Video GluedAugust 14, 2012
Play outside? How are you supposed to defeat Bowser there?
Article Disappointing Videogame Facts
The Wii series (Sports, Fit, Motion, etc.), which has spanned about 6 years, has sold approximately triple the entire Legend of Zelda series, which has spanned 25 years.
Picture Super Smash PartyAugust 13, 2012
They're having a brawl-nighter.
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.
Picture Nintendo Console MastersJuly 30, 2012
Their armor protects them against social interactions.
Picture The Last Console of KryptonJuly 27, 2012
Ever notice how Nintendo and Super Nintendo are never in the same room at the same time?
Video NoPUNintendoJuly 23, 2012
Wii endorse these puns.
Picture NES Buttons TattooJuly 20, 2012
Do the Konami code when you take your pulse and you'll live forever.
Picture Nintendo's The AdventurersJuly 12, 2012