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My Take on the Dead Space 2 Marketing Campaign

Primary Ignition writes:
"My problem with the marketing of Dead Space 2 is that is makes the industry seem very juvenile. Why would anyone be shocked that mothers who aren’t familiar with video games would be offended by a game as graphic as this one? Maybe I’m reading too much into this, as the marketing is designed to amuse older gamers, but to me it comes across as appealing to younger gamers."

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Octo12851d ago

I watched this and though I did snicker when I saw the reactions, this ad or type of ad does more bad than good for the game.
You bet that any mom or dad that sees this will be more on the watch to see if their kids will be playing Dead Space 2.
Poor under age suckers. Hooray for being of legal age!!

PS
The shock value may also make parents more aware of what their kids should and shouldn't be playing, but I doubt it.

RememberThe3572851d ago

They had to think of that when brainstorming the ads to begin with. Seems they just decided the the positives of the ads outweighed the negatives.

The ad is unique and gets your attention. If they went the traditional rout and just showed it being scary it might get lost in as white noise. I just can't bring myself to agree with the author.

The ad is supposed to be humorous, and to take it seriously only shows that the author has missed the entire point of it.

longcat2851d ago (Edited 2851d ago )

When will EA stop this shit?

I though they would at least wait 1 year after that whole taliban stunt in medal of honour before they did something this stupid.

Thanks for setting us back once more in the quest to be taken as a serious medium guys.

BakedGoods2851d ago (Edited 2851d ago )

I think a lot of people HERE need to grow up.

Applause to RememberThe357.

@PEDROBEAR's a good example. That MoH 'controversy' was a bunch of 'juvenile' cry-babys who use their emotions to take words like 'Taliban' out of media.

Anyone who's complaining about these commercials is doing the same thing. Lame.

I personally thought the Dead Space ones were hilarious, relevant and clever.

jeseth2851d ago

Considering that I've had people mention that commercial that have no interest in gaming I would say the ad is very effective.

I think everyone in here is fooling themselves if they really think it will affect on sales. All this will do is raise awareness and result in more sales. Parents irresponsibly buy little kids violent and vulgar games all the time...how many times have you seen adults buying their kids COD, Gears of War, God of War, etc.

Don't be so ignorant. Any press, is good press. The fact that this message board has comments is a tribute to the commercial being effective.

N311V2851d ago

Couldn't have said it better myself, bubbles to you.

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Elven62850d ago

It sounds like they might be working towards unifying homebrew development by getting feedback from homebrew devs on Windows Phone 7? Kind of like an Windows Marketplace or App Store but without the restrictions (cost mainly) for "bedroom devs".

Elven62850d ago

Agh! How did this end up here? I suck at managing tabs. No way to edit the comment either. :(

writersblock2851d ago

I think the ad was basically targetted at people who can buy their own games, kind of to say "you're mom wouldnt let you have it. You're a badass now though, you can buy it"

But that takes away about 1/3 of their audience which is underage

Ducky2851d ago (Edited 2851d ago )

I was wondering who it was targeted at too.

If it was the mature gamers, then there's many games that my mom would hate much more than DeadSpace.
DS mostly offers gore, and virtual gore are that... it just isn't anything that serious compared to say, GTA, Mafia or even Kane&Lynch.
It kinda felt like an insult...

Most moms wouldn't want their children playing any M-rated game... so, what's the ad's point? O.o

The first DeadSpace's trailer was awesome...

Coolmanrico2851d ago

The only game my mom like is Pac-Man. She think alot of games are way too violent,even the less mature one. That why I usually went to my father when it came to games. The only mature game I ever got her to play was GTA III and she played so politely, lol."

DERKADER2851d ago

This ad reminds me of old toy ads from the early 90's where they would try and gross the moms out by how disgusting something was.

JohnApocalypse2851d ago

I thought they made it this ad to stick out of the market. Besides what time are they allowed to air this ad anyway?

Ducky2851d ago (Edited 2851d ago )

Saw it on TV during an NHL game. =/

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