Funny PlayStation commercial from 10 years ago is still funny

A decade old Syphon Filter 2 advert popped up on Game Videos recently. Despite being able to remember playing Syphon Filter 2 on PSOne like it was just this morning, I have no recollection of the TV ad whatsoever. Maybe it only appeared in the US.

As well as reminding me in a fuzzy nostalgic way that games used to look like a bunch of drunk squares, it also made me chuckle. Have a watch:

Have that you gutless lily-livered hanky wavers - Gabe Logan fries guys like you for breakfast. What a badass. I didn't realise it before, but I think I miss him. And his Taser.

August 24, 2010


  • super0sonic - September 1, 2010 11:13 p.m.

    Holy poop i kinda do remember this.
  • Mikaro - August 25, 2010 5:41 p.m.

    @ventanger: EXACTLY WHAT I WAS THINKING!!!
  • Xobi - August 25, 2010 8:42 a.m.

    I loved this series
  • JohnnyApplesperm - August 25, 2010 4:02 a.m.

    Awesome commercial! Wish they made more ads like this.
  • ZenRobot - August 25, 2010 12:21 a.m.

    awesome tv spot. i used to dig the syphon filter games in their hey day, but i tried playing the first one recently and it didn't hold up so well.
  • Metroidhunter32 - August 24, 2010 11:08 p.m.

  • kiwicrossing - August 24, 2010 8:42 p.m.

    Playstation does Humorous Ads (Sometimes) Playstation does Everything
  • batmanboy11 - August 24, 2010 8:36 p.m.

    Win. :D
  • ShaneCedt - August 24, 2010 8:20 p.m.

    "Excuse us, Mr. Logan...AHHHHHHHHHHH" he he
  • metalgatesolid - August 24, 2010 8:17 p.m.

    God that was fuuny. How about finding old ads for old games as a regular piece Gamesradar? Plus why have your reCAPTCHA things become so difficult to read????
  • AnonymouZ - August 24, 2010 7:48 p.m.

    funny commercial IS funny xD
  • Koouunn - August 24, 2010 6:13 p.m.

    lol the ending was the best
  • ventanger - August 24, 2010 3:40 p.m.

    Wow, it's Robot Chicken pre-Robot Chicken
  • IIBrownieII - August 24, 2010 3:37 p.m.

    HAHA That was hilarious, especially for the time... Shame not more ads go for that approach. Though I do like me some moody halo-esque trailers aswell. And Syphon Filter... I used to hammer that game to death! Memories!
  • KnightDehumidifier - August 24, 2010 2:32 p.m.

    I love ads of games that were pretty funny, in spite of the fact that the games advertised were meant to be somewhat serious. Case in point, the original Metal Gear Solid ad featuring the training regimen for genome soldiers.
  • sixboxes - August 24, 2010 1:38 p.m.

    Haha Gabe Logan... what a dick. I remember that commercial too. Didn't really make me want the game or a Playstation. But for some reason now it does...
  • notallgoodnameswheretaken - August 24, 2010 1:20 p.m.

    @flabslapper What are you talking about? Most game commercials I see do show actual graphics (except for halo).
  • TitanofRock21 - August 24, 2010 1:05 p.m.

    He should have held the taser on him till he caught fire. I think that was all I ever did with that thing cuz it was freakin great at the time. ahhhh the fond yester years of gaming. thanks for the back in the day laugh.
  • flabslapper - August 24, 2010 12:41 p.m.

    wow, I actually do remember this commercial, video game commercials used to be funnier, now they are all serious business, I don't get it (they also used to show actual game graphics)
  • FunkSoulBrother - August 24, 2010 12:20 p.m.

    Pretty funny I wish could make good comercials nowadays...

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