April Fools Day 2008 - VG&T Edition

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  1. Bendimus Prime

    Bendimus Prime Rolls for initiative TFW2005 Supporter

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    As many of you know, April Fools Day is the one day that videogame news outlets can publish outright lies and get away with it by saying "lol it was all a joke APRIL FOOLS ololol" like a bunch of retards.

    So this thread is where to come if you hear something suspect and want to debunk it for the rotten fabrication that it is. I decided to get a start on this early because sometimes these jokes get out early (especially if you're EGM).

    Note that sometimes companies do announce legit things on April 1 (for instance, Rock Band was announced on April Fools Day last year), so any suspicious announcements that turn out to be true will be marked as such in this thread.

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    General Tech Stuff - http://aprilfoolsdayontheweb.com/2008.html

    Lego Halo (Xbox 360) - As is tradition for Electronic Gaming Monthly, at least one article in their April issue must be composed entirely of falsehoods and misinformation, and the one for this year is the article detailing a retelling of Master Chief's adventures in the style of Lego Star Wars.

    Wii Want More Channel (Wii) - According to "Nintendo of America's Media Site", downloadable content for several games (including Brawl, Twilight Princess, Metroid Prime 3, and others) will be made available in May. Too bad it's a pack of lies; 110mb.com is a free webhosting site, and notice how the article states "Old Games Made New Again with Additional Downloadable Content".

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    Post anything in this thread that you know or think is an April Fools joke.
     
  2. DaggersRage

    DaggersRage Autistic bastard.

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    Maybe not exactly a aprils fools joke but on gamefaqs.com on the Xbox 360 page, if you look the Upcoming Game releases in Europe, they get Splinter Cell: Convinction coming out on April the 1st (Thats my birthday by the way, no joke).
     
  3. QuinJester

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    I wish Lego Halo was real :( 
     
  4. Eric

    Eric RIP AND TEAR!!!

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    Me too. You could play Halo, but with the fun of Lego! :lol 
     
  5. Omnius

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    May I also add my name to the list of people wanting a Lego Halo game now it's been mentioned? :( 
     
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    Schide Buyer of Too Much

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  7. NIDARAM12

    NIDARAM12 Robot art guy

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    It would be about time
     
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    Lego Halo would be FTMFW!
     
  10. RandomFerret

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    There's a guy going around on various forums on April Fools showcasing the best jokes on different news sites.

    Except he keeps calling them 'outright lies' and 'rotten fabrications' and acting like everybody should hate them
     
  11. Prowl

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    Haven't been fooled by an April Fool's Video Game Prank since Simon Belmont on TMNT, so I appreciate the fun.

    But if you guys want to see something fun to play on your friends, check out this site.

    http://www.peteranswers.com/

    Basically, you begin to type the phrase "Peter, please answer:"

    after you type "PE" you type a "." and type the answer to the question, while the web site continues typing "Peter, please answer:" When you are done typing the answer, you type "." one more time and finish typing the remainder of "Peter, please answer:" Next you type the question that your friends ask you and Wallah! The the internet just read your mind.

    You have to have quick finger so people won't notice that you are not really typing "Peter, please answer:" , but a friend of mine got a group of people for like 20 questions before they just begged to figure out how it was done.
     
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    World of Warcraft: The Molten Core = Oh Blizzard, you CARD!
     
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