Good old fashioned publicity.

1 : Anonymous2021/05/18 10:05 ID: nf6ruj
Good old fashioned publicity.
2 : Anonymous2021/05/18 14:31 ID: gykmuvo

Video game advertising used to be a lawless wasteland. I remember reading a copy of OPS2 and their being an entire two page spread of the Cheeky Girls (a musical group everyone fancied) bent over, with white underwear that just said "Eyetoy" on the arse.

That was it, that was the advert. Boom, Marketing budget used. I can't belive people used to fall for these adverts that provided NO information about the product.

Now where did I put my eyetoy?

ID: gykr84y

A quick search of “eyetoy cheeky girls” finds the advert.

ID: gykwtvh

Description was pretty detailed, why would we need to find the advert itself?


ID: gymfdhw

This has so few results that this thread is one of them.

ID: gymafv3

This jogged my memory, and I remembered one, uhhh, inspiring ad from my teens. Searching for "battlecruiser 3000ad nude ad" will reveal the depravity if you dare.

ID: gyl4vnb

You forgot to mention see through shorts and thong.

ID: gylcrxf

This ad was not for information but for brand recognition. Many ads have little to no info about the actual product. But that's not their purpose.

ID: gyll7qv

Often advertising is to get it in to your brain so when you think you need something or someone mentions a company/product that you're like, "Hey, I've heard of that!"

See the Big Lie (how if you've heard of something previously that your mind gives it more credence than something brand new)

ID: gylqngq

"What's hard, six inches and fun to play with on the toilet?"


I am pretty sure I saw that advert in a gaming magazine back in the early nineties.

ID: gylkqsh

What do you mean ? The majority of adverts tell nothing about the actual product and they are just flash.

But I had a friend who would work conventions in the early 2000s as a way to help pay for college. She did E3 a few times as well as the auto show. She would get paid several hundred to several thousands a gig and met her wife at one of the events. She said it was better than her waitress job and any retail job she had worked.

ID: gykq509

OPSM and OPS2M were amazing magazines.

ID: gyl8qy0

Litterally my childhood

ID: gylwacm

Can somebody post that weird ad for Tomb Raider about getting your gf to dress up as Lara Croft? Somebody has to know what I'm talking about

3 : Anonymous2021/05/18 10:56 ID: gyjz2v5

Took me a good minute to even notice they were holding DS’s

ID: gyjzxs8

Oh shit they are

ID: gyk1ey0

I thought it was just a boob joke

ID: gylgv5i

You know I had to double check as well. Though oddly enough I don't think this is a joke about the ladies, but for some reason my eyes are not tracking those DS at all. Is it the angle? The color? The placement? What is going on.

ID: gylyfu2

It's the color

ID: gym7mja

Lack of contrast/lines, same color as the wall. They disappear when you look at the ladies, kinda like something in your blind spot.

ID: gykmjw0

I know. I couldn’t stop staring at Donkey Konga in the background. Awesome game.

ID: gylkky7

First thing I noticed was how god damn tiny the original DS screens are. I dont remember them being that small!

ID: gylyolc

I worked for a long time in a retro video game store and these Generation 1 DS's are a completely different animal to the DS Lite that seems to have been the most popular model. These guys are dinosaurs with their tiny screens and the way the clamshell closure is more like a hamburger because of the way it just stacks the two screens on top of one another.

4 : Anonymous2021/05/18 11:04 ID: gyjzq0b

Hair by Pam Beasley.

ID: gyktfjh

And overplucked eyebrows solidly out of the mid-2000s.

ID: gylt7rf

Yeah now they draw them on to make them bigger and add right angles

5 : Anonymous2021/05/18 20:38 ID: gym4u1h

The one on the right looks like she accepted because of the pay, but didn't realize until now how much sexual harassment was going to be involved.

6 : Anonymous2021/05/18 18:09 ID: gyliudo

Oh yeah I remember some Booth-Babes at various shows. Ex-GF of former mate was one at Cebit Game-Part (WWCL Finals or something? Don’t remember) - the amount of (mostly young) boys taking pictures of various angles of her ass and her cleavage… she had a really really great figure and I think that she was showing more boobs than covered and I think it was really too much for this.

7 : Anonymous2021/05/18 10:47 ID: gyjycra

They don't seem very thrilled to have to do that

ID: gykp141

I feel like they must just feel like all the animal appliances in the Flintstones, who after doing whatever embarrassing, bizarre role they've been force to fill look at that camera and just say "it's a living!"

ID: gykhr17

This was from the era of "booth babes." I went to a number of industry conventions back then and pretty young women were hired to push products (sometimes inferior ones). It was sexist but effective. It became less common and acceptable over time. I'm not actually sure if it still exists.

ID: gykyruh

They absolutely still exist in b2b trade shows. I remember some keurig competitor having booth babes handing out coffee a few years ago.

ID: gyljq84

Here in japan it certainly still is prevalent, for lots of products.

ID: gykpuhv

They’re called cosplayers now.

ID: gylacyv

I went to E3 in 2018 and this was still commonplace

ID: gyldffv

They still had them at EGX when I went in...2013?

ID: gyl1iu3

They never tried BoothBro's did they?

ID: gyl4uaw

Lol yeah E3 was notorious for this in the olden days. Certain magazines would dedicate articles to booth babe coverage.

ID: gyky2tg

I remember seeing lots of hover hands

ID: gykz43o

Did it sell though? I mean how many non journalists saw these women? And then how many consumers saw tas these women ? Hard to imagine any person picking the DS over the PSP because Nintendo has a babe with big boobs during these events while Sony had some old Japanese dude.

ID: gyk21w8

They're not thrilled to invite sexual harassment? You don't say.

ID: gyk4655

Well I did say, because everyone else was just perving out over it. Good day to you.

8 : Anonymous2021/05/18 11:06 ID: gyjzvlo


ID: gyl99jt

Take your upvote and leave

9 : Anonymous2021/05/18 16:46 ID: gyl6hjn

It's hilarious seeing old video game magazines. I remember keeping a couple issues hidden away like PlayBoys because I was worried my mom would go through every single video game magazine I had and look for ads and then take them away from me.

Unsurprisingly, she never once looked at any video game magazine I ever bought.

10 : Anonymous2021/05/18 10:37 ID: gyjxlaw

Sigh... send me to horny jail...

11 : Anonymous2021/05/18 18:31 ID: gylm0x0

This was a weird promo, but not nearly as bad as Playstation's promotion for their portable console.

"PSP: Don't ask for consent."

12 : Anonymous2021/05/18 10:08 ID: gyjvk69

I want that t shirt

13 : Anonymous2021/05/18 14:21 ID: gykldxk

Ah 2005. Good times.

14 : Anonymous2021/05/18 13:45 ID: gykgi4t

Oof, their expressions say it all.

15 : Anonymous2021/05/18 17:27 ID: gylclgy

I can see the regrets on the woman's face at the right.


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