The last two decades of the twentieth century brought us many great video games, but it also provided a wealth of bizarre, radical, dripping-with-attitude advertisements. Who can possibly forget full page spreads in the gaming magazines of the day that promised to make us totally awesome with coolness if only we'd buy a Power Glove or a Sega Game Gear? My Kombo co-worker and fellow podcast panel member Joey Davidson has taken a loving look back at some old school gaming advertisements.
I have fond memories of tearing into a fresh issue of Electronic Gaming Monthly each month and reading it cover to cover, ads and all. Sometimes those advertisements were just as entertaining as the articles, providing kooky fun and laughable text courtesy of marketers who were out of touch with their target demographic.