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PSA: Resistance PS3 trilogy going offline on April 8

Sony let us know last year that online play for the PS3′s Resistance trilogy would end in early 2014, and a recent tweet from developer Insomniac Games has narrowed that ending date to April 8. Insomniac’s post encourages fans to get online for the…
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Broforce fistbumps Steam Early Access on April 7

A true conversation between my inner bros:

“Bro, for real, Broforce is out April 7.”
“That game is gonna crush it.”
“Crush it hard, yo.”
“Fasho, it’s so sick! What’s it about?”
“Don’t worry about it.”
“BROFORCE!”

I hate my beautiful mind.
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Colorful, musical pill shooter Intake pops to iPad in April

Intake, the drug-induced shooter from Auditorium studio Cipher Prime, is on its way to iPad this month. Intake hit Steam for PC and Mac in November, after debuting in the Cipher Prime Humble Weekly Sale.

Intake has players click a series of pills as…
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Survival-horror game Daylight delayed to April 29

Savor the additional time you have until Daylight crams you into its creepy corridors: The first-person survival horror for PC and PlayStation 4 is missing its launch date of April 8 and moving to April 29. According to Atlus, developer Zombie…
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Call Of Duty: Ghosts Becomes G.I. Bro [April Fools’ Day]

If you load up Call of Duty: Ghosts today, you might have a hard time finding your favorite multiplayer mode. Infinity Ward has dumped the boring labels like “deathmatch,” “team deathmatch,” and “free-for-all” in favor of something a bit more reflective of the audience we all think plays these games.

Activision has stripped away the military professionalism and, in its place, you’ll find a fully “bro” slate of offerings. In case you need help translating, we’re pretty sure “cranked” is now called “PCP.” “Kill confirmed” is now “tags or it didn’t happen.” “Domination” is now “bro, do you even cap?”

You get the point. So get in there, and set us up the bomb!

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[Update] EA Deletes Wii U April Fools’ Jabs

Update: Following the tweets from the official Frostbite Engine Twitter account this morning, EA has offered an official comment on the situation. The statement comes from chief operating officer Peter Moore (fittingly) via Twitter.

 

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April Fools' Day is often interpretted as a license to make silly jokes, sometimes at the expense of fans. One EA tweet took things a little too far though, poking at the still open wound left by comments that the Frostbite engine can't run on Wii U.

Additionally, the account tweeted two more Wii U-focused messages. One read, "Frostbite will power #HalfLife3, coming out summer 2014! #WiiU exclusive." The other, was a poke at the problems EA had on getting the new Frostbite 3 engine to run on Nintendo's hardware. "Good news, we have finally fixed and optimized our 'netcode'. Uses quantum entanglement for Zero Latency connections. Exclusively on #WiiU," said the third tweet.

The missives have since been deleted, but the scars (and the screenshot above, taken by NeoGAF user Quentyn) still remain. Despite originally supporting the Wii U, EA pulled away from the console (later backpedaling saying that it had games in development for Nintendo's most recent home console). EA's most recent game for Wii U was released in March 2013 (Need for Speed: Most Wanted), leaving us to wonder where those "in development" games are.

[Source: NeoGAF]

Our Take
April Fools' Day jokes can be silly, convincing, far-fetched, or play on our dreams for what simply won't ever be. They should never be mean spirited, though. Whomever runs the official Frostbite Engine account crossed a line that shouldn't be stepped over, even on April Fools' Day.

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Reader Discussion: Do You Enjoy April Fools’ Day?

April Fools’ Day has become a bizarre holiday in the video game industry, full of fake announcements and laughable unveils. Do you enjoy it?

Is there confusion over what’s real and what’s fake? Did you think for a moment this morning that Blizzard was preparing to release a fighting game? Or is everything immediately transparent and lacking in whimsy?

The image above, the box art for the 2.5D platformer Pandemonium, feels like the perfect fit for this reader discussion. It features a jester, and the word pandemonium is a fairly accurate descriptor for the insanity of the day. For all of today’s April Fools’ announcements gathered in one location, head here.

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When executives apologize for April Fools potshots

EA Chief Operating Officer Peter Moore has tweeted a necessarily brief apology to Nintendo of America and its fans, distancing all parties from an unapproved, “unacceptable” and “stupid” joke that made the rounds earlier today.

The handlers of an…
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First MLB 14: The Show roster update misses opening day, set for April 8

Those looking to play along with the baseball season using up-to-date rosters this week on PS3 and Vita should take note: The first live roster update for MLB 14: The Show will arrive on April 8, Sony’s San Diego Studio noted yesterday on the game’s…
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Razer’s New Drone Lets You View Life As A Video Game [April Fools' Day]

Have you ever wished you could see your life like you do in your favorite third-person video game? Razer's Eidolon is a fake product that lets you do just that.

The Eidolon is a wearable drone system that deploys from a device that looks similar to the infamous Nintendo Power Glove. The drone itself, a little helicopter-like device, flies behind users, and feeds video direct to their vision. The video is in HD and 3D, and according to Razer’s webpage for its fake product, it will run in 1080p at 60 frames per second. 

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The Eidolon has different preset configurations for various shots and angles, including a Nimbus mode that gives you a birds eye view of your surroundings, and can be used to take selfies. Eidolon also has the ability feed you snacks by flying them from the bag to your mouth, or to attend meetings remotely.  

Toward the video’s end, Razer asks how you would use your Eidolon, and then we get to hear from a surprise guest about how he uses his. You can learn more about Razer’s Eidolon at the webpage it has set up. 

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