Your Favourite Video Game Ads

Breakage

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These Game Boy Advance SP adverts:




What makes it memorable for me is that it is so un-Nintendo. You'd expect an advert like this from PS2-era Sony, but from the makers of Mario? Do Nintendo's young fans know what the first best thing to do in the dark is?
It was a complete 180 on Nintendo's “kid” image.
 
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bhunachicken

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UK gamers (and some others) will be familiar with The Sun's Page 3 girl: basically, a young woman on page 3 of the newspaper who is topless. It's the first thing you'll see when you open the newspaper, due to the way the pages turns. It was a staple of The Sun newspaper for decades.

Sony bought ad space on pages 2 and 3 of the newspaper to do this:



That was f cking genius. It actually made headlines in OTHER newspapers as a result..!
 

Gashtronomy

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My favourite ads is the red dot sight in COD/Apex. :p

The Sun newspaper page 3 is the best piece of gaming marketing in recent memory.
 

molasar

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UK gamers (and some others) will be familiar with The Sun's Page 3 girl: basically, a young woman on page 3 of the newspaper who is topless. It's the first thing you'll see when you open the newspaper, due to the way the pages turns. It was a staple of The Sun newspaper for decades.

Sony bought ad space on pages 2 and 3 of the newspaper to do this:



That was f cking genius. It actually made headlines in OTHER newspapers as a result..!
An article about it from www.campaignlive.co.uk .



"The Sun’s commercial team made history last week when they sold the tabloid’s page three for the first time in its 49-year history. It was sold as part of a double-page spread for the Sony PlayStation 4 in a deal brokered by Manning Gottlieb OMD. The ad is a cheeky apology to the model Rosie, 22, from Middlesex – who had to make do with page five."

Source: https://www.campaignlive.co.uk/article/things-like-sony-takes-suns-page-three/1223620
 
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Kazza

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I'm not a particularly nostalgic person, but I'm really glad I got to experience the 90s.
 
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kingbean

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Jesus those ads would NEVER fly today.

I love them and hate them at the same time. The absurdity is amazing.
 
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#Phonepunk#

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lol that first ad was literally the first thing on my mind. as a 90s kid who collected videogames magazines you best believe i held onto that one ;-)

damn that Sonic 2 ad with.... is that testicle cleavage???? WTF???

not sexy or retro but i do really like this funny Metal Gear Rising ad spot:

 
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I was rewatching the 90's tv ads for FF7 this week, got me so hyped to play it back in the day. I love the VO dude's voice.


The Crash ads were fun

 
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Waiverine

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The Winning Eleven anniversary advert hits me right in my nostalgia every time. And I don't even understand Japanese.

 

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SNK had some pretty good NGPC ads.




The Halo series had a bunch of amazing trailers, but as far as commercials go, the Starry Night commercial is my fav.

The Halo 3 ODST Sgt. Johnson Commercial