The consistently excellent 1up.com has visited the unintentional comedic landfill otherwise known as video game ads on a couple of occasions, and now they’ve thrown PC ads into the mix. For the non-nerdy, you’ll see nothing more than ads that brutally reinforce already bedrock preconceptions about gamers, while the rest of of us remember how totally effin’ stoked we were about the stuff they were hyping. Because, you know, we’re dorks. I mean, seriously. Have you seen the kinds of discussions that go on in the Transbuddha forums? We are D-orks.
I present this link not just as a ‘laugh at the nerdiness’ link, but as an ominous warning to you ad types out there. When you’re dealing with a crowd that may very well be smarter than you, don’t treat ‘em as hormonally imbalanced sociopaths. (Even if we are)