So I'm chilling at home, watching Saturday morning anime because that's how I roll, when a new commercial for Gamefly comes on. And immediately pisses me the fuck off.
Look at this:
I get that the company is trying to show that renting games from them saves you money, but seriously? Did they really think they needed to create this dickish of a commercial? Even worse, do they actually think this commercial is clever and funny? Because it's neither.
They're kind of missing THE WHOLE GODDAMN POINT OF A STORE. Game stores SELL games. They're not a rental company. You should not treat them as a rental company. Then there's this fucking commercial that's all "lol game stores rip you off by expecting you to keep the stuff you buy." I want to punch the old hag in that commercial in the face. She's throwing a tantrum like a two-year-old.
I found another one on their Youtube account too. This one's possibly even worse because the customers (who look like college-age people) completely trash the game store, (along with two-year-old-esque tantrums). Really? Is shrieking and trashing a place of business now somehow socially acceptable, just because you bought some shitty game and can't deal with the fact that a store actually expects you to keep it, not return it for full price whenever you get sick of it?
I guess it must be if commercials are actually playing it for laughs.
I probably shouldn't be getting so angry over a dumb commercial, but this is such bullshit. You want to say that renting games from your company is better than buying them? Fine, say that. It's possibly true. But making commercials like this where the store employees just doing their jobs are deliberately portrayed as jerks and who are somehow deserving of being screeched at by some old bitch and having their stores smashed up? The fuck?