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PostSubject: "Hot Buttered Popcorn That's A Deal!"   "Hot Buttered Popcorn That's A Deal!" EmptyWed 23 Aug 2017 - 19:06

Look at this wee dick.



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Anyway, thought I'd make a thread for video game company promos, as Nintendo have cranked out a couple in the last few days. Here's the latest advert for the Nintendo Switch:



It's a good effort that I think does a convincing job of selling the 'play anywhere, anytime, with anyone' idea. That's more than what can be said about this utter dug meat:



If anybody's got an advert chat or wants to stick up old adverts here, fire away.


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PostSubject: Re: "Hot Buttered Popcorn That's A Deal!"   "Hot Buttered Popcorn That's A Deal!" EmptyWed 23 Aug 2017 - 20:00

I was rewatching these yesterday:



which reminded me of the equally great:

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PostSubject: Re: "Hot Buttered Popcorn That's A Deal!"   "Hot Buttered Popcorn That's A Deal!" EmptySun 27 Aug 2017 - 9:05

I know it's mean to call kids "wee dicks", but, Cappa, you're absolutely right. It's on par with the "kids love to stay up late!" holiday park thing a few years back. And I couldn't bring myself to click on the WiiU one - brrrrrr...
And remember, if you're Japanese, you get to be racist - it's cute!

OK - Old-school Zelda ads are the blurst:

Now this is how you advertise Zelda!


But maybe not this


BUT THIS IS
(OH GOD I REMEMBER THE UK VERSION OF THIS ADVERT I THOUGHT I HAD IMAGINED IT AS IT WASN'T ON YOUTUBE LIKE A YEAR AGO*)

*don't look at the upload date

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PostSubject: Re: "Hot Buttered Popcorn That's A Deal!"   "Hot Buttered Popcorn That's A Deal!" EmptyMon 28 Aug 2017 - 10:44

There was a line in NGamer, maybe even from earlier than that and reprinted in one of the free books, that said the NES' marketing budget was just a man running around Brighton in a red tracksuit saying "games . . . games . . ." under his breath, and that's an image I've never gotten out of my head. Absolute gold.
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PostSubject: Re: "Hot Buttered Popcorn That's A Deal!"   "Hot Buttered Popcorn That's A Deal!" EmptyMon 28 Aug 2017 - 23:24

*Rufus Hound goes here*

I unironically love the Zelda rap advert. Brilliance.
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PostSubject: Re: "Hot Buttered Popcorn That's A Deal!"   "Hot Buttered Popcorn That's A Deal!" EmptyTue 29 Aug 2017 - 17:16

@JayMoyles wrote:
*Rufus Hound goes here*

Catastrophe. I'm not putting those adverts in this thread, no chance. He doesn't deserve the coverage. What a fud.

Youse can have this instead though.



Some dick wrote:
This game will scare you silly

Aye, just about shat myself there.
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PostSubject: Re: "Hot Buttered Popcorn That's A Deal!"   "Hot Buttered Popcorn That's A Deal!" EmptyTue 29 Aug 2017 - 22:37

@The Cappuccino Kid wrote:
@JayMoyles wrote:
*Rufus Hound goes here*

Catastrophe. I'm not putting those adverts in this thread, no chance. He doesn't deserve the coverage. What a fud.

Youse can have this instead though.



Some dick wrote:
This game will scare you silly

Aye, just about shat myself there.

"Waah Maaaaariooooo! Why-a-you-look-atta-goth-lady-boobies mamma miaaaaaaaaa"

When we work out which era of Nintendo adverts were the worst, the answer that we will come up with will be "all of them".
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PostSubject: Re: "Hot Buttered Popcorn That's A Deal!"   "Hot Buttered Popcorn That's A Deal!" EmptyWed 30 Aug 2017 - 2:30

Found this shiter:



Highlights for me are the advert voiceover man having a breakdown saying "SPRINGSPRINGSPRINGSPRING" to mimick the guy chucking shurikens at his TV or the poor lass who was probably paid with a Greggs sausage roll and a discoloured copy of Super Mario Land 2 to say "I want to watch the teevee naooow".
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Nice of Brad Pitt to appear in them though eh? Wink
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PostSubject: Re: "Hot Buttered Popcorn That's A Deal!"   "Hot Buttered Popcorn That's A Deal!" EmptyThu 19 Oct 2017 - 1:35

During research for the poorly chosen and awkward first day of Mariopalooza, I came across these two cracking old Donkey Kong ads.




