Viral Marketing

Ubisoft is hitting the marketing campaign pretty hard for next week's release of Watch Dogs, and this hidden camera video is the latest product of that. Regular folks looking for a cheap cell phone repair unknowingly hack streetlights, cars, and an ATM in Los Angeles. It's all fun and games until things take a turn and the authorities show up looking for answers.
The surprise reveal of Sunset Overdrive at Microsoft's E3 2013 press conference got many people excited, including much of the staff at Destructoid. As a brand-new open-world shooter set in a visually rich and colorful world,...
Sony is releasing some weird videos lately. First there was this cab thing, and now we have a pirate tailor from Assassin's Creed IV. I have no idea why this is a thing. When you see pirate clothing, does that make you want to buy a PlayStation 4? If anything, it makes me want to get a nice ruffled shirt.
This video is strange. It's a cheesy advert for the PlayStation 4, posing as a cheesy advert for a Street Fighter-themed taxi service. It's pretty well packed with references to the storied franchise and concludes with just ...
If you're at all familiar with the Hatsune Miku phenomenon, you'll know that her Japanese creators and handlers have long been interested in marketing their virtual idol overseas, the better to let foreigners know of her crow...
If you were paying close attention to the latest Watch Dogs trailer, you might have noticed a web address for the game world's Central Operating Network (ctOS). Visiting http://chicago-ctos.com/ takes you to a black page with...
Joel McHale, star of Community and The Soup, appears in this video making the rounds today, talking about the nature of viral marketing on the web. Joel clearly knows his stuff, as he hits every major marketable concept in m...
Hey guys! I'm BACK! And I still sound sort of funny.  On today's very special Destructoid Show, we address the rumors foating around about EA's new stuff, such as Frostbite 2 powered Dragon Age multiplayer, with playable...
Well, we didn't expect that did we? When you slap an Adults Only rating on a website for a supposed multiplatform game, you know you're being trolled. Funny thing is, most people expected it to be something related to Americ...
Square Enix has been going all out in their recent ad campaign for the upcoming Deus Ex: Human Revolution. Earlier in the summer you could see a lot of these videos on their viral marketing website for the fictional Sarif In...
Early last month, Square Enix launched an iOS application as part of a promotion for Deus Ex: Human Revolution with which gamers can scan QR codes hidden around the net and earn rewards for having found them. Each week, ...
The Canadian Videogame Awards recently aired and, in amongst the hustle and bustle, a web address was shown onscreen leading to a countdown timer. The countdown at thereisnolist.ca ended last night, revealing what appeared to...
Here's a new viral marketing video for Deus Ex: Human Revolution which features the company making mankind better through augmentations, Sarif Industries. This time, instead of just seeing these actors make use of their new ...
Oh ho! The headlines just write themselves. As you may have surmised, this third installment in Kevin Tancharoen's Mortal Kombat: Legacy web series is focused on action star Johnny Cage. Featuring an opening installment...
The second episode of Mortal Kombat: Legacy has been released and you can view it right here. It's a continuation of the events which took place in the first episode, with quite a bit of recapping at the outset for what...
With Deus Ex: Human Revolution not out until August, it seems that Eidos is looking to get its viral marketing campaign going early. This new advertisement featuring the fictional augmentation corporation which features...