April 1st In Gaming: Do You Hate It, Or Love It?

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#1 Posted by freedomfreak (40167 posts) -

Did you know Half Life 3 was announced?

Today is April 1st, and obviously that means that a lot of joke articles will pop up. Now, how do you feel about that?

Does it annoy you, or do you just ignore them? Maybe some of them make you laugh out loud?


For me, I don't care all that much. I appreciate the legitimately funny articles from time to time, but when it comes down to it, most of these articles end up being something you want to happen.

Example.

Titanfall: Optimus Prime DLC Trailer

That is a joke. An April Fools joke, but you know you want it to happen. It's one of the many examples that I've come across in all my years on the internet.

So, what about you?

#2 Posted by wolverine4262 (19249 posts) -

This should have been made.

I always knew that Master Chief was Indian at heart.

#3 Posted by Joedgabe (5111 posts) -

Well the leagues and the Google Maps pokemon challenge seem fun to me so it's pretty cool, and all honestly April fools has been kinda in the down low because the only legal pranks you can do are lame as fck so people generally don't care any more besides middle school kids.

#4 Posted by gameofthering (10213 posts) -

Don't think it has been that bad this year. Not much has happened.

#5 Posted by StormyJoe (5180 posts) -

@freedomfreak: I liked it better when GS and IGN just posted all sorts of articles, and didn't explicitly say "April Fools". It was funny to see how many people fell for the stories.

#6 Posted by SecretPolice (21837 posts) -

Always enjoy a good distraction from the same old, same old though so far this year, nothing truly brilliant that I've seen.

#7 Posted by nintendoboy16 (26511 posts) -

Oh god! I HATE IT!

#8 Posted by mems_1224 (47012 posts) -

Its the worst because most of the "jokes" aren't even funny.

#9 Posted by jsmoke03 (12869 posts) -

This should have been made.

I always knew that Master Chief was Indian at heart.

lol this made my morning

#10 Edited by Wasdie (49793 posts) -

I hate it. I don't mind a few funny videos from devs, but the media turns into a nightmare of misinformation and gaming news become unreliable for a good week.

#11 Posted by LegatoSkyheart (25198 posts) -

It's uber lame this year.

At least Chaz stumped a lot of us last year.

#12 Edited by pyro1245 (772 posts) -

don't really care either way

#13 Posted by santoron (7718 posts) -

It is what it is. I find the gags from larger companies generally enjoyable, smaller websites hit or miss, and gamer pranks largely annoying. Been enough great jokes from all groups over the years that I'd miss it if it went away.

#14 Posted by IgGy621985 (4767 posts) -

I like it. Some devs like Blizzard have a rather good sense for humour, so their April 1st jokes are always great.

#15 Posted by musicalmac (22988 posts) -

I keep hoping every year that someone will make an announcement that seems too good to be true, and we'll all assume it's a prank. But then it turns out to be true and it's bombshell news.

"EA Sports, exclusively available on Xbox One"
"The Halo Collection. Available on Nintendo Wii U"
"Elder Scrolls: Legoland"

#16 Posted by Heil68 (44086 posts) -

Its the worst because most of the "jokes" aren't even funny.

Pretty much.

#17 Posted by Heil68 (44086 posts) -

I keep hoping every year that someone will make an announcement that seems too good to be true, and we'll all assume it's a prank. But then it turns out to be true and it's bombshell news.

"EA Sports, exclusively available on Xbox One"

"The Halo Collection. Available on Nintendo Wii U"

"Elder Scrolls: Legoland"

Apple discontinues Iphone due to lackluster sales and Android being the #1 phone platform int he world.

*pets his Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, 1080 x 1920 pixels, 5.0 inches (~441 ppi pixel density) Multitouch Galaxy S4*

#18 Posted by musicalmac (22988 posts) -

@Heil68 said:

@musicalmac said:

I keep hoping every year that someone will make an announcement that seems too good to be true, and we'll all assume it's a prank. But then it turns out to be true and it's bombshell news.

"EA Sports, exclusively available on Xbox One"

"The Halo Collection. Available on Nintendo Wii U"

"Elder Scrolls: Legoland"

Apple discontinues Iphone due to lackluster sales and Android being the #1 phone platform int he world.

*pets his Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, 1080 x 1920 pixels, 5.0 inches (~441 ppi pixel density) Multitouch Galaxy S4*

AMOLED. lol

Peon. Enjoy your poor-man's iPhone.

;)

#19 Posted by musicalmac (22988 posts) -

Can we turn this thread into, "The Outlandish Headline We Wish Were True Thread"?

