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Weirdness: Wacky Japanese Commercials Live Courtesy of Valhalla Knights 3 Gold

Wacky Japanese Commercials Live Courtesy of Valhalla Knights 3 Gold

Pure gold

Growing up in an age prior to YouTube, we often marvelled at the bizarre Japanese commercials that would occasionally be included as extras with select games. Sadly, now that we have access to this kind of insanity on tap, we’ve noticed that the nation’s craziness has been on the wane of late. Fortunately, upcoming PlayStation Vita...

News: PS4 Exclusive inFAMOUS: Second Son Keeps Things Simple in First Commercial

PS4 Exclusive inFAMOUS: Second Son Keeps Things Simple in First Commercial

Smells like teen spirit

Sometimes a game has the power to sell itself, and that’s certainly the case with impending PlayStation 4 exclusive inFAMOUS: Second Son. Much like the system that it's on, Sony’s marketing team has gone right back to basics with this 30-second European television spot for the impending superhero title, showing...

News: Over in Japan, the PS4 Launch Is an Excuse for One Hell of a Party

Over in Japan, the PS4 Launch Is an Excuse for One Hell of a Party

Play and peace

There’s little over a week to go until the PlayStation 4 officially deploys in Japan, and that means that platform holder Sony is starting to put its launch marketing campaign into gear. Fresh from cruelly teasing Eastern gamers earlier in the year, this brand new commercial makes the next-gen console’s release look like an excuse...

News: Pssht, Japan's First PS4 Advert Is Pretty Predictable

Pssht, Japan's First PS4 Advert Is Pretty Predictable

Where are the dancing fish?

There was once a time when Japan used to create commercials that would force you to question your very own sanity, but this inaugural PlayStation 4 spot is about as conventional as they come. Posted on the platform holder’s official YouTube page overnight, it shows several of the system’s big launch events from around...

Weirdness: Watch Kevin Butler Staple His Tie in This Wendy's Commercial

Watch Kevin Butler Staple His Tie in This Wendy's Commercial

VP of Delicious Snacks

Some things never change. Jerry Lambert, the actor previously employed by PlayStation to play Kevin Butler, may have been taken to court over the character, but he’s still portraying dim-witted office workers on North American TV. This brand new Wendy’s spot shows the performer staple his tie – while he ogles a fictional...

News: This Is How Soul Sacrifice Is Being Advertised in Japan

This Is How Soul Sacrifice Is Being Advertised in Japan

Is that dude on fire?

Soul Sacrifice is easily the PlayStation Vita’s biggest piece of software since the system's launch in Japan, so it’s little surprise that Sony’s making a big song and dance about the release. This hyperactive fifteen second commercial uses actors to demonstrate the title’s magic-based action and co-operative gameplay...

News: Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Is Having the Worst Day

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Is Having the Worst Day

Feelin' like a freight train

Ever had one of those days where everything seems to go wrong? Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance understands you. Y'see, the swashbuckling spin-off is being marketed as the perfect antidote to a particularly bad run of luck. But is it as effective as listening to Limp Bizkit on loop? You'll be able to find out for yourself...

News: We Recommend You Watch This Japanese PS3 Commercial

We Recommend You Watch This Japanese PS3 Commercial

Surprise

Sony’s Japanese branch always releases the best PlayStation commercials – after all, it’s not been that long since the company opted to promote the Vita with the dulcet (and utterly irrelevant) vocal tones of Shigeru Matsuzaki. This brand new PS3 Super Slim spot isn't quite as catchy – but we urge you to stick around for its full...