Announcement – April 1st

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FreeGamesNewsDue to increasing traffic on the French section of FreeGamesNews, I’m deeply sorry to inform you that I have decided to stop maintaining the English section of FreeGamesNews, effective now.

A big thanks to all our English spoken visitors, we appreciated your support over the past two years. Please head on to the French spoken section of this site where we will still continue to bring you the best free games of the web!


38 Comments to Announcement – April 1st

  1. Gena says:

    Um… April Fools?

  2. Dan says:

    i hope it’s an april fools… if not such a stupid reason to close down… must be an april fools

  3. w says:

    HA HA HA HA.

  4. S. says:

    Seriously? If so, not too clever if you ask me…

  5. FD says:

    SuckMeBlue!!!! Your Mother was a hampster and your Father smelt of elderberries!!!!

  6. Mimi says:

    Please oh please tell us it’s an April Fool joke!

  7. LightBulb says:

    I have two things to say:
    If this is not an April Fool’s Joke:
    Jeez, this sucks.
    If this is April Fool’s Joke:
    That… didn’t make me laugh.

  8. pammie says:


  9. delurk says:

    Chut! Ici on parle français!!! >:P

  10. Alexa Karuda says:

    Jeez, that got me for a second. I was thinking, ‘There’s no way there are enough French speakers crazy enough about this stuff to merit closing the English site!’

    I wonder how many non-French-speaking-peeps will stop coming to this site, now that they’ve seen this announcement, having taken it seriously….

  11. Denny says:

    LMAO! Too funny!

  12. JonB4U says:

    OMG i hope this is a joke cause this is like the best site ever please dont go

  13. laughingpoodle says:

    Happy April!!!

  14. Raika says:

    Good! A reason to brush up on my French–or is this an April Fool?

  15. shaz says:

    omg r ya serious theres more english speaking folks on here.geeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeez guess id be grabbing my son he doing french gcse’s.cause i dont speak or know how to read french.

    this better had be a april fools joke.

  16. Reka says:

    Lighten up, folks.

    Of course, y’all are exactly why April Fools is so much fun. :D

  17. Ben says:

    Well, given the vast majority of comments are in English…

  18. Susan says:

    And a great April Fools to you Eric!!!! lol! But French…..? I have to admit….your “announcement” gave me pause because my head *and checkbook* isn’t in the month of April yet!!! This is such a great game site….one of the best out there!

    You rock…!

  19. Sassylassie says:

    I have to say it gave me a start too. I have been coming to this site for 3 yrs now (just to shy to say anything). I would have been highly upset. :*( Keep up the great work Eric. Take care.


  20. nitrox says:

    Eric c’mon… if this isn’t an April Fool’s joke… You can’t leave the English part of the site. Well we could have someone write English walkthroughs on the French side, but its not the same. Hey Eric, seriously don’t leave the English side. Get some friends or something and make them admins. Then they can help you manage the English and French side. Again if this isn’t April Fool’s joke, you are making a mistake *shrugs*…

  21. Jo Jo Ma says:

    add a translator to the site. This will make it easy for you. Write it in French then the translator will translate it into English.

  22. Diana says:

    *Shudders* Scary. Truly scary. Even for an April Fools joke.

    I really do not want this site to close–after all, I visit this site every day to see what new games (particularly room escape games) have been found, and although I was rather disappointed when you added the Casual Games Download section (I feel that it goes against the “Free” part of “FreeGamesNews”), I am quite fond of this site. If it closed…

    Oh, and if this is just a prank, then please disregard everything I’ve said above; if it’s true, then I can only say that I’m disappointed as well as sad.

  23. Ace32 says:

    You do realize that out of all the other sites this one has maintained a vast majority of English players, and to date, I do not remember seeling anyone posting in another language. I appreciate a april fools joke the same as everyone else. However, I would really appreciate you letting everyone off the hook. This would be a sad day to see this go away. If this is true, let me just say I appreciate playing the games with everyone here. If the site changes, I hope that I cross paths with those on here that I have met along the way. There has been alot of frustrating hours spent here. But they have been fun.. So just in case, take care all.. See ya soon!!

  24. Mickey says:

    Mmmmm, it smells like april fools….. but…… why not post comments on the French site in ……. English….. maybe this would work 2 ways….. the English speakers learning French and the French learning English…….
    Look on the bright side…… more people more knowledge….

  25. gman says:

    Le non d’Oh, qui veut apprendre le français ? Ce n’est pas une langue facile à apprendre, et pour vous dire la vérité la plupart des Américains n’apprendraient plutôt rien mais l’anglais, pas qu’ils parlent cette plaisanterie juste d’imbéciles d’ha ha… si tout va bien avril de puits !

  26. Admin says:

    I regret to inform you all that this is no joke. I apologize for choosing April first to complete the switch, sorry to mislead any of you. Keep in mind, you will still be able to access all of the games and you will also be able to comment in the sections provided. I hope you will still find time to visit, play and continue to comment!

  27. Kim says:

    It’s April 2nd and I’m praying it was a joke or I’m going to cry! I love this site!

  28. Kim says:

    It’s actually 2:33am where I live…not 11:33pm

  29. Eric says:

    Thanks to all of you for being so supportive and great, and sorry for that stupid April Fools joke. I didn’t think I had to specify that it was a joke – although most of you got it. @Diana, I thought for a long time before adding a Download Games section to FreeGamesNews, and I agree that it doesn’t sound very “free”. That being said, you can play these games for free for one hour and that’s not a bad deal at all. Besides, this section brings in money that helps pay for operating this site.

    Now, it’s time for me to get back to work and keep things going!

  30. fattywads says:

    NO! please change it to french only, then hire me to write teh English!

  31. shaz says:

    ……….. bangs her head on keyboard omg i well and truely fell for that april fools joke… u stinker eric lololololololololol…….. blames her meds for not sussing it out.this is a great site u do a fantastic job eric…. now dont let that get to ur head hehehehe.

  32. [email protected] Kong says:

    April Fool:
    Eric, remember me? I am the one who always point out your misjudge on Chinese and Japanese. You had better shut this site down if you always make silly foolish mistakes.

    Not April Fool:
    Thanks for your effort contributed in this site.

  33. fred says:


  34. David says:

    You almost had me! I am new here but still figured it out.

  35. eemerics says:


    im out ;)

  36. nitrox says:

    well Eric, you got us… though i am relieved that the site is not shutting down

    @eemerics thx for the walkthrough w/o it i was a goner ^_^

  37. Rbud says:

    Glad I didn’t see any of this until just today, or I would have spent some stressed-out hours for sure! ;p

  38. Tyler says: