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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...

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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...

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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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Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon commercial sends mixed signals

We can't tell if this commercial is implying that Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon is more fun than taking care of the ghosts in your own obviously haunted mansion, or if Dark Moon will in fact cause your house to become a haunted mansion itself. Either way, where the hell are this kid's parents?...

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Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance commercial has a bad day

The amped-up transition into gameplay (bwaaaaaaaaaahh) and cheesy narration of this Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance commercial take us back to the classic in-your-face game ads of the 1990s. Good times....

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Nintendo unveils first Wii U advert in UK, features flurry of 'spings'

Nintendo unveiled the UK's first Wii U commercial last night. The ad aired during a Homeland break on Channel 4, and YouTube user Neil Wheatley uploaded it shortly after. The minute-long commercial is narrated by TV and radio presenter Adam Buxton, he of The Adam and Joe Show fame. On top of...

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How Ubi is selling Assassin's Creed 3 to the general public

Ubisoft debuted the above commercial for holiday blockbuster Assassin's Creed 3 alongside the opening of the NFL season this week, prompting one Joystiq editor's father to call the game "impressive." For us, it serves to highlight how we've become snobs about the music Ubisoft uses in its...

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