Today is April 1, and that means there’s somewhat more lying than usual taking place on the internet. The annual April Fools’ Day tradition brings plenty of fake news announcements from companies, usually poking some lighthearted fun at their own expense. And to help you navigate this dishonesty debauchery, we’ve rounded up all the best, worst, and most groan-worthy gags.
Some of these are just silly gags or strange concepts, while others are actually special playable games or events. Jokes are funnier when you explain them in exhaustive detail, so let’s dive right in.
BugSnax Removes Bugs
Young Horses says it is rebranding its gonzo-adventure game BugSnax in response to some feedback.
Our market research shows that bugs are considered ‘creepy’ and ‘extremely off-putting’ so we’re rebranding to un-bug our snacks! pic.twitter.com/7dR7aXhsR1
— Snacks (YH Games) (@YoungHorses) April 1, 2021
Moving Out Cartoon Is Perfect
This trailer for an “animated series” based on Moving Out repurposes the greatest sitcom theme of all time.
PUBG Brings Back 1991 Arcade Game “POBG”
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds was a trailblazer for the battle royale genre, and for a limited time it’s bringing back some (fake) retro nostalgia. PUBG is hosting a limited time Playeromnom’s Battlegrounds (POBG) mode within PUBG, a top-down arcade shooter that pits you against an army of chickens. The special mode is available on PC through April 12, and it will be available for console players April 8-19.
Cuddle Up With an ESO Demon
A body pillow with the striking image of Mehrunes Dagon from Elder Scrolls Online lets you drift off to pleasant, completely normal sleep.
Razer Introduces RGB Hair Dye
The company known for putting RGB lighting on pretty much everything gets in your hair.
Glow up with the new Razer Rapunzel Chroma Hair Dye. Razer Rapunzel is the world’s first RGB haircare product that delivers full-spectrum, and customizable per-hair lighting. Turn heads on the streets, and take lighting immersion to the next level. https://t.co/GNF9B9uxYK pic.twitter.com/ju6AhsSy05
— R Λ Z Ξ R (@Razer) March 31, 2021
Pokemon Sword and Shield Max Raid Event is a Real Flop
The new Max Raid event in Pokemon Sword and Shield is both clearly a joke, and also, absolutely real.
Capcom Makes Street Fighter-Themed Kitty Cat Game
Capcom has combined two of the internet’s obsessions–Street Fighter and cats–into a playable puzzle game called Neco Drop 2.
Rainbow Six Siege Event Adds a Splash of Color
A trailer for the “Rainbow is Magic” event in R6 Siege shows how colorful the game can be. It’s actually playable through April 5.
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege – Rainbow is Magic (Again) Event Trailer
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Control Demake Brings Supernatural Shooter to PlayStation
A trailer from Remedy shows off how its acclaimed supernatural shooter might have looked a few generations ago.
Overwatch Gets All Googly
Blizzard brought back its Overwatch gag from last year, putting googly eyes on all the characters.