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[Pander On]: Worst examples of advertisement (G&T Related)

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    ViscountalphaViscountalpha The pen is mightier than the sword http://youtu.be/G_sBOsh-vyIRegistered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Dusda wrote: »
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    Hahaha, what the fuck is up with the whole "your parents help you hook it up!" thing? Have any of us not had to program their parent's VCR at least half a dozen times over the years?

    I remeber when they were talking about the NES and sega's master system and then ataris obscure gaming computer POS. "adult help will be needed" LAWLZ.

    All It required was a working knowledge of co-ax cable and how not to be essentially retarded with something you can use your hands to screw on and off.

    The late 80's. When too much coke was involved in the marketing department, and it shows.

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    ThetherooThetheroo Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Zek wrote: »

    Really? I actually thought it was quite well done. The choice of music especially made it for me, being a Donnie Darko fan.

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    Ziac45Ziac45 Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Zek wrote: »

    You.. just Die.. I love that commercial.

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    ze swift classze swift class Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    The Lost Odyssey tv ad had really poor choice in music.

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    Forever ZefiroForever Zefiro cloaked in the midnight glory of an event horizonRegistered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Pemulis wrote: »
    Well, they could have had someone dressed all in black and someone all in white. I know this wouldn't be quite the same though.

    Actually spy vs. spy would have been an awesome way to do that ad.

    Yes, Spy vs Spy would have been the shit

    I love those guys

    That would have worked so much better

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    MinionOfCthulhuMinionOfCthulhu Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Zek wrote: »

    Yeah I know man so bad it won an award from Cannes for best use of music.

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    Chris WChris W Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Ziac45 wrote: »
    Zek wrote: »

    You.. just Die.. I love that commercial.

    I also liked it. So there. And stuff.

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    0blique0blique Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Thetheroo wrote: »
    Zek wrote: »

    Really? I actually thought it was quite well done. The choice of music especially made it for me, being a Donnie Darko fan.

    I agree, I like how it doesn't feel like a typical ad, without being obnoxious.

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    MarioGMarioG Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    I dont know about you guys but I fucking loved those PSP commercials.

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    elevatureelevature Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Zek wrote: »

    That is the best video game commercial ever, and one of the best commercials I've seen for any product. It's brilliant.

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    ArcibiArcibi Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    cj iwakura wrote: »
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDY7F6EUhVI

    The US commercial for Final Fantasy Tactics Advance.

    I still can't believe it.

    I don't remember ever seeing this but man, that is terrible

    But at least I know how to pronounce Marche's name now

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    ZekZek Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    I guess it's alright if you try to imagine deep emotional undertones in Gears of War, but last time I checked that game is actually about a squad of grizzled military badasses gunning down an endless swarm of vicious monsters. That commercial looks like something that would have gotten a million views as a Youtube Poop called "ALIENS DIE WHILE I PLAY UNFITTING MUSIC."

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    Houk the NamebringerHouk the Namebringer Nipples The EchidnaRegistered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Honestly I think the reaction to that ad was more racist than the add itself. If it had been two white people, no one would have said anything, two black people, nothing, two chinese people? nothing. But "oh shit, two people who aren't exactly identical!! Call the rest of the nutjobs, we're going a protestin' !"

    :|
    So, lemme make sure I'm reading this right. You're saying that someone who considers the image of a white person dominating a black person with text implying that white is better than black is racist, but who DOESN'T consider the image of one person dominating another person of the same race, with text implying (I'm assuming) that both colors are equal is not racist?

    I mean, come on. The billboard is clearly implying that White is Better than Black, using a white person and a black person to demonstrate. I would personally murder anyone who tried to make a race issue out of two people of the same race being shown in the same position. In other words, your statement makes no sense.

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    Fig-DFig-D Tustin, CA, USRegistered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Arcibi wrote: »
    cj iwakura wrote: »
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDY7F6EUhVI

    The US commercial for Final Fantasy Tactics Advance.

    I still can't believe it.

    I don't remember ever seeing this but man, that is terrible

    But at least I know how to pronounce Marche's name now

    Mar - Shay? Whoops...

