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.

Oh wait.

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:

6. Zombies were announced for World of Tanks and World of Warplanes:

7. Paradox Interactive and Paradox Development Studio revealed Europa Universalis: The Musical:

8. Deadpool gameplay was revealed:

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:

16. Splash Damage introduced the Dirty Bomb Pre/Post-Mission Readiness Kit.

17. The Warhound unit was added to StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm.

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.