a barely believable game (something about figure skating), but the news was so much elaborate that concurrent websites duplicated the story without checking if it was a hoax.

Of course, the original website revealed it was a total joke and the other websites felt ashamed for falling in such pathetic trap.

What I mean is, during April Fools, it can be possible to be fooled and to spread false informations based on flat jokes. So I totally agree with the article, April Fools suck when its anywhere related to journalism and informations.

thorstein1305d ago

Non gaming related but funny as hell was today's Game of Thrones "Press Conference" wherein they claimed Peter Dinklage would be replaced by Warwick Davis.

rainslacker1305d ago

I remember blizzards April fools on an extrememely retro version of WOW. Unfortunately I can't find it to share.:( I remember fondly you killed a monochrome bear and then several others showed up to kill you.

It's kind of funny when devs poke fun at themselves. All I've really seen today though is lame website attempts at humor that aren't really funny.

Maybe we can use this thread to post up some funny dev created jokes if they exist.:)

Mouktouk1305d ago

Are you talking about World of Warcraft: The Molten Core on Atari 2600?

rainslacker1305d ago

Yep.:) Thank you. 8 different directions FTW!

Ser1305d ago

Guild Wars 2 is doing something pretty cool to mark the occasion.