Gamestop Ad Preys On Adolescent Fears

What were you most afraid of in High School? Getting turned down by that Cheerleader at the prom? Arriving at school naked, just before the big test you never studied for? Or, was it Mom and Dad finding all of your nudie-mags whilst looking for gift ideas? Look inside to see which terror Gamestop chose to highlight in their latest ad campaign.

According to the ad, your parents are going to find out exactly what kind of sick, perverted stuff you are into – unless you use their new Holiday wish-list website (titled, just to rub it in). It’s good to see one company really get into the holiday spirit, if ‘the spirit’ happens to be free-wheeling paranoia and abject horror.

Funny gamestop Commercial (Hint or else)


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  1. MPHinPgh says:

    My parents would have NEVER found my nudie-mags (silent chuckle)…

  2. DeleteThisAccount says:

    This is irrelevant to kids today. What kid is going to pay for porn when there’s http://www….

  3. mcs328 says:

    If they think what they found under his bed was bad, they just got to see what his bookmarks are on his computer.

  4. Superawesomerad says:

    That mother needs to develop thicker skin if her teenage son’s porno mags reduce her to tears.

    Unless they’re really freaky.

  5. Dilbitz says:

    my mom found my brother’s stash behind the iron door of our chimney clean out area in the basement (yeah, we have an old house). She replaced them with national geographic mags w/ a note saying he could have them back when he was 18. He never did ask for them. Heh

  6. HFC says:

    The father got an early Christmas present.

  7. Oranges w/ Cheese says:

    Maybe she’s one of those moms who is obsessed with her image to the neighbors and thus this reflects badly on her parenting skills and the WHOLE town will know about it tomorrow?

    I dunno, just a guess.

  8. mac-phisto says:

    kids, this is why you never hide the porno mags under your own bed. hide them under your brother or sister’s bed, or better yet, under your parents’ bed. kind of hard for mom to get pissed off about a mag that was under her own bed, huh?

  9. eXo says:

    Shes mad because she was on the cover.

  10. j03m0mma says:

    Come on people get a sense of humor, that’s a pretty funny commericial.

    On a side note what moronic teenager hides his porn under the bed, that’s what unused band instrument cases are for.

  11. FuryOfFirestorm says:

    Maybe it was ______ porn?

    a. amputee
    b. hairy chick
    c. Asian she-male
    d. all of the above

    I’d break down like that woman if I found my kid reading that kind of freaky smut!

  12. ShadowFalls says:

    That commercial isn’t funny, it is just stupid. What parent looks under their kid’s bed to find what to get them for Christmas? People always stuff the junk they never use underneath their bed, everyone knows that.

  13. PsychicPsycho3 says:

    Just another argument for Internet porn!

  14. deleteboy says:

    First – keep in mind – the commercial is for the parents – who did hid da porn as shown – not the kids – no matter what it might look like.

    I mean – what kid these days watches commercial tv? My son and his pals stream Prison Break and South Park from some .cn site while browsing and socializing in other windows… then overnight they set up TED to torrent eps… I mean really? Commercial tv? Really?

  15. Saboth says:

    My best hiding place for my porn was in the ceiling tiles. Remove one…place them up on the top of the wall in between the insulation.

  16. YaleLentulus says:

    I guess I don’t see the big deal in this ad. I thought it was pretty funny. If I found nudie mags in my son’s bedroom, I wouldn’t worry about it too much as long as he was at least 12. It’s pretty normal to be curious. Now, if my son was like 8, and/or had some really hardcore fetish mags like bondage or trannies or midgets, then it might be time to talk.

  17. unobservant says:

    Holy Moly! My son likes girls! This is horrible! What on earth can we do to rid his mind of this unholy bane?

    I know… let’s buy him Gears of War 2. And a headshot Locust drone figurine.

  18. Sparkstalker says:

    Mine used to be hidden in the stacks of other magazines I had.

    But really, this is hardy an offensive or frightening ad. It’s an attempt at humor. Not a great one, but an attempt. Especially when you consider the Duracell ad with the kiddie LoJack thing. That’s about the worst at hysteria driven advertising.

  19. Trai_Dep says:

    What, don’t kids do DRUGS anymore? Geez, what a disappointment.
    As much as I loathe Gamestop, props to the ad: it was funny.

  20. WrecklessRich says:

    I remember when my mom threw out my “last staple” Playboy calling in porn. “Mom, I’m 22 years old, that was worth $150.” I think it was Madonna, before she started to schtoop Vanilla Ice

  21. lawnmowerdeth says:

    This very well could have been my room.

    Lucky kids today with their free internet porn!

  22. ~Ian~ says:

    lol as sick as this commercial may be for making everyones parents more paranoid than before :P I think it was funny and it made me laugh.

    To bad its kinda irrelevant now a days because teens would rather keep porn on a computer or digital handheld of some sort.

  23. Shadowfire says:

    Hah I think that’s Gamestop’s first funny commercial. :D

  24. campredeye says:

    I knew a kid in Junior High that used to print out his porn, had them 3 hole punched in a huge 5” 3 ring binder. It was epic.

  25. Natheo says:

    Because Gamestop is being 100% straight up serious about this commercial and being funny isn’t the idea here at all!

  26. RedSonSuperDave says:

    Strangely enough, my deepest fears as an adolescent involved my parents buying me a “new” game only to find out that it was used. When are they going to make a commercial about that?

    Oh, wait, that’s a cornerstone of their business plan. Maybe GameStop should start selling porn or something.

  27. Skipweasel says:

    It’s not exactly realistic, is it? I mean, whoever saw a teenager’s room that tidy?

  28. crashfrog says:

    This reminds me of the Fundies Say the Darndest Things post where the mother becomes convinced her teenage son has a secret girlfriend, because even though she never sees him with girls, she found a bunch of naked-men porn mags in a secret stash under his bed.

    Like, funny, that she’d rather believe that girls bring their porn (!) over to hide at their boyfriend’s place than that her son could be gay; but also sad, thinking of the inevitable estrangement she’s going to cause when her son actually comes out of the closet.

  29. emax4 says:

    Maybe the dad was recovering his own spank bank.

  30. cartagenero says:

    I think it very funny and clever ad. Funny as hell people come on

  31. Double J says:

    Just hope your cache is cleared before they log onto that website. Last thing you need is them to type in the “H” and have the autocomplete bring up “”

  32. MikeH30 says:

    I don’t think most parents today would be shocked to find porn, masturbation is natural.

    however the parents should be wondering why he is paying for magazines when it’s free on the internet, and my god if they are shocked by magazines they will die of disbelief in what’s on the net

  33. banmojo says:

    I still remember the feeling of going through my first big stack of pron mags as an 11 yr old. That warm strange sensation down in the lower stomach that spreads to the groin. Takes some seriously f$#@ed up shit these days to even come remotely close to duplicating that sensation, unfortunately. *sigh*

  34. Nathan Paul Profito says:

    Work there all the guys at the store thought it was hilarious when we first saw it.