Valve has seemingly copied Sony's approach to marketing, bringing a Kevin Butler-like character to Portal 2.
I actually prefer the Cave Johnson stuff, he is even more over the top than KB lol.
this..please, this ads of kevin are not cool or funny anymore ..
they are both great and funny
>=o anime dose not suck it's better then american cartoons .. if you think anime sucks 1 you haven't given it a chance ,2 you have no taste 3 you haven't found one you like yet ... i use to hate anime and think it was stupid but then i gave it a chance and i was addicted i like subs but dubz own imo cuse i can speak english XD and not have to read... on topic KB OWNS .. what you talkin bout willis.
I agree and god forbid us if they were ms adds as n4g would hate kb then
u need to know something... south park, futurama, and king of the hill beats the hell outta anime
not seeing the Kevin butler similarity. Closest I could see was troy mclure and even that's a stretch.
@thedisagreefairy " u need to know something... south park, futurama, and king of the hill beats the hell outta anime" those are some of my favorite shows infact but they don't beat a good anime i suggest you check out "Cowboy bebop" or some anime movies like "Ninja scroll" or "Princess Mononoke" don't be fooled by it's name its a awesome movie, there available in english as well,check them out for starters tho im not sure what you're into you should give it a chance man,some people hate anime with out having a real reason too but man anime is great
i hate the dialogue for most of them. its just so corny to listen to most of the time. ironically i love the metal gear solid series though
Slightly off topic, but does this mean there's no longer fall damage? Actually, was there fall damage in Portal 1? I can't remember anymore.
KB is really just a ripoff of steven colbert anyways
No there was no fall damage. Remember missing the portal as you jump down during the momentum puzzles :P
King of the Hill is good programming? LMAO!!! Freaking hillbillies...
At any rate, given the candor and comedy style of Cave, I can kinda see the connection... kinda; but if he's the voice you'll hear throughout the game, it may become old fast.
king of the hill is a satire over "rednecks"
If anime had a sustaining framerate of more than what feels like an average 5 fps, we wouldn't be having this discussion. Too many stand still moments, without action--just boring. Dialogue isn't there, ever, and you'd have to be pretty anti-social to be able to enjoy it. If they did get as much frames as Family Guy, people, I guarantee you, we would watch them. But most don't have the patience for paint dripping down walls, nor do they have the patience to wait for several painted action sequences with weird sound effects. IMHO, Americans do anime better. Teen Titans, was the best when I was a kid. And everyone can hate me for this one, Avatar was just a bundle of fun. Naruto is shit.
@Speakindatruth "If anime had a sustaining framerate of more than what feels like an average 5 fps, we wouldn't be having this discussion. Too many stand still moments, without action--just boring. Dialogue isn't there, ever, and you'd have to be pretty anti-social to be able to enjoy it. If they did get as much frames as Family Guy, people, I guarantee you, we would watch them. But most don't have the patience for paint dripping down walls, nor do they have the patience to wait for several painted action sequences with weird sound effects. IMHO, Americans do anime better. Teen Titans, was the best when I was a kid. And everyone can hate me for this one, Avatar was just a bundle of fun. Naruto is shit. " Firstly i disagree i have no clue what anime show you where watching but yeah i don't find these problems you like do and secondly i agree with you on how " Naruto is shit" i hate that amine with passion it is probably the most stupid and worst amine i have ever seen i couldn't stand watching 5 mins of it and if you are going to judge amine based on naruto i can see why you feel the way you do about anime but there are a lot of different types of anime so much I'm sure even some one who hates it could find one they liked,there's more to anime then just pokemon,naruto ect a lot more and a lot better. "i hate the dialogue for most of them. its just so corny to listen to most of the time. ironically i love the metal gear solid series though" i don't think its all that bad really but it depends on what you are watching you got to remember some of these shows are old,go watch a episode of the old original transformers and that will be even cheesier,hell some times our video games have bad dialogue and we still play it,besides some times the dialogue is funny lmao http://www.youtube.com/watc...
I know I have a Naruto avatar, there are some things I like about it(mainly...powers, chakra system etc, Sasuke story before he targeted the wrong people and sided with the one who should be his biggest enemy, character design) but even I know you should not base the quality of Anime on Naruto, it sucks compared to alot of others(and I currently think the plot has gone to shit and is nonredeemable , worst 'war' ever). Really, anime is like watching movies, they vary so much. You can get good ones and crap mainstream ones that are watchable and addicting(only wanting to know what happens, which is the only reason I watch Naruto now, I want to see the end) but fall short of anything I would consider great. Like Cowboy Bebop, the first 26 episodes of Death note(I don't like the rest, I feel it should have ended there and then with a certain death) Ilike Code Geass, mainly because the ending has to be the best i've ever seen in maybe...anything. I also like Monster. Thriller, detective story, Human experiment story, good but drags on at some points...I am forgetting some right now. Basically though Naruto is like Cod. Sticking to basic crap, it's alright but not something you should compare to Avatar(because it is a higher level of quality) and good versus evil(I thought this was changing but it's gone back to straight forward GvE) and if you think it's shit I can see why. Also i watch subbed anime, I can't stand english dialogue in alot of them, especially Naruto, which takes out cursing, and just has annoying voices in general..also 'BELIEVE IT!' whoever decided to translate "dattebayo" to "believe it" should be hanged, drawn and quartered. This is well off topic though right haha
How the heck was that like Kevin Butler?
it wasn't but they had to throw in something to create.....FLAMEBAIT!
how the hell does that even hint at kevin butler . SMH Dumb Dumb
I know. It was actually funny.
