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No Man’s Sky Being investigated after misleading advertisements

No Man’s Sky from Hello Game’s had the Internet swooning after an impressive demonstration at 2014’s Electronic Entertainment Expo. The game’s designer Sean Murray promised an experience like no other. The space exploration game featured over 18 quintillion procedurally generated planets, unique procedurally generated life and promised unlimited exploration. When No Man’s Sky was finally released in early […]

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Skittles responds to Trump Jr.’s tweet: ‘Skittles are candy. Refugees are people’

Skittles aren’t happy with human dumpster fire Donald Trump Jr., son of Republican presidential nominee and noted bigot, Donald Trump. Trump Jr. took to Twitter to share a meme comparing killer skittles to the ongoing Syrian refugee debate. It’s an interesting choice of analogy. Skittles executive Denis Young caught wind of the Tweet and instantly rejected […]

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Mattress company’s 9/11 ‘Twin Tower sale’ ad is offensive and tasteless

The competition for worst ad of the year if over and it’s only September. Texas mattress company Miracle Mattress released a repulsive, tasteless ad which parodies 9/11 – you know, the incredibly tragic terrorist attack which killed thousands of people. The advertisement is for a “Twin Tower” sale. Mattresses are stacked up (like towers) and […]

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‘Boats N’ Hoes’ realtor parody is tremendously crummy

Here’s a great example of a parody gone wrong. One of the best moments from the 2008 comedy Step Brothers is when Dale and Brennan show off their latest business idea “Prestige Worldwide” by revealing a music video ‘Boats N’ Hoes.’ The idea is a disaster, as the duo eventually crash the boat, but the song is […]

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Spike Jonze’s insane Kenzo World commercial breaks convention

Director Spike Jonze is known for putting his own personal stamp on his one-of-a-kind projects. He’s created incredibly unique and interesting visuals concepts for Her, Being John Malkovich and Adaptation. Jonze’s strength at capturing emotion is a gift, which is why it comes to no surprise a commercial he directed for Kenzo World is stellar. You’re probably used […]

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Gym advertisement with childish fat joke unsurprisingly receives criticism

Fitness advertisements can be tough to create, considering the sensitivity regarding weight loss. Jokes shouldn’t be attempted at the expense of physical appearance. One English gym didn’t even try to be considerate to the topic, posting an ad which has received criticism for fat-shaming. Fit4less, a Derbyshire gym, created an ad campaign featuring an ill-advised […]

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Mercedes pulls misleading “self-driving” car commercial

Mercedes has pulled an advertisement for the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class after advertising the vehicle as a self-driving car, a claim which wasn’t 100% true. According to Jalopnik, an advertisement was removed following complaints to the FTC over a commercial which described the car having a self-driving feature. The spot showed a driver lift his hands off […]

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Nintendo turns back time in NES Classic Edition ad

Nintendo is dipping into some sweet nostalgia in their latest advertisement for the upcoming NES Classic Edition. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAGVilt3Rls The gaming company released a new spot for the mini-console, which is a micro version of the Nintendo Entertainment System with 30 games built-in. The console has HD graphics and comes in at a reasonable $59.99. In […]

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‘Girls’ star Lena Dunham joins call to remove guns from Jason Bourne posters

Posters for the upcoming spy movie Jason Bourne are the latest Hollywood advertisements to draw ire for its depiction of violence. Tami Sagher, who’s a producer on the hit HBO series Girls, took a picture of the Jason Bourne ads, where the titular character is holding a gun. In the advertisement, the gun the character holds is […]

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Jonah Hill is intentionally superbad in captivating, weird sneaker ad

This is my kind of ad. Actor Jonah Hill, best known for roles in Superbad and The Wolf of Wall Street, teamed up with Reebok and the skateboard company Palace to create an ad so intentionally terrible, it’s incredible. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXoRZfClf0Q Hill pretends to be at a Palace location, while clearly, he’s standing in front of a green screen. His […]

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D’Angelo Russell pokes fun at Nick Young saga in Foot Locker ad

D’Angelo Russell had some sage advice for Ben Simmons as he prepares to enter the NBA: get rid of your phone. In a hilarious new ad from Foot Locker, Simmons is looking for advice from last year’s draft class stars. Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns tells him drafting doesn’t mean anything unless you put in the […]

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Donald Trump Japanese parody advertisement defies explanation

You know you’ve made something brilliant when it’s both amazing, confusing and intoxicating. That’s exactly what YouTube’s Mike Diva did when he decided to make a Japanese-styled Donald Trump commercial. It’s one of the most bizarre things you’ll ever see. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbM6WbUw7Bs The ad defies explanation, but I’ll try my best. In the spot, we’re shown […]

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Ugly fish represent investigative journalism in creative, weird ad

Sometimes journalism, like deep sea fish, ain’t pretty. In a new spot for Veja magazine, the right-wing Brazillian publication wants viewers to know the ocean is just like investigative journalism. How do they illustrate this metaphor? The deeper you go down the ocean, the uglier the fish get. That’s supposed to parallel investigative journalism, as […]

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The latest ‘Mighty No. 9′ trailer shows how not to advertise a video game

The upcoming video game Mighty No. 9 had gamers excited as Keiji Inafune, the long-time designer of the iconic Mega Man series, was going to bring a Mega Man styled platformer back to consoles and computers. A Kickstarter was launched in 2013 raising nearly $4 million. Unfortunately, fatigued fans have seen the game be delayed time and time again. With the game […]

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