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    40 Most Controversial/Creative PlayStation Ads

    Sony pushed the boundaries. Sometimes, a bit too far.

    1. Lara Christ ( Catholics went ballistic, of course)

    Many of these ads — and most of the crazier conceptual ones — were created by the Paris office of worldwide ad agency TBWA.

    In recent years, PlayStation advertising worldwide has gotten much tamer, which is a shame.

    2. Christ, nailed by the PS symbols.

    3. Blow-up Doll

    4. The famous Mushroom Clown

    5. The infamous Thumb Penis Boy (the six-pack is very untruthful advertising)

    6. Sony is probably responsible for more sleepless nights than any other company.

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    9. Born to Game

    10. Rebirth

    11. Free Yourself

    12. Death waits for no one, except gamers.

    13. A lot of Death or Birth riffing in the ads over the years.

    14. Two ads for the white PSP Portable. Here, a domanatrix.

    15. And here, the Grim Reaper.

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    17. Soldiers building a monument to you, player.

    18. Orcs building a monument to you, player.

    19. Your boxer worships you.

    20. PlayStation's European ad for "Play Outside Day"

    21. Multi-award winning ads for the Portable.

    22. 2nd ad

    23. Mr. PlayStationHead

    24. Serious gamers

    25. Note the Puppy Plug.

    26. Very conceptual. All the princes are busy gaming, leaving poor Sleepy Beauty to sleep forever.

    27. Kama is missing her Sutra because he is gaming.

    28. Grand CLIO Award winner.

    29. Now so cheap, anybody can afford it. So, your other toys are shuffling off this mortal coil.

    30. BECAUSE MY HANDS ARE BUSY.

    31. Dude's getting a transfusion from WWII German general Erwin Rommel. Ad upset more than a few people.

    32. As long as I can still game.

    33. Matryoshka-vertising. Uh, inside every fat gamer is a skinny white girl? Fuck if I know.

    34. Not afraid of mocking blind people

    35. River Of Blood for "The Getaway"

    36. "Games for girls and boys"

    37. The panties are shaped like the PS symbols.

    38. The boy gamers ate this one up.

    39. The headless 4-boobed woman

    40. WHOA...