May 11, 2006 5:50 AM |
['Game Ads A-Go-Go' is a bi-weekly column by Vintage Computing and Gaming's RedWolf that showcases good, bad, strange, funny, and interesting classic video game-related advertisements, most of which are taken from his massive classic game magazine collection.]
Who knew that moving gigantic boxes of hundreds of heavy game magazines would be so hard? I guess I did...or I should, since I moved them out of storage recently for use in this column. But now I have to move them all again, along with bajillions of (metric) buttloads of other heavy stuff into my new Snarky Commentator Headquarters (SCH), which is located on the opposite side of town. Despite the immense and neverending Great Move, I took a short break today to bring you a few new ads for your consumption. This week's column deals with bad written puns in game advertising. Let's take a look.
Take a Byte Out of Crime
In this The Lawnmower Man ad, Time Warner Interactive crams not one, but five bad puns into one page, all dealing with the word "byte." Get out your Magic GoGo-Pens at home and see if you can spot all five. 1000 GoGo-Points to the person who finds them all first!
Actual Scream Shot
Wow. The resolution of that image is pretty good considering it's an actual 3DO game screen shot. Oh wait...it says "SCREAM SHOT." *slaps forehead* Silly me. Turns out it's just another boring picture of a velociraptor screaming.
Rune Your Day
Like any hardworking man, I need variety in the ways I ruin my day. That's why FCI has released "the ultimate game," Ultima: Runes of Virtue II, for both the Super Nintendo and Game Boy systems. Now I can ruin my day twice: once at home, and once on the go by playing this horrible game. Incredible technology, really.
[RedWolf is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Vintage Computing and Gaming, a regularly updated "blogazine" that covers collecting, playing, and hacking vintage computing and gaming devices. He has been collecting vintage computers and game systems for over 13 years. He is also a big fan of bacon.]
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