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More Mercedes madness in new live-action Mario Kart ads

Remember that wonderfully oddball Mercedez-Benz Japan commercial that accompanied the OMG GLA DLC Mario Kart 8 revelation? You know, the one with the hard-as-nails, real-life Mario climbing out of the GLA all super-cool before walking into a Goomba? No no, you didn't dream that, it really happened....

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Super Smash Bros. ad fits eight players into one huge living room

Video game commercials tend to imagine us living and playing in an massive, lush living rooms that don't mesh with reality. Even with a sofa so long you can easily fit five people on it, Super Smash Bros. WIi U's eight-player mode means one unlucky beardy-dude still has to perch on the back in N...

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Madden's weird ad campaign stars Kevin Hart, Dave Franco

The start of the NFL season and launch of Madden NFL 15 is just around the corner, which means we're in the midst of the really weird part of the football offseason. Fans are desperate for anything new on Johnny Manziel and Madden players are clamoring for the last scraps of details for the game ...

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Japanese Mario Kart 8 ad showcases the Luigi Death Stare

Is that a subtle Nintendo endorsement of the Luigi Death Stare? After the House of Mario's understated acknowledgment in its E3 presentation, a new Mario Kart 8 commercial in Japan seems to presents the plumber's ice-cold eyes with another knowing wink. Or is this just inadvertence layered over i...

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Mario Kart 8 commercials make "flippin' fun" a reality

There's something very 1990s - albeit spruced-up - about the new real-life commercials for Mario Kart 8. I'd say it works, too. 90s game ads were big, bold, ridiculous and above all fun, and hopefully that's what the Nintendo racer proves to be when it hits Wii U on May 30. Also, look at that ...

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Party with Japan's new TV spot for next week's PS4 launch

Of all the world's many TV spots for the new consoles, we want to be in Japan's latest for the PS4. It barely shows off the games, and it's oddly preoccupied with the DualShock 4, but it just looks like fun - and everyone seems really happy to see us! While the PS4 has been out in North Americ...

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Xbox One 'His and Hers' ad is disruptive, cute

Microsoft's Xbox One hardware teaser wasn't the only video for the new console that it unveiled this morning. It also published a brief "His and Hers" ad in which a lady named Jennifer uses Kinect voice commands to begin playing Dead Rising 3 while her boyfriend is watching a soccer match....

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Titans, footballers and Vulcans invite you to an Xbox One commercial

We've got weeks now, rather than months, until the next-gen systems. The marketing campaigns are definitely kicking into gear. Not to be outdone by the PS4's Perfect Day, Microsoft put out a new Xbox One commercial that boasts the real not-Nimoy Spock, Premier League and England footballer Steven...

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PlayStation 4 commercial chronicles a perfect day

Remember those early, ever-so-artistic PlayStation 3 ads? You know, the crazy cackling baby, this is living, all that stuff? Well, this PlayStation 4 commercial isn't quite as subtle, but it works a treat all the same In case you missed it, the disclaimer during the Driveclub-esque portion say...

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Take a break and watch penguins dance with the new Vita

If you can't spare 15 seconds to watch some technicolored penguins dance around with the new Vita-2000, you need to seriously think about the direction your life has gone in. Look at their little beaky faces....

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