Friday, 9 October 2009

Doritos + Guitar Hero = ?

Recently Doritos launched a Guitar Hero promotion and I clocked the advert on TV a few times unsure what to make of it. A little further investigation has revealed a lengthier ad of 3 or 4 minutes and I'm still not sure. Are they fully taking the piss out of the product and it's target market? Or are they just being funny and I'm as confused as a Mormon in Dixons?

Don't misunderstand me, I'm not offended by this, not in the slightest just I wonder if anyone could be. Personally I love mocking others and any fan(atic) by definition has an over-the-normal fascination- be it guitar hero, cars, bands, books, whatever. All ripe for parody and fair game in my eyes.


vandalworks said...

i actually almost enjoyed that, and thats not to say it was bad. i dont think anyone could be offended by that, in my view its more a tribute to people who have dreams and never get to taste them. theres not many people who havent thought and dreamt about being some sort of rock god, i certainly have, and i think thats why guitar hero pleases so many people. its as close to being a rock god as us normal spirits will get, while the core gameplay mechanic is absolutely fun and challanging.

cr0nt said...

I was in a band that got signed and got big. So I was for a while a rock god ^_^

The band was Cutting Pink With Knives. Win. Still enjoy Rock Band (my preferred of the two brands) and almost this ad.

The Faux Bot said...

Dude, the time police called - they said that you owe me 4 minutes and 17 seconds.

Justtherightbullets said...

Oh, I get it! The time police haaaahaaaaa! Because you didn't like the video and it lasted 4 minutes and 17 seconds! Right? I'm right aren't I? The time police- a fictional group widely believed to be able to recoup time wasted are now onto ME for the 4 minutes and 17 seconds you blew watching the video. Well, I'll look out for them Sir, you'll be repaid in full, I'm terribly sorry.

Incidentally you must have the same writer as the last girl I had sex with because she gave me the exact same line.

The Faux Bot said...


cr0nt said...

Now now ladies. No fighting unless there's mud.