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Fuedal Battles

By Shamus
on Monday Feb 28, 2011
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Hey, speaking of advertising follies, here is an ad I saw last week:


Fuedal battles? Sounds pretty good! But who are these guys kidding? Everyone knows the best strategy game is Roam: Toetal War.

Comments (104)

  1. NonEuclideanCat says:

    Ha! Someone was asleep at the keyboard that day.

  2. Nostromo says:

    I have great memories of Age of Umpires myself…

  3. X2-Eliah says:

    Hm. That’s exactly the sort of thing I’d expect Rustkarn to put up as a headliner pun. Well, no, he’d call it “Master the art Wart of arp” or something, so..

    Wait, what was I saying? Nevermind.

  4. Irridium says:

    So… its a game about massive battles featuring samurai?

    They do know about Shogun 2, right? Or is that an advert for Shogun 2? What the hell is it?!

  5. wtrmute says:

    If I had a nickel for every unfortunate spelling I’ve seen in Internet ads, I’d be a very rich man…

  6. Daemian Lucifer says:

    Bah,another meideval game.Thank you,but Ill stick with my satrcarft.

  7. Robyrt says:

    I recently bought a copy of the Marvel vs. Capcom 3 strategy guide, which in big yellow letters on the back announces it contains “TOURNAMNET STRATEGIES.” Now that really inspires confidence.

    Ironically, the guide itself is exhaustively researched and error-corrected.

    • Ringwraith says:

      They were probably so focused on getting the contents right they forgot to check the cover.

      • BenD says:

        The cover was probably proofread by different staff – or not at all. With ‘genre’ nonfiction like gaming books, the front cover is often in development before the text is done, but the back cover gets slapped together at the last minute. That way they have every possible second to milk every Tom, Dick and Harry the publisher vaguely knows for blurbs, get their ISBN and barcode (inevitably done late), and so on. ;)

    • krellen says:

      If you’ve ever logged into TournamNet, you’d know that you really need strategies.

  8. Van Tuber says:

    Wait, feudal battles? This is supposed to be for Rome right?

  9. Jennifer Snow says:

    Ha, Shamus, I saw that too. Well done.

  10. Grag says:

    Tying two get people too spell things correctly is feudal.

    I mean, it’s knot like eh spell checker wood have discovered it.

  11. Simon says:

    There are things far worse than misspellings in the sordid world of free online games.

    Evony is a medieval city-building game, and to my knowledge there’s no sexual content whatsoever in the game. That didn’t matter to the marketers though, and in the hunt for clicks the ad eventually devolved from the medieval stuff you might expect, to literally a pair of boobs.

  12. Knight of Fools says:

    I had to read the entire post twice to understand what you were talking about, Shamus. It’s a good thing other people out there are observant, ’cause I’m certainly not…

  13. 4th dimension says:

    Hah, weaklings! :D
    True strategy masjers play games made by Paradoxy Intertraiment, like:
    Crusader Kegs
    Epocha Universalis
    Vicky: Impure under sun
    Hearts of Irony

  14. I remember for years I was hooked on Word of Warcat. Game is so bloody addictive!

  15. Kavonde says:

    I wonder if this is the same company that made God of Wat. It was about this albino dude with red tatoos who texted all the time and forgot how to properly spell words or use punctuation.

    It largely took place in an old Cambodian temple.

  16. Nasikabatrachus says:

    Resistance is Fuedal!

  17. Daemian Lucifer says:

    Funny how no one mentioned foolout and x cam yet.

    And no fans of night and lethargic series?

    • Halceon says:

      Ahahaha, X-cam. Good times, good times. Though I preferred the second one – Tenor from the Beep, it really provides a challenge for you. X-Cam 3: A Pack of Lips, while nicely innovative with the time based combat, fell flat. And let’s not talk about Inner Sector or Endorser. Those things don’t deserve the X-Cam name.

  18. anaphysik says:

    Now now, that’s a perfectly valid way of spelling füdal.

  19. Jan says:

    I’m always partial to Calvin’s (of Calvin and Hobbes):
    “In the middle ages, lords and vassals lived in a futile system”
    “That’s “feudal” system.”
    “Just when I thought this junk was beginning to make sense.”

  20. Vegedus says:

    The comment section on this one is the best part.

  21. Wolfwood says:

    anyone fond of Sins of a Sailor Umpire?

  22. Mistwraithe says:

    You guys are so harsh. Look at the positive side! They got 11 out of 12 words RIGHT. That is over 90%!

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