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7th May '16 11:45:00 AM DarkStorm
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* In 2015, Website/NotAlwaysRight made all of their stories about a fictional ZombieApocalypse. This was also used on their sister sites, including Website/NotAlwaysWorking.

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* In 2015, Website/NotAlwaysRight made all of their stories about a fictional ZombieApocalypse. This was also used on their sister sites, including Website/NotAlwaysWorking. They followed it up in 2016 by making all the posts about Franchise/StarWars.
7th May '16 11:07:38 AM DarkStorm
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* Going back to earlier days of video gaming, the March/April 1984 issue of Atari Age magazine had a portion called Not The Atari Age, with a fake cover, improbable news articles (like ''Ion Defender'', a game designed to be unplayable and which literally cheats if you get any good at it at all, and a game called ''[[Literature/NineteenEightyFour Big Brother]]'' that just watches you), and impractical items for sale (like a one-million-dollar gem-encrusted joystick, or a Trak-Cube controller that doesn't move)
5th May '16 7:15:07 PM aye_amber
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** 2013 saw the addition of Music/{{Nickelback}} to the site, in the same vein as the addition of KoRn. It was accompanied by several reviews praising the band's albums, as well as numerous vandalisms of the band's page (for example: It was stated that Hellblazer, one of MA's founders, was actually Chad Kroeger). The satire site Tyranny of Tradition expanded upon this by running a fake article having Nickelback supposedly hold a press conference in response to the site.

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** 2013 saw the addition of Music/{{Nickelback}} to the site, in the same vein as the addition of KoRn.Music/{{Korn}}. It was accompanied by several reviews praising the band's albums, as well as numerous vandalisms of the band's page (for example: It was stated that Hellblazer, one of MA's founders, was actually Chad Kroeger). The satire site Tyranny of Tradition expanded upon this by running a fake article having Nickelback supposedly hold a press conference in response to the site.
18th Apr '16 10:56:27 AM Willbyr
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!!!!See AprilFoolsPlot for in-universe fictional examples.

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!!!!See !!See AprilFoolsPlot for in-universe fictional examples.examples.






* In 2011, ''Webcomic/BeyondTheCanopy'' [[http://beyondthecanopy.com/?webcomic_post=beyond-the-manopy-188-2 briefly turned into a parody]] of ''FistOfTheNorthStar''.

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* In 2011, ''Webcomic/BeyondTheCanopy'' [[http://beyondthecanopy.com/?webcomic_post=beyond-the-manopy-188-2 briefly turned into a parody]] of ''FistOfTheNorthStar''.''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar''.
17th Apr '16 7:49:43 PM Nohbody
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** 2011: Blizzard announces Crabby, an expy of [[StopHelpingMe Microsoft's Clippy]], to assist on the forums and in-game for ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''. For ''VideoGame/StarcraftII,'' [[http://us.blizzard.com/en-us/games/console/ Blizzard makes a return to consoles,]] with peculiar motion-sensor tech. In addition to this, there are spoof patch notes for [[http://us.battle.net/sc2/en/forum/topic/2325614706 SC2]] and [[http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/2325684862 WoW]], which serve as playful {{take that}}s to player complaints concerning both game balance ("Fixed a bug where Terran players were able to lose a game.") and aesthetic concerns (Every class with fire-based abilities gets green fire - except Warlocks).

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** 2011: Blizzard announces Crabby, an expy of [[StopHelpingMe [[AnnoyingVideoGameHelper Microsoft's Clippy]], to assist on the forums and in-game for ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''. For ''VideoGame/StarcraftII,'' [[http://us.blizzard.com/en-us/games/console/ Blizzard makes a return to consoles,]] with peculiar motion-sensor tech. In addition to this, there are spoof patch notes for [[http://us.battle.net/sc2/en/forum/topic/2325614706 SC2]] and [[http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/2325684862 WoW]], which serve as playful {{take that}}s to player complaints concerning both game balance ("Fixed a bug where Terran players were able to lose a game.") and aesthetic concerns (Every class with fire-based abilities gets green fire - except Warlocks).



** 2008: The [=NeoBuddy=] system was introduced, where a questionnaire would match you up with a buddy (Bug Eye [=McGee=] for most, Sir Fufon Lui for a few), [[StopHelpingMe who would pop up from time to time and give advice]].

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** 2008: The [=NeoBuddy=] system was introduced, where a questionnaire would match you up with a buddy (Bug Eye [=McGee=] for most, Sir Fufon Lui for a few), [[StopHelpingMe [[AnnoyingVideoGameHelper who would pop up from time to time and give advice]].
17th Apr '16 5:17:48 PM Blazer
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* Creator/RoosterTeeth, having been founded on April 1st 2003, has as a corporate policy to ''not'' to do any sort of pranks and usually uses the day to introduce trailers for new series and new seasons for existing series.. However, they ''do'' admit that it's amusing that fans will tend to claim one or more trailers are fake and are actually shocked when it turns out that it actually exists, despite that other fans will tell them that RT doesn't do April Fool's pranks.
17th Apr '16 12:30:49 PM Glowsquid
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* In 2013, the wiki put up an article about a DarkerAndEdgier FPS reboot of the series, titled simply "Mario". As over-the-top as it was, it apparently managed to fool several users.



** In 2016, Super Mario Wiki put up an article about a DarkerAndEdgier FPS reboot of the series, titled simply "Mario". As over-the-top as it was, it apparently managed to fool several users.
15th Apr '16 8:32:58 AM rjd1922
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* When ''Magazine/ElectronicGamingMonthly'', well known for it's April Fool's Day hoaxes, announced that Creator/{{Rare}}'s kid-friendly platform game ''Twelve Tales: Coker 64'' was being reworked into an adult-oriented game with plenty of swearing, innuendos, cartoon violence, and ToiletHumor, most people thought it was a joke. [[VideoGame/ConkersBadFurDay It wasn't.]]

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* When ''Magazine/ElectronicGamingMonthly'', well known for it's April Fool's Fools' Day hoaxes, hoaxes (see above), announced that Creator/{{Rare}}'s kid-friendly platform game ''Twelve Tales: Coker 64'' was being reworked into an adult-oriented game with plenty of swearing, innuendos, cartoon violence, and ToiletHumor, most people thought it was a joke. [[VideoGame/ConkersBadFurDay It wasn't.]]
14th Apr '16 1:45:48 PM Midna
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** In 2016, Super Mario Wiki put up an article about a DarkerAndEdgier FPS reboot of the series, titled simply "Mario". As over-the-top as it was, it apparently managed to fool several users.
8th Apr '16 6:41:38 AM Gamingboy1
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* [[Machinima/FalloutLoreTheStoryteller The Fallout series ''The Storyteller'']] teamed up with another channel in 2016 to do a non-canon episode on the sexbot known as Fisto... and even had a link at the end of the episode that brought anyone who hit it to a video that started with them being told they'd been April Fool'd.
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