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Wacky Nintendo game advertisement


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Who would have thought that Guitar Hero would be available for the palm-sized Nintendo DS gaming system? Well, friends, Guitar Hero: On Tour is indeed available and Nintendo/Activision have produced a very strange video proving this to the consumer. Says Engadget of the video:
If [this commercial] doesn't make you want to impale yourself on the nearest sharp object, nothing will.
To which I say (quoting actual lyrics from the commercial):
Wiggle it like a madman!

Was that an attempt at “funny because its so awful”?
I don’t think it worked. Its just bad.
My honest guess is that whoever made this commercial thinks that it is an accurate portrayal of genuine coolness." There is a geek somewhere with a clipboard who's real memory from his traumatic high school years have been repressed and replaced with scenes from 80s rocker films and MTV music videos. He's got a case of blueballs so bad that his brain is frying and he now thinks that the movie scenes were his actual high school years. Molly Ringwald, Emilio Estevez, Robert Downey Jr., Tom Cruise and everyone else from "The Brat Pack" rolled up and squeezed into his tiny little brain.

So sad. So sad.
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Big black shape with eyes of fire
Telling people their desire
Satan's sitting there, he's smiling
Watches those flames get higher and higher
Oh no, no, please God help me
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that was about 2 1/2 minutes too long.. i just got a DS, and I now know the one game i dont want to play. Am i the only person that isn't into guitar hero? i guess, by actually knowing how to play the guitar ... anything else is pointless... you should also find a vid from that south park episode where stan's dad is trying to play.
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Har Har Har! That was so needles-in-eyes awful, reminded me of those Nerf ads during Saturday morning cartoons..."Beat That!"

I'm going to start randomly screaming, "WHOA, that's even worse than The Fire!" at my co-workers now.
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seekshelter, I've been playing guitar for a long time, and I still have fun with the game. There so different, that it doesn't really take away from either activity.
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I'm a sucker for "so stupid it's funny." It worked on me. And I totally want to play this game, I was thrilled when I found out it would work on my 'old-school' non-Lite DS.
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Althought the game itself looks fun and innovative, the commercial itself looks terrible. It is a commercial which reminds me of the corny commercials made in the early 90's advertising such things as video games, board games, and toys. The central message of the commericals would always imply that once you buy the product you will become the character which the toy or game is based on. I am saddened that such a commercial exists. I hope viewers will see past the commercial and decide if the game itself is worth buying.
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blueballs? geez.

Are people here so self-absorbed they can't figure out the instructional video is intended for a way younger audience?

The kid starts out kinda uncertain, kinda geeky. Guitar hero for DS? Not cool. The rocker starts out cool. By the end of the video, by playing the game, they've switched places. The geeky kid's now the hot rocker dude, and the rocker is Liza Minelli.

A little tongue-in-cheek, but also very subtle persuasion.
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Huuuuge load of crap...
"seekshelter, I’ve been playing guitar for a long time, and I still have fun with the game. There so different, that it doesn’t really take away from either activity."
...sound like an ad spy..I play guitar too, this clip just make me want to go even further from that game..(after drinking a dozen liters of beer)
That reminds me of the name of a history book about the punk music : "please kill me"
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Milo thinks I'm an adspy. Haha. Whatever, I've been playing guitar since I was 12, and I've been into videogames since before that, and Guitar Hero is just too much fun to skip on.

I just usually get frustrated when people use the "I can't get into guitar hero, probably because I can actually play a real guitar" excuse. Usually said in a condescending tone. It's probably just because they suck at Guitar Hero.

But seriously. A guitar is an instrument, Guitar Hero is a rhythm video game (not too different from DDR) They're totally different.

Also, I bet you're paying up to 60% more on your car insurance than you need to. If you head to the Geico website, I'm sure you can find a better deal!
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I've said it before, and I'll say it again.

TUCK YOUR THUMB IN WHEN MAKING THE HANDS OF ROCK. It is not rock or cool to make the sign language sign for "I love you"

Generation gaps... geez
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Also, Jake:

I say the very thing you don't like about guitar hero all the time. I have played guitar for over 19 years. I play professionally in 2 touring projects and as a studio musician... and my experience is that guitar hero is harder for me than for people who don't actually play guitar. Here's why I think it is:

As a real musician, I anticipate playing all of the notes of a song. Guitar Hero, especially on the lower level, gives you a very low % of the actual notes to play. So instead of playing the real notes... I have to figure out which ones Guitar Hero wants me to play. It's much like knowing a dance routine and then being asked on the fly to perform only selected parts of that routine.

The game is enjoyable enough, I guess... but I really only do well on the harder settings. Just thought I would add my take on why people who play guitar may complain about guitar hero.

Cheers-
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Jason, good point. I can understand that argument. I definitely agree that it's most fun to play on the harder setting because it's closer to "playing" the whole song, because of the amount of notes used, yes.

I'm definitely not professional, but I still know my way around the guitar, but I'm not as critical while playing the game. I guess I've always just seen it as a timing thing and focused more on the colors i'm supposed to hit.
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Jake-

Fair enough. I have found that I have more fun with the game after a few drinks. I should also point out that some of the videos of kids playing the really really difficult settings for some of the speed metal songs are very impressive.

I've often wondered how they would fair at actually playing the songs on a guitar, b/c at that level they've really accomplished the most difficult parts of playing the quicker more staccato stuff.
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Actually, I thought that was pretty funny. At first you just want the singer to die horribly. You have to stay with it to appreciate how it purposefully becomes self-parody.
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