Ah, April Fools Day. Yesterday was really something for the Sonic Community, as almost every site joined into the festivities. But trust The Sonic Stadium to come up with the best April Fools prank on the 1st – remember on TSS we announced “something big”? Well, we pretended that we were ahead of schedule on our announced Sonic Smash Cards and launched it on April 1st. Check it out here: http://www.sonicstadium.org/ssc/.
Looking at it now, it seems very convincing, until you see the “April Fool” error. There were different ‘honest’ errors every hour or so until we broke that error to the SSMB members at 8pm GMT. We fooled everyone, despite some front from members saying they plugged it beforehand. Check out the activity here, and the explanation for our prank here. We kick ass.
Although, to make up for it TODAY, we decided to give you some exclusive and cool goods. People suggested ‘The Shadow Stadium’ as our April Fool, but that’s SO unoriginal. We’re more imaginitive than to simply change our skin on April 1. We’d rather do it on April SECOND. ;P Bow down to Shadow today, as we bring you an update to our Shadow the Hedgehog coverage, including a new preview, a new Game Trailer, TWO new fan articlesall about – shock horror – Shadow. To wrap it all up, the TSS Mailbag wraps up March 2005, predominantly focused on – yep – Shadow.
I will organise an update for the Site History Timeline to record all the happenings of our April Fools prank, including IM conversations and IRC logs of people’s reactions afterwards. I also have a bunch of new Fleetway scans to give you, but I’m out of time this morning. Meh, maybe tonight or tomorrow. Enjoy The Shadow Stadium.