Recent shooter had a bunch of brand name stuff everywhere. Homefront, IIRC. There was so much branded merchandise that it does the opposite of bothering you for the sake of immersion. When it's only one or two brand names and everything else is made up, that's when it's bad.
One of the DLC is named "The Signal". As Alan gets a call on his Verizon phone he comments that he shouldn't be getting a call. There wouldn't be any kind of a signal out there.
And of course Verizon ads everywhere during the main game.
I really wanted to get a pair of Soap Shoes after playing SA2 as a kid. Never did though, which is probably a good thing. I'd have broken a leg, I bet.
Pikmin 2 wasn't advertising. No company paid nintendo a dime for that. They just wanted to have real world items in the game.
I think it gave the game a good feel, seeing the ship examine items you've seen in real life and it trying to interoperate their function.
It wouldn't have been the same with generic fake logos.
Duracell had the rabbit first.
They forgot to renew the trademark in the US and energizer snapped it up. It's still the duracell bunny in every other country but the US.
>re-release doesn't have them
>and it doesn't have the original music
>except on IOS and Android
>Walk into FUCKING FOODMAXX
>Pick up some bananas
>Instead of the Dole sticker there's a Super Monkey Ball sticker instead
>Pick up some more bananas at FUCKING FOODMAXX
>Instead of the the Chiquita sticker there's a sticker of Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong
>I never did play the third game.
Me neither, don't even know the platform. I did play the mobile version in the waiting corridor of a hospital. 30 minutes later, I was pretty sure I could be interned in the terminal cancer ward.
>Mother brought me those games one day because she knew someone at BK and got them for free
That was the coolest fucking birthday present ever. I don't care if they were blatant advertising, they were fun. Especially that kart racing game.
>Game has product placement for product that no longer exists
This was all over SSX 3.
>dat silver arrow
>using black shyguy with black GLA and gold tires and gold glider
Niggas be jelly.
I got Sneak King years back for a middle school project. It was a "Burger King Holiday Gift Box" that had coupons, a gift card, and the game.
Actually pretty proud of that project, since I got an A for it and because of how nice I made it. And I still have it plus its contents.
>It was 1997. I was 17-years-old makin $200.00 p/h sliding around on shoes. I was getting on TV. I received free clothes, free shoes, & free booze. I was staring in national & international sales-commercials. Went on tour. And banged tons of hot Soap groupies.
This video is a few of my favorite clips that I seemed together. Most of this footage is random clips (1996-1999ish) that Soap was never able to use; as it was recorded in Hi-8 format rather than HD.
Anyways, this vid is dedicated to all my fans out there. A very Special-Thank-You to all of you who continue the "SPORT" of Soaping--You know who you are! Much love!
Keep slidin' boyz!
This game has been nothing but a letdown so far, but I still felt ill after coming across these last night.
Are you telling me chris bores lied?
It's literally blading without the wheels.
There are still people on this very site who think video games were exclusively kids toys in the 80s.
How many pairs of JNCOs did you have, son?
I liked this game though, it was at least charming and innocent.
Also, Burger King has always been better than Mcdonalds especially in the past decade when McD went to pure shit with the McCafe garbage.
When I was a kid there was a big department store near me that held some sort of shillfest for this game in its parking lot. This was one of the first games I played and really enjoyed it.
Honestly I'm surprised they never tried it again. I assume it just simply wasn't profitable enough, but even then, the games on their own were decent considering their origin. Nobody expected much, but they at least killed an afternoon.
Heelys' owner actually bought Soap shoes, and hybrid Heelys/Soap shoes were made.
One of the unlockables for DMC2 were clothing by Diesel
>You priced your book at 97 dollars are you out of your fucking mind?
>Yeah, because it is a print-on-demand company (Meaning that only 1 copy is printed per order, no overstock) and because of the larger size (8x10) and that it is full-color, the base cost alone in $37, plus all the publishing fees, and dealing with 3rd partys like amazon, etc. the lowest we could release the paperback for was 86, and that makes no royalties, at 97 I make 11 dollars per copy. Funny enough, I make more (percentage wise) royalties on the kindle e-book version which is only $9.99. But, you also have to remember that the 97$ full-color deluxe version is actually 4 books in one; my journey, where is ryan now?, 10 top-secret tips & the new soap shoes tricktionary version 2.0, so for the price its more than worth it. The secret information that I put into this work will change your life. in actuality this is more than a novel, its an information product, so it has to be priced a lil higher
>The secret information that I put into this work will change your life
I knew a kid that shattered his fucking arm when a rock got caught in his Heelys, he caught himself to avoid breaking his face but his arm broke in two places from the momentum.
i must be a sucker but i thought it was awesome when you were able to go to real places in crazy taxi
My older brother told me about these crazy shoes you could grind on rails with in the 90's. I always jumped on and off of things, tried to run up trees, and do 360's (like we all did), so I lost my shit when he told me.
But they must have not sold them nearby because I never actually saw them. I remember Heelys becoming massively popular, though.
Remember the knockoffs? Imagine trying to look cool in these.
>Yeah, for the first five minutes you play it at a friend's house.
Not him, but arcade games like that are great for many short plays. You aren't meant to be playing for hours on end.
I never said I didn't like it.
It's just boring after driving to every destination five times in 20 minutes.
This is coming from someone whose favorite game is THPS and likes to 100% the game with every character. I'm down to like 22 minutes a character.
I thought it was good.
I remember jumping off a bridge and going under a ufo, shit was cash money.
you'd be surprised
because pikmin is a kid's game it probably wouldn't be an issue, but if you put it into a violent game of some kind, the company would probably not like their product being displayed next to anything negative and sue them into oblivion
Jet Moto was probably the first time I encountered in-game advertising.
That or 2 Xtreme with those fucking Doritos trucks that will get in your way.
>Nintenbabbies will still get mad at Sony for a coke ad and MS for Dewritos ads
ITS OK WHEN NINTENDO DOES IT
Free advertising and law suit money and PR for your product for people going crazy and defending how you'd sue like that getting even MORE recognition?
Why WOULDN'T they sue.
this was by far the worst of the three but it's also the most memorable
Dave Mirra BMX had the slim jim guy
This is some of the best, possibly even only good vidya advertising I can think of. It contributes to the game in a positive way, by giving you familiar, recognizable "treasure" to find, driving home the point that you're exploring the remains of Earth.
It's not even that it's okay when Nintendo does it. The Mercedes MK8 cars were jarring and out of place. Pikmin 2 was just the opposite.
The greatest thing about this advertisement is that it was not added in the game solely to become one.
The game already was created with sonic shoes that could slide down rails, at the time in America Soap shoes were taking off and they contacted Sega with the happy coincidence. They simply changed the texture of the shoes and added in the Soap signs and wala.