The Best, Worst, And Most Confusing "Jokes" Of April Fools 2015 [Update]
It's a fact: The first day of April is the worst day on the internet. Even so, amid all of the lame April Fools pranks and fake news, sometimes we see some gems that are actually clever and entertaining. Whether they're good, bad, or bizarre, we're collecting all of the day's stories from across the gaming industry.
We'll be updating this list with new entries as the day goes on.
Last year, League of Legends players were treated to a frenzied mode with no cooldowns or mana costs. The mode returns this year, despite Riot Games teasing a slower, more strategic version.
The Humble Bundle, which offers games at a pay-what-you-want price and donates the proceeds to charity, is going super old-school with its game selection. Like, cup-and-ball old-school.
Dance of Destiny
Destiny players who log into their Bungie.net account and try to view their characters are treated to a strange sight: a dance, complete with funky colors and music.
Romance is really a theme this year. Blizzard teases WoW players with the T.I.N.D.R. box – an item that lets followers in your garrison try to find love. It's funny, but the annual WoW patch notes also deliver.
Techland, the studio behind Dying Light, revealed that the zombies are benefitting from a one-day physics tweak. As a result, they are more likely to go flying when attacked by players.
Dark Dreams Don't Die with Deadly Premonition
Hidetaka “Swery” Suehiro and his team at Access Games are the minds behind Deadly Premonition and D4. In this teaser image, the two main characters from those games meet to talk about sauce.
Next: More implausible things and one-off jokes.
These goggles from Sony are a combination of immersion and submersion, allowing you to have a more realistic underwater experience when you are playing games with swimming sections.
Nugs are little pig-hamster things in BioWare's Dragon Age franchise. Instead of using them in crafting, you can help them find love and acceptance in the pretend romantic simulation Nug Elope.
Curse Voice In Hearthstone
You can't speak directly to your opponents in Hearthstone, but this addition changes that. Not only does it let you chat, it auto-translates your speech into any language (with perfect accuracy, of course).
Razer makes some high-tech stuff, but this hovering mouse is like something out of Back to the Future II. Using a magnetic field, the mouse completely eliminates friction to keep you on top of your game.
Dog Ace Attorney
In a now-private video, Capcom shows a canine-themed re-imagining of the Ace Attorney series. It's basically just anthropomorphic dogs barking as they talk in the series' signature courtroom setting.
Leaving the music genre behind, Harmonix is venturing into the online dating world with Romance Central in an effort to match gamers up with the dance partners of their dreams.
Not to be left out on Valve's Steam Machine initiative, Think Geek is getting in on the action with an actual steam-powered gaming console. Unlike some previous years, this is one April Fools product that is never becoming reality.
Minecraft: Love and Hugs
This snapshot makes some big changes to Minecraft, removing all traces of violence and aggression and letting you be friendly with the creatures of your world. Though it's a joke, it is also an actual thing you can play. (Images from videos by CptKillFeeds! and AshleyDesigns)