Top 5 Videogame TV Spots
X360 checks out the best videogame advertising around, and we’re not talking digital hoardings, either.
Though it did the eventual title no good at all, with sales rumoured to be under a quarter of a million, we quite enjoyed how succinctly it summed up the whole idea. It’s like Mario Kart, but, y’know, good. It’s a shame more didn’t agree…
4) Gears Of War
For a videogame featuring the slaying of meatheads by some other ones, Gears’ notorious ‘Mad World’ spot thrilled and haunted in equal measure. What’s more, it propelled its score to the top of iTunes’ chart.
3) Red Dead Redemption
Well, any developer with the will to shoot a half-hour ‘short film’ featuring in-game technology, get a Hollywood director in the form of John Hillcoat to direct it and screen the result on television deserves its place here.
2) Resident Evil 3
Developers of mature videogames do face somewhat of a challenge, so far as appealing to its core 18-30 market is concerned. After all, stick a decapitation into Super Sunday football and you’re in instant hot water.
The solution? To pen a warning pointing out how a single frame of action is all they can show, then tantalisingly flash it across the screen. Genius…
1) Halo: Reach
Naturally, Microsoft’s latest offering tops our list, offering that crucial emotional hook to complement those anonymous Spartans, with their masks and indiscriminate violence. Basically, it’s the entire game in the space of one on-screen minute. We could make a joke here, but frankly have welled up too much. Sniff.
So, what are your favourites?