Submitted by WizzroSupreme 553d ago | opinion piece

What are Mascots Good for Anymore?

Mascots are inescapable, yet these enduring icons couldn't be a richer part of our gamer lives for reasons as old as our virtual pastime. (3DS, PS3, PS4, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

randomass171  +   553d ago
They're good for the funny looking suits you see at football games! In all seriousness, mascots put a face on your company. Mario is THE face of gaming. Master Chief and Kratos are very iconic characters. Mascots help people recognize you. When they see those characters, they know something good is coming.
Sincere0121  +   553d ago
Well Said
Mastadope42  +   553d ago
Trojan Man!!!!
BattleN  +   553d ago
I dont want stupid articles like this. I demand real news not an article that ask me a question!
GentlemenRUs  +   553d ago
That's why it's classed as an OPINION article.
randomass171  +   553d ago
Look at the tag underneath the article image. It's listed as an opinion piece.
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Mastadope42  +   553d ago
Oh and your probably a big N fan. You guys rely on Mario lol. Well it's not stereotyping if it's the truth >.>
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randomass171  +   553d ago
You had a point right up until you generalized some random act of ignorance being synonymous with Nintendo fans. There was literally no reason for that. :/
Mastadope42  +   551d ago
Well obviously I did have a reason or I would have not said that.
Mastadope42  +   553d ago
"What are Mascots Good for Anymore?"

Makes sex life great ;)
noxeven  +   553d ago
Brand awareness. Trojan, geico, tucan sam, tony the tiger. A good mascot is just as good as a good character. I say don draper, walter white not only do think those characters but think amc and those actors thats why jon ham and bryan cranston are doing movies and car ads.
ajspeed_14  +   553d ago
mascots are excellent way to target young audience. and associate a character to the brand. crash bandicoot was a great mascot in the early 90s when they still made good crash games. when i see a mascot i instantly think of the company behind it
Skate-AK  +   553d ago
Like noxeven said, brand awareness.
sonic989  +   552d ago
to the author , ahem leave your opinion to your self .
dont touch Sonic , Crash , Mario , Mega man .
at least they give us some rest from the generic shooters and the cinematic experience that we have to deal with nowadays .
i hope companies can give us at least one good platforming game every year .

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