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Obama campaign ads to hit Madden 13 and other EA titles


Sep 15
As much fun as the never ending political bickering has been lately, I'm kind of ready for it to be over for a while. Something tells me though, that it's going to get a whole lot worse before it gets any better. At least we ... read

Sony patent points to playable mini-game advertisements


Aug 24
Imagine broadcasted or streamed advertisements that are playable as mini-games, with an online element so that you could play with other viewers. A new Sony PlayStation patent, found by GameNMotion, seems to spell out how thi... read

Penny Arcade using Kickstarter to fund ad-free site


Jul 10
One expects a little cynicism from a satirical web comic, but Penny Arcade's new Kickstarter project takes things to a new extreme. The company is asking for $250,000 to remove one advertisement from its site. Not only that .... read

E3: A peek at the Videogame History Museum booth


Jun 09
While the E3 show floor is primarily concerned with showing the world what's next for the videogame industry, The Videogame History Museum brought a little bit of its past to the event this week. Tucked in the corner of the s... read
Of course you do! I just got back from an early visit to the L.A. Convention Center, home to next week's massive industry event: E3. You may have heard about it. The final preparations are almost complete, with companies putt... read feature

E3: Hitman: Absolution snags the coveted South Hall steps


Jun 01
The South Hall is the larger of the two main halls at the L.A. Convention Center (the other being the West Hall). While the "Big Three" companies (Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony) are in the West Hall, they take up almost all t... read

Sony patents plan to interrupt games with commercials


May 25
You can't count on a publisher to be original or inventive when it comes to our entertainment, but they always seem brilliantly innovative when it comes to selling us more crap. Sony is today's bright little star, having pate... read

Thank Christ: Xbox Live to feature even more advertising!


Apr 25
You wanted it, Microsoft's bringing it! In the new future, the Xbox Live service that you paid for will be using your patronage to score even more money off of advertisers! More TV-like commercials will soon be airing on a nu... read
 
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Review: World Gone Sour

Apr 13 // Jim Sterling
The idea of buying an interactive commercial is like battery acid in the minds of most adult gamers, but we blissfully forget that we once paid full price for entire videogames that existed purely to push another product.&nbs... read feature

Here's some A for your SoulCalibur T


Jan 29
Voldo's lower horn may not have been a legit SoulCalibur V print ad, but this one is. Surprise, surprise. It's the perfect complement to the original boobalicious ad. These things always happen in pairs. I'm glad Namco Bandai... read

Namco Bandai pulls penis-flavored SoulCalibur V ad


Jan 09
[Update: So apparently it is not real. Stupid sexy Voldo!] Namco Bandai recently pulled an advert for SoulCalibur V after fans complained that it was too offensive. No, it wasn't the magazine page featuring ginormous breasts.... read

Veteran hates Modern Warfare 3's 'hideous' advertising


Jan 03
Those live action Modern Warfare 3 commercials featuring Jonah Hill and Sam Worthington may be lighthearted nonsense to us regular folk, but US Army Special Operations Command paratrooper D.B. Grady thinks they're crass,... read
One of the biggest complaints about the Xbox 360 dashboard update was the fact that advertisements now took up a ridiculous amount of screen space. For some gamers, it's gone too far, and a number of ad-blocking methods have ... read feature

Don't pursue Lu Bu without some of that sweet Pepsi taste


Dec 08
Pepsi Nex is a drink. Dynasty Warriors NEXT is a videogame. This is how great marketing is born.  This beautiful wallpaper, showing Lu Bu drowning his sorrows with some tantalizing Pepsi flavor, is available from Pepsi's... read

Zelda and Robin Williams return in this Skyward Sword ad


Oct 31
Nintendo is riding the Princess Zelda / Zelda Williams connection to the bitter end, but I'm really not bothered. Robin Williams is a such a cartoon character in most everything he does, and his daughter is oh so lovely. Mor... read

ESA: In-game advertising will increase rapidly


Oct 03
The Entertainment Software Association is using a new report by DFC intelligent to declare that in-game advertising will grow at a swift pace in order to reach the 72% of Americans now said to be playing.  DFC says that ... read

Nathan Drake is a corporate whore in Subway commercial


Oct 01
"Hey, I'm Nathan Drake. If you're the adventurous type like me, then get in on the Subway taste for adventure," says Nathan Drake in the above video.  The idea of videogames and marketing departments working together is... read

Mind blown! You can play games in 2D on a 3DS!


