Classic RPG (like, proper RPG) Shadowrun was, at one time, not a classic. In 1990, it was a product competing against other products, and had to sell itself. Using videos like this.

If you thought live-action commercials/trailers in 2013 were still occasionally awkward, you may not want to watch this. It is 4:32 of Mr. Awkward pressing his boot to your throat and not letting go.

A Night's Work (Shadowrun promo, 1990) [Michael Ostrokol, via Seamus Byrne]