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Can You Imagine The Most Ridiculous April Fool's Story Ever?

There's not much point in devising April Fool's headlines these days.

Even if it's slightly unrealistic, nobody will believe it, and if it's entirely absurd, everyone will just ignore it. So, rather than attempt one, we'll just ask:

What would be the single most unbelievable game-related April Fool's joke you could imagine?

Maybe a headline about Sony and Microsoft coming together to produce one universal console called the PlayBox? Nintendo quitting the console business to focus exclusively on mobile and handheld entertainment? Well, maybe the latter isn't quite so impossible, but everyone would scoff if they read it on April 1. How's about an "Activision is Bankrupt" headline? Or instead, "Call of Duty Calls it Quits."

It has to grab someone's attention, of course. Maybe we could imagine Hideo Kojima and David Cage teaming up to produce a "Final Fantasy-killer." It'd be hilarious because neither legendary designer has any experience in RPGs and yet, they both might want to make a role-playing game...for whatever bizarre reason. What are your ideas?

Tags: april fools, april fools game stories, gaming culture

3/31/2014 10:17:13 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (20 posts)

WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, March 31, 2014 @ 10:46:00 PM
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Sega buys Xbox division from MS, plans to release Dreambox in 2016.

Square Enix announces command-based battle system and full party control for a "major future release."

Kojima actually seizes Silent Hill franchise.

Duke Nukem Forever Again announced.

Kingdoms of Amalur 2

"The Cloud" actually improves gaming on Xbox.



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SaiyanSempai
Monday, March 31, 2014 @ 11:23:42 PM

I laughed out loud on that last one! Good stuff! :)

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Norrin Radd
Monday, March 31, 2014 @ 10:57:24 PM
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The Last Guardian will release on PS4 this Holiday season and be shown at E3 2014.

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Ignitus
Monday, March 31, 2014 @ 11:01:13 PM
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Konami puts Cliffy B to direct Metal Gear Solid VI.

Sakaguchi and Uematsu back at Square Enix for Final Fantasy XVI

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Danny007
Monday, March 31, 2014 @ 11:20:29 PM
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Naughty Dog officially closes its doors after the departure of key developers.
Uncharted 4 and Last Of Us sequel cancelled. Also, they were secretly working on Jak 4, that's cancelled too.

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AugustoDeItalia
Tuesday, April 01, 2014 @ 8:44:00 AM

thats my worst nightmare right here...

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kokoro
Tuesday, April 01, 2014 @ 12:00:51 AM
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Xbox Kinect camera actually grows legs at night to collect more data on consumers.

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Killa Tequilla
Tuesday, April 01, 2014 @ 12:17:35 AM
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"Maybe a headline about Sony and Microsoft coming together to produce one universal console called the PlayBox?"

Yeah, Ben, I remember you made an April's fool article on this a year or two ago. You secretly want Sony and Microsoft to merge their gaming divisions and end all mass fanboy wars while in the process eliminating the PC master race making the PlayBox the #1 gaming hybrid console-pc, right?

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Knightzane
Tuesday, April 01, 2014 @ 12:36:43 AM
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Microsoft admits they've cheated and have decided to stick to their fanbase rather than backstab, lie, and bribe their way into the spotlight.

Uncharted 4 will take place in space and will have aliens as the special mythological creatures.

The Last of Us 2 will star Neil druckmann after the fall of ND in the future where he has to survive the harsh civilization and landscape of the post apocolyptic wastelands.

PC fanbase admits consoles have better games.

Nintendo decides to release a good Metroid game.

Sony releases a good gimick.

Ben becomes a Call of Duty MLG player.

Titanfall 2 becomes exclusive to Nintendo 3DS and Wii U.

Sony and Microsoft team up to bring Killzone: Halo's fall which is about the universe meeting new races of humans and goes to war with them.

Square Enix fires Toriyama who then joins MS and developes Lightning Never Dies.

I have more but I've gone on long enough lol

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BikerSaint
Tuesday, April 01, 2014 @ 4:40:28 AM
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"ANTI-VISION'S BOOBIE KOTEX RESIGNS"

In an interview with Boobie just this very morning, the "Boob" says that over the last decade, he has unjustly made an obscene amount of money & stock options fleecing the gamers again & again, & that he now woken up with the sudden need to apologize, and atone for all for all his prior vile comments and actions against the entire gaming nation.

Boobie also stated that he has decided as penitence, that he now feels the need to also do some community service work, just to make up for all those past transgressions.

So starting this coming Monday, he can be seen moving the elephant's behinds around in all different directions so that he can muck out their stalls at the Bronx zoo, thrice daily, seven days a week, and for the next twenty-five years.

Oh BTW as a side note, The Bronx Zoo kindly asks that you please abide by their newest policy signs, which have now been posted throughout the entire zoo grounds.....

"Please refrain from throwing rotten foodstuffs/feces/and-or containers of urine at Boobie".

Last edited by BikerSaint on 4/1/2014 4:43:50 AM

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Dan
Tuesday, April 01, 2014 @ 4:54:23 AM
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This the best imo: Final Fantasy VII remake for PS4!

But please don't be an April Fools joke, and be a real headline! :p

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PlatformGamerNZ
Tuesday, April 01, 2014 @ 6:42:42 AM
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yeah that COD stuff and activision wud be the best gaming april fools jokes

happy gaming =)

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MrAnonymity
Tuesday, April 01, 2014 @ 7:57:55 AM
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Suikoden team reunites for Suikoden Universe for the PS4 and Vita.

Nintendo retires from home console market, starts selling IPs to Sony (Pokemon on Vita and Legend of Zelda future on PS4).

A good Sonic the Hedgehog is released to rave reviews.

Star Tropics is re-created.

I have more, but I must depart.

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coh303
Tuesday, April 01, 2014 @ 10:26:52 AM

Seeing anything Suikoden related would probably get my heart racing!

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Masszt3r
Tuesday, April 01, 2014 @ 9:17:59 AM
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MS actually listens to their fans.

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Underdog15
Tuesday, April 01, 2014 @ 10:49:34 AM
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(Insert game title here) developed by Square Enix earns a metascore over 9!

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Victor321
Tuesday, April 01, 2014 @ 11:20:33 AM

9/100? I feel you've tempered your expectations a little sir :P

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Underdog15
Tuesday, April 01, 2014 @ 11:22:45 AM

9/10

Guess I should have been more explicit....

Last edited by Underdog15 on 4/1/2014 11:23:40 AM

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Underdog15
Tuesday, April 01, 2014 @ 10:50:09 AM
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Sledgehammer creates new engine for CoD!

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Simcoe
Tuesday, April 01, 2014 @ 11:32:06 AM
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Like you said Ben, it seems like everyone's prepared for fake announcements on April 1st, so I think it would be really funny if companies made actual big announcements on April 1st.

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