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Submitted by TrendyGamers 1413d ago | opinion piece

The 10 Best April Fools Jokes of All Time

Trendy Gamers: With April Fools Day tomorrow, we thought it would be fun to look back at the best video game related April Fools jokes. We aren’t ashamed to admit that we have fallen for some of these, but we’ve learned our lesson and won’t believe anything on April 1st that seems too good to be true. (Culture, GameCube, Jak and Daxter: The Lost Frontier, PS2, PS3, PSP, Retro, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Wii, Xbox, Xbox 360)

Criminal  +   1413d ago
Wow I didn't realize that EGM's been doing the best April fools' jokes. I wonder what they have in store for us this year.
Relientk77  +   1413d ago
I wonder what stuff we'll hear this year. Bring on the lies lol
TrendyGamers  +   1413d ago
Mars Effect and the NES Google Maps are the first ones I've seen so far.
GamePodunk  +   1413d ago
I had never heard about the Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker remaster until now, haha. That's pretty good!

And the Zelda movie trailer from IGN was pretty convincing at first (at least for the first minute or so).
TrendyGamers  +   1413d ago
I still can't believe I fell for the Wind Waker one.
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Relientk77  +   1413d ago
I forgot about the Wind Waker one. Wind Waker is fantastic
Nimblest-Assassin  +   1413d ago
IGN had me fooled with the Zelda movie trailer...

they actually had some pretty good april fools jokes...

This was my favourite due to its sheer stupidity and awesomeness at the same time

Kingdom Come  +   1413d ago
You must be the first person I've seen who actually fell for the Zelda Movie Trailer. I mean, really. You fell for that?
Nimblest-Assassin  +   1413d ago

Hey...when you get excited for something... you fall for it easily...

Also, IGNs April fools this year was hilarious
Instigator  +   1413d ago
April fools jokes are getting pretty predictable in regards to gaming. Guess we have learned to take any great news with a grain of salt comes this time of the year.

Who in their right mind would make a Lord of the Rings racing game, anyway?
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Soldierone  +   1413d ago
It would be a little more believable today though. With apps and cell phone "games" anything is possible....doesn't mean "anything" is good though.
DeadIIIRed  +   1413d ago
Agreed, I've become more skeptical of most news now anyways
RustedMan  +   1413d ago
Ever since kart racing spinoffs came into existence, I don't know what to expect anymore.
Skynetone  +   1413d ago
Sheng Long In Street Fighter – EGM (1992)

I Do remember this one allright,

my understanding of the cheat was you needed all perfects on the bosses, balrog/vega/sagat/m bison which actually i could manage

lets say i never did get to fight Sheng Long even with four perfects
waltyftm  +   1413d ago
This was a classic.
Dante112  +   1413d ago
Yeah lol, that was a good one, MC.
Rainstorm81  +   1413d ago
I had many many....many attempts at this before i completed it and got nothing ...then after the fact find out it was all an April fools joke
Omar1st  +   1413d ago
MGS4 Trophy patch :'(
RAM-35  +   1413d ago
FFvXIII will beFPS game
Hawkhunter12  +   1413d ago
Final Fantasy Versus XIII will be ported to the Xbox360.
RAM-35  +   1413d ago
FFvXIII will be FPS game
Perjoss  +   1413d ago
Blizzards playable 2 headed ogre was a really good one.
grailly  +   1413d ago
yeah, blizzard has good april's fool's jokes, but they never make you believe it's true. they are just fun.
Voxelman  +   1413d ago
Blizzard are awesome
ziggurcat  +   1413d ago
the best one i've heard so far is the next playstation is codenamed "orbis", it's going to have anti-used game technology, and be available next holiday season.
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yabhero  +   1413d ago
I hope that is a rumor, except for holiday 2013. PS3 is getting old we need PS4 soon.
ziggurcat  +   1413d ago
considering that they are *not* going to be saying anything about the next playstation at E3 this year, the chances of them putting it out by the end of next year are next to none.

what'll happen is we'll see an E3 announcement next year and then in 2014 we'll get a second E3 announcement, including a release date.
jthamind  +   1413d ago
the fact that 3/5 of the top stories on n4g right now are "top list" stories is flippin annoying.
memots  +   1413d ago
Or an article about game. Some Uk gamestop store that no one gives a shit about. Yet there an article about them everyday.
Blastoise  +   1413d ago
Thats funny, because its something that every gamer in the UK gives a shit about. Ignorant American.
HarryMasonHerpderp  +   1413d ago
pretty sure the thousands of people that lost
their jobs give a shit.
Dont be such an inconsiderate moron.
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problemchild84  +   1413d ago
Does anyone remember the April fool's joke PSM (Playstation Magazine)ran years and years ago? I can't recall the name of the fake game but it was clearly Tomb Raider with an all nude female lead.

I remember it looked so convincing that while at my local EB Games store a bunch of old men kept coming in trying to pre order the game lol.
Tainted Gene  +   1412d ago
Oh my god, I remember that !!!

The chick was a red-head and only wore a bandoleer around the waist with two guns.

I must have been like 14 when I read that article, I have to admit I fell for it since my concept of April Fools and gaming was as cemented as it is now. But wow, the screen shots they showed (censored of course) where pretty crazy and ballsy to say the least. If I take one day looking through my storage I can probably find my copy of that Apr. issue. But going through 5 years of PSM magazine is not that enticing.

But wow, thanks for jogging my memory Problemchild84, that was one hell of a april fools.

edit: just remember the main character's name: Valkrie Wylde

I also found an old article that discusses it:

and a pic from the same article (SFW kinda):
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problemchild84  +   1411d ago
Valkrie Wylde! That's right!

I would still have that issue if my Dad hadn't accidentally gave all of my comics and magazines away at a yard sale many years ago.

I have been trying to remember the name since I posted last, that's awesome that you remembered.
nemesiscw  +   1413d ago
I like how Gouken actually looks like what he is pictured from 1992.
come_at_me_bro  +   1413d ago
This one always cut me deep....
SuperBeast811  +   1413d ago
Did you all hear the news COD will have a WHOLE NEW ENGINE THIS YEAR!!! and the MP will be balanced!! OMG!! lol
Sharingan_no_Kakashi  +   1413d ago
kojima releasing that vid of campbell fighting off geckos.
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RustedMan  +   1413d ago
love that one.
rataranian  +   1413d ago
Boobs: there's nothing funny about em.

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