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Skiesofwonder
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(09-04-2012, 03:12 AM)
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UPDATE 1:

Kevin Butler Bridgestone Wii Promotion Commercial (YouTube Link)


Thanks to Wario64 for the find.

ORIGINAL POST:







Some of you might be wondering how such a thing could happen, and I think I have the answer:




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Schweinehund
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(09-04-2012, 03:12 AM)
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I saw this and laughed, wasn't sure if it warranted posting so I didn't post it. Still pretty amusing to me.
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(09-04-2012, 03:13 AM)
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PS U 2013 confirmed.
Takao
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(09-04-2012, 03:13 AM)
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So you're not going to post the commercial, or what it's advertising huh?

I've seen him in commercials for vacation getaways.
watershed
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(09-04-2012, 03:14 AM)
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I need to see the full commercial for context. Damn Nintendo and their moneyhats. First Monster Hunter, now this? When will it end...
plufim
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(09-04-2012, 03:14 AM)
So Sony really did let go of their most successful advertising personality? That's a really silly decision.
metsallica
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(09-04-2012, 03:14 AM)
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Actors act?!
Endo Punk
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(09-04-2012, 03:14 AM)
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Wait, what?
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(09-04-2012, 03:14 AM)
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Oh man this is hilarious. I'm like laughing so hard right now you have no idea
ShockingAlberto
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(09-04-2012, 03:14 AM)
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He was also once on The West Wing as a lobbyist (?) than Sam couldn't stand talking to.
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(09-04-2012, 03:14 AM)
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Someone ask him on twitter!!! PLEASE!
Takao
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(09-04-2012, 03:14 AM)
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Originally Posted by plufim

So Sony really did let go of their most successful advertising personality? That's a really silly decision.

NeoGAF success doesn't equal sales success. Kevin Butler hasn't been in a commercial since like what, Resistance 3? Sony also changed marketing firms too.
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(09-04-2012, 03:14 AM)
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Originally Posted by Takao

So you're not going to post the commercial, or what it's advertising huh?

I've seen him in commercials for vacation getaways.

Pretty sure that's a Wiimote in a a wheel peripheral.
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(09-04-2012, 03:15 AM)
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I won't consider it real unless someone posts a youtube link.
Hero of Legend
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(09-04-2012, 03:15 AM)
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Was he ever a Sony employee or just someone who just kinda became the face of Sony's advertising?
Hot Coldman
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(09-04-2012, 03:15 AM)
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Vice President of Betrayal :lol
MrCunningham
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(09-04-2012, 03:16 AM)
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So, this is a Nintendo commercial or something?

Originally Posted by Hero of Legend

Was he ever a Sony employee or just someone who just kinda became the face of Sony's advertising?

He's an actor. The whole Kevin Butler thing was just a marketing campaign by Sony.
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(09-04-2012, 03:16 AM)
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I wish Kevin Butler was real.
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(09-04-2012, 03:16 AM)
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Well he is in a bunch of commercials. I guess Kevin Butler is dead.
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(09-04-2012, 03:16 AM)
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The Mayans were right.
Skiesofwonder
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(09-04-2012, 03:16 AM)
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Originally Posted by Takao

So you're not going to post the commercial, or what it's advertising huh?

I've seen him in commercials for vacation getaways.

The commercial is a Bridgestone Wii promotion, but it's currently nowhere to be found on the internet. It came on during The Who (on VH1) like forty minutes ago.
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Mushroomer25
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(09-04-2012, 03:16 AM)
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Clearly this is merely a rogue clone of Kevin Butler, out to betray his brother's image.
MasterShotgun
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(09-04-2012, 03:16 AM)
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Then who is the President of Betrayal?
Takao
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(09-04-2012, 03:17 AM)
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Originally Posted by Poyunch

Pretty sure that's a Wiimote in a a wheel peripheral.

Yeah, but is that a Nintendo commercial, a store commercial, or even a third party game commercial?

Originally Posted by Hero of Legend

Was he ever a Sony employee or just someone who just kinda became the face of Sony's advertising?

No, he was never a real employee, lol.
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(09-04-2012, 03:17 AM)
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LOL @ thread title i need to see this link
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(09-04-2012, 03:17 AM)
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That's it, I'm unfollowing him on twitter.
zerokoolpsx
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(09-04-2012, 03:17 AM)
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Who betrayed who? Hmmm.
Carl
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(09-04-2012, 03:18 AM)
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Originally Posted by Hero of Legend

Was he ever a Sony employee or just someone who just kinda became the face of Sony's advertising?

