Jill Seale

April Fools Recap!

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April Fool’s used to be a day when you’d go to your school or place of work and attempt to play mean tricks on people. Now it is used by the internet to make websites and companies look like they have a sense of humor. Thankfully, sometimes the jokes are actually funny. Here’s some of the best stuff I’ve found while searching for outright lies on the internet today:

  • Destructoid has gone low tech and replaced their front page with awesome drawings hand-written headlines on notebook paper. If you want to comment on any of their articles, you can fax them or call their 1-800 number and leave a message (allow 4 to 6 weeks for processing).
  • Blizzard introduces Crabby, a microsoft dancing paperclip for your WoW raids. They’re also introducing a Horadric Cube app for smartphones, and Starcraft Kinect. Not bad.
  • Thinkgeek has a number of great looking products for sale, including an edible gummy ipod case and a Minecraft USB Desktop Nether Portal. Be sure and check out their video for the Shirt Plate. It’s pretty great.
  • Speaking of Minecraft, Mojang has introduced Micro-transactions into the game. You can pick up useful items like creeper saddle and a secret griefer identity, or you could splurge on a “Response from Support” which is a steal at $494.
  • You can party like it’s 1911 by going to any given Youtube video and clicking the button at the bottom right.
  • If you’re a total nerd and play League of Legends, these fake patch notes and hilarious fake spotlight video for their newest champion, Lee Sin, might be of interest to you.
  • Did you see any good ones I’ve missed? Let me know in the comments.

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