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By codemonkey uk (Tue Apr 01, 2008 at 08:38:43 AM EST) April, Fools (all tags)
Fun is fun.

Is April 1st fun?  The good stuff is, the bad stuff grates.  Here's my rundown of today's gags.

  1. Youtube Rickrolls the Internet
    All video links from the front page go to Never Gonna Give You Up.
  2. BBC's Flying Penguins
    Nicely done nature documentary spoof, if a tad outlandish.  I don't think they'll ever top spaghetti trees.
  3. Blizzard
    Triple hit of new "hero class" (Bard) announcement, Warcraft for Consoles announcement, and (my favourite of the 3) a client side script on their forums that litter everyone's post with "lols" and other forumisms.
  4. IGN previews Zelda Movie trailer;jsessionid=11fsfi7o55sv0
    Extra points for effort.
  5. Assasin's Creed vs. Metal Gear
    Cute piece of cross-promotion.  Not sure if it really counts as an April Fool, since the Assassin costume will probably end up being an unlockable.
  6. Kotaku become's a Game Cakes webside.
  7. Google & Virgin Mars Colony.
    Disappointing repeat of the 2004 Moon Base gag.
  8. Websites reskinning as otherwebsites.  Ie, wowhead reskined as thottbot (  Unoriginal, but briefly amusing.
  9. Obvious fake tech news.  Ie:
    Mostly not funny anymore chaps.
  10. Websites redirecting to other websites (ie C64 site redirected to a Spectrum site).  Oh the hilarity.  Unless you actually want to use the website today.  At all.

See also the poll.
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Blizzard by kwsNI (2.00 / 0) #1 Tue Apr 01, 2008 at 09:16:47 AM EST
I love the forum changes.  Especially the "I lol'd IRL!" after half the sentences. 

Also, on they have a new SC2 character the Tauren Marine that's pretty funny. 

BBC by duxup (2.00 / 0) #2 Tue Apr 01, 2008 at 09:16:57 AM EST
Sorry, this programme is only available to play in the UK.
Sorry by codemonkey uk (2.00 / 0) #3 Tue Apr 01, 2008 at 09:41:06 AM EST

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This link works outside the UK by duxup (2.00 / 0) #5 Tue Apr 01, 2008 at 11:08:16 AM EST
Here too by ad hoc (2.00 / 0) #8 Tue Apr 01, 2008 at 03:09:43 PM EST
More "hilarity" by fluffy (2.00 / 0) #4 Tue Apr 01, 2008 at 09:44:11 AM EST having a woot-off with the same dumb item repeatedly (I ended up removing them from my Twitter feed because I was sick of seeing yet another notification for OMG HILARIOUS TWO-PACK BATTERY!!! every 5 minutes).

xkcd, questionablecontent, and qwantz showing up on each others' domains

lulz internets u r funny
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WIPO by alprazolam (2.00 / 0) #6 Tue Apr 01, 2008 at 11:12:03 AM EST
haven't noticed a single joke or anything yet.

wiki had stuff by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #7 Tue Apr 01, 2008 at 11:24:42 AM EST

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Sighting by ad hoc (2.00 / 0) #9 Tue Apr 01, 2008 at 03:15:14 PM EST
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