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Grand Theft Auto V Trailer Shows Game Might Be Maturing Shooting hookers gives way to class conflict

Rockstar Games has released its highly anticipated (and exposition-dense) trailer for Grand Theft Auto V,  shown below, which quickly became one of the most talked-about game ads of the year.…

November 3, 2011, 10:36 AM EDT

Harrison Ford Does Worst Gaming Ad Ever for 'Uncharted 3' Plan: Look senile, grunt, get paid

Here is Harrison Ford, looking about 1,000 years old—and acting like it, too—in a weird new Japanese commercial for the action video game Uncharted 3. Ford may be unaware that…

October 20, 2011, 3:08 PM EDT

Britain Bans Duke Nukem Ad From Prime-time TV ‘Sexually explicit’ spot can only be shown after 11 p.m.

The U.K.’s advertising regulator has banned an advert for computer game Duke Nukem Forever until after 11 p.m. The Advertising Standards Authority says it received 34 complaints for the ad, which…

October 19, 2011, 8:43 AM EDT

Half-Dog, Half-Man Tells You to 'Chase Some Tail' in Sims 3 Ad Clip touts franchise's new pets game

Sims 3 Pets, the fifth extension for the Sims 3 game, allows players to play as animals for the first time. To pique your interest, Draftfcb San Francisco spliced together…

October 17, 2011, 12:38 PM EDT

The Spot: War's Endgame The Xbox franchise that changed everything tweaks the formula for its third and final trailer

GENESIS: The Xbox third-person shooter Gears of War, from Epic Games, reinvented video-game advertising. While most war-game ads put hard-driving music over cutscene montages, the trailers for the first two…

September 13, 2011, 6:45 AM EDT

Kevin Butler Returns to PlayStation for New Campaign Launch 'Long Live Play' slogan trumps career in carpeting

Well that didn’t take long. Within a week of quitting his fictional job at PlayStation for an equally fictional job at Economy Flooring, Kevin Butler has returned to help launch…

August 30, 2011, 12:02 PM EDT

Kevin Butler Quits PlayStation for Career in Flooring 'Commercials? We'll see,' he says

When there's no room to move up, it's time to look down. At the carpet. That's where Kevin Butler, the "vp of everything" at Sony PlayStation, has decided to focus…

August 29, 2011, 10:45 AM EDT

Spoof Trailer Recasts Super Mario as Drugged-Out Loser Video game icon gets the indie film treatment

Is there anything obsessive fans can't throw unwholesome amounts of dedication into? The spoof trailer below, which re-imagines Super Mario Bros. as a brooding independent film about drug abuse, seems…

August 26, 2011, 5:21 PM EDT

Ad of the Day: Microsoft Halo Guess which cybernetically enhanced supersoldier is going to college?

In a new campaign from Crispin Porter + Bogusky, Microsoft follows the latest celebrity who's headed off to college this fall. But he's not a tween singer or a movie…

July 14, 2011, 2:23 PM EDT

How Tim Schafer Pitched 'Once Upon a Monster' to Sesame Street

Here's a cute "behind the scenes" clip of video-game design legend Tim Schafer making his original pitch for the upcoming Sesame Street game Once Upon a Monster. As happens to…

July 13, 2011, 12:50 PM EDT