He summed up the event as follows:
- "The DS guys aren't timely. They arrived half an hour late."
- "The games playable include New Super Mario Bros, Tetris DS, True Swing Golf, Brain Age and Big Brain Academy."
- "Every person that plays will get an iced coffee and cool (but useless) frisbee thing."
- "It seemed like a success: people asked, 'Where's the nearest Toys R Us?' so they can buy these suckers."
- "A mom seemed completely entranced by Tetris DS."
New Yorkers discuss intricate hamburger politics whilst Ronald McDonald carefully approaches his next victim.
The DS Lite attracts several city dwellers, none of them muggers.
The DS Lite utility and anti-theft belt spotted in action.
A melancholy Ronald McDonald ponders what it would be like to have fun. He has an N-Gage.
If they all made a run for it at the same time...
The aforementioned frisbee thing and a promotional pamphlet. It is unclear which was tossed first.
Oh, Ronald! Things will get better! We promise!
Reader Comments (Page 1 of 1)
7-13-2006 @ 6:08PM
Haha, my mom totally did that. I eventually did teach her the ways of "there is more than one type of video game console."
7-13-2006 @ 7:34PM
Paul Miller said...
Haha! Best. Captions. Ever!
7-13-2006 @ 8:46PM
Last Sunday we visited Six Flags, St. Louis and 4 Nintendo guys/girls (along with their utility and anti-theft belt) were there with the bunch of DS Lites to play.
For all kids they gave Mario Super Brothers stickers and gift coupons. (the gift is not revealed till you scratch it). We got $1 coupons for the games.
7-14-2006 @ 12:00AM
Andrew Yoon said...
Awesome captions, man. This is why Mr. Kietzmann gets the big bucks for making the funny. But, if you want SERIOUS journalism, free of Ronald McDonald and moms trying to improve their brain age, then you stop by my PSP Fanboy site. Hellz yeah!
7-14-2006 @ 4:46AM
Lazy American said...
Where did they find these terribly unattractive Nintendo girls to showcase the handhelds to the public? Hell I mean, what were they thinking? Were they just sitting in their office and saying "Well let's go find a few seriously ugly and frumpy girls and have they take a few DSez to Mickey Dee's aaaaaaaaaaannnnnd we'll give them equally unstylish fanny-pack slash security belts,"?
7-14-2006 @ 10:57AM
first off, let's see a pic of you, Lazy American...you must be the hotness, huh?
second, and i'm not saying these girls are "ugly", but think of the people they are trying to attract: moms, kids, perhaps an older person here or there. i don't think they really want to try to get horny men to play the ds, hence no "supermodel" Nintendo girls.
7-14-2006 @ 11:35AM
Also, most of these promotions are handled by promotions companies. Nintendo contacts a company, sends them some boxes and the company picks one of their underpaid representatives to read the materials and go do the activity. These companies usually spend more time handing out cigarettes than demoing game systems, and let's face it nicotene addicts don't really care who's giving them their hit.