Live Action Video Game Commercials

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  1. Jacky

    Jacky PSLS Level: Silver

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    what do you think of them?
     
  2. Jacky

    Jacky PSLS Level: Silver

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    ok I don't know about you guys but these live action commercials for games are annoying as hell, if I see a commercial for a game I want to see the ACTUAL GAMEPLAY, I want to see the ACTUAL GAME so I know what to expect, not some random actor or group of actors, doing a live action rendition of it. I mean how the hell is that gonna help in my decision making? it's pointless, and more and more of them are appearing on tv. whatever happened to just showing the damn game?!
     
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    Sounds like someone saw the new Second Son commercial. Am I right? Lol.

    I dunno. I think commercials and trailers are two separate things, with slightly different purposes. Something like a live-action TV commercial is simply made to get attention, and the live action aspect of it helps to appeal to a broader audience (namely, non-gamers). It just puts the word out there that Game X exists (or will in the near future), leaving it up to the viewers to say, "Hey, this looks interesting. I should try to find out more about it." From there, full trailers and the like can be looked up for more details on the game.

    It's not like they exclusively make these kinds of commercials, with no other form of promotion of new games' features and whatnot. Trailers, interviews, gameplay footage, etc. are released for the purpose of informing those interested of what they can expect from the games, and in most cases, there are plenty of them released in due time. Commercials are just an entry point to lead people to the other information.
     
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    nope, never saw the second son commercial, didn't want too, I'm way to annoyed with live action commercials. so I avoid them. I have yet to see a commercial with actual gameplay footage on tv from all the tv channels I watch.
     
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    I thought the PlayStation All Stars commercials were hilarious!

     
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    As of late, all the Sony commercials have been awesome. Atleast they are no longer things like this (which creeped me the hell out)

     

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