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June 8, 2011 11:06 AM   Subscribe

To promote the launch of Dino D-Day, an FPS where you fight Nazis and their resurrected dinosaurs, Steam created a line of WWII-style propaganda posters that are pure win. (Via)
posted by gottabefunky (41 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite

 
Lovely. Funny. Great.

Except for the misspelling of Wehrkraft as Wherkraft. Grrrrrr.
posted by hippybear at 11:11 AM on June 8, 2011


DINOTANK
posted by The Whelk at 11:13 AM on June 8, 2011


Neatorama deep-link, with more modernized propaganda posters.
posted by filthy light thief at 11:14 AM on June 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


First stop: colour laser printer at work. Second stop: the history section of my local library.
posted by GuyZero at 11:14 AM on June 8, 2011 [2 favorites]


Looks to be priced about $19.00 too high.
posted by Old'n'Busted at 11:16 AM on June 8, 2011


Heh. Now I can claim to have been ripped off! DINOSAURS OF THE EASTERN FRONT - Page 1, Page 2.
posted by Artw at 11:17 AM on June 8, 2011 [8 favorites]


(I have not been ripped off, we're all playing in the same pop culture wading pool)
posted by Artw at 11:17 AM on June 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


This game will doubtless appeal to the same demographic so expertly skewered by Armando Iannucci with his concept for a show called "Walking with Nazis".
posted by senor biggles at 11:18 AM on June 8, 2011 [4 favorites]


I don't know, WWII was a long time ago. I think they had dinosaurs back then for real.
posted by adamrice at 11:18 AM on June 8, 2011


THIS DINOSAUR IS AN ALLOSAURUS.
HE IS YOUR FRIEND

Knowing the difference could save your life!
posted by boo_radley at 11:28 AM on June 8, 2011 [4 favorites]


Whatever you do, don't buy the game.
posted by ymgve at 11:28 AM on June 8, 2011


Amazing how seductive the Nazi aesthetic is. Too bad we can't just forget it.
posted by KokuRyu at 11:28 AM on June 8, 2011


also everything I've heard about this game says that It Is Terrible.
posted by boo_radley at 11:29 AM on June 8, 2011


Obligatory PBF strip.
posted by hat_eater at 11:35 AM on June 8, 2011


I'm surprised this hasn't attracted the attention of Spielberg. He both loves dinosaurs and gratuitous (and socially acceptable) killing of Nazis.
posted by Horselover Phattie at 11:40 AM on June 8, 2011


socially acceptable) killing of Nazis.

Is there any other kind?
posted by kmz at 11:46 AM on June 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


I'm going to get all pedantic and say that Steam is just the content delivery system. The posters were created by 800 North, who are the developers of the game. Which used to be just a mod. And probably should have stayed that way. Because it shows.
posted by Pseudonumb at 11:46 AM on June 8, 2011


Pure win? Quite frankly, these are rather meh, especially compared with real WWII propaganda. So they have dinosaurs. Big deal.
And the German is atrocious, BTW. "Wherkraft"? "DER Dinosauriergruppe"?!
posted by Skeptic at 11:48 AM on June 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


Which used to be just a mod. And probably should have stayed that way. Because it shows.

Still waiting for Black Mesa Source. I'd actually pay $19.99 for an up-to-date Half Life 1.
posted by Artw at 11:50 AM on June 8, 2011


World War 2 Posters you say? This is an interesting one from the USA.
posted by marienbad at 11:51 AM on June 8, 2011


seriously, a 20-MM cannon mounted on top of a dinosaur? a pop-gun. They'd be wiped out in seconds by any kind of napalm.
posted by Ironmouth at 11:51 AM on June 8, 2011


It's not a proper nazi superweapon if it's not utterly stupid and impractical.
posted by Artw at 12:01 PM on June 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


Amazing how seductive the Nazi aesthetic is. Too bad we can't just forget it.

