Friday, February 6, 2009

Vintage ad for Atari 2600 puts recent video game commercials to shame

Absolutely fascinating two minute-long ad from 1982 for the Atari 2600:



Via these sites.

I can't think of a single memorable Playstation 3 ad, and the last good one for the Xbox was the Halo 3 "Believe" ad:



Did you know you could pan across the battlefield from the commercial and create desktop wallpapers from the angle of your choosing?

The last good Nintendo ad was for the Wii Fit:



The song in the commercial is "On Board" by the Friendly Fires. I discovered I liked quite a few songs by them.

*Previously: Clever Atari print ads.

*Buy video game posters at eBay.

2 comments:

  1. i have to disagree, this PS3 commerical was pretty good:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrdDyJktX-8

    and of course the PSN T-shirt commercials are awesome:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aa1BNYRIiYU

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  2. Can't say either made me want to buy the product, but they did remind me of two more I liked - - Gears of War "Mad World" and Masi Oka in "Shinobi's Back."

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