Reddit's favourite scientist makes an appearance in this ad, because as the press release put it: "is there a more trusted scientific voice than Bill Nye?" Well, yeah, but that's not the point is it? The point is, does the target market like him, and apparently there's data says that PC gamers love Bill Nye. To impress another market or generation one might bring out a Dilbert strip that hints at the multiverse, but then again that may be too high-brow these days.

“As a kid, I spent most of my days after school playing video games and watching ‘Bill Nye The Science Guy’,” says Frank Fusco, copywriter of FCB West. “Which is why when the research mapped science and gaming together, Bill Nye made perfect sense.”

As fun as this combination sounds, the ad isn't.

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