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Sega launches ‘Rappy Bird’ [April Fools!]

There’s an element of cruelty to some of the most memorable April Fool’s jokes, and Sega’s prank this year is among the cruelest. Responding to years of Phantasy Star Online 2 localization requests from diehard fans, Sega has released Rappy Bird, an…
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Sony’s super cereal [April Fools!]

It’s been plainly obvious for ages that the Vita’s in need of a power source that doesn’t get in the way of mealtime. The newly unveiled Sony Power Food is the answer to the question that everyone’s been asking.

Remember, this method of powering up…
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PlayStation Plus April Instant Game Collection Starts With Mercs And Bats

Tomorrow kicks off the first week for April’s Instant Game Collection. It also marks the launch of Mercenary Kings on PlayStation 4, but you won’t have to open your wallet for it if you are a PlayStation Plus member.

Don’t fret if you don’t own a PlayStation 4 yet, though. The caped crusader will swoop in and save your week. Batman: Arkham City joins the fray tomorrow on PlayStation 3.

As a reminder, today is your last chance to pick up Tomb Raider for PS3 and Dead Nation: Apocalypse Edition for PS4. This coming week is your last opportunity to lock in your license for Borderlands 2 on PS3.

[Source: PlayStation Blog]

 

Our Take
The Instant Game Collection is one of the best values in gaming, and only made sweeter with the brand new titles offered up on PS4. I’m looking forward to Mercenary Kings based on our review. Just remember not to start downloading until the store is fully updated or else you might be inadvertently charged.

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Google partners with Pikachu in Google Maps: Pokémon Challenge [April Fools!]

Google wants to hire the very best. Like no one ever was. If you’re a Pokémon master and can meet some extreme physical fitness requirements, you might have what it takes to survive the Pokémon Challenge, a fictional Google Maps-based job…
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Warhammer 40k: Storm of Vengeance launches on April 3, DLC detailed

After spending a month in the lanes of Early Access, Warhammer 40k: Storm of Vengeance is lining up on iOS and PC users’ Steam for an April 3 launch. Details for initial DLC packs have also been shared, outlining three additional unit types for…
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Origin to cease sales of physical games on April 4

Those of you buying physical games through Origin will soon have to embrace digital distribution or scope out another store – Origin will cease its offering of disc-based games on April 4, when it transitions to serving solely as a digital license…
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Rusty’s Real Deal Baseball launches in 3DS eShop April 3

Oddball microtransaction-haggling minigame compilation Rusty’s Real Deal Baseball is coming to the Nintendo 3DS eShop in North America on April 3, Nintendo confirmed this week.

Announced via Nintendo Direct back in February, Rusty’s Real Deal…
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Super Mario Bros. 3 highlights a great month of eShop DLC releases for April

April is looking to be a SOLID month of DLC releases for fans of Nintendo classics. From April 3rd through April 24th, GBA titles will be hitting the Wii U eShop every week. In addition to being able to play these classics on the GamePad with off-TV play, these titles will have Restore Points that save progress during gameplay, and Miiverse functionality. And on April 17th, the one and only mighty Super Mario Bros. 3 will hit both the Wii U AND 3DS eShop. Let’s take a look at the releases and get pumped, TOGETHER.

YUUUUUSSSSS

April 3rdAdvance Wars ($ 7.99) – command an army through the air, ground, and sea in this turn-based strategy game.

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga ($ 7.99) – play as the brothers Mario in their first RPG outing together as a team, and turn Princess Peach’s voice back to normal (it has been replaced with explosives, because that is a fantastic plot point).

Metroid Fusion ($ 7.99) – follow a reborn, half-Metroid Samus on her mission to eradicate the X parasites from a space station. Be mindful of SA-X, a parasite that is mimicking Samus and all her abilities and scares the crap out of you every time you see it.

The face of my nightmares

April 10thKirby & The Amazing Mirror ($ 6.99) – suck and blow with Kirby and an army of colorful clones as they face off against Dark Meta Knight!

WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$ ! ($ 6.99) – the first in the WarioWare series, play through more than 200 microgames, including one where you pick a nose.

April 17thSuper Mario Bros. 3 (also on Nintendo 3DS, $ 4.99) – you know it, I know it. One of the greatest platformers ever made. Featured in the classic giant Nintendo commercial/movie, The Wizard. Has hidden flutes and warp zones and makes you feel all fuzzy inside.

F-Zero: Maximum Velocity ($ 6.99) – super fast races with CAPTAIN FALCON.

Golden Sun ($ 7.99) – defeat omnipotent creatures known as Djinn, harness their power, save the world.

April 24thYoshi’s Island: Super Mario Advance 3 ($ 7.99) – one of my favorite games. Flutter, digest, make, and throw eggs, and stop Baby Mario from crying and making your ears bleed.

Info on these releases and more can be found here. I am definitely getting Golden Sun, Superstar Saga, and Mario 3, since I have the rest on the 3DS (AMBASSADOR FOR LIFE). Anything you guys picking up?


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Swords and Soldiers coming to Wii U in April

Swords and Soldiers, the tower defense game that first appeared on WiiWare in June 2009, will now see a release on the Wii U eShop in April. While the first game was created by Awesomenauts developer Ronimo Games, fellow Dutch studio and Toki Tori…
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Halo: Spartan Assault charges to Steam on April 4

Halo: Spartan Assault, the twin-stick shooter spinoff of Microsoft’s popular first-person shooter series, will arrive on Steam on April 4. Developed by 343 Industries and Vanguard Entertainment, the game will cost $ 4.99 on Valve’s distribution…
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