NSFW: The Videogame Adverts and Commercials of Yore Thread

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by gjones » Sun Jan 24, 2021 8:58 pm

I perused the earlier pages of this thread and enjoyed all the lewd adverts from the late 90s. I did upload a bunch of forgotten SEGA adverts from Viz magazine to a retro site called Racketboy about a decade ago, but I'll add them here too (as they are similarly outlandish). These are in line with the humour of Viz, but still surprising to see SEGA attacking that adult audience so aggressively. Enjoy!

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PostRe: NSFW: The Videogame Adverts and Commercials of Yore Thread
by KingK » Sun Jan 24, 2021 10:00 pm

Wow :slol:

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PostRe: NSFW: The Videogame Adverts and Commercials of Yore Thread
by Tomous » Sun Jan 24, 2021 10:01 pm

Imagine the (rightful) uproar if some tried that today :lol:

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by Dual » Sun Jan 24, 2021 10:33 pm

Mega Seedy :lol:

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by Victor Mildew » Mon Jan 25, 2021 9:18 am

That street fighter one makes no sense at all, it's not even making a tasteless joke based on the game, it's just LOL U CALLIN ME GAY M8

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PostRe: NSFW: The Videogame Adverts and Commercials of Yore Thread
by Vermilion » Mon Jan 25, 2021 9:48 am

Someone should post those on GameFAQs Message Boards, they'd have a complete gooseberry fool fit over them.

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PostRe: NSFW: The Videogame Adverts and Commercials of Yore Thread
by Venom » Mon Jan 25, 2021 9:55 am

I love this thread. It's the contrast in these old ads of what was perfectly acceptable then, playing into the emerging lads/young adult market with its edgy humour, and then how now that is just not okay whether it be for taste, seediness, misogyny or anti-gay sentiment.


That Streetfighter 2 one! :fp: :lol:

Victor Mildew wrote:That street fighter one makes no sense at all, it's not even making a tasteless joke based on the game, it's just LOL U CALLIN ME GAY M8

The ad is simulating fighting-game banter. The meaning is that Bison is less masculine for being 'a puff'. And Blanka's line is a backward follow-up insult that possibly plays into the growing conversation/awareness amongst young people that being gay isn't a negative.

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by kazanova_Frankenstein » Mon Jan 25, 2021 10:04 am

A twisted "love Is" Master System advert! Incredible stuff.

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by Lagamorph » Mon Jan 25, 2021 10:47 am

I actually like the Ecco one :slol:

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PostRe: NSFW: The Videogame Adverts and Commercials of Yore Thread
by KK » Tue Feb 02, 2021 11:09 am

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Gremlin, the second advert in this thread with a typo in it.

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PostRe: NSFW: The Videogame Adverts and Commercials of Yore Thread
by Pedz » Tue Feb 02, 2021 11:20 am

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Didn't realise David Cameron wrote the ads.

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PostRe: NSFW: The Videogame Adverts and Commercials of Yore Thread
by Samuel_1 » Tue Feb 02, 2021 12:54 pm

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That's not what I expect from Nintendo at all...

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PostRe: NSFW: The Videogame Adverts and Commercials of Yore Thread
by jawa2 » Sat Feb 06, 2021 12:16 pm

From the 80s...

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:dread: . "Zelda's bedroom" :o .

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PostRe: NSFW: The Videogame Adverts and Commercials of Yore Thread
by KK » Sat Feb 06, 2021 12:20 pm

Looks more like Inspector Clouseau.

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by Skarjo » Sat Feb 06, 2021 12:30 pm

Is that what 27 year olds looked like in the 80s?

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by kazanova_Frankenstein » Sat Feb 06, 2021 1:36 pm

Skarjo wrote:Is that what 27 year olds looked like in the 80s?


This was my first thought. That and “oh cool, Roger Frames has a Twitter account”.

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by KK » Tue Feb 09, 2021 12:15 pm

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by Zilnad » Tue Feb 09, 2021 12:35 pm

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by kazanova_Frankenstein » Tue Feb 09, 2021 12:53 pm

Hidden & Dangerous :wub: Probably the last game i bought on PC.

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PostRe: NSFW: The Videogame Adverts and Commercials of Yore Thread
by jawa2 » Tue Feb 09, 2021 1:01 pm

I'd forgotten just how bad much of the games (and other) advertising was in the late 90s and early 2000s. Looking back at it now, it's pretty embarrassing; but sometimes kinda funny in a "I can't believe they printed stuff like that" way. I guess that so much media was wrapped up in the "lads mags" type of thinking. It's odd as the rise of "girl power" seemed to co-exist at the same time; I can see that maybe the "lads" stuff may have been a factor in women wanting to push back against the abusive tone of this advertising and editorial.

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