x-box banned ad still viral.

Lots of people were passing the banned x-box advert around via mail - to the point that some figured it was pure viral.

But it did actually air in the uk, and the 136 complaints echoed in news reports across yahoo , BBC news and even stirred up a good discussion/ thread at metafilter.

boards magazine shows fred & farids film "champagne" here in QT format you know.... The soundtrack really should be heard to get it..... The cracking of teeth bit is a bit creepy.

In this simple story line, a boy is born, shoots out the window, flies across the skies as he matures, and crash lands in his grave. Badabing!

I had the same reaction as someone's point was at MeFi - if life is short why shall I waste it gaming? (then again, I do...)

worth banning or not guys and gals?

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AnonymousCoward's picture

Worth banning? Hell no.

This ad was amazing because it took the time-worn idea of "cradle to the grave" and gave it some teeth. Life is short indeed; how many of us have gone thru life like that guy in the ad - flying thru it and not enjoying it?

This is what good advertising does - get's the product noticed, with something that sticks to your brain. Kudos to XBOX for having balls to go with the ad.

Dabitch's picture

looking back at this four year old article, it hits me how ahead (for lack of a better word) F&F were. Not only did they spread this online, they flashed the banned card too. Clever buggers. :)

anonymous's picture

I am more offended by goverment ad's that treat the public like we are stupid, or ads about religion that tell me I'm going to die if I don't do what they say, this is nothing. People should work on banning stuff that really matters.

Dabitch's picture

Obviously, what really matters is different for different people.