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    Greg USNGreg USN Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Dusda wrote: »
    Greg USN wrote: »
    o hai, enjoi

    Zelda Rap

    Hahaha, what the fuck is up with the whole "your parents help you hook it up!" thing? Have any of us not had to program their parent's VCR at least half a dozen times over the years?

    Yeah and back then it was as complicated as plugging in an RF adapter or Y/W/R if you were lucky hehe

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    RakaiRakai Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Houk wrote: »
    Honestly I think the reaction to that ad was more racist than the add itself. If it had been two white people, no one would have said anything, two black people, nothing, two chinese people? nothing. But "oh shit, two people who aren't exactly identical!! Call the rest of the nutjobs, we're going a protestin' !"

    :|
    So, lemme make sure I'm reading this right. You're saying that someone who considers the image of a white person dominating a black person with text implying that white is better than black is racist, but who DOESN'T consider the image of one person dominating another person of the same race, with text implying (I'm assuming) that both colors are equal is not racist?

    I mean, come on. The billboard is clearly implying that White is Better than Black, using a white person and a black person to demonstrate. I would personally murder anyone who tried to make a race issue out of two people of the same race being shown in the same position. In other words, your statement makes no sense.

    There were billboards with the roles reversed so, no, it was not clearly implying white is better than black. It still was a poor choice since if you only see one billboard it can easily be taken out of context.

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    Greg USNGreg USN Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Holy shit the Racist PSP adds.

    Actually the most annoying part of them is "too cool for school" announcer guy.
    peeessspee... its like playing with your nuuuutz with your mooouth...

    Seriously though, the best ads ever have to go to Jack in the Box
    http://http://www.clipplay.com/play-8969-Jack_In_The_Box_COPS_Commercial.html

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    RonaldoTheGypsyRonaldoTheGypsy Yes, yes Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    I laughed until I cried:

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    The only thing featured in this ad that I have even the slightest desire to possess is a pair of sneakers with "KICK A" written across the bottom. At least, that's what I decided when I finally came to after I passed out giggling at "More ways to win with STD."

    P.S.
    That kid is either afflicted with progeria or too damn old to be wearing his hat backwards.

    The kid looks like John Edwards or something.

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    RandomEngyRandomEngy Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    http://www.killernic.com/

    Everything in that site.

    You think you've rewritten the windows network stack and gotten noticeably better performance? No. You think processing network traffic is a huge load on the CPU? And it's $160. Jesus christ on a pogostick. It almost makes me like the product for stealing money from people dumb enough to buy one.

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    polaris314polaris314 Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Greg USN wrote: »
    You know I think sony did it right with FFVII: Crisis Core. Show some sweet FMV with music. Although it could be misleading to the un-informed. At least they used Game Assets and no stupid gimicks.

    Also the Army of Two advert was kind of cool as well as the assassian's creed ones.

    I was working retail during the whole dawn of fmv as ads thing that began around the time FFVII came out, and you can imagine my surprise at the number of people who would come in and angrily ask for a refund or exchange because "they thought the whole game would be like that".
    I was not surprised. Or amused.

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    FCDFCD Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
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    FCDFCD Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    SUCK IT DOWN.

    They should have sent a poet!

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    polaris314polaris314 Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Dusda wrote: »
    Greg USN wrote: »
    o hai, enjoi

    Zelda Rap

    Hahaha, what the fuck is up with the whole "your parents help you hook it up!" thing? Have any of us not had to program their parent's VCR at least half a dozen times over the years?

    Back in those days, parents would be paranoid about their kids messing with ANYTHING behind the television (think RF switch), you know, all those wires, and metal. We could have gotten shocked or something. Forget the fact that they didn't have a clue what was actually going on.

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    ArrathArrath Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    polaris314 wrote: »
    Dusda wrote: »
    Greg USN wrote: »
    o hai, enjoi

    Zelda Rap

    Hahaha, what the fuck is up with the whole "your parents help you hook it up!" thing? Have any of us not had to program their parent's VCR at least half a dozen times over the years?

    Back in those days, parents would be paranoid about their kids messing with ANYTHING behind the television (think RF switch), you know, all those wires, and metal. We could have gotten shocked or something. Forget the fact that they didn't have a clue what was actually going on.

