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Monday, April 2, 2001
April Fool's Pranks Abound
1:33 PM | Tom Bridge | Comment on this story

While April 1 is just another day, for the jokesters of the online community it is a great day to test just how gullible certain fan communities can be. In keeping with this tradition, quite a few Bungie-related sites decided to have a little fun this weekend, and many a prank was pulled.

Halo fan-site rampancy.net sported a new look for most of that morning based upon the upcoming Unreal 2, while Halo fan-site halo.bungie.org sported a rampancy.net look-alike scheme. The biggest gag of the bunch was from Bungie themselves, who "released" information about a game that would feature "Pimps At Sea: where pimping and poop decks collide! Coming Soon(tm)". Included in their spoof was a 100 MB movie trailer for the new game. DemoNews.com reported that a tech-preview of Halo was available, well worth the 150 MB download, we're told. MacSlash reported that Apple has bought the XBox technology from Microsoft and will be producing an iBox to match.

DiabloII.net released a screen shot from the new upcoming expansion pack where Deckard Cain has had some flava' added to his style. All in all, a pretty decent crop of April Fools jokes. If you have one we missed, be sure to add it to the comments thread for this article!

In realated news, Ion Storm CEO Mike Wilson made a rather shocking .plan update; although from its very character it was obviously a joke, we just wanted to note that it was indeed a joke for those of you worried about the future of Deus Ex 2.

Mike Wilson's .plan file
Halo.Bungie.Org Web Site
Diablo II Expansion Screenshot
Bungie's Pimps at Sea
MacSlash iBox

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