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11:00 AM on 11.18.2010

ESPN guys whine over Kobe Bryant Black Ops ad appearance

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...

Jim Sterling

12:40 PM on 11.10.2010

Call of Duty: Black Ops TV ad upsets a guy

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...

Jim Sterling

7:00 PM on 10.09.2010

Kevin Butler threatens puppies

[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...

Matthew Razak

7:00 PM on 09.12.2010

Sony launches smack talking

Sony might have taken a misstep with their marketing when it launched the Marcus campaign, which no one really seems to like, but I have to say they're coming right back on track with the launch of This is a s...

Matthew Razak

4:40 PM on 09.07.2010

Maker of real guitars pokes fun at Guitar Hero

Usually I hate people who pull the ridiculous "play a real guitar" argument, but this advertisement for Sparrow's range of guitars is pretty classy. The general message is that no videogame can replace a real guitar, and I do...

Jim Sterling

10:20 AM on 08.27.2010

FTC charges PR firm with writing its own iTunes reviews

PR firm Reverb Communications has come under fire from the FTC for getting its employees to anonymously write reviews on iTunes without disclosing their working relationship with the title. The company was sneakily giving its...

Jim Sterling

5:00 AM on 07.27.2010

PlayStation-branded junk is in our future

Sony has now launched an initiative they're calling the "PlayStation Logo Licensing Program." This means that you'll start seeing the PlayStation logo slapped across all manner of what the company is referring to as "lifestyl...

Conrad Zimmerman

9:20 AM on 07.07.2010

Burger King and Microsoft team up to promote Kinectimals

It seems that Microsoft is pulling out all the stops to ensure that Kinect is popular, proving that if you can't win the hearts of the people with a good product, you can do it with boatloads of cash. Cirque du Soleil, Justin...

Jim Sterling

9:30 PM on 06.17.2010

E3 10: The greatest Nintendo commercial ever made

This year's E3 was full of amazing things, and while Nintendo clearly came in second to Konami when it came to press conferences they did have many epic moments. No moment was more epic than Reggie Fils-Aime getting lit on f...

Matthew Razak

8:00 AM on 06.16.2010

Update: E3 10: Sony launches "Marcus" ad campaign for PSP

Sony's response to Nintendo launching a revolutionary handheld with a library of games that makes your face melt? An angry black child. Way to win that one, Sony. The kid's name is Marcus and it appears he is going to be the...

Matthew Razak

11:20 AM on 05.12.2010

Bitches whine about Heavy Rain ad, ASA rejects complaints

A British Heavy Rain commercial that details the "store robbery" scene and the various ways in which players can experience it (even though the scene always ends the same way) has been the subject of complaints by clucking bu...

Jim Sterling

5:00 AM on 05.12.2010

Is this an ad for the Ford Fiesta or for the Wii?

As a general rule, I loathe television commercials. So much so that I don't have cable or even an antenna for my TV because I simply refuse to watch the advertisements. And the worst commercials of all are those for cars. Fr...

Conrad Zimmerman

10:00 PM on 04.23.2010

This Backbreaker ad is coming to a TV near you

I haven't played NaturalMotion's Backbreaker since E3 2009, and while I liked what I saw, I feel like the game is going to need a major marketing campaign if it wants to avoid getting lost in the shuffle of big-name rel...

Samit Sarkar

5:40 PM on 04.05.2010

Old Spice games hitting Xbox Live ... seriously

We've seen all sorts of retarded "advergames" over the years, but I think this one truly takes the cake. At least wit Yo Noid, Cool Spot or Doritos Dash of Destruction, they were advertising products that would appeal directl...

Jim Sterling

8:00 PM on 03.09.2010

God of War III will make you ignore your girlfriend

Kevin Butler tells the truth in this ad, ladies. Once your boyfriend/husband/significant other gets a hold of God of War III, your relationship will be doomed. For like a week. At least. Seriously, you all are so not ready f...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

3:00 AM on 03.06.2010

Retro-style Mega Man 10 ad is mega rad

Mega Man 10 was released on WiiWare this past week. While Wii owners are having a blast with the game, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 owners have to wait a little while longer for the Blue Bomber. So how about a retro-style ad t...

Hamza CTZ Aziz