He's an actor, lol. Jerry Lambert
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(09-04-2012, 03:18 AM)
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So this is a Nintendo commercial? OP is lacking lots of context
Evolution_1ne
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(09-04-2012, 03:18 AM)

Originally Posted by Mushroomer25

Clearly this is merely a rogue clone of Kevin Butler, out to betray his brother's image.

ala Ned?
Kyon
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(09-04-2012, 03:18 AM)
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He's an actor not a real Sony employee ya'll lol
plufim
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(09-04-2012, 03:18 AM)

Originally Posted by Takao

NeoGAF success doesn't equal sales success. Kevin Butler hasn't been in a commercial since like what, Resistance 3? Sony also changed marketing firms too.

He was trotted out at E3, you're undrrestimating his popularity.
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(09-04-2012, 03:18 AM)
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Originally Posted by Hero of Legend

Was he ever a Sony employee or just someone who just kinda became the face of Sony's advertising?

He's an actor

Similar to many people in many commercials

John Hodgeman was also never a PC
Skiesofwonder
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(09-04-2012, 03:18 AM)
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Originally Posted by MasterShotgun

Then who is the President of Betrayal?

Square-Enix.

Square just shot themselves in the foot.

I don't know how much the rest of you know about Japanese culture (I'm an expert), but honor and shame are huge parts of it. It's not like it is in America where you can become successful by being an asshole. If you screw someone over in Japan, you bring shame to yourself, and the only way to get rid of that shame is repentance.

What this means is the japanese public, after hearing about this, is not going to want to purchase FFXIII for either system, nor will they purchase any of Square's games. This is HUGE. You can laugh all you want, but Square has alienated an entire market with this move.

Square, publicly apologize and cancel FFXIII for 360 or you can kiss your business goodbye.

Thanks for selling out your fanbase S-E. I poured probably thousands of dollars into your lap with your offerings on Sony platforms. Your support of the PS3 was instrumental in my purchasing one. Now you're murdering your flagship series for a quick cash grab. Why? Because you have no faith in your fans. Konami turned out all right with Metal Gear, what makes you think we'd be any different for motherfucking Final Fantasy? I and millions of others have rushed out to buy your major releases precisely at release time and time again. I'm certain many of us were still poised to do so, and still are.

I'm not happy that you drank the kool-aid. You had no reason to get into bed with Microsoft and take it this far.

Mushroomer25
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(09-04-2012, 03:19 AM)
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For the record, it's a Brookstone Tires commercial - they have a promotion where you'll recieve a Wii by mail after buying 4 tires.
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(09-04-2012, 03:19 AM)
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Betrayalton.
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(09-04-2012, 03:19 AM)
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Originally Posted by MasterShotgun

Then who is the President of Betrayal?

Yoichi Wada
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(09-04-2012, 03:20 AM)
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I need to see this in video... I want to see it and laugh :)
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(09-04-2012, 03:20 AM)
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Originally Posted by Mushroomer25

For the record, it's a Brookstone Tires commercial - they have a promotion where you'll recieve a Wii by mail after buying 4 tires.

Was definitely expecting something like this.
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(09-04-2012, 03:20 AM)
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This image and the thread title are golden :lol :lol
SykoTech
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(09-04-2012, 03:21 AM)
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Read the thread title and was expecting Microsoft. Lol.

No vid though?
Snuggles
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(09-04-2012, 03:21 AM)
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Don't forget his most fitting role: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxQtdwGNAbU
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(09-04-2012, 03:22 AM)
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That's KB's evil twin.
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(09-04-2012, 03:22 AM)
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Originally Posted by MasterShotgun

Then who is the President of Betrayal?


Hero of Legend
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(09-04-2012, 03:23 AM)
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LOL I thought Kevin Butler was his real name. XD Well, the more you know. :P
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(09-04-2012, 03:23 AM)
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OmegaZero
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(09-04-2012, 03:23 AM)
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Okay.

Not sure if I can associate his face with Nintendo, but I'll try.
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(09-04-2012, 03:23 AM)
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I seen the commercial yesterday. Didn't really have anything to prove it but I thought it was funny.
MrCunningham
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(09-04-2012, 03:24 AM)
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Originally Posted by Skiesofwonder

The commercial is a Bridgestone Wii promotion, but it's currently nowhere to be found on the internet. It came on during The Who (on VH1) like forty minutes ago.

Ahh, I was hoping it would've been an official Nintendo commercial, that would've been fantastic and very risqué for Nintendo.
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(09-04-2012, 03:25 AM)
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