leilei wrote: ↑
Mon 16 Dec, 2019 12:39 am
I never had a GUS. Maybe it's because of this ad. I would read about all sorts of GUS-related issues in lots of readmes and etc... so no regrets.
Same here, I had an SB16 and SB 2.0 back in the 90s. While I do now have a GUS, and in the right game it's excellent, I doubt I would have enjoyed the setup nightmare back then!
(The Voodoo2 ad campaigns here in the US were super aggressive and probably are well-known enough
Not outside the US!
Banshee on the other hand, I only can recall a Monster Fusion page ad in one issue. Voodoo3 wasn't as bad though but did have television spots.
I saw a couple of Banshee ads when looking through mags, much in a similar vein to the V2 ones. Banshee had a pretty short marketing life though, it was dead by about Feb or March 1999; though the cards hung around at retail for ages afterwards. V3 had fairly regular print ads here, along with prominent space in the PC World ads. I don't remember anything on TV though
There weren't a lot of graphics cards ads in general. I saw a couple of TNT ones, but the most frequent ones I saw were for Matrox
of all people. Mystique, M3D and G200 were heavily marketed here, not that I think it helped sales. The M3D ones are a bit depressing, mainly highlighting the constantly falling price.
Dreamcast incidentally, had both of it's major UK advertising campaigns banned. The first for the '6 billion players' claim (the ASA pointed out region locking was a thing), the other for basic xenophobia in the run up to Euro 2000.