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    New series of Wii U commercials on the way

    Starring Wayne Brady. Seems like sort of a weird choice, but he's cool enough and all, and more (some?) commercials are more than welcome.

    Wayne Brady Gets The Wii U Party Started | GamerHub.TV



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    Well! It's about time. WiiU NEEDS it.
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    Well at least there's an ad....
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    Cool. Looks like they will be doing a nostalgic kinda of commercial.

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    That is awesome he is perfect. America loves him!

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    I hope this ad campaign will be aggressive. Wii U has good games and more are on the way, advertising is what the console needs the most right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkMaster View Post
    I hope this ad campaign will be aggressive. Wii U has good games and more are on the way, advertising is what the console needs the most right now.
    I concur. In Japan I think the system's being marketed well (customers will scoop up the October 31st bundles when they hit for sure), and I expect Japanese third parties to get on board the WiiU faster than the Western ones. But America the system hasn't been marketed so well, if at all. But this is a start.
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    Loved the interview and can't wait to see the ad when it comes out, though I wonder what game he'll be playing, Whose Wii U is it anyway?

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    interview seemed faked to me, but overall I like wayne brady so we'll see how this goes lol
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    That is awesome he is perfect. America loves him!
    I'm American and haven't heard of him till now.

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    Awesome, wii u really needs this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leeroy View Post
    I'm American and haven't heard of him till now.
    Watch Who's Line is it Anyway (either the American version or later on of the British). That is what he is most known for a improv comedian. Now he hosts the latest version of Lets Make A Deal (a sad knock off of Spin The Wheel O' Fish Back on the Ad topic I think it's kinda weak that this is only a web ad campaign. I don't know what's worse the fact that this probably won't reach its target audience of casuals or that Nintendo only seems to use online for small ad campaigns and not Online Multiplayer. I wonder if the online game servers for NN are still being set up And the old ones For Wii (not still online for MKW & SBB) are running Miiverse.
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    I love this show and this guy is hilarious. Good job Nintendo, now advertise even moar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leeroy View Post
    I'm American and haven't heard of him till now.
    He is also the host of Let's make a Deal and is featured in the show "How I met your mother" as Barney Stinson's (Neil Patrick Harris) brother.
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    It's about time!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GameNChick View Post
    interview seemed faked to me, but overall I like wayne brady so we'll see how this goes lol
    he stuttered a lot and "some of my best memories as a kid are wrapped up in Nintendo Land" lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by capnjazz View Post
    he stuttered a lot and "some of my best memories as a kid are wrapped up in Nintendo Land" lol
    It just seemed very forced and if he was making stuff up as he went(hes improv so.. )
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    Wow I real NES gamer doing a commercial Helpfully this takes off and the Wii U gets more support ITS GAME TIME

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    I remember We would like to Play commercials and when I seen those it made me really want a Wii it was so cool at the time I loved the cool music playing in those commercials Nintendo needs that but to the NEXT LEVEL

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    The only thing that worries me is that in the beginning, he called them "online vignettes". What does that mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by GameNChick View Post
    interview seemed faked to me, but overall I like wayne brady so we'll see how this goes lol
    He definitely wasn't at the top of his game in this interview. He did finally get on a roll at the end. But he almost seemed either nervous, or like he didn't really know what he was talking about but was trying to wing it. That doesn't work when the targeted audience for the interview is a bunch of people who do know what they're talking about.
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    Really? Wayne Brady?... thats not going to reach people... come on, Wayne Brady makes Brian Gumble look like Malcom X.
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    That is a weird choice for casting. I mean this isn't WLIIA

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    Quote Originally Posted by GameNChick View Post
    It just seemed very forced and if he was making stuff up as he went(hes improv so.. )
    That's for sure! His timeline of NES is off. I'm 5 years younger than he is and was playing NES original SMB in 2nd-3rd grade, how the hell does 1989 equate to his senior year of high school. Doesn't seem to add up at all. Whatever, not the first time a celebrity pitches a product and makes up stuff!
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    Quote Originally Posted by WoodenSaucer View Post
    The only thing that worries me is that in the beginning, he called them "online vignettes". What does that mean?


    He definitely wasn't at the top of his game in this interview. He did finally get on a roll at the end. But he almost seemed either nervous, or like he didn't really know what he was talking about but was trying to wing it. That doesn't work when the targeted audience for the interview is a bunch of people who do know what they're talking about.
    online vignettes means they'll be short online sketch scenes
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    I can't believe he named COLECOVISION as his 1st system! Only a true gamer remembers that classic console 1st home of Donkey Kong! If not for ADAM computer fiasco Colecovision might never have died and NES would never have existed!

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    is wayne brady going to have to choke a .. b

    better buy a wii u or else
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    Any publicity is good publicity I say, so bring it on I say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skyfox23 View Post
    That's for sure! His timeline of NES is off. I'm 5 years younger than he is and was playing NES original SMB in 2nd-3rd grade, how the hell does 1989 equate to his senior year of high school. Doesn't seem to add up at all. Whatever, not the first time a celebrity pitches a product and makes up stuff!
    He said he's 41. I'm 41, too, and I was a senior in 1989-1990. His timeline is not off. I was into C64 at that time, but the NES was still very popular. That was around the time that the Genesis was coming out, but the NES was still dominating. But I agree that he didn't sound very confident about his responses in that interview.

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    online vignettes means they'll be short online sketch scenes
    Exactly. Which means these "commercials" probably won't be on TV.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WoodenSaucer View Post
    He said he's 41. I'm 41, too, and I was a senior in 1989-1990. His timeline is not off. I was into C64 at that time, but the NES was still very popular. That was around the time that the Genesis was coming out, but the NES was still dominating. But I agree that he didn't sound very confident about his responses in that interview.

    Yeah makes sense, I guess I meant it seemed late that he got into NES as a senior. It came out in 85 and yes it was dominating still at that time but when I was a senior I was not into gaming, more into sports and chasing girls lol!

    Exactly. Which means these "commercials" probably won't be on TV.
    If so then that sucks !
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    Any kind of advertising for Wii U will help. I think the last time I saw a Wii U commercial on tv was around launch, and I disliked those so much. They were too cheesy, tried too hard to be cool (dubstep?), and yet did nothing to clear up consumer confusion about what it was.

    I really hope this isn't just a web series as others have pointed out, but this in conjunction with tv commercials would be a plus. I'm half-expecting Nintendo to pull out all the stops this Christmas with the impending next gen console launches.

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    coverage is coverage. I choose not to analyze things like this too much. Obviously there's right ways and wrong ways, but if they can at least distinguish to the consumer between the U and the Wii I believe they've done their job.

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    only wii u commercial i ve seen was the just dance 4 one

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    Picked a good guy for this! But him saying what could be the future of VGs, I don't want that to happen, I want it to be how it's always been, you pick up a controller and play, by 20 years they could do that but there will only be about 2 more consoles coming out possibly so...
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    Cool. I like Brady (except when he talks politics). Hopefully the ads help

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    Wow...Normally I would say "Better late then ever" but it seems like the "party" for Wii U ended awhile a go.

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    I hope it works...

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    I'm glad to see that Nintendo is advertising, but they really do need to be aggressive with it. The inclusion of Wayne Brady was a good decision I think

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    yes... it's getting better. If more people buy the wii u it means even more games right??!! right?!?!

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