The Coolest Subway Ad Ever

Video The Coolest Subway Ad Ever

February 28, 2014

Get blown away by public transportation.

Filed Under   commercials   ads   subway
Celebrities, Pandas, and WTFery in this Japanese Commerical Compilation

Video Celebrities, Pandas, and WTFery in this Japanese Commerical Compilation

February 18, 2014

We'll be right back, after a word from these unsettlingly foreign sponsors.

Filed Under   wtf   Japan   commercials
GIF of the Day: How Old Spice Commercials Are Filmed

Picture GIF of the Day: How Old Spice Commercials Are Filmed

January 28, 2014

It's not easy to smell like Isaiah Mustafa.

WTF Japanese Commercial For Zelda: Link's Awakening

Video WTF Japanese Commercial For Zelda: Link's Awakening

December 09, 2013

They found the only way to make a game about a giant flying fish's dream weirder.

Article The Dorklyst: The 8 Most Bizarre Celebrity Videogame Pitchmen

By Hudson Hongo / September 10, 2013

When deciding how to spend your hard-earned gaming dollar, a celebrity endorsement is about as convincing as a YouTube comment reading "SONIC RULEZ." Nevertheless, game publishers have used famous faces to sell their products for years. Of course, few of these stars have any actual connection to videogames, leading to Nintendo Hard mindf*cks like "Would I enjoy the same paddle-based arcade action as Don Knotts?" In honor of deputy Fife and other questionably chosen game reps, here are some of the strangest people to ever pimp a PlayStation, Atari, and any other thing Aretha Franklin probably has zero interest in.

8. Don Knotts for Atari Breakout

Even after repeat viewings, it's basically impossible to follow the thought process behind this 1978 commercial. "Okay, so for Home Run we'll have Pete Rose and for Air Sea Battle we'll use, um, PelĂ©, and for Breakout…screw it, Don Knotts, I guess?" Admittedly, Breakout doesn't have a lot in the story department other than "smash the bricks with your ball," but they still could have found a more convincing jailbird than The Incredible Mr. Limpet. Or, if they were going the comedy route, someone who's Atari-directed threats came across as just a bit less murder-y.

Filed Under   the dorklyst   commercials
Real Korean Commercials= Instant Smiles

Video Real Korean Commercials= Instant Smiles

August 06, 2013

Is anyone else in the mood for hotdog-fried chicken-prawn-pizza after watching this?

Filed Under   commercials   lol   korea   funny
Super Spice Bros. 2

Video Super Spice Bros. 2

March 14, 2013

Smell as fresh as a plumber who spends all day jumping into paintings.

Filed Under   remix   mario   old spice   commercials   mario64

Article The Dorklyst: The 20 Worst Commercials In Videogame History

By Andrew Bridgman / August 10, 2012
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Videogame advertising should be almost impossibly simple: all anyone needs to hear is that it's a videogame, it's fun to play, and…that's it. "Videogames are fun, you should buy this one because look how fun it is!" Nothing more is necessary. But maybe it's because of the utter simplicity needed that marketing for videogames gets so weird – to set your videogame apart, maybe the ad should be a surreal journey into a bizarre, trippy, nonsensical world?

The answer to that question is "no, really you shouldn't do that, that's just confusing", but don't tell the gaming industry that, because they're pretty committed to it. Here are the worst videogame commercials of all-time.

20. Sega CD

You know when you're watching TV and a guy comes on and starts berating you about something and you have an IQ of 35 so you're incapable of speaking other than grunts and…well, relatability is probably not the goal here. The goal is to show how the weird, bad graphics of the Sega CD will cause a wind tunnel in your home and briefly turn you into a skeleton and finally turn you into the Joker. "Sega CD" is a pretty disappointing answer to how he got those scars.

Filed Under   sony   Sega   nintendo   the dorklyst   commercials   microsoft
Unreleased Wu-Tang Clan Nintendo Commercial

Video Unreleased Wu-Tang Clan Nintendo Commercial

June 26, 2012

And we're still no closer to uncovering the secret of the Wu-Tang Clan.

The Top 10 Videogame Commercials

Video The Top 10 Videogame Commercials

August 17, 2011

Nothing makes me want to buy a videogame like grainy footage and nerd stereotypes.