Coolest April Fool Pranks

About seven thousand years ago when I was a kid, I remember reading about a gaming news about “Quake can be played in your television”. There was detailed explanation how to wake up at 6:00 am and tune tv into certain channel. Well, I did that and maybe like 6:15 I was still pondering why all I see is noise and could not play Quake there.

Well, later I figured out that it was an april fools prank.

Any cool april fool pranks you’ve seen/experienced/heard?

Juuso Hietalahti


  1. Funny, there’s a project to port Quake 2 to the browser with pure HTML5 and JavaScript. Except this apparently isn’t April Fools, despite the developer blog entry being released on April 1.

    Developer blog entry: http://timepedia.blogspot.com/2010/04/gwtquake-taking-web-to-next-level.html

    Ars Technica news entry: http://arstechnica.com/web/news/2010/04/html5-and-webgl-bring-quake-to-the-browser.ars

    Wolfire blog entry, where I first heard of it: http://blog.wolfire.com/2010/04/Quake-2-in-HTML5

  2. Ign made a trailer for a “halo movie” and i got fooled by that and then like half way through thought this isnt reall :( luckily it was quite funny.

  3. They fooled me. I tried to find this guy for several hours following rumor instructions!

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