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#April Fools

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SUPER TRUCK

Superhot meets Clustertruck in Super Truck

You know and love Superhot and Clustertruck, right? If so, then TinyBuild's April Fools' Day combination of those two titles is right up your alley. I just gave Super Truck a quick spin and it is pretty much what you'd expect: th...

 
April Fools'
Ah April Fools', the one time a year where half of the internet says that the other half doesn't have a sense of humor. I've always been kind of torn on the celebration myself. On one hand, a lot of these pranks end up as tim...   read

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NVIDIA

This thankfully fake NVIDIA energy drink probably tastes like PC coolant

NVIDIA is touting an "amazing new weapon for PC gamers," and it's not a new graphics card. It's the fake energy drink "GeForce GTX," which boasts 980mg of caffeine. I typically only have an energy drink once or twice a year, during crunch t...

 
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Super Carmen Miranda RPG

Super Carmen Miranda RPG justifies Cockeyes VR's design

At this point, the industry has been set ablaze by this morning's announcement of the biggest virtual reality headset on the market, Cockeyes. Aside from the definitive pornographic experience on the market, there isn't a whole lot of infor...

 
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Minecraft

Mojang teases a 'Trendy' costume update for April Fools'

Mojang has embraced tech culture with their newest April Fools' joke for Minecraft. The "1.RV" update teases "trendy" items that "get with the times," including wearables, gadgets, and VR glasses out the wazoo. They also note that the gear ...

 
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Cockeyes

CPSC blasts Cockeyes VR as most dangerous product ever

Expressing disbelief in how a product like this ever made it past the testing stages, the chairman of the US Consumer Product Safety Commission said today he will never allow the Destructoid Cockeyes VR headset to reach store shelves. "In t...

 
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Arc System Works

Arc System Works overhauls website, is now a 'wedding planner'

Here's a golf clap for Arc System Works. In one of the more out there April Fools jokes, Arc has re-purposed their website to sell bridal packages for thousands of dollars, promising serene locations from various games like the Guilty Gear&...

 
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Lucas on Cockeyes

'I can finally die happy' says The Wizard's Lucas of Destructoid Cockeyes VR

Earlier today we unveiled the biggest virtual reality headset on the market, Destructoid Cockeyes, but a few experts and taste-makers have already had their hands on and heads in it. A highlight among the glowing reviews came from Lucas, pr...

 
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Splatoon

Ha! Nintendo teases physical Splatoon arcade for April Fools'

The April Fools' jokes keep rolling in! This time the official Splatoon Twitter account unveiled a "Squid Booth," which is basically a "mobile" platform to play Splatoon for up to four players. The account also claims that you can buy ...

 
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Also Cocks

Get ready for Also Cocks, the premier porn experience for Destructoid Cockeyes

We all know that the future of porn lies in virtual reality. Sure, video games are great and all, but who needs games when you've got some grade-A spank material? For this reason, we here at Destructoid are proud to announce Also Cocks, a s...

 
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RV

Now I'm a believer: RV is the future of gaming

I have to admit that I was skeptical. When something's so absurdly out of left field, you kinda have to be. For 40 years now, video games have been about sitting on your couch and staring at a TV screen. I didn't want to believe that would ...

 
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ChocoGo

Square Enix's ChocoGo parody apes startups, ridesharing apps

Square Enix is coming into April Fools with one of my favorite jokes of the day -- a pitch for a ChocoGo app. It's a ride sharing app where users can "tip greens" and use their favorite lovable birds to get around. I love the presenter...

 
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NX

Leaked Nintendo presentation: you already own an NX controller

Whoops, Nintendo! This morning we received an anonymous tip containing nothing but a video file containing what looks to be an internal Nintendo presentation, shedding new light on the touchscreen NX controller we should be hearing more ab...

