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Gaming April Fools' Day roundup: Our favourite pranks - video

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April Fools' Day has fallen on a Bank Holiday this year, so the internet isn't up to its usual nonsense best when it comes to fooling people. Here are the highlights from what we've found so far; you can also see how they compare to last year's pranks.

Football Manager 1888 announced by SEGA

Celebrating 125 years of the world's oldest league competition is Football Manager 1888, which has players manage one of 12 teams in the very first 1888/89 football season.

A different age means different challenges, though; there are no substitutions, no offside rule, and tackles didn't result in being sent off or penalties given. Players can also be drafted into the army within a moment's notice, or go into retirement from a nasty injury.

Football Manager 1888

© SEGA

The 1888 version of Football Manager (click to enlarge)



Football Manager 2013 gives players a windfall

If you play the football management game today, the board generously award you £500 million for new players and upgrading your stadium. Or do they?




Super Duper Street Fighter 4 announced by Capcom

Thought Capcom were finished with Street Fighter 4? The publisher today announced a 'Super Duper' edition, introducing 'duper combos' through the inclusion of a Duper Meter, as well as a whole suite of balance fixes and changes.

Super Duper Street Fighter 4

© Capcom



Super Duper Street Fighter 4

© Capcom



Guild Wars 2 introduces Retro Mode

The best-selling MMO has introduced a retro-themed world named the 'Super Adventure Box', adding pixelated rabbits, chiptune music and giant mushrooms. While it's been released in time for April 1, it's actually available for a full month by visiting Moto in the Asuran capital of Rata Sum.



SEGA classics get 'Goat Processing' update

SEGA isn't shy about updating its back catalogue, and sometimes adding HD visuals and 5.1 surround sound isn't enough. How about the sound of goats?



Deus Ex: Human Alliance revealed... as an April Fool

Trademarked last week, a new Deus Ex project was thought to be the rumoured sequel, or a movie. We were wrong; it's in fact an 8-bit origin story for Adam Jenson. It continues the franchise's flair for choice-driven gameplay and dialogue trees, while non-lethal boss fights are a headline feature. Truth be told, we wish this was real.



Journey update adds rocket launchers

Thought Journey was lacking a little something? An update to the BAFTA-award winning PSN game adds rocket launchers, involving the explosive projectiles flying at the co-op partner with serene bleeps and bloops.



Dishonored gets comical developer's commentary

Thought the first two Golden Cat walkthroughs were a little dry? Learn about how developer Arkane Studios implemented real-time plant growth, door possession and how air thickness is simulated. Enlightening stuff.



> Celebrity April Fools' Day pranks: Our favourites

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