The Best PlayStation 3 Ad We’ve Ever Seen Will Give You Chills

When Sony announced their "Long Live Play" campaign a few weeks back, the entire interwebs lit up with buzz as to what it would herald. A PlayStation Home re-launch? New on Vita?

Now, weeks of speculation have come to this, the "Michael" advert: a parade of first-class characters from the best games available on the PS3. You've got your Nathan Drake, Cole McGrath and some Chimera aliens from Insomniac's Resistance games all cheering the humble player who, in essence, brought them all to life.

So, while there may be some disappointment that the ad doesn't herald any big platform developments for the PS3, let's at least glory in the high production values and pitch-perfect character moments that the "Michael" video offers. Makes you want to change your name, doesn't it?

PlayStation Nation — "Long Live Play" Celebrates YOU [PlayStation Blog]


    Why didn't they go with John/Joe? Not that Michael is a bad name but if the point is to generalise the character to represent the gamer(s), it just seems 'Michael' is a bit specific by general audience standards.

    They'll be people wondering who that kid is. I know I certainly did, and I keep up to date with news from the industry.

      Because Michael was a competition winner, like one of the many others who entered to be the face of the campaign, stupid.

    drake looked too fat lol

      So, the price drop goes unnoticed and you want to know who michael is, why?

      The name isn't important, they just chose a common anglo name. Im guessing like everyone else they also have access to their PSN user accounts, maybe they used a common name according to users? Its not important though.

    Ghost: When the whole bloody world's gone crazy!! hahaha.

    I find this ad is Awesome, bad, funny & touching at the same time.

    On the one hand, this is kind of cool. On the other hand, it basically sums up how shallow and cliched gaming has become this generation. It was as though they were intentionally pointing out you could switch out key dialogue between all the major franchises and it makes no difference.

      Oh please mate. Get over yourself, its a advert for crying out loud.

    Good ad, but I still prefer the Kevin Butler ones.

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