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Not dumb in the traditional sense, but caused a lawsuit and ruined one of Sony's best marketing campaigns.



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Jpcc86 said:

Self explanatory

Also, No Man Sky's entire campaign with all the promises they made prior to launch, it was sent out to die.
The PS3 and WiiU launch campaigns as well, they did a horrible job selling me something I should be hyped for. 

I can't believe this is real 



SanAndreasX said:

Tell him that if all other vacuum cleaner worked without electricity and one only worked with it, that would have issues to sell. Now if it done the same without electricity but had a plus the others didn't when on electricity that would be a different thing. This morrow worked at MS?



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

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

JWeinCom said:

Not dumb in the traditional sense, but caused a lawsuit and ruined one of Sony's best marketing campaigns.

I loved his ads, but wasn't aware of the lawsuit, do you have a link?



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

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

Anything involving Kevin Butler was atrocious, the man was walking talking cringe.



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

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curl-6 said:

Anything involving Kevin Butler was atrocious, the man was walking talking cringe.

I really liked them.



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

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

DonFerrari said:
JWeinCom said:

Not dumb in the traditional sense, but caused a lawsuit and ruined one of Sony's best marketing campaigns.

I loved his ads, but wasn't aware of the lawsuit, do you have a link?

https://kotaku.com/sony-is-suing-kevin-butler-update-5949607

Wound up being settled out of court.



JWeinCom said:
DonFerrari said:

I loved his ads, but wasn't aware of the lawsuit, do you have a link?

https://kotaku.com/sony-is-suing-kevin-butler-update-5949607

Wound up being settled out of court.

Oww I thought it was something else, this one i was aware. I thought that Kevin Buttler stopped being an add on Sony because their ads generated a lawsuit and I didn't remember anything that would get them this type of trouble, at most I remember he making fun of MS without saying their name.



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

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

Anything to do with the WiiU



COKTOE said:

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."

Sure that's cool but I'm sure 99% of the watchers don't know that and are just left with some artsy fartsy images that just feel uncomfortable. What is the third space even meant to be? What are the first two? Who are the animals on the couch? Is this a drug advertisment, perhaps? This spot only raises questions and leaves people confused and disturbed.