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April Fools' Day 2012: And the rest

It was a fairly lively April Fools' Day this year -- not only did we manage to make it all day without being duped, deceived or disillusioned, but at times we were genuinely entertained by what the technology and gaming companies of the world were able to dream up. On the other hand, the stuff inve...

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Valve puts fake Half-Life: Episode 3 listing on Steam for April Fools' Day [Update: Nope]

Damn it, Valve. UPDATE: We've discovered that this website is a fake and does not actually belong to Valve. We were duped by a fake April Fools' Day joke posing as a real April Fools' Day joke and sincerely apologize for passing this along to you as fact....

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Ska Studios' Charlie Murder media blitz, Twisted Pixel buy-out prank

Ska Studios' next title is a gory RPG-dungeon-crawler punk-fest called Charlie Murder, and we have the first trailer available for the pleasure of your eyeballs and earballs above. Charlie Murder has a brand new website that developer Ska Studio promises to update with bios, wallpapers and music ...

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Assassin's Creed on Kinect makes people look like Fools, also it's April

A dark, cynical part of us truly enjoys April Fools' day. We already have severe trust issues with the world at large, and one day a year we're allowed to look at every single person with a complete lack of belief or respect and have it be totally normal. We're proud to say that while we watched ...

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MetaMetaCritic, the reviewer-review aggregator [April Fools]

Paradox Interactive's contribution to 2012's April Fools' Day festivities is MetaMetaCritic, a "new reviewer-review aggregator" that "aggregates reviews of reviewers." Its basically exactly what it sounds like, and while the site doesn't actually work, per se, it has been pre-loaded with several ga...

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Think Geek's April Fools' Day swag includes Minecraft 'Creeps' and a Skyrim hoodie

Think Geek does April Fools' Day like no one else, partially because the fake items they come up with are consistently hilarious, but also because one phony gag always ends up becoming a real product. This year, we're hoping the realness treatment comes to one of the two goofy gifts seen above, the...

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Notch's new space game is called ... Mars Effect?! [April Fools!]

It looks like the Elite-inspired space trading game Mojang's Notch has been working on finally has a name: Mars Effect. The game's official site just went live with a smattering of gameplay details, as well as insight into the philosophy behind Mars Effect's name. "After several weeks of trying to ...

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Google Maps comes to ... the NES?! [April Fools!]

In a move that is as surprising as it is whimsically delightful, Google has decided to bring its globally renowned and often essential Google Maps service to one of the best-selling home computing solutions of all time: The Nintendo Entertainment System. As demonstrated in the video above, using G...

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