Just a few attention-grabbing retro game ads that would land studios in hot water today. (more in post body)
from The_Picard_Maneuver@lemmy.world to retrogaming@lemmy.world on 16 Apr 2024 14:48

I know they’re insensitive and tacky, but I have to admit that a part of me misses when games ads were off the walls like this.


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UKFilmNerd@feddit.uk on 16 Apr 2024 15:17 next collapse

Here’s a couple I posted a while back.

calavera@lemm.ee on 16 Apr 2024 15:48 next collapse

The hand of the guy holding the yellow Gameboy looks like it’s coming from a PS1 game lol

The_Picard_Maneuver@lemmy.world on 16 Apr 2024 15:56 collapse

I can’t figure out if it’s drawn or early 3d modeling that they decided to add to a Gameboy ad for some reason.

B0NK3RS@lemmy.world on 16 Apr 2024 16:21 next collapse

Some good nostalgia and my god they wouldn’t dare see the light of day anymore.

weirdo_from_space@sh.itjust.works on 16 Apr 2024 16:21 next collapse

What the fuck is the one on the very bottom.

Bunnylux@lemmy.world on 16 Apr 2024 16:49 collapse

It’s the classic your gf wants kinky sex but you’d rather play Gameboy LIKE A NERD, NERD

topinambour_rex@lemmy.world on 16 Apr 2024 18:14 next collapse

GameBoy Pocket

menemen@lemmy.world on 16 Apr 2024 18:57 next collapse

Yeah, but aren’t his hands crazy large?

drasglaf@sh.itjust.works on 16 Apr 2024 19:30 next collapse

Hands made for spanking.

kazren@lemmy.world on 16 Apr 2024 20:29 next collapse

It’s an ad for the Gameboy Pocket.

Nilz@sopuli.xyz on 16 Apr 2024 20:30 collapse

It looks that way because he is holding the Game Boy Pocket and not the OG Game Boy

NeptuneOrbit@lemmy.world on 16 Apr 2024 23:03 next collapse

Definite sex slave ambiguity

Bunnylux@lemmy.world on 17 Apr 2024 00:46 next collapse

? Touch grass

Entropywins@lemmy.world on 17 Apr 2024 02:39 collapse

Who sees that and thinks sex slave?

SuperSpruce@lemmy.zip on 17 Apr 2024 22:14 collapse

I’m a nerd and I’d give up both motorcycling and gaming for a girlfriend.

Outtatime@sh.itjust.works on 16 Apr 2024 17:16 next collapse

Pretty sad what the wokesters have done to society.

IchNichtenLichten@lemmy.world on 16 Apr 2024 18:25 next collapse

Boo fucking hoo.

hibsen@lemmy.world on 16 Apr 2024 18:33 next collapse

There’s plenty of porn; I don’t need it trying to sell me a video game.

Mango@lemmy.world on 16 Apr 2024 19:32 collapse

Porn good. Ads bad.

stembolts@programming.dev on 16 Apr 2024 19:30 next collapse

Being woke remains a good thing.

It means being aware of societal challenges that exist and the historical context in which we live.

The alternative is to bury ones head in the sand and say, “Everything is okay, question nothing.”

I am thankful I am not simple enough to fall for the new monthly conservative slur in attempt to supress social awareness and change. It’s coming. The slurs are a silly game for the simple minded.

NewNewAccount@lemmy.world on 16 Apr 2024 19:56 next collapse

Every month they choose a new acronym to be afraid of.

Outtatime@sh.itjust.works on 16 Apr 2024 20:38 collapse

It’s not an acronym

NewNewAccount@lemmy.world on 16 Apr 2024 20:43 collapse

Please don’t be afraid if I say “DEI” or “ESG”. I forget which one scares you guys the most at the moment.

Outtatime@sh.itjust.works on 16 Apr 2024 21:50 collapse

I’m not afraid. You don’t like me?

Honytawk@lemmy.zip on 17 Apr 2024 00:45 collapse

You’re afraid of being woke having empathy

Outtatime@sh.itjust.works on 17 Apr 2024 02:07 collapse

No I’m not.

Outtatime@sh.itjust.works on 16 Apr 2024 20:37 collapse

😂 ok

topinambour_rex@lemmy.world on 17 Apr 2024 22:57 collapse

Better to be asleep than woke. I have a dream, someone said.

Kolanaki@yiffit.net on 16 Apr 2024 20:01 next collapse

These are some of the tamest ads of that era, too.

jenny_ball@lemmy.world on 16 Apr 2024 20:23 next collapse

there was a super Gameboy?

edgemaster72@lemmy.world on 16 Apr 2024 20:36 collapse

It plugged into the SNES so you could play GB games on the TV


Kolanaki@yiffit.net on 16 Apr 2024 20:37 next collapse

It offered color for GB games before the GameBoy Color existed! 😃

jenny_ball@lemmy.world on 16 Apr 2024 20:57 collapse

oh yea now i remember. cool

Nemo@midwest.social on 17 Apr 2024 13:52 collapse

Absolute best way to play Pokemon Red & Blue, IMO.

TheCheddarCheese@lemmy.world on 16 Apr 2024 20:34 next collapse

I watched a whole video essay on these the other day. Companies got away with some wild shit back then

guyrocket@kbin.social on 17 Apr 2024 01:11 collapse

Why not do these today? I think most gamers would laugh, which was the point.

FenrirIII@lemmy.world on 17 Apr 2024 02:13 collapse

Twitter would explode

guyrocket@kbin.social on 17 Apr 2024 02:51 next collapse


ArmokGoB@lemmy.dbzer0.com on 17 Apr 2024 14:22 collapse

Whatever would be said on Xitter would probably be drowned out by neonazi propaganda bots, as is usual nowadays.