Designers would just be doomed to repeat it.
posted by Celsius1414 at 12:18 PM on June 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


Skeptic: "So they have dinosaurs. Big deal."

I'm having a really hard time parsing this.
posted by brundlefly at 12:24 PM on June 8, 2011 [3 favorites]


Previously.
posted by MrMoonPie at 12:49 PM on June 8, 2011


socially acceptable) killing of Nazis.

Is there any other kind?


Please don't do this. The unbalanced parenthesis is making my brain hurt.
posted by Dr Dracator at 1:10 PM on June 8, 2011 [5 favorites]


Is it wrong that I feel sad for a game killing dinosaurs? I like dinosaurs. It's not like the dinosaurs would have had a political agenda.
posted by Kitteh at 1:59 PM on June 8, 2011 [4 favorites]


> I like dinosaurs. It's not like the dinosaurs would have had a political agenda.

Noah would've saved the dinosaurs if that were true. Kill away.
posted by Horselover Phattie at 2:01 PM on June 8, 2011


Kitteh: "Is it wrong that I feel sad for a game killing dinosaurs?"

Not at all. If I were to ever play this it would be as a dinosaur. No question.

I recently saw a light-gun arcade game centered around big game hunting in the Cretaceous. I found it very unpleasant to watch. More so than if it had been about extant animals, I think.
posted by brundlefly at 2:26 PM on June 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


What if they're jerkasurauses?
posted by The Whelk at 2:31 PM on June 8, 2011


It's okay if the dinosaur was goingto get hit by a falling tree that day. DO NOT STEP ON BUTTERFLIES. I really mean it, because you can -

RE-ELEKT PREZIDENT MKKAIN!
posted by Artw at 2:33 PM on June 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


Amazing how seductive the Nazi aesthetic is. Too bad we can't just forget it.

That's what happens when a failed artist is at the head of your movement. Hitler personally did a lot of the design work, including every aspect of the flag.

Dude designed the VW Beetle too.
posted by Ironmouth at 2:36 PM on June 8, 2011


Okay, where do I buy a couple of these?
posted by Mister Fabulous at 2:52 PM on June 8, 2011


> Dude designed the VW Beetle too.

Well, he barked some specs at Herr Porsche anyway.
posted by Horselover Phattie at 2:56 PM on June 8, 2011


Dinosaurgruppen would totally go down like that as well - they'd be all "well, the large herbivores are a n excelent artilery platform and their docile nature renders them more controllable" and he'd be all "Nein, nein, I want der T-REX!" and they;d give him a T-Rex and it'd go crazy and kill it's riders and any infantry it could catch.
posted by Artw at 3:09 PM on June 8, 2011


I'm surprised this hasn't attracted the attention of Spielberg. He both loves dinosaurs and gratuitous (and socially acceptable) killing of Nazis.

You know who else liked dinosaurs?!

My kids. Sending them the trailer link, thanks!
posted by misha at 3:15 PM on June 8, 2011


"But Mein Furher, the Herbivores, so much easier to control.."

"I DEMAND THE REX!"

"Think of them like Horses-"

"THUNDER LIZARDS ARE THE ONLY LIZARD ACCEPTABLE!"
posted by The Whelk at 3:23 PM on June 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


And then he'll want Velociraptors and nobody will be able to tell him they're basically just chickens.
posted by Artw at 3:24 PM on June 8, 2011


OK, the posters ARE pure win, but the 'shopped newspaper photos are below WND standards.

"Bat Boy Lives! And Fights Raptors!"
posted by IAmBroom at 4:05 PM on June 8, 2011


This is inaccurate. We kept dinosaurs well behind the front lines, mostly to aid in resupply, and... comfort.
posted by Hitler at 4:09 PM on June 8, 2011 [3 favorites]


I'm a little surprised that a modern depiction of dinosaurs still lack feathers.

But, yeah, these posters are adorable. Hmm, the reviews aren't very flattering, though.
posted by porpoise at 6:11 PM on June 8, 2011


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