X-Box 360:  Banned Ad

by The Good Reverend on December 2, 2005 · 20 comments

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X-Box is really making some cool ads for their new 360 console.  Some of them are a little too cool for the States.  As you will see from this ad, it is a good thing it was banned.  Because as no doubt countless of our elected officials will tell you, it would have whipped our nation’s youth into a mad killing frenzy.  Yes, that must be it.  God we’re lame.

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  • SonSon2

    Actually, the ad wasn’t banned. It was delayed. Joystiq has a small article explaining this:


    You’ll have to scroll down to the headline:

    Gaming Media Snookered by viral 360 ad.

  • http://www.transbuddha.com The Good Reverend

    Damn, I got memed!  Oh snap!  I feel so dirty now.

    Thanks for the correction.

  • Heretique

    The cab driver makes the ad. Great one.

  • http://www.dadsbigplan.com .alphamonkey.

    Yah, they’re really kicking ass with the ad campaign.  Too bad you can’t find one anymore…*sigh*

  • SonSon2

    There have been a lot of 360 commercials posted here lately… do I smell a scheme to gank one for free?

  • http://www.dadsbigplan.com .alphamonkey.

    Yah, like that would work.

  • http://www.transbuddha.com The Good Reverend

    Oh, I don’t think blatant sycophancy counts as any kind of scheme.  We’re way beneath scheming.

  • labrazio

    Is the Xbox really that great? Is the 360 really going to be that much better than the Playstation 3?

  • http://www.ocremix.org/remixer/dhsu/ Dhsu

    Um, considering the PS3 comes out next year, there’s no reason to believe the 360 would be better.  It’s my guess that the PS3 will be at least twice as powerful as any of its next-gen competitors.

  • http://www.dadsbigplan.com .alphamonkey.

    Hardware wise, the PS3 and the Xbox 360 were finished at roughly the same time.  PS3 is holding off for another year not to tweak the hardware, but to give developers time to create a sizable catalog of games.

  • http://www.livejournal.com/users/shadwstalkr Shadow Stalker

    PS3 definitely wins in the buzzword category, since it uses a Cell chip, and the XBox 360 uses a Xenon (how quaint).

    In the end, it won’t matter whose hardware is better.  Once Microsoft gets it’s footing in the console market, it will be unbeatable.

  • labrazio

    I don’t really think so…I’ve never wanted to own an Xbox (the only game I ever wanted to check out was Halo)- so far, I think the Playstation has had the best games (even though most of the good ones get to the Xbox eventually). I think Playstation will hold its own against those Microsoft bastards. The 360 just doesn’t thrill me at all…but the PS3 sure does.

  • Morceau

    And i thought we were all 22+ yr olds…. No offense or anyting, but we sound like geek/chubbled/4th graded people now… By the Gods, Microsoft, what have you done to the adults of America!?

  • fealty2dahriyah
  • http://www.dadsbigplan.com .alphamonkey.

    Not as impressive as their semaphore ads.

  • fealty2dahriyah

    I really dug these, thought they conveyed the point nicely.

  • Morceau

    Well, here’s what I’m thankful for since I missed Buddha Thanksgiving Buddha-bration. (Was that right?):

    [Adult Swim]

    This site



    The PS3 I wish I would get for saying PS3

    My family

    Family Guy


    Super Retarded Dog

    My higher-than-neanderthal IQ (122)

    And some other stuff I would write down if I didn’t have such a bad writer’s block

  • fealty2dahriyah

    I thought the equation of anyone who announced their iq was IQ#admission^0, or was it, after the 1 place a decimal point and covert to inches for manhood? stupid me can’t remember.

  • http://www.livejournal.com/users/shadwstalkr Shadow Stalker

    Hehe.  I always thought it was more an indicator of maturity than actual IQ (yes, I had my IQ in my livejournal profile until I was about twenty; not too proud of that).  But be nice; we have nothing against fans of the Ottoman Empire with questionable taste and marginal skills on standardized tests.

  • fealty2dahriyah

    sorry, just felt like razing him for a second. it should hvae been more humor based… but how often to we find eeyore funny

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