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Submitted by GamePodunk 706d ago | opinion piece

Five Funniest Jabs At A Rival Video Game Company

GP writer Jared discusses 5 different funny jabs between different video game companies through their games, advertising, and marketing. (3DS, Culture, Dissidia 012: Duodecim Final Fantasy, Microsoft, Nintendo, PS3, PSP, Retro, Sony Computer Entertainment, Xbox 360)

StraightPath  +   706d ago
Microsoft boat pulling out in a PS3 event is pretty funny and ambitious and cheeky of Microsoft.

Kevin Butler with his PS Move adverts was pretty funny dig at the Nintendo Wii. However it backlashed as Kevin Butler appeared in advert playing the Nintendo Wii and enjoying it!
NukaCola  +   706d ago
When I think of hilarious jokes I I think of Borderlands.
Utalkin2me  +   705d ago
Actually the Kevin Butler move commercial was a dig at MS Kinect and Nintendo...Pew Pew.

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Irishguy95  +   705d ago
"Pew pew pew"
1 gen later
And...we're stealing kinect.

Fanboy defense
"Sony had it first"

When KB slags kinect
"Haha so true"

But...doesn't that mean KB slagged Sony? And KB actually took a dig at the ones who went for a camera first?

Gotta love the defensiveness. Oh noes...More sony jabs than the rest!
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Minato-Namikaze  +   705d ago
@Irish

Sony never marketed the Eye as something that would replace the controller and become the future of gaming. It has always been something EXTRA that people can use if they so choose to.
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Utalkin2me  +   705d ago
No i thought that was alot funnier then anything included in this article. I could care less if all 5 was jabs at Sony or anyone else for that matter as long as it was funny.

The crash commercial when he calls out Mario in front of Nintendos office was funnier then the stuff in this article.
Shnazzyone  +   705d ago
Just commenting here because the writer talked about the ad where sega makes fun of mario with sonic X-streem but completely left out the video. I dug it up.

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DoomeDx  +   706d ago
Wowa. 3 out of 5 are jabs against sony.

Whats going on lol
_QQ_  +   706d ago
These aren't the only ones in history just the funniest.
PS3Freak  +   706d ago
People love to hate successful things.

Jealousy my friend.
PSNintyGamer  +   705d ago
Just like the vita right?
adorie  +   705d ago
@PSNintyGamer
Yep. Just like the Wii U.
ShinMaster  +   706d ago
Just like the majority of negative articles posted on this site have been.
ExCest  +   705d ago
Does it have to matter who it is against?

Does the existence of those jabs hurt you in any way?

They're intended to be funny/interesting and the author finds them to be 3 of the 5. No need to question why.
Alos88  +   706d ago
"Most of them are just funny little things or observations about the characters. When you get to Cloud and Sephiroth, however, things take a turn. With Cloud, she says all he does is mope around and is therefore an uninteresting character. She then goes on to say Sephiroth is supposed to be pretty popular, but he really isn't that attractive."

Had this come from a decent character it would've been funnier, but from "why am I even in this game?" Penelo it just comes off as hypocrisy to me.
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TronEOL  +   706d ago
"Nintendo Is All Up In Sony's 3D Venture"

"Microsoft Has A Naval Battle With Sony"

"Pikachu Really Hates Sony"

So 3 of the 5 are all "against Sony".

How about the even more ballsy Crash Bandicoot going to Nintendo's office and calling out Mario for a PlayStation commercial.

Or during the PS4 announcement (PlayStation Ethos trailer) when Sony directly called out Microsoft by saying "We didn't build a box, We built the most amazing place to Play".

I think those are more substantial than Pikachu freaking out about Sony, Microsoft trying to derail a PS3 launch, or Nintendo piggy-backing on Sony's 3D push.
ShinMaster  +   706d ago
The box comment was probably also a jab at Nintendo. Because when they announced the Wii U and showed the GamePad, journalists asked Reggie about the console itself and he Saud not to worry about it "it's just a box".
Utalkin2me  +   705d ago
Don't forget Kevin Butlers move commercial making fun of Kinect and Wii controls...Pew Pew.
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r21  +   706d ago
Shame on the author for not including Crash jabbing at Mario and InFamous 2's RRoD store jab at MS.
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Aghashie  +   705d ago
funny read. didn't knew MS pulled that one on PS3 launch day. I wonder if worked at all...
Minato-Namikaze  +   705d ago
Never even knew they did that until i read this article, lol. May have been better received during the launch
Agent_hitman  +   705d ago
That's because MS is itching to destroy Sony. But good thing it didn't happen
Darth Stewie  +   705d ago
They forgot the Crash Bandicoot calling out Nintendo and this:

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Sharius  +   705d ago
wow, really? no crash joke?
Gillonz  +   705d ago
The MGS4 one with the blu ray disks was pretty funny
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Mikefizzled  +   705d ago
Battlefield Bad Company.
Snake Eyes trailer - Metal Gear Solid IV
Mad World - Gears of War
Rainbow Sprinkles - Rainbow Six Vegas
Battlefield Bad Company 2.
Random Grenade PSA - Modern Warfare 2

Seriously some brilliant marketing from DICE.
Harpers_Ferry  +   705d ago
The lack of Nintendon't and Crash commercials makes it hard to take this list seriously. A couple of these aren't even particularly funny. There are more than enough fun jabs between gaming companies that this could have easily been a 10 list, so it just seems like wasted potential.
MrZurkon  +   705d ago
Duke Nukem 3D:

"I ain't afraid of no Quake!"

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