Kevin Butler, the persona behind one of PlayStation’s rare successful advertising campaigns, has jumped ship and is advertising the Nintendo Wii. - PSLS
So that's where he's been. Edit: Hahahaha, awesome picture!
"its the year 2012 and Wii is a success". "Look forward to playing me in Smash Bros".
Bonus round: Where's PSP Go's Marcus?
Marcus was last seen playing the DS while sitting in front of a Xbox 360 - in short, he defected too. http://www.pspgweber.com/im...
Now Nintendo can claim that they Made Kevin Butler up first... OT: It's Sony's job (or at least the marketer's job) to make commercials and spote for the actor playing KB; if they don't, it's not his fault someone offered him something: a man's gotta eat.
he's dead to me so is marcus http://wallpoper.com/images...
It's amazing how people's opinions can be so easily bought and sold. If you are a spokesperson for a product, it should be because you genuinely like that product, not because somebody is paying you the largest sum for it. Does no one have any sense of principal anymore? Are we really just subject to the will of whoever is writing the checks? Kevin Butler is no better than a common prostitute. He sells himself to the highest bidder in order for them to get him to do whatever they want him to do.
Dude..."Kevin Butler" is not a "spokesperson". He's a paid actor. Before Sony, no one knew or cared about KB. Then, he showed up at E3, probably asked for a raise, and Sony said, "You aren't what you think you are," and dropped him. Now, he's out looking for work, and Nintendo (in this case, Bridgestone) was hiring. You'll probably see him with a small role on some Law and Order (are there any left) or CSI (ditto) pretty soon, or even in some arbitrary movie as the gas station attendant or something. "Kevin Butler" is a nobody who has a family to feed.
that was clearly an attempt to copy the I am Canadian ad format and nowhere near as good either (if you aren't Canadian you probably won't understand)
lol, kevin is a cool dude.
Yes he is, yet he still gets this demotion to Nintendo rank. lolz (yes i went there) The economy is hurting everyone >_< Psp Marcus is probably getting demoted to 3DS as we speak lmao jk jk!!! eh not really.
@Blondie except he would most definitely be paid more at Nintendo... I hardly see how going from a company constantly in the red to a company who posted losses once in 30 years could be a demotion... ^_^;;; Lol.
HE IS LEGEND! He wasn't joking when he said he pledges his allegiance to gaming. http://www.youtube.com/watc... One of the most epic speeches I've heard in all history. @ronin4life We all know going from core to casual is a demotion. No use to trying to argue :)
@srcBFMVBMTH Winston Churchill Martin Luther King The Rock They've got nothing on the E3 Kevin Butler Speech.
Syntax, I think we all realise its a character, not a real person, and we are discussing him as such. Relax, no one is taking this too seriously. Except maybe you.
Oh well theres always Michael
I thought Nintendo doesnt copy. Lol, joking, propably, I'm serious, I can't wait for the Wii u.
It's not nintendo, it's just bridgestone and his clients : old people most of the time, not gamers, and they only know wii (bowling :))..so you have to show something they understand. [email protected]
lol If people care they need to grow up.. I am sure he was not some hardcore ps3 gamer. He is just making a living! Would be fun to see him advertise wiiU!
Look up Jerry Lambert commercials on youtube. He is a professional actor. His image was only meant to be temporary with Sony. Eventually it died down, and he moved on to do other commercials.
Kevin butler isn't even his real name. His real name is Jerry Lambert. He's an actor so does this even matter? As its not technically Kevin Butler in the video. If Sylvester Stallone was in the video you wouldn't say it was Rocky would you? People need to grow up and realise he needs to pay bills like the rest of us.
Completely understand, but you have to admit, it's still a little painful to watch. It's like seeing your ex girlfriend with another guy. Sure, you're glad she's happy and being taken care of, but it still hurts a little inside. Lol.
@Syntax, what's really pathetic is that you're actually getting over offended by all of this when really, no one is actually taking it seriously. There is a very good reason your comment got marked for "Immature". Keep up comments like that, and you're not gunna last long around here. You're bubbles won't anyways.
He's gotta feed his family somehow don't blame the guy for wanting to stick to the gaming industry.
Maybe Sony and Nintendo are joining Forces?
Yeah, that must be it. /s
i don't see the issue here he's an actor, and i thought it was pretty cool to see him playing it lol. i love his sony ads, and this is more a tire ad than wii ad lol.
It's a Bridgestone commercial with a Wii promotion from Bridgestone....not a Wii commercial from Nintendo. He isn't being paid by Nintendo, he is being paid by Bridgestone.... just sayin'.
he's an actor not a hardcore sony fan. he needs to work and make a living, it wouldnt suprise me if he did an ad for the xbox either.
People need to realize that he isn't playing Kevin Butler in the ad. As someone stated, this is a Bridgestone commercial featuring product placement for Nintendo. Jerry Lambert seems like a cool person regardless of who he is doing commercials for. If he ever decided to leave PS, I wish him the best anyway. I just hope he keeps making funny commercials or stars in a movie or somethin. "Even though we may pledge fanboy allegiances to different flags.." :)
Haha, wasn't expecting a reply that awesome! Bubbles!
I never thought I'd read "Wii for Bridgestone"
kevin butler is not the issue here he's just a sales model for advertisment for said company to get a image of said company product accross to gamers. SONY is the corprit mr. butler is just a PUPPET for anyone who hire him. dont blame KEVIN all he's doing is making bread for his family.
