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2017-10-06 11:15:04 AM  
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"And then he shrunk mah head."
 
2017-10-06 11:19:15 AM  
Genesia does.  Genesis does.
 
2017-10-06 11:20:46 AM  
Sony stole a march on them once, though.

PlayStation advert: Mental Wealth | 1999 | #20YearsOfPlay
Youtube YWmbUMStlGI
 
2017-10-06 11:21:14 AM  

enry: Genesia does.  Genesis does.


What Nintendon't!

/had NES, SNES, Genesis, all were good in their own right
 
2017-10-06 11:27:59 AM  
Legend of Zelda NES Commercial #2
Youtube E-qBkWerZDg


Maybe I missed it, but I saw no mention of this one in the video.
 
2017-10-06 12:18:16 PM  
Most video game commercials were farking insane, they were direct products of the late 80s and 90s rad-itude that was prevalent.
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I mean, look at this farking kid.  This was cool as fark in '91.  Ducktales?  You best be joking motherfarker that game is dope.
 
2017-10-06 12:21:29 PM  
Aw jeeze, I checked the thread first and figured these were NES and SNES era at the latest, not a bunch of N64 and on commercials.
 
2017-10-06 12:23:17 PM  

Dimensio: [YouTube video]

Maybe I missed it, but I saw no mention of this one in the video.


That one and the rap were the ones I remembered the most
 
2017-10-06 12:23:53 PM  

Markoff_Cheney: Most video game commercials were farking insane, they were direct products of the late 80s and 90s rad-itude that was prevalent.
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I mean, look at this farking kid.  This was cool as fark in '91.  Ducktales?  You best be joking motherfarker that game is dope.


Ducktales is still dope in 2017.
 
2017-10-06 12:31:37 PM  

Dimensio: Markoff_Cheney: Most video game commercials were farking insane, they were direct products of the late 80s and 90s rad-itude that was prevalent.
[img.fark.net image 550x542]
I mean, look at this farking kid.  This was cool as fark in '91.  Ducktales?  You best be joking motherfarker that game is dope.

Ducktales is still dope in 2017.


The remake gave me nostalgia boner.  I need to just man up and build a dedicated emulation box and a MAME cabinet.
 
2017-10-06 12:39:18 PM  
|Spork| Legend of Zelda Rap TV Japanese Commercial (Subbed)
Youtube zv5OIvwqkvM
 
2017-10-06 12:40:57 PM  

Markoff_Cheney: Aw jeeze, I checked the thread first and figured these were NES and SNES era at the latest, not a bunch of N64 and on commercials.


You know what? farking kids have no excuse today. YouTube also has all the old NES clips. There is no reason to believe the world was invented when you were five.
This isn't like how I had to spend the next 20 years of my life uncovering all the pop culture references and musical cues in old Warner Brothers cartoons that came out 40 years before I was born.
 
2017-10-06 12:41:26 PM  
Favorite commercial of that era was for a sega baseball game, where a guy hits a triple and stops on 3rd base and gives gun fingers to a girl in the stands who says "Hey Ricky!" then he gets hit in the junk with a baseball.

SEGA!
 
2017-10-06 12:48:03 PM  
The PS3 commercials were pretty damn weird too.

Sony was getting raked over the coals pretty hard over their PS3 hubris, and this didn't really help:

PS3 Baby commercial
Youtube gqkNPcUMffU
 
2017-10-06 12:50:16 PM  
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2017-10-06 12:54:41 PM  

Fano: Markoff_Cheney: Aw jeeze, I checked the thread first and figured these were NES and SNES era at the latest, not a bunch of N64 and on commercials.

You know what? farking kids have no excuse today. YouTube also has all the old NES clips. There is no reason to believe the world was invented when you were five.
This isn't like how I had to spend the next 20 years of my life uncovering all the pop culture references and musical cues in old Warner Brothers cartoons that came out 40 years before I was born.


It does feel like I have spent my whole life just... catching up.  I think Marc Maron had a good bit on that, and I was right.
Marc Maron vs Captain Beefheart
Youtube PLHHQkNF0ro
 
2017-10-06 12:58:04 PM  

Dimensio: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/E-qBkWerZDg]

Maybe I missed it, but I saw no mention of this one in the video.


Dude I remember seeing that VERY clearly to this day.  I'd say that makes it a successful ad!
 
2017-10-06 01:11:00 PM  
It was the early 90s when Generation X began rejecting advertising, so almost all commercials got weird in order to grab everyone's attention.
 
2017-10-06 01:12:37 PM  
Guild Wars 2 Super Adventure Box commercial
Youtube EWxlRDMJz_o


Fitting tribute. Best part is Super Adventure Box was actually added to the real game. I can't play it though, the SAB graphics give me wicked motion sickness.
 
2017-10-06 01:15:06 PM  
David Lynch PS2 ads. That is all.

David Lynch Playstation Commercial
Youtube msMehuZo3x8
 
2017-10-06 02:06:18 PM  
Is anyone else on mobile having trouble with videos?  Everytime I hit play the box just dissapears
 
2017-10-06 02:07:35 PM  

BlackPete: The PS3 commercials were pretty damn weird too.

Sony was getting raked over the coals pretty hard over their PS3 hubris, and this didn't really help:

[YouTube video]


Thank Odin for Kevin Butler.
 
2017-10-06 02:25:38 PM  
The one when SMB3 came out didn't make the list?

mario! Mario! MARIO! MARIO!
 
