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Our Favorite Geeky April Fools’ Jokes Of 2017

Our Favorite Geeky April Fools’ Jokes Of 2017

Every gamer knows to check the calendar whenever that too good to be true announcement is made. This April 1st was no different so we put together a list of favorite April Fools’ jokes and pranks from this year.

PRIVATEER PRESS SUPER METALLICS

Every miniature gamer knows the struggle when it comes to painting metallics. This product from Privateer Press starts off as believable, before diving right into delightfully absurd. The moment Dallas Kemp, the Painting & Hobby Manager says that the key to painting great metallics is, “…a little metal in your heart” you know that something isn’t quite right. Watch the entire video, you won’t be disappointed. Weirdly enough, the “hobby tool” used at the end of this video isn’t even the most dangerous thing I have personally used on a miniature.

GAMES WORKSHOP WAR-TER

Not to be outdone, Games Workshop announced their new painting product, “coming from a hidden glacier in the Himalayas” and promising to reduce the number of coats you need to paint from 2 down to 1.5. The genius of this joke is that years ago Games Workshop released their own airbrush and sold the unfortunately named, Citadel Air (a can of compressed air that worked with their airbrush). I’m happy to see them embracing the joke.

OVERLORD ANNOUNCER COMING TO STARCRAFT II


StarCraft II is huge in the world of eSports. What better way to enjoy your eSports broadcast and your love of the swarm than with this new announcer? If it was actually released as a product, would it be subtitled so I could learn to speak Zerg?

DOOM AVAILABLE ON FLOPPY DISK


Knowing that the apocalypse will likely end the internet, what better way to stock your bunker than with this tried and tested format? Let’s just hope that shipping is free; at 20 grams per floppy disk, this monstrous package weighs in at 710 kilograms or 1565 pounds.

T-SPORTS LEAGUE

You didn’t think I would miss Geek & Sundry on this list, did you? Unfortunately I will not be able to quit my day job and make it big on the T-Sports circuit. Even if the league itself isn’t happening, I really hope Think Geek makes those sweet shirts. I would happily sport that to my next gaming tournament. Or con. Hell, I’d wear it all the time, especially when I’m at the grocery store.

FINAL FANTASY XV: EPISODE KENNY


Unfortunately we will not be able to follow Kenny on his epic quest to collect the royal salmon and become the once and future mascot we know him to be.

BLIZZCON TEXTUAL ATTENDANCE (CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE)

2017-04-02 22_49_08-BlizzCon Textual Attendance - BlizzCon 2017

I know Blizzard has already made the list but I seriously couldn’t choose which of their April Fools’ Jokes I liked best. For those who cannot attend BlizzCon in person, this Choose Your Own Adventure novel will allow you to take in the magic and knowing the genre, probably end up dead. Somehow. Make sure to read through your adventure on their webpage.

MACHAMPS BY POKÉMON


No, Machamp is not launching his own underwear line. Although, with that body, I’m sure he can give any current underwear model a run for their money.

What was your favorite April Fools’ Joke this year? Let us know in the comments!

Image Credit: Blizzard Entertainment

Featured Image Credit: Privateer Press

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