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PostSubject: Re: "Hot Buttered Popcorn That's A Deal!"   "Hot Buttered Popcorn That's A Deal!" EmptyThu 19 Oct 2017 - 10:35

Papa.
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PostSubject: Re: "Hot Buttered Popcorn That's A Deal!"   "Hot Buttered Popcorn That's A Deal!" EmptyThu 19 Oct 2017 - 21:30

Er... wow.

Thoughts there: 1) that Colecovision port of DK's pretty damn good. 2) That's an elaborate set for the DKJR ad! 3) I miss when Mario had a hat and was from the 1920s.
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PostSubject: Re: "Hot Buttered Popcorn That's A Deal!"   "Hot Buttered Popcorn That's A Deal!" EmptyFri 20 Oct 2017 - 20:41

I want Mario to return to being a literal moustache-twirling villain. Bonus points if he begins his sentences with "nyeeeeeh, y'see..."
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PostSubject: Re: "Hot Buttered Popcorn That's A Deal!"   "Hot Buttered Popcorn That's A Deal!" EmptyWed 7 Feb 2018 - 1:20

Ahhhhh the memories! Grin The drive thru one is an absolute classic.

EDIT: That last one sounds like he's been dubbed a wee bit.
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PostSubject: Re: "Hot Buttered Popcorn That's A Deal!"   "Hot Buttered Popcorn That's A Deal!" EmptyWed 7 Feb 2018 - 4:36

I'd never seen any of these before and they are fucking majestic!
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PostSubject: Re: "Hot Buttered Popcorn That's A Deal!"   "Hot Buttered Popcorn That's A Deal!" EmptyMon 16 Apr 2018 - 20:14

How SEGA sold Shenmue in the US of A and with all the OG Xbox goodness coming to the Xbox One, made me think of this.


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PostSubject: Re: "Hot Buttered Popcorn That's A Deal!"   "Hot Buttered Popcorn That's A Deal!" EmptyMon 16 Apr 2018 - 22:03

Jings. I'd only ever read about that in magazines. Whoever approved that advert should be cannoned out of a fanny themselves.
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PostSubject: Re: "Hot Buttered Popcorn That's A Deal!"   "Hot Buttered Popcorn That's A Deal!" EmptyTue 17 Apr 2018 - 5:42

@masofdas wrote:
How SEGA sold Shenmue in the US of A

Haha! I have to admit, that gave me a chuckle. The first half even did a pretty good job of selling the game.

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and with all the OG Xbox goodness coming to the Xbox One, made me think of this.

I knew what that was gonna be before I clicked, but still enjoyed giving it a watch. That's a pretty good message, to be fair.
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PostSubject: Re: "Hot Buttered Popcorn That's A Deal!"   "Hot Buttered Popcorn That's A Deal!" EmptySun 22 Apr 2018 - 23:33

I had that banned ad on a promo disc handed out with one of the game magazines back in the day. It'll also had this delight of a promo for Xbox Live on it.

I love this guy's network of world-wide friends and their incredibly stereotypical gamertags.
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PostSubject: Re: "Hot Buttered Popcorn That's A Deal!"   "Hot Buttered Popcorn That's A Deal!" EmptyThu 4 Jun 2020 - 17:13

@Buskalilly wrote:
These are a fun idea, but the Game Gear games I've played have all been utter gash. Give me a call when it's Game Boy.

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I'm always amazed they got away with that.
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PostSubject: Re: "Hot Buttered Popcorn That's A Deal!"   "Hot Buttered Popcorn That's A Deal!" EmptyFri 5 Jun 2020 - 8:55

SEGA did loads like that and Sony did at the start of the PS1, wouldn't fly now and likely stuff that started console wars etc
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PostSubject: Re: "Hot Buttered Popcorn That's A Deal!"   "Hot Buttered Popcorn That's A Deal!" EmptyFri 5 Jun 2020 - 10:57

Yep, Nintendo did it back a little but "edgy" has never been their schtick really. I think they look better for it to be honest, it's all a bit cringe when you look back now.
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I think this is how to do it. A recognisable, memorable voice that you couldn't mistake, good footage and straight to the point with it's purpose.
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