    I once took a dreamcast to my friend's house and hooked it up, his parents asked me to be sure I hooked his psx back up before I left, because it took them 2 hours to plug it in when they first got it. At that point I lost all faith in the older generation's ability to use technology.

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    WillethWilleth Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    More olol Sony fuel:

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    PemulisPemulis Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    What does that even mean?

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    ÆthelredÆthelred Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Will thou save the girl.. or play like one?

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    ben0207ben0207 Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Pemulis wrote: »
    What does that even mean?
    White bits is almost slang for underwear.#

    As somebody who has to write this shit for a living (see sig), it is difficult to get a balance between being a hopeless shill and still avoiding the inevitable fights with PR when I cross over into "genuinely funny / entertaining" territory

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    TehSpectreTehSpectre Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Howabout the George Romero directed, Resident Evil 2 commericals that I never saw:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBjNHsfofME

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRtIO5eRjAg&feature=related

    And yes, that is Brad Renfro.

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    LovelyLovely Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Fig-D wrote: »
    Arcibi wrote: »
    cj iwakura wrote: »
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDY7F6EUhVI

    The US commercial for Final Fantasy Tactics Advance.

    I still can't believe it.

    I don't remember ever seeing this but man, that is terrible

    But at least I know how to pronounce Marche's name now

    Mar - Shay? Whoops...

    Thanks internet, I learn something new everyday!

    Er, actually, the commercial pronounces it wrong. It's not even pronounced that way in Japanese. His name is written like so マーシュ "maashu" (according to wikipedia), and that would be pronounced "Mah-sh" /"Mahrch" basically.
    So in other words, you all were probably pronouncing it the right way in the first place.

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    GyralGyral Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    The Lost Odyssey tv ad had really poor choice in music.

    Yeah, it's a good commercial visually and I like Jefferson Airplane's "White Rabbit" but the two just do not fit together in that commercial.

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    PemulisPemulis Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    ben0207 wrote: »
    Pemulis wrote: »
    What does that even mean?
    White bits is almost slang for underwear.#

    As somebody who has to write this shit for a living (see sig), it is difficult to get a balance between being a hopeless shill and still avoiding the inevitable fights with PR when I cross over into "genuinely funny / entertaining" territory

    Yeah, I could never be in advertising.

    Still, this one seems especially bad... So a PSP will get you laid? By your girlfriend? Or does it mean that the white PSPs are for girls?

    Although I will agree with what someone said before, sometimes ads are annoying on purpose because it gets people to talk about them. I hate that one Nike commercial with some song that has a high pitched electronic beep in it - but damned if I don't look every time it is on.

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    ben0207ben0207 Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    No, it means you can use it to view photos. And they're implying a modern sexy lifestyle by suggesting those photos would be of your girlfriends knickers.

    I don't have a PSP, but I certainly don't keep the photos of my girlfriends tits on my iPhone. Everyone always snoops through them.

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    WillethWilleth Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    White bits are the marks left underneath underwear after tanning, guys.

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    LewiePLewieP Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    I mentioned it before, but in the same series of ads -

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    This was in a train station.

    A place where people frequently commit suicide by taking a running jump.

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    ben0207ben0207 Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    I like that one.

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    The_ScarabThe_Scarab Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Also, it was on the far wall of the stations platform, ie there was the track between the platform and that ad.

    I saw it, they took it down like 10 minutes after they put it up. Stupid stupid Sony ad agencies.

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    GyralGyral Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Because suicide is edgy... I guess. What's next? A sign next to a gas pump stating "Drink This Game Fuel!"

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    LewiePLewieP Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    The one in Oxford road station in Manchester was there for at least a week.

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    SorensonSorenson Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Not a specific ad, but whoever Funcom put in charge of handling ads in the free version of Anarchy Online deserves a fucking beating. Not that I have anything against in-game ads when done properly, oh no: it's more the fact that they loop the SAME FUCKING RETARDED OLD SPICE AD EVERY FIFTEEN FUCKING SECONDS.

    I am going to kill the next person I hear doing the Old Spice whistle, I swear on it.

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