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New Gamestop Ad Preys On Your Worst Fears

It is an advertising truism that Sex Sells, but so does fear. Whether it is fear of human odours fuelling deodorant marketing or fear of Terror selling a war, manipulating our darkest fears is a surefire way to get the public to sign on the dotted line.

Full marks then for Gamestop's latest ad which is all about the terror, with just a hint of sex underneath some TV-friendly pixellation. The horror.. THE HORROR.

The take home message is that you should always tell your relatives what you want for Christmas/Chanukah/Kwanzaa/Festivus although in this case 'new parents', 'a padlock' and 'a quantum of dignity' will doubtless edge out games consoles and gift tokens.

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The Matrix3594d ago

Best Buy is the new king of gaming.

candystop3594d ago

Well blockbusters will give you twice as much for your trade in then Gamestop so I would say there the new spot for trade ins.

SaiyanFury3593d ago

HAHAHA I have to say that was pretty creative of Gamestop. One of the better ads I've seen of late.

CrippleH3594d ago

So Gamestop are Republicans?

I'll get disagrees for this joke but it's worth it.

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mrdxpr23594d ago

this is PPs parents searching his room and they have found his GAY PORN under his bed...tisk tisk pp u need help...

Diamondwolf3594d ago (Edited 3594d ago )

*fires up his best pp impersonation*

[b]Gamestop XXX Confirmed, Gears of War 2 AAA sells AAA more than porn videos, they are a waste of my time, especially when I can get more pleasure and a better left hand workout staring at Marcus Fenix AAA on my TV! AAA Confirmed Flop LBP SUX AAA + AAA = L4D AAA![/b]

LeonSKennedy4Life3594d ago

Somebody is so fired for this.

Also, none of my managers believe gamers hate Gamestop.

Voozi3594d ago (Edited 3594d ago )

Cause your manager(s) see all those dumb misinformed casuals who go to Gamestop who think it's a "hangout" for "gamers" and just stand around in the back corner staring at the same box for 30 minutes talking about nothing

Drano3594d ago

That's it, that's exactly it. No joke. Most hardcore gamers you'll see in these kind of stores will just buy their games and get the hell outta there to play it. Bubbles.

Jump Beyond.

Jotenks3594d ago

Wow...I mean seriously just wow...I so don't know what to say and that must be one tired kid if he has all those books!

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