The Best of April Fools' Gaming Gags - 2011

By Published April 01, 2011 at 3:03 pm

The ingenuity of April Fools' enablers has increased with each year -- it has rapidly become an internet tradition, but more importantly, it's become a gaming tradition. We've picked out the most entertaining, most devious April Fools' gags of the year: Guild Wars 2's commando class, Blizzard's StarCraft Motion, and Duke Nukem's excrement challenges.

Yeah, you read that right. Continue on for the best videos and websites of April Fools' 2011!

5 - Baldur's Gate II Redux - Government District Drumming

4 - ThinkGeek Minecraft Nether Portal

The team over at ThinkGeek -- after much debate over the merits of a rounded vs. squared-off nether portal -- devised a method to get rid of all that paperwork: send it into the nether of Minecraft.

3 - StarCraft Motion

When I asked GN member Space_man why an archon would be able to kill so many units, he responded: "They had to make archons more powerful for the console players. Everything has to do something awesome and they weren't doing enough damage compared to how blue and glowy they looked."

Ah, now it makes sense. Enjoy.

2 - Duke Nukem Forever: Feces Throwing

1 - Guild Wars 2 Commando Class

The video speaks for itself. "That's a big chicken."


What do you guys think? Was this year a weak year for April Fools jokes? What are you looking forward to in gaming?

Last modified on June 14, 2011 at 3:03 pm
Steve Burke

Steve started GamersNexus back when it was just a cool name, and now it's grown into an expansive website with an overwhelming amount of features. He recalls his first difficult decision with GN's direction: "I didn't know whether or not I wanted 'Gamers' to have a possessive apostrophe -- I mean, grammatically it should, but I didn't like it in the name. It was ugly. I also had people who were typing apostrophes into the address bar - sigh. It made sense to just leave it as 'Gamers.'"

First world problems, Steve. First world problems.

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