Today is one of the days that I dislike the most, in the year. It’s the 1st of April, which is widely celebrated as April Fool’s Day in many countries. It is also the day in which, my information filters have to work over time trying to sort out the wheat from the chaff. The Internet is already bad enough on most days, but is made worse today when people try to go all out to disguise pranks as real news.
Some companies like to go all the way, and release fake products, on this day. When I say, “all the way”, I really mean all the way. They would create mock screen shots, websites, trailers and even user reviews, just to make the story look real. Just look at the amount of effort that they put into making this year’s hoaxes:
From our heroes at Blizzard, we have The Bard Hero and Molten Core. They actually drew up really good looking concept art and videos.
From our geniuses at Google, we get Google Custom Time and Virgle (you’ve got to see it to believe it!). They even managed to rope in Richard Branson into the prank!
But this one takes the cake. Legend of Zelda Movie! Seriously…