By using this site, you agree to our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. Close

Forums - Gaming Discussion - What's the dumbest game related marketing you've ever seen?

I want to post one that is on the lighter side. Is it the worst ever? No, but it's funny bad. So you have this next-gen console with the SEGA Genesis. You make one of the better shooters for it with a killer soundtrack. Even the mechanics of the game are unique. It's like Kirby as a Spaceship! In Japan, it had some great boxart only made worse for the US version. Well that was common so fine. What about magazine ads? Put the dorkiest guy in there!

For the curious here is the game. One of the better OSTs on the system IMO. Often forgotten because no one bought it because Dorky Mcgee ads.



Bite my shiny metal cockpit!

Around the Network

The guy doing all of the motions in the Call of Duty 3 Wii trailer:



SanAndreasX said:

"Giant enemy crabs..."

"599 US dollars..."

Good as a honorable mention, but those weren't ads

Otherwise I could ad(d) these here:

"16 times the detail"

"It just works"

"You guys don't have phones?"

CaptainExplosion said:

Probably acceptable in the late 80s, but now...

Let's see what they had the other side of the pacific ocean...

Well, excuuuuuse me, princess, but I don't know which one's better (or worse depending on your point of view)

Last edited by Bofferbrauer2 - on 17 May 2020

GoOnKid said:

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

What? That David Lynch commercial was genius lol



Bofferbrauer2 said:
SanAndreasX said:

"Giant enemy crabs..."

"599 US dollars..."

Good as a honorable mention, but those weren't ads

Otherwise I could ad(d) these here:

"16 times the detail"

"It just works"

"You guys don't have phones?"

CaptainExplosion said:

Probably acceptable in the late 80s, but now...

Let's see what they had the other side of the pacific ocean...

Well, excuuuuuse me, princess, but I don't know which one's better (or worse depending on your point of view)

The Japanese one is one of the best video game ads of all time. That rendition of the theme is amazing. The dancing. It's glorious!



Bite my shiny metal cockpit!

Around the Network
Bofferbrauer2 said:
SanAndreasX said:

"Giant enemy crabs..."

"599 US dollars..."

Good as a honorable mention, but those weren't ads

Otherwise I could ad(d) these here:

"16 times the detail"

"It just works"

"You guys don't have phones?"

CaptainExplosion said:

Probably acceptable in the late 80s, but now...

Let's see what they had the other side of the pacific ocean...

Well, excuuuuuse me, princess, but I don't know which one's better (or worse depending on your point of view)

The Japanese one is much better!! You'd be a fool to think otherwise.

Here's one that's not so much better.



Bofferbrauer2 said:
SanAndreasX said:

"Giant enemy crabs..."

"599 US dollars..."

Good as a honorable mention, but those weren't ads

Otherwise I could ad(d) these here:

"16 times the detail"

"It just works"

"You guys don't have phones?"

They were major marketing fails, though, so it fits the topic of this thread. Sony was trying to sell the PS3 to the world at E3. Sony shot themselves in the foot right out of the gate. It's honestly a testament to the strength of the PlayStation brand that they fought the 360 to a (somewhat pyrrhic) draw after that.



DonFerrari said:
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?

Yes, but he didn't work at Microsoft for long after those tweets surfaced. Neither did his boss, Don Mattrick, who was just as condescending to prospective Xbone buyers. Microsoft protested over people calling it the "Xbone."

I just googled him. He now works for Sony Music Entertainment.

Last edited by SanAndreasX - on 17 May 2020

Xbone and Xbox SeX. Xbox is X rated.



Bite my shiny metal cockpit!

SanAndreasX said:
Bofferbrauer2 said:

Good as a honorable mention, but those weren't ads

Otherwise I could ad(d) these here:

"16 times the detail"

"It just works"

"You guys don't have phones?"

They were major marketing fails, though, so it fits the topic of this thread. Sony was trying to sell the PS3 to the world at E3. Sony shot themselves in the foot right out of the gate. It's honestly a testament to the strength of the PlayStation brand that they fought the 360 to a (somewhat pyrrhic) draw after that.

I knew pyrrhic victory not draw =p

SanAndreasX said:
DonFerrari 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?

Yes, but he didn't work at Microsoft for long after those tweets surfaced. Neither did his boss, Don Mattrick, who was just as condescending to prospective Xbone buyers. Microsoft protested over people calling it the "Xbone."

I just googled him. He now works for Sony Music Entertainment.

Understood, it surprises me that these twarts still manage to get good jobs after fucking up majorly.



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."