Sep 25
Nintendo of Europe has posted a banner ad on their home page for the upcoming Metallic Red 3DS model. In addition to sporting a fiery finish, this latest 3DS also comes packed with some incredible new features. Not only can y... read

Deus Ex: Human Revolution adds Star Wars ads (Update)


Sep 16
[Update: I've been informed that the ads weren't "patched in" via any new update. The functionality was always there and it just seems that it's recently started throwing the ads out there.] In a move that can be filed under ... read

PS3 drops 'It only does everything' for 'long live play'


Aug 30
Sony has dropped its "It only does everything" slogan in favor of a brand new moniker that focuses on the PS3 as a gaming device. From now on, the PlayStation motto is "Long live play." How exciting! Sony says the new campai... read

Microsoft to make Kinect worse with obnoxious advertising


Jun 22
The best thing about Xbox Live is that we get to see all sorts of cool advertising on a service we subscribe to. Microsoft realizes that adverts are the best part of the Xbox experience, and is bringing innovative "NUads" to... read

EA and Hasbro declare April 7th Global MONOPOLY Day


Apr 06
You know, I used to think that you had to have some sort of position of authority in order to declare days to be special. Now I realize that you only need a social networking site and a product. What a fool I was! Electronic ... read

Being a Smooth Criminal with Kinect in MJ: Experience ad


Apr 05
Ubisoft is about to drop Michael Jackson: The Experience on to PS3 and Xbox 360 next week, so they're pulling out the big guns. By that, I mean releasing an ad focused on Kinect functionality in the Xbox version of the ... read

PEGI demands 'misleading' We Dare ads removed


Mar 11
We Dare has officially become a three-lugged puppy with pneumonia, mercilessly kicked to death by a gang of professional wrestlers. That's the impression I get of the game -- mocked by gamers, abandoned by the publisher,... read

EA doubts the future of in-game advertisement


Dec 20
There was a time -- not at all long ago -- where those darned immersion-breaking, in-game ads were popular. Ben Cousins, the general manager of EA's free-to-play division, believes those days are over, or at the very least, w... read

Activision: Kobe Bryant Black Ops controversy hypocritcal


Dec 09
A while back, some assholes lashed out at Activision and Kobe Bryant for the famous Call of Duty: Black Ops television commercial. ESPN proved that it should stick to sports by chatting absolute crap about the situation, but ... read

Ni No Kuni ads make us desperate for the game


Dec 05
Ni No Kuni: The Jet Black Sorcerer landed in Japan recently and they got some great ads for it. OK, so the ads are just normal ads, but they show off the game, which instantly makes them great. Look at that massive instructi... read

New Golden Sun pays homage to original game's commercial


Nov 24
Some new videos of Golden Sun: Dark Dawn have emerged that at first, really doesn't mean much beyond what you see. But the folks at Tiny Cartridge have some excellent memory and realized that developer Camelot Software is ac... read

Black Ops causes surge in Rolling Stones sales


Nov 23
If you ever needed proof that videogames have become a major force in entertainment, try to wrap this idea around your head -- a videogame is helping the Rolling Stones to sell music. Yep, thanks to Call of Duty: Black Ops, t... read

ESPN guys whine over Kobe Bryant Black Ops ad appearance


Nov 18
It would appear that it's not just clueless columnists who are upset over Call of Duty: Black Ops' TV commercial. ESPN has decided to weigh in on the "controversy", because if there's one thing sports commentators should be t... read

Call of Duty: Black Ops TV ad upsets a guy


Nov 10
When I first saw the TV commercial for Call of Duty: Black Ops, I must admit that I raised an eyebrow. Not that I was offended (in fact, it's quite amusing), but the potential to offend or at least be viewed as a tasteless c... read

Kevin Butler threatens puppies


Oct 09
[This is one of the only times an image of adorable animals is actually relevant to the post so I'll be damned if I don't use it. Video is after the jump.] I am almost positive that the EyePet is the least exciting thing havi... read






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