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Post by Nyarlathotep » Sat Apr 02, 2005 9:09 am

So what good ones did anyone find online?

I didn't see many good ones this year :|

gPodwas pretty good
Nation States had a pretty funny closure notice by the Dept. of Homeland Security for allowing dangerous concepts such as freedom to be used without Government authorisation - but is 404ing me right now, so its probably gone down
GameSpot pulled through with this as well as changing all their review tiers from great etc to roflmao etc
C+VG just tried too hard (might have to register)
and IGNjust didnt try at all...

Plus the usual photoshoppery

Nothing as good as 'MS has bought gamefaqs!!!' this year though....
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Re: April Fools

Post by ETR » Sat Apr 02, 2005 9:15 am

Dr Wily wrote:So what good ones did anyone find online?

I didn't see many good ones this year :|

gPodwas pretty good
Nation States had a pretty funny closure notice by the Dept. of Homeland Security for allowing dangerous concepts such as freedom to be used without Government authorisation - but is 404ing me right now, so its probably gone down
GameSpot pulled through with this as well as changing all their review tiers from great etc to roflmao etc
C+VG just tried too hard (might have to register)
and IGNjust didnt try at all...

Plus the usual photoshoppery

Nothing as good as 'MS has bought gamefaqs!!!' this year though....

You forgot EA buying out OCremix.com.
Oh, and then the cease and desist letter from EA's Lawyers.
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Post by Wagh » Sat Apr 02, 2005 10:04 am

Valve had a good one
Bush and Hussein together in bed
Giving H-E-A-D head
Y'all motherfuckers heard what we said
Billions made and millions dead
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Post by skar » Sat Apr 02, 2005 10:41 am

slashdot was full of good ones... a virus spreading from pcs to humans and such stuff...
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Post by DCFan2004 » Sat Apr 02, 2005 10:53 am

Bungie had a few up on their site, which have since been removed. They had a link to a poll as to what Halo CE map they wanted ported to Halo 2 and Chiron TL won with like 54%. They also said that we were getting the level, but it was sponsered by Mountain Dew and they showed pictures with MD logos all over the level, including emblems to put on the Master Chief/Arbirter characters in multiplayer. Then the Weekly Whats Up-date was completely bogus with a bunch of blatanly obvious fake things. Nice to see a game compnay that can poke fun at itself.
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Post by |darc| » Sat Apr 02, 2005 11:25 am

Maddox had an excellent one
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Post by TreyDay » Sat Apr 02, 2005 11:29 am

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Post by melancholy » Sat Apr 02, 2005 11:38 am

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Post by Egotistical EvilN » Sat Apr 02, 2005 11:57 am

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Post by Luriden » Sat Apr 02, 2005 12:38 pm

http://www.gamingforce.com had a good one. All the topics were deleted and the whole site was turned into Null/Junk pretty much. In the file requesting section people were requesting things like AIDS and the internet.
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Post by Sir Savant » Sat Apr 02, 2005 1:27 pm

Dont forget the google drinks.
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Post by |darc| » Sat Apr 02, 2005 7:47 pm

It's thinking...
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Post by neoak » Sat Apr 02, 2005 10:23 pm

I guess the one EGM pulled out about the supposed version of Wind Waker with new graphics from the new Zelda.
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Post by Skynet » Sun Apr 03, 2005 12:09 am

That was a good maddox one.

I dunno how people took to this years, but last years was funny when everyone was bitching how maddox had changed. Good stuff. He may be a tool, but that was funny.
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Post by melancholy » Sun Apr 03, 2005 3:04 pm

neoak wrote:I guess the one EGM pulled out about the supposed version of Wind Waker with new graphics from the new Zelda.
Oh yeah, I forgot about that one. That was pretty good. I even fell for it for a minute.
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Post by CoasterKing » Sun Apr 03, 2005 7:06 pm

melancholy wrote:
neoak wrote:I guess the one EGM pulled out about the supposed version of Wind Waker with new graphics from the new Zelda.
Oh yeah, I forgot about that one. That was pretty good. I even fell for it for a minute.
Probably because the mag came out in about February.

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Post by MetaFox » Sun Apr 03, 2005 9:02 pm

http://www.razputin.net - http://www.timschafer.info

Psychonauts 2 and 3 sequels

It was almost believable except for the god damn explative that is not Mr. Schafer-esque, and that the preorder sales would beat Blizzard's and Valve's.

Still creative though. :P
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Post by Jeeba Jabba » Sun Apr 03, 2005 9:09 pm

I loved the Maddox joke. I love him.
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Post by greay » Sun Apr 03, 2005 9:48 pm

melancholy wrote:
neoak wrote:I guess the one EGM pulled out about the supposed version of Wind Waker with new graphics from the new Zelda.
Oh yeah, I forgot about that one. That was pretty good. I even fell for it for a minute.
I heard about that 2nd - or 3rd-hand, nowhere near April 1st, so I had no idea that it was an April Fool's joke :!

I thought someone at Nintendo was smoking crack. Thank god.

Oh, and I just read about this one. :D
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Post by DCFan2004 » Mon Apr 04, 2005 9:45 pm

3 days past but I just found this one from thinkgeek.com
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