The lights are on
Game Informer's yearly April Fools' contribution is Game Infarcer – five pages of blatantly false news, previews, and features. Though each page is clearly marked "parody," there are always people who believe our fake reporting. This year was no exception – and the story about PlayStation Home's shutdown (on April 1st, no less) seems to have caused a bit of a ruckus among Home users. Sony is not amused. In response to fan outcry, we got a call from a Sony representative this afternoon asking us to clarify that this was, in fact, not a true story. So, let me make it perfectly plain: The servers for PlayStation Home are not shutting down on April 1st. We were lying. If you fell for this, look carefully at the following clues:1) Shutdown on April 1st. This is a big red flag, people.2) It is in a section of the magazine called "Game Infarcer," complete with a fake cover and editor.3) The word "parody" appears clearly directly beneath the story.In other news, everything else in Game Infarcer is also not real. There is no Wii/DS hybrid console, nor is Visceral Games making an Assassin's Creed rip-off based on The Great Gatsby. If you want to read other fake news stories, be sure to check out the Game Infarcer feature in our April issue.
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LOOL Seriously people should open their eyes before they go crying to Sony about this. I was reading all this and enjoying the article and luaghing. I then sat down and played PS3 (useless info i know ^__^ but know you know what i did after :D)
I *LOVE* how people always fall for those stories, until I remember what that means for our future as a society… then I drink.
Besides the obvious "people are idiots" comment that's deserved here. I'd just like to say that seeing how useless Home is, this would not actually be surprising news if it were to ever be announced in truth.
On the other side, I still don't get how people keep getting misled by your guys' hilarious parodies and sarcasm.
Best first comment on a post, ever.
Geez people are soOoo gullible...
I will say this much. It made my Friday. I've been laughing and smiling about this all afternoon.
Omg sony dosnt even know if there own servers are shutting down what lmaos
hahahaha yall got me hahaha good one although i would have been pissed if it did get shut down hahaha mann i didn't even see the parody but know i do duh it was in big letters gosh i feel stupid. well t was a good one to bad Sony got on to yall
Shouldn't readers know you do this every year?
PEOPLE ARE STUPID.
I agree with Andy...this stuff really makes me chuckle.
You'd be surprised by the number of emails we've gotten asking for more details on the WiiDS.
Home is useless anyways.......who cares if it goes away. haha...
I'll be sure to check out all the hilarity in the April issue if I ever get it.
Wow. A real, true LOL (which scared my son).
What! it wasn't real, Dang it, i was looking forward to recieving my wiids.
You can't make this stuff up.
WOOOOOW!!!!!!!!!!!!! Fail on you
So funny..., don't stop with the Game Infarcer.