I just thought of an odd example of how different the world is today from when I was a kid. I was an NFL football game and saw a commercial for Call of Duty: Black Ops III. It's the one with Michael B. Jordan, Cara Delevingne, and Marshawn Lynch and "Paint it Black" by The Rolling Stones. It's a really good commercial, with the 'Solider in all of us' tag and lots of action.

It hit me that I don't remember video game commercials during football games when I was a kid. It was mostly car, pop and beer ads.

The more I though about it, maybe there weren't any video game commercials during games because 80s video game commercials were super weird. check out these examples.

  • 1

    My Name is Link and I'm Here to Say...

    Now that I think about it, Zelda really was missing a rap theme song.

  • 2

    Stampede!

    They say it's one of the toughest games around. So be warned.

  • 3

    Dr. Mario

    Well, um, Ok then.

  • 4

    Donkey Kong Jr.

    If you want to know what happens in a drunk ape's dreams, here you go.

  • 5

    The Atari Rap

    This sure is a thing that exists.

  • 6

    Pole Position

    Apparently, Pole Position will leave skid marks on your soul. So, there's that.

  • 7

    Sega Saturn

    They should of just filed a sign that said "THIS WAS MADE IN 1995."

  • 8

    Ice Hockey

    Yes, that's Phil Hartman going from 0 to 1000 in seconds over Atari Ice Hockey.