Wii adverts make me want to destroy the world...


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peej
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I thought I'd post this here because I could well imagine the reaction this would get on "t'other place"

Now I know the core audience of the Wii is...shall we say...slightly more mainstream than for other gaming but oh fucksake, with the run up to chrimbo do we HAVE to have a series of Wii adverts that make anyone and everyone interested in them look like fucking mongoloids?

Last night f'r instance, there was that horrible hateful ad for EA's new party game bundle. Swiftly followed by a Nintendo ad for Mario Strikers Charged. THEN followed by a Mario Party 8 advert featuring more or less the same formula as the others - a bunch of slack-jawed chinless wonders wanking the Wiimote for all they were worth in the vain belief that what they were doing absolutely mirrored the action on-screen down to the finest minutiae.

Does anyone else find these ads just make them want to go out on a homicidal killing spree?

Peej
#1 at 13:41:41 - 03/12/2007
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As soon as I hear that electronic "Daahhh" noise you hear at the start of a Nintendo advert I head for the volume buttons on the remote.

It's not that there's anything particularly wrong with the adverts they just get right up my nose.
#2 at 13:51:19 - 03/12/2007
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I can't say I find them in any way offensive at all. Certainly no worse than most other adverts, anyway.
#3 at 13:52:16 - 03/12/2007
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the quiz one with the dad on crack waving his arm in the air is sort of annoying
#4 at 14:40:27 - 03/12/2007
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El_MUERkO said:the quiz one with the dad on crack waving his arm in the air is sort of annoying


I must admit that was the one I had in mind more than the others.

If I was his kid, I would've divorced him by now.

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#5 at 14:46:54 - 03/12/2007
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I'd take them above those disgustingly 'lifestyle' 360 ads any day of the week that's for sure.
#6 at 15:12:14 - 03/12/2007
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Personally I'd toss all of them in the river.
#7 at 15:18:48 - 03/12/2007
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the playstation adds are fucking hilarious, i image their marketing team has a life expectancy of a month due to the volume of coke they swim through to get tot he office in the morning
#8 at 15:25:14 - 03/12/2007
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Surely the main point is why are they advertising products you can't fucking buy anywhere? The whole Wii thing is a joke, and the DS has been utter shit this year too unless you like fucking RPGs and puzzlers.

/rages at money wasted on DS Lite just before the game drought started
#9 at 15:32:40 - 03/12/2007
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I still haven't got over the shock of nintendo actually advertising. It makes my inner fanboy happy.
#10 at 15:50:10 - 03/12/2007
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I guess because:

1) the ad campaign would have been planned aaaaggges ago

2) if demand stops then it may not come back again

3) they still need to advertise the games, I can't recall any ads solely for the Wii
#11 at 15:52:43 - 03/12/2007
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El_MUERkO said:the playstation adds are fucking hilarious, i image their marketing team has a life expectancy of a month due to the volume of coke they swim through to get tot he office in the morning


Apparently they've fired the US ad team that was actually making decent ads, but retained the idiots responsible for the "This Is Living" and twatty Circus ones here in Europe.

Still, I agree about the Wii ads, as soon as I hear that "BONK!" that announces more goons will be flailing about on my TV I cringe. Actually, the sound reminds me of the sound you get when something doesn't work in Windows.
#12 at 15:57:28 - 03/12/2007
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WOPR said:Surely the main point is why are they advertising products you can't fucking buy anywhere? The whole Wii thing is a joke, and the DS has been utter shit this year too unless you like fucking RPGs and puzzlers.

/rages at money wasted on DS Lite just before the game drought started


I read somewhere this morning that Nintendo are cutting down on ads in the UK in order to try to reduce the demand.

And secondly, you need to calm down a little. You seem to vent a lot of rage in Nintendo threads.

K
#13 at 16:25:56 - 03/12/2007
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They should take some of the surplus stock from the rest of the EU and send it over here. Is that a hard thing to do?
#14 at 16:37:19 - 03/12/2007
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Kay said:
WOPR said:Surely the main point is why are they advertising products you can't fucking buy anywhere? The whole Wii thing is a joke, and the DS has been utter shit this year too unless you like fucking RPGs and puzzlers.

/rages at money wasted on DS Lite just before the game drought started


I read somewhere this morning that Nintendo are cutting down on ads in the UK in order to try to reduce the demand.

And secondly, you need to calm down a little. You seem to vent a lot of rage in Nintendo threads.

K


Nup to be fair, I'd be raging equally as much about 360 or PS3 ads if they were this mongish...

Actually I could rant about Dominos Pizza ads as they have a similar effect on me.

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#15 at 16:49:29 - 03/12/2007
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Pissy World ads do it to me, them and the BluRay makes PS3 games the shiznitz ones.
#16 at 16:58:16 - 03/12/2007
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Not arguing at all about the Wii ads, most of them are crap. Metroid Prime 3 in particular made me really cringe recently. The advertising department should be sacked for making one of my most beloved franchises look like just another pretentious third-rate generic sci-fi shooter.

K
#17 at 16:59:24 - 03/12/2007
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Tiger_Walts said:Pissy World ads do it to me, them and the BluRay makes PS3 games the shiznitz ones.


Oh gawd, I reserve a special ball of molten hot vitriol for the PC world ads.

"Hey, I used to be on SPACED as the thick stuttering bloke but in 30 seconds, I'll have convinced you that I'm a bright breezy PC World employee here to serve your every PC need"

No.

No you won't. Republic credeets arrgh noo goot heere!

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#18 at 17:02:18 - 03/12/2007
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#19 at 17:03:43 - 03/12/2007
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PISSY WORLD... ARRGRGGGHRGHH

/implodes into ball of white-hot hatred
#20 at 17:07:36 - 03/12/2007
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bright breezy PC World employee


Sorry, they don't exist.
#21 at 17:08:33 - 03/12/2007
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Tiger_Walts said:
bright breezy PC World employee


Sorry, they don't exist.


Someone should do a spoof and youtube it.

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#22 at 17:12:39 - 03/12/2007
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peej said:Someone should do a spoof and youtube it.

Pissy Werld

Also, not all Wii adverts suck... ;-)
#23 at 21:07:56 - 03/12/2007

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