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March 05, 2011, 03:52:58
 




Ten bucks says this is more viral marketing for Bob's Game. If you've never heard of Bob's Game- well, it's a long story. Long story short, a guy named Bob made a game for the DS. He showed it off, interest built up on the internet, and he was contacted by publishers. He asks Nintendo for a dev kit so he can finish the game- Nintendo never responds. Bob starts an insane 100 Day Protest of Nintendo by locking him in his room. Through the course of the 100 Day Protest he was raided by the police, claimed to be abducted by aliens, and earned the reputation as one of the biggest trolls of all time.

At the end of the 100 Day Protest, Bob revealed that it was a viral ad for Bob's Game, and that "Bob" is a character in the game who deludes himself into thinking he's the greatest game developer of all time. The events of the viral ad mirrored the events that would take place in the game.

But Nintendo still refused to give Bob the dev kit. Bob decided to make the game for PC instead, claiming it would be released on 9/9/09.

Soon after 9/9/09 Bob ran off with Kotaku's Tim Rogers and formed Action Button Entertainment. One and a half years later, Bob's Game still has yet to be released.

So, what do you think? Viral ad? Actual handheld? Pure trolling?

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Posted: 03/05/11, 03:52:58    
 
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If it were real, I'd check it out. I'll wait and see if it's real or not.


Posted by 
 on: 03/05/11, 03:58:15
....Ahahaaaaa

I can't believe the dude's still at it. Truly insane.


Posted by 
 on: 03/05/11, 05:01:38
Very weird.


Posted by 
 on: 03/05/11, 05:05:23
Remember when he donned the shoulder spikes and pretended to be a boss character on camera? Man, that was such a bizarre string of events.

Honestly, I still don't feel like giving this guy any attention.


Posted by 
 on: 03/05/11, 06:15:52  - Edited by 
 on: 03/05/11, 06:16:12


Posted by 
 on: 03/06/11, 06:42:00
Haha, that was awesome!

Maybe I WILL get in on the handheld market...with the purchase of a hamburger...


Posted by 
 on: 03/06/11, 06:53:45
Mr_Mustache said:
Haha, that was awesome!

Maybe I WILL get in on the handheld market...with the purchase of a hamburger...

Would you like some fries with that?


Posted by 
 on: 03/06/11, 06:58:52
I have no idea what that was all about.

I don't get it and honestly I don't care that I don't get it.

If someone wants to explain what that vid is all about, feel free to do so, but do not put too much time into explain,cause I will probably forget all about this thread and that I even posted in it.

And yea, I read what Secret Tunnel posted, but I never heard of that story or that dude, ect. So, it would probably be wise just not to worry about explaining it any futher. Cause in the end, none of it really matters.


Posted by 
 on: 03/06/11, 07:22:10
Should've called it the xD, cuz that's pretty much the reception now.

Since it doesn't seem like it'd ever get released, I kinda wonder if he just keep coding on more and more of it to reflect what's going on. He's long worn out his welcome. His vids just get more and more annoying.


Posted by 
 on: 03/06/11, 08:54:22  - Edited by 
 on: 03/06/11, 08:54:48
gamewizard65 said:
I have no idea what that was all about.

I don't get it and honestly I don't care that I don't get it.

If someone wants to explain what that vid is all about, feel free to do so, but do not put too much time into explain,cause I will probably forget all about this thread and that I even posted in it.

And yea, I read what Secret Tunnel posted, but I never heard of that story or that dude, ect. So, it would probably be wise just not to worry about explaining it any futher. Cause in the end, none of it really matters.

Here's the Wikipedia page for Bob's Game. It gives a summarized explanation of the whole debacle.

I wonder what Bob does for a living that he can waste his time on all this crap.


Posted by 
 on: 03/06/11, 09:50:17
@sirmastersephiroth

He plays the stock market. For entertainment and exercise he plays DDR in arcades.


Posted by 
 on: 03/06/11, 20:42:44
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