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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
    http://youtube.com/
    All video links from the front page go to Never Gonna Give You Up.
  2. BBC's Flying Penguins
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/page/item/epeng001.shtml
    Nicely done nature documentary spoof, if a tad outlandish.  I don't think they'll ever top spaghetti trees.
  3. Blizzard
    http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/index.xml
    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
    http://uk.movies.ign.com/dor/articles/863515/legend-of-zelda-movie-trailer/videos/legendofzelda_filmtrailer_040108.html;jsessionid=11fsfi7o55sv0
    Extra points for effort.
  5. Assasin's Creed vs. Metal Gear
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxw91PSTRq8
    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.
    http://kotaku.com/
  7. Google & Virgin Mars Colony.
    http://www.google.com/virgle/index.html
    Disappointing repeat of the 2004 Moon Base gag.
  8. Websites reskinning as otherwebsites.  Ie, wowhead reskined as thottbot (http://www.wowhead.com/).  Unoriginal, but briefly amusing.
  9. Obvious fake tech news.  Ie:
    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/04/01/ibm_scoble_nano/
    Mostly not funny anymore chaps.
  10. Websites redirecting to other websites (ie C64 site http://www.c64.sk/ 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 blizzard.com 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.
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Sorry by codemonkey uk (2.00 / 0) #3 Tue Apr 01, 2008 at 09:41:06 AM EST
:S

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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
woot.com 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
busy bees buzz | sockpuppet revolution

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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