"Genesis does what NintenDON'T!" Here are the gaming slogans you can never forget


Not the sing-song one that intros so many Genesis/Mega Drive games; this is the inflection reserved strictly for TV commercials. Also known as the "Sega scream," the less-than-a-second-long outcry was the perfect capper for Sega Genesis commercials.

Play it loud

This slogan and the commercial it appeared in were totally IN YOUR FACE. Just look at how those stereotypically rebellious '90s cool kids are enjoying Nintendo products to the extreme! This also marked the only time Nintendo would ever consider putting Mario with a gold chain and earring, an Andrew W.K. doppelganger, and Butthole Surfers' "Who Was in My Room Last Night?" (complete with a bleeped "hell") all in the same television commercial. Oh, and telling people to "Give the world a wedgie," whatever that means.

You are the controller

Am I, Microsoft? Because half the time it feels like the Kinect doesn't know what I'm doing, or if I'm there at all.

Better with Kinect

Again, this seems like something that no one outside of a PR or marketing firm has ever said aloud and actually meant.

Get N or get out

Nintendo 64: the sole determining factor of whether or not you'll be ostracized by society!

Live in your world. Play in ours

Of all the slogans to come out of gaming, this one might be the most cleverly subtle. It's a simple invitation to enjoy the escapism games offer, nothing more. Oh, and the use of the DualShock face buttons as letters is a great touch.

Touching is good

Here's another instance of Nintendo getting uncharacteristically saucy with its slogan, this time choosing to focus on sexual innuendo rather than '90s teenage angst. To really drive the erotic interpretation of this slogan home, the initial teaser ad even features a sultry female voice coaxing you into making physical contact with the screen. Now if you'll excuse me, I need to take a cold shower.

PSP. Hells yeah

This slogan, and the racist caricatures it was presented with, will forever live in infamy. Because stereotyping minorities is hilarious, right? Hells no.

Jump in

This makes me think "The water's just fine!" and not "I should go buy an Xbox 360."


If you ask me, it's a miracle that anyone could actually decipher what this meant. Especially when viewed for a split-second of screentime in its original form: