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Even nostalgia can’t improve these retro games ads

Friday, 1st August 2014 03:16 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Remember when video game advertising and marketing was so painfully uncool you wanted to flush your own head for looking at it?

Imgur user Zadoc has uploaded an absolute treasure trove of old video game ads from magazines, most of which are unflinchingly terrible.

The adds run the whole gamut from the confusing:

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To the offensive:

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To the painfully sexist (there are plenty in that category, of course):

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To the horribly ugly:

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To the embarrassingly hubristic:

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To the classic:

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… and much, much more. Check out the whole gallery of 190 ads on Imgur.

What a long way we’ve come. let’s never go back.

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