Visceral Proves Your Mom Hates Dead Space 2

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Hahahaha that is awesome.

I think my own mother would probably react to the worst scenes with "Well that's really pleasant" or "He doesn't look very nice".

Whether or not this is a good idea since it'll reinforce the violent games for kids stereotype....who knows. But it's still funny.

FinalHeart95:
Best. Ad. Campaign. Ever.

Seriously, they took the very thing that most would use AGAINST video games, and used it to their advantage. Brilliant.

Either that or they gave fox news a great set of clips to take out of context and rail against violent games. Them asking what your mom think implies a younger audience that they're advertising to as well. SO KIDS TELL YOUR PARENTS, BUY ME DEADSPACE OR GO TO HELL!

GoGo_Boy:
/facepalm about all the people getting angry about this video.

You really don't understand it? You don't understand how this could be a good advertisement? And it's not funny because your mothers don't care what you play?

What the fuck, internet became serious business again or what?
It's a joke, nothing more. And a good one at that. Pull that stick out of your asses.

THaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaank you!

OT: hilarious, well done. I wonder if the Dante's inferno marketing guys had a hand in this? (Mediocre game, Great PR)

emeraldrafael:
Well, its a good thing I never cared what my mother thought when it came to my choices.

Anyway, I was only hoping that it would go "some thought it was awful, some thought it was horrible, and all hated it. Except for one, who thought it was AWESOME." XD

I.E.D.:
When my mom saw me playing Dead Space she asked me if the poor disfigured people in the game could be cured of their terrible condition, rather than being shot. I was left speechless. My mom is awesome.

I rmemeber mine walked in and said something to me about about a game. She had asked me in inFamous if I needed to be a competely douche and lightning bolt everyone I saw in the street. I looked at her and just said well... yeah... but then its not as much fun. Then I let her choose whether she watned to save someone or fry someone and she chose the latter.

My mom is awesome like that.

Since my mom was sadistically laughing after walking in while I ran with a car above my head down a sidewalk in Prototype, I think she'd chose fry. Awesome parents are awesome.

Marik2:

Gigaguy64:

Marik2:
LOL this was really funny XD

The EA team sure knows how to market games, but not so much in making them good...just mediocre.

Im pretty sure they did this for the lulz.

What other reaction did they expect form "Moms taken from the conservative heart of America"?
:P

And i have high hopes for DS2, i need to download the demo.

Played the demo and it doesnt wow me...

Didnt like the first game and I dont think Im gonna like this one either.

They just took the resident evil route with "this game isnt scary so lets just make it action packed"

No?
Oh well, i loved the first one.
The story is really interesting and i love the style of the environment/character.
Though it is disappointing that its not really "Scary".
First one did manage to make me jump several times though.

Gigaguy64:

Marik2:

Gigaguy64:

Im pretty sure they did this for the lulz.

What other reaction did they expect form "Moms taken from the conservative heart of America"?
:P

And i have high hopes for DS2, i need to download the demo.

Played the demo and it doesnt wow me...

Didnt like the first game and I dont think Im gonna like this one either.

They just took the resident evil route with "this game isnt scary so lets just make it action packed"

No?
Oh well, i loved the first one.
The story is really interesting and i love the style of the environment/character.
Though it is disappointing that its not really "Scary".
First one did manage to make me jump several times though.

To me a couple of "jumps" isnt scary, its just surprising.

And it seems they're not even gonna try to be scary and just go with the action packed bandwagon.

YOU ARE THE ONLY ONE WHO CAN STOP THEM

Awesome ad campaign, great to see somebody pushing the envelope.

Epic troll is epic! lmao that's a great marketing scheme

I respect Visceral SO much for this, hilarious.

I'll be picking up a copy of my demonic mind altering weapon ASAP

So conservatives are pissed off, WHO CARES?!

The target audience isn't conservative mums, so what was the point of...

Oh wait, trying to appeal the to the "rebellious" teenagers.

I thought that Dead Space 2 might actually be good, at least I know not to preorder now.

Dr. McD:
So conservatives are pissed off, WHO CARES?!

The target audience isn't conservative mums, so what was the point of...

Oh wait, trying to appeal the to the "rebellious" teenagers.

I thought that Dead Space 2 might actually be good, at least I know not to preorder now.

How does this ad reflect the quality of the game?

How ignorant are these people? Seriously. They seem to have a problem with realising what is reality and what is fantasy. I dont get it.

My mum loves these sort of games and shes not even a gamer. She loves Resident Evil just because of the story line. I think alot of parents would love games if they werent so narrow minded about it. Also, that last woman, Lol. Thats all I have to say.

