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  • Blog Post: StarCraft II: Herald Of The Stars Playable Backwards, Forwards, And Not At All [April Fools' Day]

    Alongside the announcement of Blizzard's fake fighting game , comes the announcement of a new fake StarCraft II campaign. According to a post on Battle.net , "Herald of the Stars will feature a revolutionary non-linear campaign. It can be played backwards, forwards, with any mission in any order... More
  • Blog Post: Blizzard Announces Fighting Game Outcasts: Vengeance Of The Vanquished [April Fools' Day]

    Blizzard went all out for its April Fools' Day prank with a website and video devoted to the announcement of its fighting game, Outcasts: Vengeance of the Vanquished. You can check out the short teaser video below, which references Street Fighter without apology, as well as the fake game's website... More
  • Blog Post: Become A Pokémon Master... Using Google Maps

    Fans have been speculating how exactly Nintendo would dive into the realm of mobile. Would they make Nintendo games available on the app store? A Nintendo mobile app ? Well, now we have our answer...they've partnered with Google to bring the world of Pokémon to Google Maps. In what is obviously... More
  • Blog Post: Goat Simulator Arrives In April On Steam

    Goat Simulator, the sort of a joke, but sort of a real game we actually want to play, has a release date. The game is available for pre-order for $9.99, and it will release on Steam on April 1. You can head here to go ahead and pre-order your copy of the game. The game is inspired by skating games like... More
  • Blog Post: Your April Fools' Day Round-Up

    April 1 is a magical day where anyone can be a comedian, no matter how unqualified they are. Here are some yuks from the video game industry, some of which are actually pretty darn clever. Click on the title of each entry to see the full story. Minecraft 2 Announced Mojang wrote up a lengthy announcement... More
  • Blog Post: File Important Papers In This Minecraft USB Desktop Portal

    We already geeked out over ThinkGeek’s Angry Birds-Themed Pork Rinds , but this Minecraft USB Desktop Portal would make our lives so much better. Encourage efficient use of resources here ! More
  • Blog Post: Pig Out On These Angry Birds-Themed Pork Rinds

    Get your munch on with this high protein, high fat snack! Product contents were collected by the pig savvy folks at ThinkGeek from underneath wreckage caused by some pissed off birds. Scraps were deep fried in oil and seasoned to deliciousness. Who knew green pigs were so good?! How can you get your... More
  • Blog Post: Our Government’s Nerds Are Also Geeks

    The U.S. Department of Commerce is focused on managing America’s jobs and its economy, but that doesn’t mean they don’t know how to have fun with some old school gaming. Try going to commerce.gov and entering the Konami code for a fun surprise. Go to Commerce.gov and put in the Konami... More
  • Blog Post: A Cavalcade Of Fools

    Today is April Fools' Day, also known affectionately around the office as "The day that productivity died." We've compiled some of our favorite fake news releases and product reveals from around the Internet and have 'em all here in one convenient location. Check back often, because... More
  • Blog Post: Twisted Pixel Partners With Home Depot To Promote Gunstringer

    This may come as a surprise to you, but Twisted Pixel has officially partnered with Home Depot to bring a unique marionette simulation to your very own living room. The puppeteer controller, originally codenamed “Project 144in. x 1-1/4in. Pine Round Dowel,” is made of "professional grade... More
  • Blog Post: Brink Developer Parodies Facebook Gaming

    Splash Damage has created a video demo that pokes fun at the shallow experience present in most Facebook games... and, of course, all of that nickel and diming, too. More
  • Blog Post: Smash MNC Coming To Virtual Boy, Neo Geo, WiiHD, And More

    It looks like Uber Entertainment is taking a little inspiration from the past for their next title. Like Monday Night Combat, Smash MNC will be set in a game show where players compete for cash prizes. You can see its debut trailer below, which might look a little familiar if you're a fan of old... More
  • Blog Post: Blizzard Announces New Dungeon, Adorable Dungeon Helper For World Of Warcraft

    If there's one thing gamers have said about World of Warcraft for years now, it's that the game is too hardcore for its own good and not new-user-friendly at all. Thankfully, Blizzard is finally taking some steps to fix all of that with Crabby, the new Dungeon Helper. Announced on the World of... More
  • Blog Post: Sega Announces Super Monkey Cube

    Sega has made a lot of money off of its monkey balls, but today the company has announced a new project: Super Monkey Cube: Five Facets Of Fun. Prepare yourself for yuks. Here is the description of Sega's parody game: "A realtime turnbased RPG with action elements, Super Monkey Cube is nothing... More
  • Blog Post: Blizzard Hijinks Continue With April Fools Diablo App

    Blizzard must REALLY like April Fools' Day. Its latest antic is a fake Horadric Cube iPhone app. Mike Morhaime must have accidentally cast an obfuscate spell instead of the intended level 20 joke spell, because this one is out of left field. Here's the pitch: "You know Clarke's third... More
  • Blog Post: Financially Strapped Harmonix Trades In Founder Alex Rigopulos At GameStop

    It's been a topsy turvy year for Harmonix. The Rock Band/Dance Central developer was cut loose from Viacom's now-defunct MTV Games division, and is now an independent studio. Sadly, the company still seems to be struggling to make ends meet without those fat MTV expense accounts, and today announced... More
  • Blog Post: The Old Republic Is Wookiee-Friendly

    The demands of a vocal Wookiee fanbase has prompted the release of videos illustrating how The Old Republic's new translation into Wookiee will sound in action. A news post on the game's site offers the following explanation: "Since the initial announcement of the localized versions of Star... More
  • Blog Post: Ed Boon Fills Twitter Page With Joke Mortal Kombat Promises

    Ed Boon is an active member of Twitter, and it appears that he caught the April Fools bug today. While some may prefer to make subtle jokes today, Boon's are quite obviously gags. Here are his tweets thus far: Breaking News: MK moved to a fall release! Tonights DLC release will please many an MK... More
  • Blog Post: Prove Your Love Of Gaming With This Million Dollar Controller

    Do you love gaming on your Xbox 360? Do you want to prove how baller you are? Is baller a word that people still use? Whatever your answers, you'll almost certainly want to pick up Evil Controllers' new Ultimate Controller, a $1 million dollar, diamond-encrusted masterpiece. The Ultimate Controller... More
  • Blog Post: Gmail Gets Kinect-Like Motions Controls

    What if sending an email was as easy as licking a pretend stamp and placing it on your knee? What if you could reply to a message with a simple hitchhiker thumb? Google has answered these questions in the form of Gmail Motion, the gesture-based email solution. What if you used motion control commands... More
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