Two days later and we still have Super Bowl (commercial) fever. We've been on YouTube for days feeding our hunger for awesome Super Bowl ads new and old. And as we traveled further down the rabbit hole, we stumbled across some wonderfully over-the-top commercials from the '80s and early '90s--most of them promoting the SUCKIEST board games ever.
It seems as if every board game company from 1980 to 1996 spent 4 percent of their budget on developing the game and 96 percent on coming up with a kick-ass commercial. And the best part is how they all end with some snotty kid exclaiming, "I win!" But they never show the real outcome, which is one smug, happy child and three other kids crying and/or throwing pieces across the room.
Well today, everyone wins because we're rolling out the nostalgia trunk and have 22 awesome board game commercials from our childhood (or even before some of your were born).
Want to win the extremely-hard-to-find "Sonic Generations"/ Sonic the Hedgehog 20th Anniversary press kit, which includes copies of "Sonic Generations" for Nintendo 3DS and "Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games" for Wii, plus collectors Sonic the Hedgehog 20th Anniversary pin and View-Master? Of course you do! A kit similar to this one sold on eBay for more than $800 in November. That's right!**** And we're just giving it away. Thanks to our friends at Sega.
All you have to do for a chance to win is follow MTV Clutch's Twitter and tweet: "@mtvclutch Give me collectors Sonic Generations schwag! Rules: http://on.mtv.com/yr5u63." Do it before Feb. 8 and you'll be entered in the giveaway.
With winter upon us and snow just around the corner, it doesn't mean you can't still play sports. MTV Clutch is in possession of three Xbox 360 sports games to give away--"Madden NFL 12," "Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: Masters" and "NBA 2K12," which won Best Team Sports Game at 2011's VGAs. Virtually hone your golf, football and basketball skills all season long. Even Jets players, Nick Mangold and Mark Sanchez, are doing it.
1. Clicking "Like" on the MTV Clutch Facebook page and filling out the entry form
2. Following the MTV Clutch Twitter account and tweeting: "@mtvclutch I want my free Xbox sports games! Rules: http://on.mtv.com/u49MS6"
Do both of these between now and Dec. 23 at midnight and you'll be entered into the sweepstakes.
* Must be 13 or older and a legal resident of one of the 50 United States or District of Columbia. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Click here for complete official rules.
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MTV Clutch just sat down with the epitome of today's modern gentleman, The Old Spice Guy. Isaiah Mustafa is more than just a deodorant shill though. He started at wide receiver for the Arizona State Sun Devils, trained with several NFL teams, voices various video games and is a featured character in EA's new "Need For Speed The Run." Now he's traveling around the country giving out gifts as Manta Claus and will be hosting the "Funniest Commercials of the Year: 2011" on TBS this Wednesday. Isaiah took a little break to chat with us about his love of video games and what he's got on his list for Christmas.
Fighting hordes of zombies with rusty tools is fun, but even the most hard-core gamer needs a break from fiction by taking a trip to the sports world. Since most gamers don't have the physical stamina necessary to participate in a pickup game, sports video games have become the next best thing, and 2011 has been a better than average year for the field. There haven't been new leaps into unfamiliar territory, but the classics managed some dramatic improvements with interactive gameplay and added jaw-dropping graphics. This is all evidenced in the exceptionally competitive sports categories at this year's Video Game Awards and our top 10 list below.
Video games have come a long way from the days when a purple square represented a leather-clad heroine fighting a group of medieval zombies in nothing but a skinned fur bra and matching thong.
Back then, we had to use our imagination to truly enjoy the deep characterization that 8-bit technology could provide our hormonally charged minds. Thanks to the movie quality advancements in video game design, simulated physics and sound mixing, gamers can enjoy the same bosomy heroines and shapely ass-kickers that we could only see in movies or our dad's Playboys. 2011 goes down as a quality year in video games, but especially for video game's baddest babes.
Time to get meta! But first, a step inside the world of blogging. Sometimes we create lists rooted in current events, like the 15 best rap-staches because November was "Movember." Other times we make stuff based on dark, lingering thoughts, such as 33 words for "ladyflower" that come from kids' TV. Most of those ideas don't see the light of day, and they shouldn't.
When we looked back at end of the year at all the cool, silly, idiotic, clever things we've done, we decided--hey, why not put them all together and effectively recycle them into one big post?! So that's exactly what we've done. Check out 30 of our best of 2011 lists below.
Our partner in crime MTV News is feeling all warm and fuzzy as the holidays approach, so they decided to give away an Xbox 360 4GB Console with Kinect plus MTV's sweet new game, "Yoostar on MTV," where you insert yourself into music videos and MTV shows. Now you can read Shakespeare's sonnets to Snooki like you've always wanted to!
How to enter:
Sign up for the daily MTV News alert via Facebook by TOMORROW (Tuesday, Dec. 6) at midnight. Open any of the emails from MTV News before Wednesday, Dec. 7 and look for the "Xbox 360 Kinect & Yoostar on MTV giveaway" link inside to enter. (If you don't use Facebook, sign up here.)
* Must be 13 or older and a legal resident of one of the 50 United States or District of Columbia. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited.
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We've all wondered how it must feel to be Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino on "Jersey Shore." Not just because we'd love to sport those abs but also his ability to say the most outlandish things with absolute confidence. The new video game "Yoostar On MTV" cannot give you a ripped six-pack, but it does allow you to play The Situation.
"Yoostar on MTV" for Xbox 360 Kinect is a party game with a unique twist--you'll actually want to play when other aren't forcing you. With brand-new technology that projects a virtual green screen behind players, this video game put you in MTV shows like "Jersey Shore," "The State," "Human Giant" and more. It also ups your karaoke game by throwing you into music videos by the likes of Snoop Dogg, Diddy and All American Rejects.
The feature that will make this game a viral success, though, is the ability to upload these videos online. Thousands of people can be internet stars because their videos will be so bad that they're funny, or so great that they're surprising. Don't take my word for it, check out the following user videos to see for yourself.
At some point it happens, men and women have to do "couple stuff." Rather than let her dictate the activities, which will include you holding her handbag in the mall and pretending to be cool with it, why not hook her on video games? Impossible, you say? If your girlfriend isn't excited about your games, it's because you haven't presented her with the right one. To help you discover the title that will make her as addicted as you, we've listed 13 awesome games by the type of girlfriend who will love each one. Soon "couples time" will be in front of the gaming system of your choice...and she will think it's her idea.
For The Girlfriend Who Thinks She Can Drive
Title: "Mario Kart" (Wii)
Price: $50 with Wheel
What better way to have a driving battle of the sexes than doing it from your couch? "Mario Kart" combines driving skill, shrewd moves and head-to-head competition. It's not unusual for Peach to drive past Luigi and leave some dust behind. Make it personal by racing your own Mii characters.