EDIT: Oh and from the previews in this ad the game looks a little too action packed for me. I was hoping for more of the slow torturous gameplay in Dead Space 1. Ill probably rent this before I buy it now.

Unimpressed. My mother hates all games, so she'll hate Dead Space 2 regardless of the content.

its not a game... its a mind numbing, mind altering, demonic weapon.
That is totally the meaning of a game, good campaign.

Marik2:

Gigaguy64:

Marik2:

Played the demo and it doesnt wow me...

Didnt like the first game and I dont think Im gonna like this one either.

They just took the resident evil route with "this game isnt scary so lets just make it action packed"

No?
Oh well, i loved the first one.
The story is really interesting and i love the style of the environment/character.
Though it is disappointing that its not really "Scary".
First one did manage to make me jump several times though.

To me a couple of "jumps" isnt scary, its just surprising.

And it seems they're not even gonna try to be scary and just go with the action packed bandwagon.

YOU ARE THE ONLY ONE WHO CAN STOP THEM

Ditto, once I got to my second play-through and realized the spawn points never change, as well as having a fully upgraded pulse rifle, it became more of a game of looking for shit to manually disassemble in the most efficient manner possible.

Lol hilarious. The mom who said it wasn't a game was the best. I wonder if they told them the REAL truth afterward. And come on people, it's a joke. It's not aimed at kids who would buy it because Mom hates it, it's aimed at older people who would get it and find it funny. And there is so much elbow room in the M rating it might be just fine for 13 yr olds. Hell, Far Cry 2 got an M and that's about as tame as it can get.

FinalHeart95:
Best. Ad. Campaign. Ever.

Seriously, they took the very thing that most would use AGAINST video games, and used it to their advantage. Brilliant.

Um...we all know that supreme court end-of-video-games-as-we-know-it thing is still going on RIGHT??? Worst. Timing. Ever.

Alphakirby:

FinalHeart95:
Best. Ad. Campaign. Ever.

Seriously, they took the very thing that most would use AGAINST video games, and used it to their advantage. Brilliant.

Um...we all know that supreme court end-of-video-games-as-we-know-it thing is still going on RIGHT??? Worst. Timing. Ever.

Who cares about looking like a mature, sane industry when there's money to be made and booth babes to proxy-molest? Now quick, we need Havok Physics on the boobs!

Internet Kraken:

Kurai Angelo:

Internet Kraken:
Am I the only one who would feel immature playing this game now? Like I'm just doing it to spite my parents? It makes me feel like some preteen who tries to be edgy just to get a rise out of people.

Yes you are. Get off your high horse, find the video funny and play the damn game.

How am I on a high horse for expressing my feeling about the video? It makes me feel immature, like I'd be playing the game just to offend my mother.

Maybe you should stop insulting people for having differing opinnions.

I think he was less saying you shouldn't express your feelings for the ad. I think he was talking about how you sounded like you were saying " Man I must be too mature for this because it's marketed at rebellious 13 year olds. " Sounds like those people who say they're too mature for videogames as a whole.

I liked the video alot. Seemed to be a parody of those bible belt parents who hate on almost everything " For the children "

My mother would definitely hate this. She's a nurse, and hates being reminded of the macabre nature of her job.

Sorry, Visceral, but in it, the player has guns, making it no scarier than any shooter. Still, for an action game, it looks interesting (I enjoy having to aim somewhere other than the head, for once).

I doubt that ALL moms would hate it (They did say they were in the middle of conservative infested lands). That's like going to a religious congregation and asking what people feel about atheism.

For example, my mother is perfectly understanding of the artistic merits of gaming. Her boyfriend, on the other hand, hates gaming (and is super conservative). Best day ever when I turned 18 and moved out, lemme tell ya.

laxduck:

dathwampeer:

laxduck:

If you put it in front of a national TV audience you are begging for someone to be offended by it. And honestly it shouldn't be hard to look at the ad from a different point of view than your own and see that. Think about a family watching a football game on a Saturday afternoon and her 12 year old now thinks this is the coolest thing ever. He's dying to have this game. Now either the mom has to be the bad guy and tell the kid he can't have the game or she has to cave and buy the M rated game for a kid who shouldn't be playing it.

It isn't a good ad for national television. Too large and varied of an audience for this type of advertising. Heck, if it was on G4 TV then I wouldn't even be saying all this. Look beyond yourself and your point of view and take into consideration all the other people in a national television audience.

I would imagine it's set for a 9 water shedding. Or whatever the equivalent American thing is.

If not then the people who run the advert are at fault. Not the people who made it.

