Post by Rich Alderson Post by Quadibloc
Did these commercials actually run? And who were they aimed at?
They weren't shown on television. Apparently they were used internally
at some sort of Digial event to amuse the attendees.
Presumably DECworld, an annual sales meeting.
They showed a video criticizing their own brand?
Not directly related. But the Coca Cola Company was "hacking" Space
Invaders for the Atari 2600. Just changing sprites (okay, the A2600
didn't really used sprites) of five of the six columns of the aliens to
P E P S I and left the sixth line intact. So the player shot at PEPSI. :-)
The game was known as "Pepsi Invaders" and "Coke Wins". According to
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pepsi_Invaders> it's one of the rarest
games for the A2600 and scored up to $1,825 on eBay.
Playing it now (no, I didn't bid on eBay ;-) they changed also the UFO on
top into a crude Pepsi logo. You also have unlimited lives but play
against a counter.
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