 
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Hearthstone

Blizzard teases Hearthstone MMO for April Fools'

Blizzard usually has the best April Fools' joke, and they're at it again with a Hearthstone MMO pitch, complete with an over-the-top announcer that sounds like he's selling cans of Surge in the 90s. It's basically a mockup of Hearthsto...

 
Cockeyes photo
Cockeyes

Tips for getting the most out of the Destructoid Cockeyes VR Helmet

As you've no doubt already heard, the Destructoid Cockeyes VR Helmet aims to be the most immersive virtual reality bucket on the market. With its patented TruVue 360 bucket fidelity, the Destructoid Cockeyes will bring all the fun and excit...

 
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Danganronpa

I wish this 999 and Danganronpa crossover was real

Spike Chunsoft with the big guns! Mixing up two of their biggest franchises, they've teased Nine Coins, Nine Purses, Nine Bears: The Novel, which is "coming soon to Monokuma OS" and "graphing calculators." You know what? This woul...

 
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Starcraft II

Blizzard jokingly reveals 'birds' as the fourth Starcraft II race

Birds, man. They ruin everything! Not according to Blizzard though. They love birds so much that they're willing to put them in Starcraft II as the fourth race to compete against the Terran, Protoss, and Zerg. They even created some an...

 
Cockeyes motion sickness photo
Cockeyes motion sickness

Cockeyes has a clever solution to the VR motion sickness problem

Virtual reality is obviously the only way anybody will ever play video games until the end of time, but it has one major hurdle it still needs to address: how can it turn humans into sessile piles of organic matter who never have to exit th...

 
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Black Desert Online

Black Desert Online weighs in on the Overwatch controversy with its own butt pose

Hah, butts. Black Desert Online has decided to weigh in on the recent Overwatch discussion by adding in some butts of their own -- a new PVP animation that's an obvious riff on the removed Tracer pose. This is being teased as a "f...

 
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Hai Moshi Moshi

Introducing the world's biggest VR Helmet

Virtual Reality is here, which might be confusing from your perspective because we're not in the same room as I'm typing this. Ok, let's start over. Virtual Reality is over there.  Forever.

 
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Dark Souls

Dark Souls III gets a grainy grindhouse VHS trailer

This is one of those things that's clearly done in the soul of April Fools, even if it's basically just a marketing trailer. Taking a decidedly grindhouse strategy, this new Dark Souls III promo basically sums up the plot of the game w...

 
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Big the Cat game

Sega's April Fools' joke is a playable Big the Cat browser game

Sega has been aggressively marketing with their "weird" and "that's so random!" angle for the past year, but this time I'm actually on board with it. For April Fools', they've released a Big the Cat game called Big's Big Fishing Adventure 3...

 
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Destructoid Show!?

The return of the Destructoid Show!?!?

I read basically every comment on our videos and one thing is certain, people want the Destructoid Show back. So check out the hot new promo I shot last night for your favorite game news show! 

 
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D5

Dark Dreams Don't Die with Deadly Premonition

Deadly Premonition's Francis York Morgan and Dark Dreams Don't Die's David Young, together under one roof? Now there's a conversation I want to overhear. Someone's been reading my mind. Designer Swery65 tweeted this image for his next game,...

 
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Adoriablo

Diablo III's Big Head Mode is too cute

Season 3 in Diablo III is almost upon us, but before we delve into something that serious, let's pull back a bit and use the adorable as a palate cleanser. (Who would've ever thought that "adorable" would be an adjective used to descr...

 
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Dying Light

Dying Light enabling wacky ragdoll physics for April Fools' Day

For April Fools' Day tomorrow, Techland is bringing extra floaty physics to its open-world zombie-slaying game Dying Light, which has me wondering, why isn't that a permanent cheat code? This is the sort of thing, weird and small as it mig...

 
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Canine/10

Phoenix woof: Capcom cuts trailer for fake The Great Dog Attorney

While the new Ace Attorney--The Great Ace Attorney coming July 9 to 3DS in Japan--looks great and all what with Phoenix Wright's ancestor palling around around with Sherlock Holmes and Watson in Meiji era Japan and the British Empire, does...

