Video Game Armada’s top 5 Super Bowl Commercials 2013

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Well this was quite a superbowl this year right? Power outages, secret hand signs to shadowy organizations, and nail biting ending? Yeah it was definitely more exciting than your average superbowl, which is more than I can say about the Commercials this year. I’ll be honest people, the only reason I watch the superbowl without my team playing is the entertaining commercials. Seriously why watch Football when you can sky crush players in the Crysis 3 beta. But hey the super bowl commercials are like best and the brightest of any commercial you would see normally because so many people are watching that superbowl. So they’re often flashy, impressive, funny, thought provoking, and all around awesome way to kill 90 seconds at a time. The Armada has even rated our favorites throughout the years, but this year, we only have five. I don’t know if it’s the economy fault or the fact that good ideas decided to take break this year but the majority of commercials were either tasteless, boring, or plain sucked. However we here at the Armada sifted through the garbage and found the ones worthy of being played over and over again because they’re great and, unlike their competition, actually made an effort. Enjoy:

 

 

 

 

5. E-Trade baby 2013

 

 

Well we all saw this one coming; the E-Trade baby is sort of the staple / mascot of SB commercials so not seeing him here would be weird. He’s only so low on the list because it not much of a thinking outside of the box type of commercial: he just explains the basics of finical fees while next to a pile of money. Well that’s not all the commercial does but it’s no ‘Milka what?!’

 

 

 

 

4. Morning Run

 

 

The Rock; world famous wrestler, semi-creditable movie star, and all-around entertaining guy. This time around his takes the role of good father as his three mutli-racial kids can’t eat their cereal because there is no in the house. So what’s the rock to do? Why chase down a milk truck while, at the same time, the world is suffering one problem after the next – will the rock get that darn milk truck? Let’s find out.

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. PSY’s Wonderful Pistachios

 

 

Ah PSY – will your crazy, hyper popularity never die. You dancing and then riding on a giant pistachio nut is still less weird than your actual Gangun Style music video, but in the same token just perfect for a Super Bowl Commercial, kudos.

 

 

 

 

 

2. Whisper Fight

 

 

Now that we know you would win in a fight between Goku vs. Superman (Thank you Death Battle), the next great conflict of our age has begun: which is the best part of an Oreo? Watch as a peaceful time at the library unfolds as this question is asked in ear shot.

 

 

 

 

1. Love Ballad

 

 

Well people M&M’s is quickly becoming the undefeated champions of Super Bowl Commercials, they took it last year and by gum they took in again this year. See in a previous commercial Red (the red M&M) found the love of his life, unfortunately she’s quite the chocoholic and only loves Red for his body. Red expresses is emotional conflict in song.

 

 

 

Characters of Color – Samuel D. ‘Sarge’ Redford

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Once again it’s February people and for those who are experiencing February for the first time, it’s Black History Month. For the Armada that means a whole month of us highlighting the great black characters in games and animation in a segment we call Characters of Color. To start off this year we got an overlooked character in one of my personal favorite games:  Samuel D. ‘Sarge’ Redford. Now this guy is the squad leader of B Company or Bad Company in the game series Battlefield: Bad Company. Why, because this squad is full of soldiers (yeah, all four of them) that aren’t the ‘best of the best’ but the ‘screws ups of the meh’. Sarge himself is a creditable soldier but choose to lead B Company because he can retire early if he does. That’s right Sarge is not only rockin the ‘Retirony’ but the ‘Black Dude Dies First’ tropes. Guess what though, not only is he a component, no non-sense soldier that doesn’t die in the end, but is a wise and true leader taking responsibility for the knuckleheaded crap the team does (I’m looking at you Haggard) to the point of sacrificing his own retirement again and again to keep the brass of their backs. Sarge’s voiced by Bruce Johnson who also lent his talents to Crysis 2, which is also an awesome game. Finally Redford as well as the rest of Bad Company, despite being looked down as bullet fodder, was bad arse enough to steal mercenary gold in the first game and destroy a WWII super weapon in the second.  So Samuel D. Redford and salute you as an awesome character of color as the month is on the way.

 

 

 

 

 

Game Preview – Crysis 3: Beta Multiplayer

 

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YES!!! I was waiting for this! See nearly two years ago before Crysis 2 came out the good people at Crytek and EA released a multiplayer demo for all of our enjoyment – and thanks all that is good they’re doing it again for Crysis 3. I need this especially since I’m up to here with the lame and lazy Halo 4 multiplayer (seriously an over 4 gigabyte requirement install just to play). Nearly everything in War Games is uninspired and Spartan Ops is horde mode without the fun, so yeah I’m done with that; and once I’m done with this I’m going to play the Beta Multiplayer until I forget all my troubles.  However there are a few caveats unfortunately: first the demo will be only live until Feb. 12. Also the Demo isn’t live at PSN yet (although that may change between now and hours from now), and finally once the PSN demo does become available it will be available to the PlayStation plus players first then the free players on the 30th. Sorry PS3 owns. Anywhere I’m off.