Round-Up Of The Best Gaming And Hardware April Fools 2016

Written by Jon Sutton on Fri, Apr 1, 2016 12:00 PM

We’ve been drudging the internet for the best of the year’s April Fools gags. Best is putting it a bit strongly though I guess. More like the ones that didn't cause profuse eye-rolling, although there are one or two real gems littered about.

It’s been a bit of a quiet one this year, truth be told, although the usual glut of hardware manufacturers have got in on the act. As per usual they’ve created a bunch of fake products that make us all sad inside when we realise they’re not real. MSI is comfortably the worst offender for that this year with its universal motherboard...

MSI The One universal motherboard

In terms of things that would be handy, a universal motherboard is right up there. This pie in the sky hardware MSI claimed would basically worth with anything. It has a modular component design, support from AMD and Intel, all gens and types of memory, modular slots so you can fit any number of hardware components in, and total water and dust proofing. It is, in essence, perfect. Now stop making April Fools and go and make one MSI.

Dark Souls III is coming to VHS

Look we know it’s terrible, but credit where credit is due, they’ve even gone and made a fake grindhouse trailer for the damn thing. A trailer, as it was, that I wish was made into a real movie. Just imagine the bloodshed.

CRYORIG Air Fan VR cooler

This one seems like a no brainer for those hot sunny days. Cooling specialists CRYORIG pretended to have stumbled on a way to keep those new-fangled virtual reality headsets ice cold, strapping a heatsink and a pair of fans onto the back of the headset. CRYORIG reckon it’ll jet icy blast of air straight onto your eyeballs.

Humble Indie Font Bundle

Look, I’ll admit this one had me slightly doubting its April Fools credentials. That’s because Humble cleverly mixed in some April Fools duds in with a genuine bundle. Such classic fonts as Sans Sans (which is exactly that, nothing!) and Unicharacter (a single hexagon 26 times) are available in the pay what you want tier. Things don’t fare a great deal better in the actual paid tiers mind you, including Times Old Roman that is “100% historically accurate.” The fact you could actually pay for an April Fools product blows the mind.

At the time of writing close to 500 bundles have been sold, but it should be said 100% of the proceeds of this bundle go straight to charity, which is pretty neat. 

The Witcher 3: Blood & Wine Roach DLC

A thing of rare beauty, Geralt's trusty steed is given a greater part to play in the upcoming Blood & wine expansion pack. The sad thing is, I sort of want it. 

That's just a few we've seen while perusing the web, what other April Fools have you spotted doing the rounds? Anything out there that actually managed to fool you?

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21:21 Apr-01-2016

God that MSI motherboard would be just so cool..

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21:12 Apr-01-2016

Not fair I saw that MSI thing yesterday and the website made me believe it! XD It's supposed to be April fools not March 31st fools!

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19:53 Apr-01-2016

Unleash 4K gaming on your notebook with the new AMD Radeon R9 Micro! This USB 3.0 powerhouse brings a whole new meaning to portable graphics. 16TPS of graphics power and only 1.5 inches long. Good things come in small packages!
https://www.facebook.com/AMDAUNZ/photos/a.676561402427457.1073741828.676524475764483/988248007925460/?type=3&theater

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11:54 Apr-02-2016

Lol good one xD

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19:14 Apr-01-2016

that roach video was HILLARIOUS. I died laughing.

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16:33 Apr-01-2016

Modular motherboard? Now that's a good idea that should become reality!

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18:39 Apr-01-2016

Ikr? I would kill to have one of those in my PC.

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15:47 Apr-01-2016

Even premium

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15:46 Apr-01-2016

Bf4 veery cheap on origin

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14:35 Apr-01-2016

this is literally the best thing i found today on the internet
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMzLUVSzsuE

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14:20 Apr-01-2016

denuvo is cracked, for more info


www.reddit.com/r/CrackStatus/

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13:28 Apr-01-2016

The Razer's Project Breadwinner?
http://www.razerzone.com/breadwinner

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15:58 Apr-03-2016

It may not be able to run Crysis, but it makes great toast!

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13:13 Apr-01-2016

Kingdom Come: Deliverance 16bit SNES port!

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12:52 Apr-01-2016

... You didn't include the Razer Toaster! Priced at just $799.99!

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12:47 Apr-01-2016

You forgot about google plastic real VR headset and r9 micro.

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12:45 Apr-01-2016

better cooling for my eyes? sign me up

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100% Yes [1 votes]
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Ryzen 7 3750H 4-Core 2.3 GHz GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB
50% Yes [2 votes]
| 60FPS, Medium, 1080p
Core i5-2450M 2.5GHz GeForce GT 635M 6GB
0% No [1 votes]
| 60FPS, Ultra, 1080p
Ryzen R7 1700 GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Sea Hawk 8GB Edition 20GB
100% Yes [1 votes]
| 60FPS, Ultra, 1440p
Ryzen 5 5600X 6-Core 3.7GHz GeForce RTX 2070 Super Asus ROG Strix 8GB 32GB
100% Yes [2 votes]
| 60FPS, Ultra, 4k
Ryzen 3 3100 4-Core 3.6GHz GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB 16GB
0% No [2 votes]
| 60FPS, Medium, 1080p
Ryzen 3 3100 4-Core 3.6GHz GeForce GTX 1660 Super MSI Gaming 6GB 16GB
100% Yes [2 votes]
| 60FPS, High, 1440p
Ryzen 9 3900X 12-Core 3.8GHz GeForce RTX 2070 Asus Dual OC 8GB 32GB
| 60FPS, Ultra, 4k
Core i7-5930K 6-Core 3.5GHz GeForce GTX 1080 Ti ASUS ROG STRIX 11GB 16GB
100% Yes [2 votes]