The Videogame Adverts and Commercials of Yore Thread

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PostRe: The Videogame Adverts and Commercials of Yore Thread
by Zilnad » Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:44 am

This thread has been hugely entertaining. I can actually remember seeing several of these adverts back in 90s magazines and I still find it hard to believe that some of them ever existed. It's horrendous to think that these adverts were ever acceptable on any level but it's reassuring to know that this gooseberry fool would not fly anymore.

Looking back, it makes total sense why the public image of gaming was "fat nerds in basements" for so long. I couldn't see why back in the day. :lol:

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PostRe: The Videogame Adverts and Commercials of Yore Thread
by Tomous » Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:46 pm

Zilnad wrote:Looking back, it makes total sense why the public image of gaming was "fat nerds in basements" for so long. I couldn't see why back in the day. :lol:



Yep, the same thing occurred to me :lol:


You can really see why videogame took so long to shake the immaturity tag.

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by KK » Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:58 pm

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PostRe: The Videogame Adverts and Commercials of Yore Thread
by KK » Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:05 am

Both from 2003:

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by kazanova_Frankenstein » Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:43 pm

Jesus that Desert Storm one is just offensive on so many levels its almost admirable.

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PostRe: The Videogame Adverts and Commercials of Yore Thread
by jawa4 » Wed Feb 19, 2020 2:21 pm

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It's incredible how some of these adverts were allowed to appear.

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by kazanova_Frankenstein » Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:28 pm

jawa4 wrote:Image

It's incredible how some of these adverts were allowed to appear.


:lol:

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PostRe: The Videogame Adverts and Commercials of Yore Thread
by KK » Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:58 pm

:lol:

2009 era in-house advertising from PC Zone...

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One of the few videogames magazines in history to have a female editor.

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PostRe: The Videogame Adverts and Commercials of Yore Thread
by Pedz » Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:04 pm

jawa4 wrote:Image

It's incredible how some of these adverts were allowed to appear.


jawa :wub:

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PostRe: The Videogame Adverts and Commercials of Yore Thread
by Balladeer » Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:12 pm

I give Jawa’s effort a 6/10. Marks for punmanship, but far too tasteful and featuring insufficient titillation to masquerade effectively as the real thing.

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PostRe: The Videogame Adverts and Commercials of Yore Thread
by jawa4 » Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:53 pm

Balladeer wrote:...far too tasteful and featuring insufficient titillation...

I shall bear this in mind for future GRcade advertising, Balladeer :lol: .

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PostRe: The Videogame Adverts and Commercials of Yore Thread
by kazanova_Frankenstein » Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:37 pm

No explosions or nudity dragged it down somewhat for me.

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PostRe: The Videogame Adverts and Commercials of Yore Thread
by Ironhide » Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:48 pm

I feel a photoshop thread is needed.

We could all try making non PC ads for GRcade.

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by kerr9000 » Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:00 am

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It's incredible how some of these adverts were allowed to appear.


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PostRe: The Videogame Adverts and Commercials of Yore Thread
by KK » Thu Feb 20, 2020 4:56 pm

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A slight glimpse of tit there, just enough to make you forget you're about to spend £355.

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PostRe: The Videogame Adverts and Commercials of Yore Thread
by KK » Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:34 am

2008:

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PostRe: The Videogame Adverts and Commercials of Yore Thread
by Zilnad » Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:24 pm

The way she's bending that card...


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