Today is April 1, and that means that there is something more lying than usual on the internet. The annual April Fools’ Day tradition brings many fake news announcements from companies, which usually throw some bright fun at their own expense. And to help you navigate the infidelity of this dishonesty, we’ve rounded up all the best, worst, and most moody tricks.
Some of these are just silly gimmicks or weird concepts, while others are actually special playable games or events. Jokes are more fun when you explain them in exhaustive detail, so let̵
BugSnax Removes errors
Young Horses says it’s rebranding its gonzo adventure game BugSnax in response to some feedback.
Our market research shows that bugs are considered ‘scary’ and ‘extremely disgusting’, so we are rebranding to eliminate the flaw in our snacks! pic.twitter.com/7dR7aXhsR1
– Snacks (YH Games) (@YoungHorses) April 1, 2021
Moving out comics is perfect
This trailer for an “animated series” based on Moving Out reproduces the biggest sitcom theme of all time.
PUBG brings back the arcade game “POBG” 1991
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds was a breakthrough for the Battle Royale genre, and for a limited time it brings back some (false) retro nostalgia. PUBG hosts Playeromnoms Battlegrounds (POBG) mode for a limited time in PUBG, a top-down arcade shooter that sets you up against an army of chickens. The special mode is available on PC until April 12, and it will be available for console players April 8-19.
Enjoy an ESO demon
A body pillow with the striking image of Mehrune’s Dagon from Elder Scrolls Online allows you to drift to comfortable, completely normal sleep.
Razer Introduces RGB Hair Dye
The company is known for putting RGB lighting on pretty much everything that comes into your hair.
Glow up with the new Razer Rapunzel Chroma Hair Dye. Razer Rapunzel is the world’s first RGB hair care product that delivers full spectrum and is customizable per hair lighting. Turn your head on the streets and take the lighting to the next level. https://t.co/GNF9B9uxYK pic.twitter.com/ju6AhsSy05
– R Λ Z Ξ R (@Razer) March 31, 2021
Pokemon Sword and Shield Max Raid Event is a real flop
The new Max Raid event in Pokemon Sword and Shield is both clearly a joke, and also, completely real.
G Fuel Partners With Sonic On Chili Dog Flavor
The gaming brand G Fuel announced a partnership with Sonic – well, Sanic, really – for a new drinking flavor based on his favorite food: chili dogs. You can even join the waiting list.
Capcom stocks Street Fighter-Themed Kitty Cat Game
Capcom has combined two of the Internet’s obsessions – Street Fighter and Cats – into a playable puzzle game called Neco Drop 2.
Rainbow Six Siege Event adds a splash of color
A trailer for the “Rainbow is Magic” event in R6 Siege shows how colorful the game can be. It’s actually playable through April 5th.
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege – Rainbow is Magic (Again) Event Trailer
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Control Demake brings Supernatural Shooter to PlayStation
A trailer from Remedy shows what the renowned supernatural shooter may have looked like a few generations ago.
Overwatch Gets All Googly
Blizzard brought back the Overwatch gag from last year and put googly eyes on all the characters. This year, Blizzard has added the ability to turn off googly eyes, if for some reason you hate fun.
Fortnite offers GameStonks Skin
After all the hubub over the GameStop stock’s wild ride, it only makes sense that it would be immortalized somewhere. Epic now offers an extremely limited time skin under the name Diamond Hans.
For Honor becomes child-friendly
The brutal fighting game For Honor has received a “Playground Edition” update that replaces all weapons with toys, so you can play warriors just like you did in your garden.
For Honor is about to become a playground for warriors … literally. On April 1, For Honor: Playground Edition will offer an alternative to the brutal fighting game. Grab your favorite toys and hop on the playground! pic.twitter.com/i8pVor1szS
– For Honor (@ForHonorGame) April 1, 2021
Immortals: Fenyx Rising Patch Notes Not suspiciously beneficial for Zeus
A set of (fake) patch notes for Immortals: Fenyx Rising seems to have sprung from the mind of Zeus himself.
- Fixed Zeus without having his proper six-pack
- Solved a problem where Prometheus did not laugh at enough of Zeus’ very funny jokes
- Solved a problem where Typhon stole God’s powers
- Solved a problem where Zeus was not shown as the hero
- Fast Prometheus’ sour attitude