 
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Pac-Man Google Maps

Google Maps is now a giant game of Pac-Man

I like when companies channel their April Fools' Day creativity into something real as opposed to just announcing a phony product or service that really ought to exist. This year, Google has another fun interactive gag for us with a playabl...

 
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Nintendo Direct

There will be a Nintendo Direct tomorrow ;) ;)

There have been rumors flying around the Internet that there would be a Nintendo Direct on April 1. Some of the rumors include Splatoon amiibo, new footage of the next Star Fox game, and a new Wii U game in which players take on the role of...

 
April Fools!
I have to go to the zoo for the rest of the week because my step-sister is getting married (that's not a stupid joke, that's actually where the wedding's being held) so here's some funky-fresh two-day old news for you regarding April Fool's Day 2014, and the amount of harm it caused our collective psyche.   read


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Welp, game gave me Maxinger Z in the 4th Youre getting back in my good books for taking away Roger, but you still have much to

 
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I offered an observation and rebuttal for our history debate today that blew the classs and professors mind in its thoughtfulness and

 
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The other games in the Friends of Nintendo Humble Bundle have been revealed: Swords & Soldiers II for WiiU, Nano Assault EX for 3DS, and Runbow for Not sure how to feel about

 
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And later the same review states Fans of console first-person shooters or the Alien film series will probably be better off waiting for Foxs recently announced Aliens: Colonial Marines for the PlayStation

 
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Finally off work and the kids *Booting up PC* now my overwatch

 
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I have an extra EU region key for early access to the Overwatch beta on PS 4, any takers? Leave a comment and Ill PN you the

 
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Three Devastating Forces in Dawn of War YOU FAIL YOU CAN FUCK RIGHT END OF

 
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Let me be clear, I never actually killed those Nep It was negligent nepslaughter at best!

 
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Summoned 4 people for Nue in Nioh, and they all dropped in the first 2 Ahhh!

 
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Its time to start that Syphon Filter marathon Ive been dreaming about

 
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The epic tale of weslikestacos

 
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OMG Shadows of The Empire is on Im fucking dying! Now I just need Episode 1 Racer and Battle for Naboo to complete my N64 nostalgia

 
ShadeOfLight

Started a Nuzlocke challenge for Heart Gold: almost lost both Saiyan the Mareep and Alucard the Zubat to the first Gym I only now realize how intense this is going to

 
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I really want the CoD4 Remaster, but I really do not care about the new CoD it comes packaged Dilemmas

 
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Haha! Your demise will be slow and agonizing, haha!

 
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That moment when you see a series in Super Robot Wars and you go Who the fuck is that? And then you look them up and it might be the oldest series in the

 
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It seems Space Jam 2 is a thing that is probably

 
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Doing a mind numbing project for one of the Lizard People pretending to be a human that is my coworker, because shes incapable of doing it That is the definition of incompetence right?

 
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One of my favorite youtube channels posted a run down of 5 video game Its rare when this stuff crosses for me so here ya go

 
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What are the better gifs and why: tarantinofied or michael bayified? discuss!

 
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Anxiously awaiting that Zootopia

 
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Waiting for your car to get worked on at the dealership is a level of banality surpassed only by the Even my 2DS cant save me from its soul-sucking existential

 
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Putzki, dictator, evil villain, idiot and all around sexy penguin

 
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I know theres a few BabyMetal fans round these parts and I wrote up a review of the new Its got a Metal Totoro song!!!

 
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Dawn of War 3 will be an interpretive dance music video talking about mans cruelty to mans digital reflection - thats as much sense as I gathered from the Or well have units of scale that would be too big in Dawn of War One or the

 
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Boss 101 the game - Check out this snap of Boss 101 and Mac playing games while they chill at Robo You see, the antagonists arent always plotting galactic destruction, sometimes theyre just trying to get out of

 

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