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June 9, 2005 3:14 PM   Subscribe

An archive of 2412 TV adverts for videogames from around the world. Via Edge magazine.
posted by nthdegx (11 comments total)

 
God damn I HATE WINDOWS MEDIA.

Great link otherwise ;)
posted by bonaldi at 4:58 PM on June 9, 2005


Heh, hadn't watched the Chu Chu Rocket commercial in a while. See also the barely comprehensible Mr. Sega commercial.
posted by bobo123 at 5:11 PM on June 9, 2005


It doesn't seem to have the awful Legend of Zelda rap commercial I remember from my childhood. What a shame.
posted by Faint of Butt at 7:12 PM on June 9, 2005


Wait a minute, there's a Fight Club GAME???

That is just.... gross.
posted by BoringPostcards at 8:09 PM on June 9, 2005


Faint of Butt: Would you believe that that was the first thing I looked for? That was one of the most bizarre video game commercials I've ever seen. Luckily, it's there. I don't know what it is about it, but that rap has stuck with me since the commercial came out, and it's so gawdy and terrible.
posted by themadjuggler at 8:55 PM on June 9, 2005


Quite possibly the greatest commercial I have ever seen: The Wolfman by David Lynch. It seems more like a short film than a commercial.
posted by eateneye at 9:18 PM on June 9, 2005


Sorry, themadjuggler, that's the wrong terrible Zelda rap. The one you linked is like Public Enemy compared to the original one (which featured a nerdy teen rapping about Octoroks and Tektites, in 1986).

I have a video file of it, actually, but it's not accessible to me right now, or else I would happily share the horror.
posted by neckro23 at 1:18 AM on June 10, 2005


That Nintendo Cereal commercial has been stuck in the recesses of my brain for years.
Good find!
posted by Espoo2 at 3:09 AM on June 10, 2005


Speaking of Zelda, this one always creeped me out as a kid.
posted by Espoo2 at 3:27 AM on June 10, 2005


That's the very one, neckro23. "Octoroks, Tektites, Leevers too..." I want to drag this thing into the light twenty years past its prime and drive the world into madness.
posted by Faint of Butt at 4:47 AM on June 10, 2005


Holy crap eateneye, that's one of the coolest ads I've ever seen!
posted by joedan at 3:55 PM on June 10, 2005


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