I know....that was just so pointless...STUPID ARTICLE.
Yeah, don't get the KB reference at all.
Exactly my thought... Kevin Butler doesn't hide behind the scene!
Completely agree with HolyOrangeCows This article is meaningless. There is hardly any similarity and the biggest difference is that KB is acting while Cave Johnson is voicing. Either the author is a bit dumb or he created it with the purpose of flaimbait to gain a billion hits.
Yeah, because like Sony was the first company to have a comedic spokesperson... /s
Simpsons did it! Whenever I see a comment like yours, I think of this... http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Cave Johnson is the founder of Aperture Science, in case you didn't know. ^_^
TEAR! Valve graphics on PS3 tug @ the old bloodpump
In related news, WHERE THE HELL ARE THE PORTAL 2 REVIEWS???
i hope portal 2 is a decent length, at least 6-8 hours would be worth it imo.
Each campaign is supposed to be that length afaik. BTW anyone know when the reviews will start coming in?
8 hours or above that. Less then this is not worth a buy imo.
really? you must not have too many fps games then...cause pretty much every fps that has come out can be beaten in like 4-6 hours. thats all the recent CoD's, the new Medal of Honor, Killzone 2/3, they iz short in general, but that doesnt mean the experience is bad.
@sobekflakmonkey You're right. In fact, I have none.
Portal isn't a first person shooter. It's a first person puzzle game.
i find it funny how it is the same as Kevin Bulter Commericial
"...We're Done Here!"
mehhh Segata Sanshiro is the man!!!!!!!
not really, valve was doing the same stuff in tf2 with the announcer and with the australian piss guy. and sony just copied Keven butler after the old spice character, DQ is doing the same thing.
Which Old Spice charecter? If you mean Isaiah Mustafa then I am sure you realize that Kevin Butler predated him by a year.
the black football dude. not mustafa but the other one.
Old Spice has been doing commercials in a similar humorous style for yeeeeeears now. Bruce Campbell did a bunch of them. Kevin Butler commercials are definitely good, but the concept is not totally original.
um, what? i like the Kevin Butler commercials, but this is quite a stretch comparing the two. plus Valve has been doing promotional video's for the characters of TF2. is that ripping off MS somehow?
i hate kevin butler ! He's so annoying!
You don't deserve Kevin Butler!
What was that? Kevin Butler can't hear you over his awesomeness
lol - Some funny s**t right there.
lol keep your kevin butler; i dont care much for imaginary whatever the hell shifting every couple of weeks over the top sony employed actors!
I prefer Kevin Butler to creepy babies advertising the PS3.
or Justin Bieber, for that matter..:P
Just thought I should mention that the person doing the voice is J.K Simmons who used to play Vern Schillinger on the HBO show OZ.
Thank you! That was driving me nuts! Bubble.
No problem man. I am a big fan of OZ so as soon as I saw the ad I jumped on imdb.com to check out if it was him.
Im sorry but this article = FAIL
Valve > Sony in a marketing sense by a long way. The ARG's they have been running since the lead up to the P2 announcement have been brilliant.
so how is kevin butler being rip off? you can't rip a imaginary person, a person that don't exist according to sony, when ppl tried to get a interview from him.
Kevin Butler is getting a little STALE! The Killzone 3 and Killzone 3/Move commercials to me were NOT funny. The MLB The Show 11 commercial was Meh as well. They need to juice him back up or just take a break from KB all together. Hope Marcus is there day one for NGP.
Cave Johnson. We're Done here.
Errr what? Commercials like these have been done for video games for a long time. The Ratchet and Clank Series also use to have stuff like this and it's not really like the Kevin Butler commercials unless I've been watching something else.
Um, good ad, but how is that a rip-off of Kevin Butler. If anything it's a rip-off of Captain Qwark, from the Ratchet and Clank series.
I fail to see how this is similar to Kevin butler
Also. It's funny to see that gamers aren't even happy with commercials now. Give me a break.
How it ripping off Kevin Butler? Kevin Butler wasn't the first to do ads like that.
I know I'm going to get thumbs downed and whatnot... but... I never found him too funny...
this article is fail. the idea of using a comedian to advertise for a company is nothing new and its a tactic that has been used by many. also, these two actors that are being compared cannot really be compared when they have different purposes. enjoy these old 7 up commercials(which i miss) http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Lame, has nothing to do with Kevin Butler.
Lol sony marketing .
hmmm you've got a tad too many bubbles for your own good...like the good samaritan I am I feel obliged to help you with that...
no probs glad to help funny i have never given or taken away bubbles but winning all the same .