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Published on November 13th, 2006 | by Deejay Knight, Editor/Founder

1UP Editors get Punk'd with a Fake Wii

Console that hasn’t launched yet? Check. Unsuspecting marks? Check that one, as well. A couple editors at 1UP get punked into believing (if only for a short time) that they’re playing a real Wii!

Even reputed game journalists are not above gullibility. Director Mark MacDonald sent us word of a prank he played in the 1UP / EGM offices recently where he used pre-recorded footage of Metroid Prime 2 and Auto Modelista, a “replica Wii joystiq [sic],” and a laptop battery posing as a sensor bar to fool more than a few editors that they had gotten a retail Wii unit in early.

Classic. See the 1up editors get punk’d!
1UP editors: Wii got punkd – Joystiq

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Deejay has been a gamer since the Atari 2600, has wrestled–and defeated–alligators with only his toes, and once aligned all the planets in the Solar System by uttering the words "Coo Coo Ka-Choo". In his sleep. He currently bides his time behind the scenes here at, streaming at and teaching.

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