Ahh yes, April 1st, a day that will always live in infamy with many
gamers. New titles announced, new system information released…but
is it fake, or real information. I can remember looking back through
the years, it seems every video gaming magazine that I subscribed to
had an april fools section. Game Infarcer, Lame Pro, among others.
Some of the best April Fools day announcements were Half Life 3 coming
out, a Duke Nukem Forever demo that existed long before it was an
actual game. Pokemon Kart racer, and I believe there was even a
Legend of Zelda Movie announcement that turned out to be fake.
Some April fools jokes actually came true, like thinkgeek.com‘s iCade
Arcade cabinet for the iPad. iCade is a device that turns your iPad
into an arcade cabinet so you can actually play the games like they
were meant to be played…in the 80s… The iCade is still being sold
on the thinkgeek website. Also some people feel that Duke Nukem was
just one cruel April Fools joke that happened as well.
So beware this April 1, 2012 when you’re checking out that gaming site
or looking through april’s issue of your favorite magazine. Some
things just are better left as April Fools jokes but most of the time
it’s all in good fun.
Oh and breaking news.. Gears of War has just been announced for PS3 and Wii!