2017-10-06 02:36:01 PM  

Markoff_Cheney: It does feel like I have spent my whole life just... catching up.  I think Marc Maron had a good bit on that, and I was right.
[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/PLHHQkNF0ro]


Thanks for sharing / posting that.  Hadn't heard it, but thought it was great.
 
2017-10-06 02:54:37 PM  

Flappyhead: BlackPete: The PS3 commercials were pretty damn weird too.

Sony was getting raked over the coals pretty hard over their PS3 hubris, and this didn't really help:

[YouTube video]

Thank Odin for Kevin Butler.


And then Sony repaid him the favor by trying to sue him for appearing in a commercial with a Wii in it.
 
2017-10-06 05:05:41 PM  

tdyak: The one when SMB3 came out didn't make the list?

mario! Mario! MARIO! MARIO!


Man, I loved that one.
Super Mario Bros 3 - Commercial
Youtube HU80R7jGanE
 
2017-10-06 05:06:12 PM  
But the list does fail without the longest Nintendo ad of all time:

The Wizard - Trailer
Youtube uEbqd2QMkuw
 
2017-10-06 05:17:38 PM  

Flappyhead: Is anyone else on mobile having trouble with videos?  Everytime I hit play the box just dissapears


Yes.
 
2017-10-06 05:21:03 PM  
Here's a few of my favorites:
Super Metroid:
Super Metroid Commercial (High Quality)
Youtube wxrACWQvzHw
 
2017-10-06 05:21:36 PM  
Gameboy Pocket:
(untitled YouTube clip)
Youtube GPje2eIf2v8
 
2017-10-06 06:11:16 PM  
All I remember is the Smash Bros commercial was pretty awesome. But I was a kid.
 
2017-10-06 06:35:37 PM  
URNOTE
 
2017-10-06 06:36:12 PM  

mjbok: URNOTE


That 'e' was red in the original post.  Bad formatting I guess.
 
2017-10-06 07:42:36 PM  
More, erm, "quality" PS3 ads:


Kovac │This is Living │ PlayStation 3
Youtube wEXj0XZxox4


Also some print ads are pretty damn weird (a couple are NSFW-ish, like a penis being replaced by a thumb):

https://www.buzzfeed.com/copyranter/40-most-controversialcreative-pla​y​station-print-ads?utm_term=.mnLQd1dev#.hyk4NKNZp
 
2017-10-06 09:42:23 PM  
Blast Processing! (Sega Genesis Commercial)
Youtube zlulSyBI2aY

Blast processing, yesiree.
 
2017-10-06 10:48:05 PM  
(1988) Nintendo Cereal System Commercial
Youtube ebk-y2FdAEQ
 
2017-10-06 11:17:42 PM  

rs_joe: [YouTube video]


Weird.  The video vanished when I clicked.  But if I remember correctly,  I wanted this cereal when it came out.  Never got any but I think I can recall the jingle without even watching the video.
 
2017-10-07 12:05:05 AM  

Markoff_Cheney: Fano: Markoff_Cheney: Aw jeeze, I checked the thread first and figured these were NES and SNES era at the latest, not a bunch of N64 and on commercials.

You know what? farking kids have no excuse today. YouTube also has all the old NES clips. There is no reason to believe the world was invented when you were five.
This isn't like how I had to spend the next 20 years of my life uncovering all the pop culture references and musical cues in old Warner Brothers cartoons that came out 40 years before I was born.

It does feel like I have spent my whole life just... catching up.  I think Marc Maron had a good bit on that, and I was right.
[YouTube video]


/CSB
Maroney went to the same high school I did, about a half generation ahead of me. His interview with Mike Judge makes me homesick and crave Lottaburger.
 
2017-10-07 12:08:22 AM  

eltejon: Markoff_Cheney: Fano: Markoff_Cheney: Aw jeeze, I checked the thread first and figured these were NES and SNES era at the latest, not a bunch of N64 and on commercials.

You know what? farking kids have no excuse today. YouTube also has all the old NES clips. There is no reason to believe the world was invented when you were five.
This isn't like how I had to spend the next 20 years of my life uncovering all the pop culture references and musical cues in old Warner Brothers cartoons that came out 40 years before I was born.

It does feel like I have spent my whole life just... catching up.  I think Marc Maron had a good bit on that, and I was right.
[YouTube video]

/CSB
Maroney went to the same high school I did, about a half generation ahead of me. His interview with Mike Judge makes me homesick and crave Lottaburger.


Give us an edit button, Drew!
 
2017-10-07 12:17:45 AM  
I always remember this one

Final Fantasy III - Commercial
Youtube d15qmRzn2Pc
 
2017-10-07 12:19:05 AM  

eltejon: eltejon: Markoff_Cheney: Fano: Markoff_Cheney: Aw jeeze, I checked the thread first and figured these were NES and SNES era at the latest, not a bunch of N64 and on commercials.

You know what? farking kids have no excuse today. YouTube also has all the old NES clips. There is no reason to believe the world was invented when you were five.
This isn't like how I had to spend the next 20 years of my life uncovering all the pop culture references and musical cues in old Warner Brothers cartoons that came out 40 years before I was born.

It does feel like I have spent my whole life just... catching up.  I think Marc Maron had a good bit on that, and I was right.
[YouTube video]

/CSB
Maroney went to the same high school I did, about a half generation ahead of me. His interview with Mike Judge makes me homesick and crave Lottaburger.

Give us an edit button, Drew!


What a Maroney
 
2017-10-07 03:45:26 AM  
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2017-10-07 03:56:35 AM  

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