This is funny stuff.
He loves gaming, including Nintendo. Look, even Nintendo agrees the future has buttons.
ლ(ಥ_ಥლ) why kevin, why...
You'd rather it be an Xbox?
:D FREE WII! Perfect timing, been driving on treads, now I'll get four tires and a wii, sweet.
Kevin Butler why? :( good commercial tho, as always with him
I wonder how much they paid him.
Yea I wonder the same thing. Would be interesting to see if they weighed in on how he is such a popular hit with PlayStation.
Now I want him in PS all stars so I can take him down.
VP of Betrayal! </3
It's brilliant how it's just Kevin Butler because, apparently, he's now typecast.
Haha thats hilarious...
I have no idea for your disagrees! This is hysterically hilarious!
I saw the Ad yesterday, I was wondering how when people were going to bring this up.
The commercial was mainly for Bridgestone tires, but even if it was a commercial specifically for Wii, it doesn't matter. Kelvin Butler was a marketing character played by Jerry Lambert who was hired by Sony for his likeable personality. Nothing more, nothing less. It's not like the actor Jerry Lambert had deeply rooted history and pride with Sony haha. This isn't Phil Harrison joining MS. The man makes a living doing commercials and other media using his personality.
Dude you don't understand man... KB was a high ranking VP with Sony for realz so seeing him jump ship is like being shot in the back by your father. On a serious note, I wonder if it was Sony that decided to distance themselves from him or himself? I mean he really did become the face for Sony for a long time. I also think many actually thought he was a real VP at Sony so maybe they felt that was becoming a bit dangerous? That or Bridgestone gave him a fat offer he couldnt refuse.
I think Sony just over saturated the market with these ads and went in a new direction. Around a year ago, you could pretty much assume the next first party title would feature one. I also think people started losing interest, as I found the later spots to not be as good. It's also possible Sony killed it over something else. I've noticed a serious decline in ads as of late. This is a real shame for things like Gravity Daze, which could have used some more support.
Sorry, but I saw no one getting upset. Who are you talking to? Perhaps it says more about you than those with a dry sense of humour
"upset" is subjective. It doesn't necessarily mean they're heartbroken. It could mean they're disappointed which is obvious.
no, Upset isn't subjective. It means 'not happy'. The degree of that unhappiness doesn't make it subjective. They're just darker shades of the same meaning, not an entirely different meaning as 'subjective' would suggest. See it as a synonym separated by commas as opposed to semicolons
On my last comment, I should have stated "upset" is subjective to my views which was what I meant. Subjective: existing in the mind; belonging to the thinking subject rather than to the object of thought (opposed to objective) Example: I viewed doctorstrange's :'( comment#2 as a degree of "unhappiness". Therefore "upset" was subjective to MY MIND. Speaking of doctorstrange's :'( comment#2, your claim of no one getting upset is false. The :'( comment means he's upset on some sort of degree. Unless you have some magical ability to know exactly what he meant by that :'( comment.
Don't argue with N4G 12 year olds, their ignorance outmatches the simple truth.
WHAAA?! This is too funny!
He probably needs to make money somehow considering that Sony haven't been doing much advertising. Anyways. Video for people who felt betrayed.
Guess we won't see him on Playstation All Stars. Eh he would be overpowered anyway.
gotto admit this saddens me as it confirms he wont be in psabr. was hoping he would have been a boss or something!
Per Kevin Butler Tweet (which is still going, even if the actor is gone) regarding this:
Fans: thanks for suggesting me as the final boss in #PSAllStarsBattleRoyale. But research shows you like a game you can actually beat,
Honestly, I never really expected Kevin Butler to be in All Stars, but really I don't think the actor who played Kevin Butler doing commercials for other companies 100% precludes Kevin Butler from being in a PlayStation game like All-Stars. 1st, I'm sure Sony owns the character itself and could use it in any way it deems fit. It's only using the likeness of the actor himself they'd need any permission from the actor to use. (and I'm sure he wouldn't turn down the money if they did want to use the likeness) 2nd, Kevin Butler DLC was just released or announced for LBP or LBP Karting. I think it's a pre-order bonus or something. So if they can put Kevin Butler in LBP Karting, they can put him in All Stars. Also, the actor who plays Kevin Butler has been doing these BridgeStone commercials for quite a while. He's always just played one of the background scientists. He's in the football one with Dionne Sanders and another quarterback. He was also in the Basketball one, and I may even recall him in the bowling one. In fact I think his last KB commercial overlapped his first BridgeStone commercial. I think just recently BridgeStone realised their background actor was Kevin Butler, so for this latest commercial, they decided to put him front and center. He's just a likeable salesman.
Dude's gotta make a living. I don't see why anyone would get upset over that :/
Why Kevin? Why ruin a perfect relationship with Sony by cheating with Nintendo? DX aha
He's not really* with Nintendo. As someone said on the website from the article, He's just infiltrating them, rising through the ranks to gain their trust, then he's going to collapse the company from within, stand on the ruins of Nintendo's Headquarters, slam a flag with Sony's logo into the ground, and laugh maniacally as Nintendo burns around him.
Kevin Butler can do no wrong.
U do know he never actually worked for sony he was just for commericals
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