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GoOnKid said:

Trying to make Yoshi's Story, obviously a kids game, look cool to teenagers was probably not the smartest idea.

Wtf is this even. Bizarre, uncomfortable, no message, nothing.

The fact that the PS2 one was directed by David Lynch is pretty neat. I'm not even a fan really, but it's kinda cool that a big time, we'll respected director did something like this.

It's called The Third Space, but that stupid duck says: "Welcome to the third place."



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Probably Ouya. That ad had no redeeming qualities whatsoever.



javi741 said:
Don Mattrick 2013-"If you're unable to get any sort online connectivity, we have a system for them, it's called Xbox 360"

Bernie Stolar 1997-"The Saturn is not our future"

Bernie Stolar really did help run Sega into the ground.

Darwinianevolution said:
Cerebralbore101 said:

I don't think that's real. CGI like that shouldn't have been available in 1987.

That is not CGI. That's the demons of hell boasting about their invincible armies. They just happen to like the NES.

Cue the classic AVGN bit.

Bofferbrauer2 said:
GoOnKid said:

Trying to make Yoshi's Story, obviously a kids game, look cool to teenagers was probably not the smartest idea.

Speaking of Yoshi...

Guess it didn't do too much damage, since Yoshi's Island was a 4 million seller for the Super NES, which was still very good in 1995.

From Sega of Europe.



JWeinCom said:

You win, that can't be topped.



anything outside of mario kart that looks like multiple people having fun on the couch

full on cringe



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That time Acclaim offered to pay the fines of anyone caught speeding on the launch day of Burnout 2, effectively encouraging, as Ben Croshaw aptly put it, "a motorized version of The Purge".

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2002/10/04/uk_govt_slams_irresponsible_speed/



Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023.

CaptainExplosion said:
javi741 said:
Don Mattrick 2013-"If you're unable to get any sort online connectivity, we have a system for them, it's called Xbox 360"

Bernie Stolar 1997-"The Saturn is not our future"

Bernie Stolar really did help run Sega into the ground.

 The Saturn's fate was essentially already sealed at that point. One could even say he was just being honest. Only 9 months after that statement, the Saturn was discontinued, and they were obviously working on the Dreamcast, which launched roughly 17 months and 2 weeks months after he said "Saturn in not our future." Again, I kinda appreciate the honesty.



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Conina said:
JWeinCom said:

You win, that can't be topped.

Technically the ad wasn't wrong. Ouya was offering a system dedicated entirely to playing crappy games.



"Giant enemy crabs..."

"599 US dollars..."



Loved the ads. So funny.



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

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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

Azzanation: "PS5 wouldn't sold out at launch without scalpers."