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April 2017 Retro Gaming Article

April 1, 2017 Retro Gaming Blog Post:

We know not to believe much on April Fool's Day, but lets discuss global time

Dream Stream April Fool's Day
I will blatantly disbelieve anything I see online today... and I've seen some really good things I wish were real!
Some of gaming's best April Fool's pranks have been awesome! Any other day of the year, I'd be cheering and sending money - but it is April Fool's Day. We know better and chuckle at the brilliance of these ideas floating around the web today. Dreamcast games for Switch? That would be awesome! But alas...

Many intricate pranks began showing up yesterday - March 31. As most of us know, time is relative to location. Thus when it's 5:00pm where you are... there are large parts of the world where it is not 5:00pm. Adding complexity, folks in Australia are often a calendar-day ahead of me.

I began to see people defending the authenticity of various April Fool's pranks by stating it wasn't April 1st yet!
"This must be true. It's March 31st."
It's kind of funny, but so sad to realize people are either dumb or so self-centered they can't fathom another time zone.

If you're lucky, you'll find someone wondering why people in Australia can't predict the future for those of us in the US. Dumb can be so precious. Don't fall for the great sounding gaming pranks today and be happy you know how clocks and calendars operate. Enjoy the day!

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