Forgive my ignorance but what is "9 water shedding"? I googled it and got nothing useful. However, in America, companies have to buy ad space to run an ad during an NFL game. It's the company's decision when to run the ad, not the network. If it runs during a football game, it ran because the company wanted to and wanted to badly enough to pay pretty well.

In the UK a water shedding is the time an advert or film/tv series is allowed to show. This case at 9.

If something has questionable content, even an ad. It's not usually shown until late on.

lacktheknack:
What the hell was the point of that?!

Seriously... couldn't they have done something better than prove that mothers don't like bloody horror games?

I agree, whether it's a joke or not how can we be taken seriously as a medium if we allow ourselves to be seen with such poor taste?

My mother isn't really into video games besides the Burnout series but if Dead Space 2 was an movie she would be all over it. But she has seen me play the demo and she sorta liked it but like I said if it was a movie she would have been all over it.

Jp21:

lacktheknack:
What the hell was the point of that?!

Seriously... couldn't they have done something better than prove that mothers don't like bloody horror games?

I agree, whether it's a joke or not how can we be taken seriously as a medium if we allow ourselves to be seen with such poor taste?

Why? Comics, books and films have run advertisements that emphasize violence, just look at this cover for kick-ass

How is this any different?

Jp21:

lacktheknack:
What the hell was the point of that?!

Seriously... couldn't they have done something better than prove that mothers don't like bloody horror games?

I agree, whether it's a joke or not how can we be taken seriously as a medium if we allow ourselves to be seen with such poor taste?

As far as I can tell movies are still a respected medium

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Lighten up people, your reminding me of all the people in the thread about the Korean kid dieing in the gaming cafe who were acting like Fox News was going to run a special report on it. :p

FinalHeart95:
Best. Ad. Campaign. Ever.

Seriously, they took the very thing that most would use AGAINST video games, and used it to their advantage. Brilliant.

I'm more partial to destruction in my game adds. Especially when you set up your own APC to do this.

Stupid ad. And besides, my Mom loves Dead Space. She says it reminds her of Alien, which was her favourite movie when she was my age. She got Dead Space: Extraction for the wii and loved it then she borrowed my PS3 so she could play Dead Space 1.

Thunderhorse31:
Methinks that if you're marketing a Mature game meant to be played by adults, your target audience wouldn't give two shits if their moms approve or not.

Nice try anyway, Visceral. I'll be getting this regardless.

notice how most of the moms looked about 60+
meaning to the norm their kids would be around 19+

I just hope that this means some under 18s won't be allowed to play the game cus mommy won't buy it for them.

Well, this reminds me I should finish Dead Space. Also, correct me if I'm wrong, but did that mom say the word "fireful"?

By the way, why is everyone getting so worked up over the advert? If those moms tell their kids they can't get the game, that doesn't mean it will ruin the industry. For one, most likely their children aren't old enough and shouldn't be playing the game in the first place. Secondly, if their children are old enough, then their mothers have no real power to deny them that game. They can say no, but since they're old enough, they can still go and get the game. I fail to see how that would hurt the industry. People will still buy the game, and some won't. It's the same with every game. How would this advert affect that in any way? I find it somewhat absurd; this whole notion of the industry being hurt by something like this. Those 200 or so kids that probably won't be getting the game probably shouldn't be playing in the first place.

I see the clips and think "mediocre action-horror fps". I see the clips and think about the person whose job it was to design the texture and physics behavior of the mutant's vomit. It's morally equivalent to "Barbie Swan Lake" to me--just pixels on a screen. That's just me, after being raised on Doom and Duke Nukem.

This is internet humor. Murder, horrible disfigurement, the taking of innocence by things one cannot un-see, etc. are funny and/or entertaining. If you don't think so, you're a Bible-thumping old woman. I get it.

What only a couple posters seem to care about (if those were real mothers in the video, which I doubt), is that some people were genuinely saddened and hurt by what they saw. Even if it was staged, I am still supposed to laugh while unsuspecting people are abruptly exposed to disturbing and grotesque images. No. I laughed for a moment, and then I noticed the expressions and actually considered the "mothers" and their experience.

Is it so hard to imagine that someone who sees horribly mutated people-like things exploding in a haze of their own blood might be emotionally moved or even hurt by the sight? I don't want to look down on people who believe that images can inherently mean something, or laugh at people who grieve over graphic and tragic death.

Someone might say "lighten up, it's just a joke, an advertisement for a game". Hmm.

I just wanna give Visceral a great big hug......on second thought no I don't

hilarious :)

I'm not gonna lie. I needed a moment to recover after that hilarity. Kudos to those brilliant minds behind this. Ad campaigns don't get much better than this.

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