April Fool’s Day is a great time for a laugh, and with many video game companies looking to spread the joy, every year some of the biggest names in the industry join in the fun. This year has been another great example of clever humor and advertisements for gaming-related gear that we want to be more than just a joke, and we’ve rounded up some of the best gags below for you.
The NZXT H-AND mobile gaming PC looks a bit awkward
Introducing NZXT H-AND, take PC gaming anywhere!
Packed with state-of-the-art specs and components, it’s time to go beyond.
• APU with 32 cores and 64 threads
• 800 dpi 12-inch screen
• Slide-out keyless keypad
• Lots of RGB
• And more!
Can you handle it? ✋ #NZXTHAND pic.twitter.com/Rd1m5JqEN2
– NZXT (@NZXT) March 31, 2022
Peripheral maker NZXT joked about jumping into the handheld gaming PC market today, unveiling a prototype for the H-AND mobile PC. Boasting a 32-core, 64-thread APU, 12-inch 800 DPI display, slide-out keyless keyboard and plenty of RGB in its imaginary shell, the real laugh here is the face button placement. and the mouse scroll wheel. Somehow we don’t think players are ready to do this change just now.
Razer Unveils Hypersense Metaverse Suit
The metaverse is coming, and there’s nothing you can do to stop it. What you can do though is don the fictional Razer Hypersense suit, which doesn’t look like a failed costume test from a 1998 episode of VR Troopers. By using this completely non-fake combination, you will be able to step into the metaverse and feel every sensation through haptic feedback technology. And yes, it has RGB lighting.
Nintendo enters the NFTii market
Finally, some silly JPEGs that are definitely worth collecting. Thanks to GameXPlain for this hilarious and horrifying prank.
Among Us adds a horse mode for one day only
Among Us is here to prove that while two legs can be good, four legs are definitely better. Available for today only, the free update turns the teammates and imposters among us into a cursed four-legged version of themselves.
Same. Same everywhere in this Pokemon Go event. Professor Willow – who is by no means a pretty pink speck disguised as himself – has some new special research he needs your help with. Are you sure you’re not a Ditto?
Tunic gets an EXTREME sequel
Tunic is a beautifully crafted love letter to adventure games like The Legend of Zelda, and for its nonexistent follow-up, everyone’s favorite green-clad fox is going to do some sick tricks on a halfpipe near you.
Introducing the CORSAIR K1 RGB!
The world is at your fingertips with the most technologically advanced 1% mechanical keyboard ever built. pic.twitter.com/yJydXJfRRc
– CORSAIRE (@CORSAIRE) April 1, 2022
Think a keyless keyboard is the ultimate compact PC gaming accessory? Corsair is here to shake up your worldview with its K1 RGB, a slice of high-tech hardware with limited keys and nearly limitless customization. One key at a time, that is.
To commemorate one of the most beloved sitcoms of all time, we are pleased to announce a special limited edition of everyone’s favorite radio host, Frasier.
To honor the show’s run, we only publish 264 games. ⁰⁰Follow the link to order now! https://t.co/fdaAwGSqh0 pic.twitter.com/ql7iLHGTLo
— Pinball Stern (@sternpinballinc) April 1, 2022
All I know is that if I miss an easy shot, I’ll blame Niles for making me tip the machine.
Minecraft is being saved, one block at a time
One block at a time. Not a snapshot, but a regression. One block at a time. Nothing is added, but items are removed. One block at a time. Try it for yourself here. One block at a time.
Bugsnaxx is getting the size of a snax
Young Horses is thrilled to announce a second FREE update: The Isle of Smallsnax!
Those damn Bugsnax have gotten a little too big to handle lately, so we’re finally getting them down to size.
Now your favorite Snax have realistic buggy proportions!
Coming early 2022 pic.twitter.com/6rsW3iJRsD
— Bugsnax (YH Games) (@YoungHorses) April 1, 2022
Bugsnax developer Spicy Horse did the unthinkable last year by removing all of its bugs from the game. The Isle of Smallsnax. Smaller, better and bugger than ever.