I may never drink Pepsi again. Not because of its new, terrible, and—as of press time—pulled Kendall Jenner “resistance”-themed advertisement, but because it’s a trash soda that makes it feel like my teeth are about to fall out. Besides, co-opting the movements of the counter culture is an advertising tradition that,…
Yesterday, popular YouTuber Philip DeFranco uploaded a video where he claimed that YouTube was ‘shutting down’ his channel due to guideline violations that included ‘excessive strong language.’ Since then, panic and confusion have struck the YouTube world, with some wondering if this is the start of an excessive clamp…
While these may not have been the kind of massive, expensive car ads that get on national/international TV (this is just for Northern California), it’s still interesting seeing such a big company test the waters in appealing directly to the “cosplayer looking for new, compact Japanese car” market.
Every year, when a new tech product is announced, the world divides into two kinds of people: people who line up to buy the New Shiny Thing, and people who rant about how New Shiny Thing sucks. Both of those groups of people are chumps. Loyalty to a brand—whether it’s love or hatred—is a poison that makes you stupid.
The Chinese government issued a new set of tough guidelines that are bound to radically change advertising in the country.
Vault Boy probably hopes you’re willing to swipe right.
Nintendo launched a new affiliate program yesterday for YouTubers that, on paper sounds like a good thing. It's a way to let YouTubers make money off their Nintendo-related videos on YouTube, after all. But if you look at the finer details, things don't look so great.
Back in the early 2000s one company ruled when it came to getting attention. From pigeons trained to ruin Wimbledon to people paid to change their names to Turok, Acclaim was the king of press-baiting PR.
It's been almost a year since I stopped watching trailers. And I couldn't be happier. That's worth considering if you're losing your mind about an 88-second trailer for a Star Wars movie that won't be out for another 12 months.
The new live action trailer for Sunset Overdrive features plenty of explosions, but the real star is the lead's absurd hairstyle:
A menacing ROB stars in the first advertisement for the Nintendo Entertainment System:
Coca-Cola is selling League of Legends-themed bottles and cans in South Korea, where the League of Legends world championship will be held.
Watch a very young Jack Black describe the thrilling adventures awaiting in Pitfall:
Fabulous—EA asked top NFL draft picks like Jadeveon Clowney and Johnny Manziel to guess their ratings in Madden 15, and then told them what their ratings actually were:
New commercial promoting the free to play Adventure Time Battle Party. Anyone choosing to play as Lemongrab should go on some kind of watchlist, right?
It's a dispiriting law of nature, but everything in pop culture eventually grows old and starts to lose its edge. Thankfully, corporate sponsors are always ready to step up and put a stop to this uncontrollable slide towards obsolescence. That, or just make it worse.
Today in Dallas, June 19 in Phoenix, and June 21 In Los Angeles it'll be possible to use Uber to request a ride from Optimus Prime:
Vintage Playstation advertisement.
Vinatge Metroid Fusion advertisement.
What do this original Kinect and Wii Balance Board have in common? Aside from a general irrelevance to video games in 2014, they've also come together to bring us the hoverboarding future that the real world has sadly failed to deliver.