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SvennoJ said:

Looks like a fun game.  The harder you slap the ass the more points you get right?



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Leynos said:
Yup. Sony's PSP marketing prevented me from getting one for years. When I learned Ys series was coming to PSP I needed one and a friend gave me one. Played the hell out of it and just this month about a decade later it died so I had to replace it. One of my fave handhelds of all time. Take it over the DS any day now but boy it's marketing sucked from racist dustballs to Marcus.

Sony should have advertised the PSP as a SNES emulator more. 



curl-6 said:

Ah, here is one I'd forgotten; EA's marketing for Dante's Inferno, which included hiring fake "Christian protesters" to pretend to hold a fake protest against the game at E3, and encouraging gamers to "commit acts of lust" by taking photos of themselves with EA's "booth babes", with the winner getting an awkward fake date with two models.

Understandably, this did not go down well at all and it boggles the mind how such bad ideas were ever approved.

At least it is creative.



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

DonFerrari said:
curl-6 said:

Ah, here is one I'd forgotten; EA's marketing for Dante's Inferno, which included hiring fake "Christian protesters" to pretend to hold a fake protest against the game at E3, and encouraging gamers to "commit acts of lust" by taking photos of themselves with EA's "booth babes", with the winner getting an awkward fake date with two models.

Understandably, this did not go down well at all and it boggles the mind how such bad ideas were ever approved.

At least it is creative.

Well, so's jumping out of a low flying plane into a sewerage treatment pond while dressed as Captain Planet, doesn't mean it's a good idea. :P



curl-6 said:
DonFerrari said:

At least it is creative.

Well, so's jumping out of a low flying plane into a sewerage treatment pond while dressed as Captain Planet, doesn't mean it's a good idea. :P

Can't dispute that.



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

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This is mid to late 90s or early 2000s level of owe the edge kinda garbage.



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sethnintendo said:
SvennoJ said:

Looks like a fun game.  The harder you slap the ass the more points you get right?

I have no idea, here's the full commercial





I have to add Enslaved to this list.
It had three different dlcs exclusive to three different retailers and you only got the dlc if you bought the game on day one.

I couldn't decide where I wanted to buy the game so I waited. Still bought the game on day one but because I didn't pre-order, I didn't get ANY of them. And they never even gave us the option to buy any of it. Luckily all three were included when the game got the Xbox backwards compatibility treatment...nine years later. 😠



mZuzek loves Starfox Adventures



Evolve.

Evolve for awhile was one of the most hyped-up "next-gen" games. It won best in show awards at E3. It was talked about plenty and praised.  Then before launch, the devs started announced a bunch of DLC and skins and prices that made it confusing and laughable. Pretty much killed the game before it launched.



Bite my shiny metal Cockpit!