Archive | MVGA RSS feed for this section

Mirror’s Edge in real life

5 Sep

mirror's edge

Excited for Mirror’s Edge 2? Can’t wait to play the sequel to one of the best platformer ever? Well, you’ll need to wait a bit more, but in the meanwhile you can treat yourself with this video, that is the closest thing you’ll ever see to the actual game.

Advertisements

What is SEGA Spectrum?

28 May

sega spectrum e3

The image above was posted by a NeoGAF user a while ago, but still nobody has a clue on what this mysterious SEGA Spectrum is.

For those who don’t speak Japanese, the text says “A new world of entertainment”, but it could be referred to everything. Starting with a long waited return of SEGA in the hardware market with a brand new console (which is highly unlikely) to some sort of digital platform for releasing arcade titles directly to the cabinet’s boards (similar to the one from Taito).

Everything is possible, and we’ll know the truth soon enough as the date points to June 6th, exactly during this year’s E3.

Memorable Video Game Advertisements | 2 – Microsoft // Nintendo

20 Feb

Welcome back to our MVGA column. As usual we selected two great video games advertisement for your entertainment.

FORZA MOTORSPORT 4 TRAILER

Date: 2011

Country: USA/UK

Comment: Did you think that good ads are dead? No way! This spot is from 2011, but it’s something epic, we mean, if you love cars and/or racing games this is the perfect advertisement. Do we need to mention Jeremy Clarckson (from Top Gear TV show) doing the voiceover? EPIC, JUST EPIC

NINTENDO GAMECUBE WAVEBIRD WIRELESS CONTROLLER AD

nintendo gamecube wavebird controller wireless adv ad

Date: 2002

Country: USA

Comment: Why stop playing while taking a shit? Not even nature comes between a man and his game. Just awesome, nice hob Nintendo

Memorable Video Game Advertisements | 1 – Nintendo // SEGA

2 Feb

As we all know, video games are art (no? wrong blog). But there are something else that usually is left out from the definition of art…advertisements. Obviously not all of them (exactly as not all games are), for example we don’t consider art your local market tv spot or some trash washing powders paper ads as a form of art.

But, what happen when video games and advertising collide? Well, sometimes something special, that gives you goosebumps, sometimes something very weird (anyone said japanese tv spots?).

Said so, MEMORABLE VIDEO GAME ADVERTISEMENTS (MVGA) will be a new periodical (just don’t ask how often) column about the best (and sometimes the worst) video games advertisements of all times. Every issue will feature one tv spot and one print/paper/billboard adv.

Let’s start!

NINTENDO GAMECUBE TV COMMERCIAL

Date: 2001

Country: Japan (any doubt about that?)

Comment: What the fuck did I just see?? Well, probably one of the weirdest best Nintendo commercial so far…Anyway that’s not Tokyo or something, but it was filmed in Hong Kong. And if you’re wondering about the song, it’s “Hatsukoi” by Kojima Mayumi

SEGA GENESIS PAPER ADV

gdwnd_01

Date: 1989

Country: USA (the name Genesis rings any bell?)

Comment: Brilliant! Fantastic! We’ll love this adv forever! This is pure OLD SCHOOL CONSOLE WAR! Thanks to Sega of America CEO Michael Katz for being so arrogant and aggressive; you created one of the best marketing campaign ever!