#20 Posted by AmazonTreeBoa (16745 posts) -

I ignore everything that was written on April first and chalk it all up as fake April fools jokes. If they want me to take it seriously, then write it on March 31st or April 2nd.

#21 Posted by Postosuchus (154 posts) -

It's really annoying but only 1 day of the year (or at least a few days to clear up misinformation.

#22 Edited by freedomfreak (40167 posts) -

Can we turn this thread into, "The Outlandish Headline We Wish Were True Thread"?

lol

I guess I wouldn't mind.

#23 Posted by musicalmac (22988 posts) -

@musicalmac said:

Can we turn this thread into, "The Outlandish Headline We Wish Were True Thread"?

lol

I guess I wouldn't mind.

Let's have some fun on this, the worst day to be on the internet.

"Sony Sells 1st Party Developers to Make Annual Profit -- GT7 Xbox One Exclusive"
"MS Obliges Chief Investors -- Surface and Xbox Discontinued"
"Bungie Goes Home -- Destiny Exclusive to Apple Computers"
"Bungie Announces Next Project -- Marathon Title in the Works"

(Those last two, I really do wish they were true...)

#24 Edited by Boddicker (2701 posts) -

@Wasdie said:

I hate it. I don't mind a few funny videos from devs, but the media turns into a nightmare of misinformation and gaming news become unreliable for a good week.

It's when the news is actually believable that it makes me question it. I hate that.

#25 Posted by Heil68 (44086 posts) -

@Heil68 said:

@musicalmac said:

I keep hoping every year that someone will make an announcement that seems too good to be true, and we'll all assume it's a prank. But then it turns out to be true and it's bombshell news.

"EA Sports, exclusively available on Xbox One"

"The Halo Collection. Available on Nintendo Wii U"

"Elder Scrolls: Legoland"

Apple discontinues Iphone due to lackluster sales and Android being the #1 phone platform int he world.

*pets his Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, 1080 x 1920 pixels, 5.0 inches (~441 ppi pixel density) Multitouch Galaxy S4*

AMOLED. lol

Peon. Enjoy your poor-man's iPhone.

;)

The Samsung towers over the iPhone, measuring in at 136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9mm yet weighing only 130g. This dwarfs the iPhone at 123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6mm.

This added screen real estate means that it perfect for watching movies, or for playing one of the many games that grace the Google Play Store. Being Super AMOLED as well means that colours come highly saturated, although this can be toned down within the settings menu.

Awwww yeahhhhhhh

#26 Posted by MonsieurX (30038 posts) -

Blizz always delivers on their April's fool

#27 Posted by musicalmac (22988 posts) -

@Heil68 said:

The Samsung towers over the iPhone, measuring in at 136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9mm yet weighing only 130g. This dwarfs the iPhone at 123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6mm.

This added screen real estate means that it perfect for watching movies, or for playing one of the many games that grace the Google Play Store. Being Super AMOLED as well means that colours come highly saturated, although this can be toned down within the settings menu.

Awwww yeahhhhhhh

lol, colours... Who are you?

#28 Edited by Wanderer5 (25702 posts) -

Guild Wars 2 was turn into Bubblehead Wars 2.:P

#29 Posted by mems_1224 (47012 posts) -
#30 Posted by juarbles (801 posts) -

It's the only time of the year when lems can get excited about news even though they are fake like the fake gamers they are. So good for them. At least they think they are not getting owned for a while.

#31 Posted by Heil68 (44086 posts) -

@Heil68 said:

The Samsung towers over the iPhone, measuring in at 136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9mm yet weighing only 130g. This dwarfs the iPhone at 123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6mm.

This added screen real estate means that it perfect for watching movies, or for playing one of the many games that grace the Google Play Store. Being Super AMOLED as well means that colours come highly saturated, although this can be toned down within the settings menu.

Awwww yeahhhhhhh

lol, colours... Who are you?

A proud S4 owner :D My iphone 4s with Otter box case, fit inside of the S4 screen with room to spare. The iphone 5 is a cute little phone. but good gravy I wanted dat real estate along with more twice as much RAM and 13mp>8mp camera.. :D

So in the end SDC.

Samsung Domination Continuation.

:D

#32 Posted by bforrester420 (1474 posts) -

It just shows how juvenile the gaming media/industry really is. You don't see that childishness on ESPN or other major media outlets.

#33 Posted by inb4uall (5498 posts) -

This should have been made.

I always knew that Master Chief was Indian at heart.

Look it's chaz

#34 Posted by Renegade_Fury (17120 posts) -

Hate it. Everyone and their mother has to make a joke today, so instead of being funny, it comes off as annoying since it's so obvious.