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Google April Fools (locked)

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well its that time of year again. Heres google’s 2008 April fools joke

http://www.google.com/virgle/index.html

its not there best but i hope you like it.

 
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I saw that while at school today. It’s an okay joke.

 
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Dude, they spent frickin’ weeks just to come up with an April Fool’s Joke?!?

 
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I was going to create an April Fools thread, but I’ll just piggy back on this one. Google was gonna be on my list, but I’ll go ahead and put my other favorites up. I really enjoyed Blizzard’s TaurenMarine for StarCraft 2 (thanks Blarlack!), and ThinkGeek’s USB Pregnancy Test (among others on this page), but I think the absolute winner has to be IGN.com’s Legend of Zelda Movie Trailer. Really this would have been a ho-hum story, the kicker is that they have a full-length, live-action trailer to show off the new movie! I can’t imagine this cost less than six figures to make with all of the actors, special effects, sets, costumes, and make-up. Very impressive! This has to be one of the more elaborate April Fools jokes I’ve seen.

 
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Has it been confirmed as a joke yet? It looked almost legit.

 
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Pheonix, Like smig said, it almost does look real. I know IGN is a huge site and probably rich, but could they really afford to do all that?

 
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heres were it said it was fake

http://www.google.com/virgle/error.html

 
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Gmail custom time feature

Check it out.. I actually thought it was real at first, because I think it is possible to modify the “time sent” in e-mail headers.. Quite often I’ve noticed spam in my Yahoo e-mail account being dated out of place (example: receive an e-mail that was just sent seconds ago, and somehow it appears “older” in the chronological listing.. I think I’ve even seen some e-mails dated at least a day into the future).

 
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I think it was easy to tell it was an april fools joke because it’s from google. As if they’d send people to space.

 
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ya, but its a cool idea. I would sign up.

 
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yea the IGN is pretty much confirmed april fools joke. the company suposedly making had their website put up today… that pretty well confirms it in my mind

 
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Yeah, it’s confirmed: there’s no LoZ movie. Plus, as soon as I saw it, I checked out IMDB, and with no official mention of it, despite that much filming and post-production, it’s clear that it’s fake.

http://www.joystiq.com/2008/04/01/april-fools-alert-3-legend-of-zelda-movie-by-ign/