Gaming

5 Video Game Hoaxes That Would Be Really Awesome

A little while back I fell for an April Fool's Joke played by Mortal Kombat creator Ed Boon. He hinted that the oft-rumored crossover between Mortal Kombat and Killer Instinct was officially in the works, and I bought it because there have been whispers of NetherRealm studios trying to buy up the defunct fighting franchise for years.

Mostly though, I bought it because it would be really, really fun to play. That's the thing about hoaxes, they tend to show the person being punk'd exactly what they're hoping to see. The thrill of wish fulfillment clouds objective judgment. I read somewhere that you could build Noah's Ark out of all the pieces of Jesus's cross that have been sold over the years. That's the sign of a really good hoax.

I fell for each and every one of the following five, and this article is both my confession and my plea. Someone make these happen.

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Jef Rouner is a contributing writer who covers politics, pop culture, social justice, video games, and online behavior. He is often a professional annoyance to the ignorant and hurtful.
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