It was April 1 in the US today, so once again a series of prank press releases flooded our inbox, ranging from “barely plausible” to “NEVER JOKE ABOUT MY LITTLE PONY”.
At least no-one tried to pretend Half-Life 3 was on the way though, that gag is so played out.
Anyway, here's what else happened this morning on Htrae:
1. It was announced that Creepy Watson would return in the next Sherlock Holmes game, Crimes & Punishments:
2. Sega and Sports Interactive announced Football Manager 1888.
3. A new nation was added to War Thunder:
4. Grimoire Assembly Forge added a dubious new weapon to John Dudebro’s arsenal. That’s some top-notch comedy right there, folks.
5. Runescape got a musical quest:
7. Paradox Interactive and Paradox Development Studio revealed Europa Universalis: The Musical:
9. Iceberg Interactive and Amplitude Studios announced Endless Space - Wings of Freedom, an Endless Space spin-off developed for Neo Geo X.
10. It was revealed that Deus Ex: Human Defiance would take the franchise back to the industry’s glory days:
11. Thatgamecompany announced Rocket Death Match, a new DLC for Journey:
12. Telltale Games unveiled Poker Night 2, featuring Claptrap, Brock Samson, Sam from the Sam & Max series, and Ash from Evil Dead:
[Update: Looks like this one might be real!]
13. Toshiba announced the Shibasphere, a daring new console:
14. Reddit acquired Team Fortress 2 from Valve.
15. Sega announced that some old favorites would be updated with HD graphics and 3D surround sound:
18. Minecraft 2.0 was announced:
19. A Dishonored walkthrough by co-creative directors Raf Colantonio and Harvey Smith gave some interesting insights into game design:
20. Awesomenauts: The Movie was announced. Director: G.G. Abrams.
21. Ubisoft confirmed the development of Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon.
22. Tom Clancy's Dance Recon Revolution is a new mode for Ghost Recon Online.
23. WWE Champion Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson announced WWE Presents: Rockpocalypse, a 3D action mobile game which will take place on the set of a fictional Hollywood studio where The Rock is filming his latest blockbuster.