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Doritos iPad parody

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Doritos iPad parody

Doritos is the last company that would come to mind when making an iPad parody video.  But then again, we should have seen this coming since Doritos is known for their viral commercials.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgqnOqfehJE

Can’t blame Doritos for trying to be as technologically advanced as Apple by just creating a bigger version of their original product.

Viral Marketing – Samsung Understands It

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Viral Marketing – Samsung Understands It

To promote their new ST550 digital camera, Samsung has released a video that teaches kids how to take those sexy, gangster, cool, or emo photos.  Even if your hideous looking, you too can use these same tricks that MySpacer’s have been using since they learned how to take pics of themselves.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcbZ0v8Mpvk

Fairytale Fights viral video

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Here’s the viral-ish video for Fairytale Fights.  It features 3 pornstars and not much gameplay footage.  I’m not sure why Playlogic or its marketing team decided to hire pornstars.  It didn’t make the video any sexier or more viral.  It’s just three people acting out a scene. Ok, well one throws a bra, big whoop.

Fairytale Fights comes out next week, October 27th.  Here is our preview from PAX 2009 if the video above made you interested.

Assassins Creed: Linage (Live Action Trailer)

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It seems like Ubisoft is taking a page right out of the Bungie/Microsoft Viral Marketing book.

  1. Make a live action short film based off of your video game
  2. Post it in three parts onto YouTube
  3. ???
  4. Profit

It worked for both Halo 3 and ODST.  I still love watching those films over and over. Something that brings the game to life.  Something that makes you want to see an actual live action movie, but hope they don’t and keep it short filmed and straight-to-web.

I can see high sales figures for Assassins Creed 2 from this high quality trailer. The first of 3 parts of the short film hits the web on Oct. 27th. Then the following two parts leading up to the release of Assassins Creed 2.

Nobody came to this guy's Windows 7 party – Sells party pack on eBay

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Not sure if you have heard, but a while ago Microsoft was inviting people to sign-up to be chosen to host a Windows 7 party.  It was a viral marketing campaign full of fail right from the start. I mean, look at the “inviting” video below.

Some people actually opted in for a chance at getting a Windows 7 party pack.  You might be thinking, why would anyone want to do that?! Well, hosts that get chosen actually get a full retail copy of Windows 7 in the pack.  One guy actually managed to convince Microsoft that he’ll be hosting a legitimate Windows 7 party.  After scooping up the free copy, he puts up the rest of the party pack up for sale on eBay.  Below are the excuses to why his “guests” didn’t come to the party:

Pete: I’ve got to work the drive-thru that night.
Reid: I’d love to come but I heard there is going to be Windows there.
Colin: Feeling too antisocial to come to a computer party :(
AJ: FidoNet relay forgot to pay their modem line’s phone bill, evite got delayed
Chris: Found out Windows 7 not available on 5.25″ floppy.
Kevin: I’ll be over as soon as I shut down my laptop. XP still has 72 updates to go.
Bryan: I was going to come to your party, but then I got high. I still have XP and I know why, yeah yeah, because I got high, because I got high, because I got high.
Andy: Didn’t realize you needed to own a computer to use Windows 7.
Mike: I was going to come to your launch party but then a girl called.
Ira: Sorry, my guild has a raid.
Adam: Thunderbird on Ubuntu sent your evite into the spam folder because it said, “windows 7 party.”
Amanda: I was going to come to your launch party but then a girl called.
Charles: Bing gave me the wrong directions.
Rich: MS-BOB not compatible with Windows 7. Not interested.
Mark: Needs more than 640k ram, which is more than I was told I would ever need.

So, if you’re up for paying $50 for a bunch of Windows 7 party swag, hit up his item page.

Darkvoid – Gold4JetPack.com gets you the ladies

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Back when I was a pubescent teenager, I always wondered how to get the lady types to want me. If Gold4Jetpack.com existed back then, that would have been my answer. Kids these days have it so easy now. All they have to do is go to GameStop or Gold4Jetpack.com, pre-order Darkvoid, get the special Gold Jetpack and ladies would magically appear on their lap. Wow!

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