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(Onion AV Club)   A brief history of Nintendo's weird-ass commercials   ( avclub.com) divider line
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933 clicks; posted to Geek » on 06 Oct 2017 at 12:20 PM (9 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2017-10-06 12:23:53 PM  
4 votes:

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 11:27:59 AM  
4 votes:
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 02:06:18 PM  
3 votes:
Is anyone else on mobile having trouble with videos?  Everytime I hit play the box just dissapears
2017-10-06 05:06:12 PM  
2 votes:
But the list does fail without the longest Nintendo ad of all time:

The Wizard - Trailer
Youtube uEbqd2QMkuw
2017-10-06 12:58:04 PM  
2 votes:

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 12:48:03 PM  
2 votes:
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 12:39:18 PM  
2 votes:
|Spork| Legend of Zelda Rap TV Japanese Commercial (Subbed)
Youtube zv5OIvwqkvM
2017-10-06 12:31:37 PM  
2 votes:

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 12:23:17 PM  
2 votes:

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 12:18:16 PM  
2 votes:
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 10:48:05 PM  
1 vote:
(1988) Nintendo Cereal System Commercial
Youtube ebk-y2FdAEQ
2017-10-06 06:35:37 PM  
1 vote:
URNOTE
2017-10-06 01:15:06 PM  
1 vote:
David Lynch PS2 ads. That is all.

David Lynch Playstation Commercial
Youtube msMehuZo3x8
2017-10-06 01:11:00 PM  
1 vote:
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 12:50:16 PM  
1 vote:
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2017-10-06 12:40:57 PM  
1 vote:

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 11:20:46 AM  
1 vote:
Sony stole a march on them once, though.

PlayStation advert: Mental Wealth | 1999 | #20YearsOfPlay
Youtube YWmbUMStlGI
 
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