Video Game Ads: The Forgotten Goldmine

by alphamonkey on November 30, 2006 · 5 comments

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The consistently excellent 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)

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  • elkciN

    I still maintain that not only am I not a dork, I may, in fact, be the coolest person ever.

    My mother agrees. (and no, I don’t live in her basement. anymore.)

  • .alphamonkey.

    Finally got kicked to the tool shed, eh?

  • elkciN

    ~Movin’ on up….

    (Disclaimer: For all the lovely ladies out there, Nickle hasn’t lived at home since he was 16. This has all been sarcasm, and he is still ready and willing to bed you, in his very own home. Maybe even your place. Mostly, the important part is the part about bedding you. Prepare for nearly 3 minutes of awkward rubbing, followed by a lifetime of disappointment*.)

    *Results may vary, but probably not by much.

  • .alphamonkey.

    Prepare for nearly 3 minutes of awkward rubbing, followed by a lifetime of disappointment.

    Wow.  That sounds exactly like my experience with Big Jed’s Magic Genie Lamp Emporium.

  • elkciN

    That’s what you get for shopping at those Big Box stores. If you want a quality Genie, you’ve gotta shop at the mom and pop stores.

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