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Cerebralbore101's "worst cover art" topic running atm (http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=236970&page=1#) is great fun, and it got me thinking about another thing that's often facepalm-worthy in the gaming industry; awful advertising, whether it be TV commercials, youtube trailers, or posters.

What are some of the most hilariously atrocious examples of gaming advertisements you can recall?



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This was the first one that came to mind:



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Some off the top of my head 



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This one struck me as being a tad misguided:

They're lucky Twitter was only just being created when this one went up lol



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Edit: Also, the entirety of EarthBound's marketing.

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Johnw1104 said:

This one struck me as being a tad misguided:

They're lucky Twitter was only just being created when this one went up lol

Ah yes, a classic of poor taste.

If this happened in 2018 the internet would blow up like a truckload of mentos emptied into a pool of Coca Cola. 



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These come to mind immediately:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60_WWLq3srE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPJJQHF4tTo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3c_JDDp99k

 

Also what are you talking about? That Zelda commercial is badass.



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Ultrashroomz said:

These come to mind immediately:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60_WWLq3srE

 

This is pretty bad,but it could be worse. At least they didn't used the awful "this game stinks" logo.



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