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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 feat...

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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 trailers...

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Sony patents method of turning TV ads into interactive mini-games

Sony holds the patent for turning television commercials into interactive video games, taking humanity one step closer a future resembling Wall-E, while the likelihood of Blade Runner fades to a distant, neon second. The patent describes one method of gaming as advertisement as a "commercial overla...

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Penélope Cruz stars as Mario in Nintendo commercial

Esteemed actress Penélope Cruz appeared in a recent commercial promoting the launch of Nintendo's 3DS XL and New Super Mario Bros. 2 in Europe. With a rather convincing performance as herself, Cruz giggled her way through stages of the latest Mario game while cradling the 3DS XL in her dain...

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Assassin's Creed 3 asks that you 'rise' to revolution

We imagine the folks manning the empire back in England were having a bit of a bad day on July 5, 1776. Their lucrative colonies in the New World had just declared independence, and some half-British/half-Native American was murdering all their police. Er ... wait a minute ......

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Find out if you hate puppies with this Tokyo Jungle commercial

We probably don't need to make much more of an argument for Tokyo Jungle's localization beyond this wonderful commercial. It's nothing but adorable animals being incredibly adorable – something we think you, not to mention everyone else on the planet, will enjoy. Psst, Sony! With E3 next wee...

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Here's Max Payne 3's TV commercial

The official Max Payne 3 television commercial debuted last night during the Lakers v. Spurs game on ESPN last night, and it's chock full of all the Max Payne-y things you'd expect – slow motion bullets, slow motion jumping, slow motion ladies, etc. It's a little sad that the game is billed ...

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Vita's North American commercial has 'Bad Intentions'

For the Vita launch (psst, it's next week), the Europeans are receiving an extravagant big-budget looking ad, while North America gets something that could have been produced with handycams and a copy of iMovie. But, hey now, at least it shows off the Vita for more than 20 frames and promotes some...

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