These classic video game ads put this year's crop of Super Bowl commercials to shame.
Dark Sniper believes that GameDaily left five critically valued commercials that affected the way gaming is advertised to this day. When you think of the greatest gaming commercials, these come to mind. 1. http://www.youtube.com/watc... 2. http://www.youtube.com/watc... 3. http://www.youtube.com/watc... 4. http://www.youtube.com/watc... 5. http://www.youtube.com/watc... Commercials 2-5 really show in comparison how much of a joke Microsoft is when it comes to competing with competition. When Sega was in the console industry with the same Modus Operandi as Microsoft, instead of spreading false internet lies and inflated numbers Sega went directly at their competition. Sony, Sega and Nintendo battled it out with direct in your face advertising that would drive fanatics of today's modern day console war rabid. When it comes to console wars in the 90's, companies and their fanboys battled it out like men. Instead of hiding behind a keyboard and creating multiple accounts like most of the Microslaves do here on N4G to oppose against Dark Sniper, He had physical playground brawls with Sega Drones during the 16 bit era and Nintendouches in the 32/64 bit era. There was no internet at the time to voice your opinion, therefore Dark Sniper left many foes bloody and brutal in real physical time at school and served several suspensions due to his loyal defense of Sony and Nintendo. $niper
i absolutley hate you and think you need counceling, but awsome post
i pulled the crash commercials up for the gamer zone, my two favs are the swimming and then nintendo ones.
mabye not counceling but a good hug haha
Every Ratchet and Clank Commercial made are some of the best. http://www.youtube.com/watc... Edit: Pikman Commercial was hilarious! And I remember the Super Smash Bros Commercial! Brings back good times. http://www.youtube.com/watc... Donkey Kong 64 ^^ Kirby 64 (: http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Why the hell isn't this on the list?! http://www.youtube.com/watc... It's freakin amazing
Uhh, maybe you misread. they're listing off GOOD commercials. That PS commercial is mad corny. Fat guy on couch stuffing cheez-doodles in his mouth: "I've conquered legions." "STFU. No, you haven't. You live in your parent's basement and you haven't been laid since 1989. PSone, anyone?"
But maybe thats because I live in my parent's basement and haven't been laid since 2004.
the "double life" commercial fot the PSone is absolutely awesome ! Actually, that's one of the best commercial ever (not only in videogames) and it was recognized so by the professionals. I think it's the summit of the very well made marketing campaign that helped Sony to rule the 32 bits era.
The Mad World trailer was an absolutely perfect advertising campaign for Gears. That song is so haunting against the backdrop of a rain-soaked Marcus running among the shadows of destroyed buildings.
I thought the gears of war 2 commercial was pretty good too. i think that atari commercial was lame. also, i owned an intellivision and that commercial is a pretty accurate representation of how fun it was to play.
Ladies And Gentlemen Good Evening
dude that commercial kicked a$$. Sony needs to make more commercials like that one.
Agreed ^,the Ratchet&Clank commercials are by far the best ones out there.
Best video game commercial ever.
The song was what made it great. Dontcha think? Edit @ pumpkin Below Totally agree, Mad world is my favorite of the two also.
Epic kind of dropped the ball with the Gears 2 commercial but it's still a pretty decent commercial. It just doesn't look so hot compared to Mad World.
news for noobs
not one Crash Banicoot commercial, http://www.youtube.com/watc... http://www.youtube.com/watc... http://www.youtube.com/watc... http://www.youtube.com/watc... out takes but you get the point http://www.youtube.com/watc...
lmao xD Damn Sony, let Naughty Dog have some money to do some Uncharted commercials!
haha night elf mohawk
Has to be the best. Why the H E double hockey sticks was it banned? Pole Position xD omg that was fuggin Hilarious. I liked the PSP "It's like a nut you can play outside" comercial. Spoke to the stoner in me. lol What about Battlefield Bad Company? Rainbow Sprinkles, Snake Eyes, Bad World, Those commercials are awesome! http://www.youtube.com/watc... http://www.youtube.com/watc... http://www.youtube.com/watc...
^^ this Bad company were amazing ads
Wolfman is by far the greatest commercial of all time! http://se.youtube.com/watch...
No Lost Odyssey or Assassins Creed on this list? Both of them were great.
Its a shame sony got rid of that old contracted third party advertising team that they used for around 10 years, they made some amazing ad's. Microsoft really do know how to market a game, shame sony thought they could save money by throwing some monkeys in an office telling them to make something "Unique" what we then get is some random bs that doesn't make any sense at all or advertise the game.
I like Gear's of War 2 commercial The Best.
IN your Heart you Know What we must Do.
i honestly dont get the love for the Gears Of War commercial. in fact, that's the only reason i had any hate for the game, because the commercial was just the most annoying thing i have ever seen. using the famous song from Donnie Darko for a videogame commercial... ugh. in my eyes that was a complete disgrace. it doesnt fit the brainless macho space marine action of GeOW at all, AT ALL. it was way out of line. i really loved the movie and the song, so naturally i was offended to see it used in a shameless way such as this... but i do understand why some might have been impressed by it, it is a wonderful song. but it has NOTHING to do with shooting generic aliens in the face.
Thats the genius of the commercial, it turns mindless violence into something eloquent.
Nah. I played both gears and hated both of them, but the advert was really good. The best i had seen.
i dont think so... it was just tasteless.
Genisis Does! You can't do this on Nintendo! Heck, I love this song!
Trailer/Commercial sticks in my mind more than any other video commercial I've ever seen.
halo commercial kicks ass i just remember how it made me quiver the first time i saw it. defiantly isn't the best commercial out there though
Shame there were none of the old Rik Mayall Nintendo ads Nigel Mansell - http://www.youtube.com/watc... Super Mario Brothers All-stars - http://www.youtube.com/watc... Zelda: Link's Awakening - http://www.youtube.com/watc... Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo - http://www.youtube.com/watc...
N4G is a community of gamers posting and discussing the latest game news. It’s part of NewsBoiler, a network of social news sites covering today’s pop culture.