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Kevin Butler Promotes Gran Turismo 5, Steals A Car

See, we need Kevin Butler to advertise anything even remotely cool for the PlayStation 3. Then we're happy.

With Gran Turismo 5 slated to make quite the enormous splash next week, you'll start seeing ads and commercials all over the place. Our favorite has got to be the Butler-driven commercial that, while not long, is still pretty damn hilarious. This ranks right up there with the Uncharted 2 ad ("yeah, I'm going to file this under, 'not a problem'") and the Move commercial (where he ends up dressed as a Viking).

The GT5 commercial you might start seeing on your favorite channels is below; the end is freakin' perfect.

Of course, those who have already planned to buy the game don't need a commercial to entice them, but it's nice to see some advertising dollars tossed in Gran Turismo's direction. After all, with so much time and money invested into the project, it's gonna have to hit big for it to be considered a rip-roaring success...

Related Game(s): Gran Turismo 5

Tags: gt5, gran turismo 5, kevin butler, gt5 commercial

11/19/2010 10:47:00 AM Ben Dutka

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maxpontiac
Friday, November 19, 2010 @ 10:57:23 AM
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Quite honestly, the BEST commercial I have seen.

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TheCrazyMerc
Friday, November 19, 2010 @ 2:08:45 PM

All Sony needs is KB, GT5 is for sure gonna sell

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Highlander
Friday, November 19, 2010 @ 4:23:28 PM

Oh, yes, just what we need a poster who wants to pull a superiority complex and then hurl insults. Why don't you just ask to be banned? It would be quicker.

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Clamedeus
Friday, November 19, 2010 @ 5:06:02 PM

What's wrong with Tits?

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Highlander
Friday, November 19, 2010 @ 11:57:14 PM

@Clamedeus

Nothing, when they come in a pair and are attached to a soft, warm and shapely body with a pretty face and a personality to match.

However, when a tit is on it's own, hurled as an immature insult by some Internet frat boy with ego issues, that's when a tit is not so wonderful.

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Clamedeus
Saturday, November 20, 2010 @ 5:36:36 AM

@TheHighlander

I know what he meant by it, i was just being a smart ass. :D

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Highlander
Saturday, November 20, 2010 @ 6:39:38 PM

@Chubby,

You're the one hurling insults. And patronizing the OP by telling him to 'calm down mate'. All I'm doing it pointing that out, and describing your conduct accurately.

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LupeOneLeo
Saturday, November 20, 2010 @ 9:23:35 PM

Highlander doesn't mean he's pulling a superiority complex. Areas that are mountainous or just have high land are referred to as "highlands." There's such a place in Scotland, which is why some of the Scottish refer to each other as "highlanders."

Has nothing to do with ego.

Also, I'd like to point out that ChubbyWilly100, you're being an all-around obnoxious twit for no reason at all, and TheHighlander, you're foolishly wasting time and screen space on an all-around obnoxious twit. Let morons be morons and enjoy the commercial like you're supposed to. ChubbyWilly100 can stand on the other side of the fence and call us names where he's not blocking the TV screen.

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Highlander
Saturday, November 20, 2010 @ 10:03:26 PM

@LupeOneLeo

INdeed, you are correct, I'm usually better at avoiding arguments with the Eye of Moron, and weakened for a moment.

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LupeOneLeo
Sunday, November 21, 2010 @ 1:16:36 PM

I would, I have, and I'm not. That doesn't even make sense. Go back to your bridge now, troll.

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Qwarktast1c
Friday, November 19, 2010 @ 10:59:14 AM
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notice...

"Mr. Butler is a professional driver on a closed course. Do not attempt."

LOL :)

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Highlander
Friday, November 19, 2010 @ 11:06:39 AM

VP of Add More Awesome...

'nuff said.

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ace_boon_coon
Friday, November 19, 2010 @ 10:59:31 AM
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lol lol lol all the parking signs say "kevin butler".

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Highlander
Friday, November 19, 2010 @ 11:25:40 AM

Well, he is the VP of Add More Awesome, it's an important and impressive role. He must need lots of cars to carry out such an important role, and they have to be parked somewhere.

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ace_boon_coon
Friday, November 19, 2010 @ 11:30:54 AM

Lol lol you have a point lol. i love KB.

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ace_boon_coon
Friday, November 19, 2010 @ 11:00:11 AM
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"they said they needed the test cars back i said muhahaha."

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j howlett
Friday, November 19, 2010 @ 11:00:19 AM
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the laugh gets me every time. love it.

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MadKatBebop
Friday, November 19, 2010 @ 11:03:28 AM
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These PS commercials always have me dieing! but this one is by far the funniest I have seen so far! it makes me want to buy the game, to bad I suck at the bulk of racing games.

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coverton341
Friday, November 19, 2010 @ 1:05:19 PM

Dude, I am not too good at racing games either. We can form a race team called "Mediocrity"

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Arvis
Friday, November 19, 2010 @ 1:09:43 PM

I'll join! :D

-Arvis

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MadKatBebop
Friday, November 19, 2010 @ 1:27:08 PM

Mediocrity, that's got a nice ring to it, I like it! lol.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, November 19, 2010 @ 2:00:07 PM

Guess I'll have to start my own group called "suck"

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Highlander
Friday, November 19, 2010 @ 11:05:34 AM
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PlayStation 3
It
Only
Does
Maniacal Laughter In The Distance......

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Zorigo
Friday, November 19, 2010 @ 11:12:10 AM

epic lolasaurus :D

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frylock25
Friday, November 19, 2010 @ 11:26:51 AM
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i saw this on the psblog a few days ago. love that they got this guy. best move ever, well besides makeing the PS3 of course!!

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RX78Zero
Friday, November 19, 2010 @ 11:42:00 AM
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His commercials are great!

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Lotusflow3r
Friday, November 19, 2010 @ 11:54:44 AM
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I can't believe the graphics on that game!!! :-O

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Hezzron
Friday, November 19, 2010 @ 11:59:08 AM
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Hilarious.....right down to the fine print!

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Alienange
Friday, November 19, 2010 @ 12:09:14 PM
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My coworker is frothing at the mouth over this game. He's taking next thursday and friday off of work. In fact he's so panicked about the game selling out that he told me he'll buy two copies if he can find them. Then looked at me and said "we'll settle later."

I think he's planning on buying a copy for me and I'm a little scared.

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BTNwarrior
Friday, November 19, 2010 @ 12:30:49 PM

has no one ever heard of pre ordering

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Friday, November 19, 2010 @ 12:36:06 PM

...I can't see being that insane over a game.

Wait...

...maybe if it was a FFVII remake or FFT2.

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Alienange
Friday, November 19, 2010 @ 12:50:22 PM

You know how those smokers are, living from paycheck to paycheck.

No serious, I think pre-ordering it would take the fun out of him buying it. It's like the thrill of the hunt for some people.

He's not a gamer like us. All he wants is GT5. Nothing else. Bought his PS3 two years ago in anticipation of its launch. Had to settle for NSF Shift the poor bas.. uh, guy.

It's gotten to the point where I feel bad for the guy. It's like witnessing the birth of a new gamer.

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Arvis
Friday, November 19, 2010 @ 1:10:39 PM

"He's taking next thursday and friday off of work."

Did anyone tell him that that's Thanksgiving and he should be getting it off anyways?

-Arvis

EDIT: Ben Dutka, again, speaking my thoughts for me. :)

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coverton341
Friday, November 19, 2010 @ 1:15:12 PM

I think Alienage is Canadian. Canadians are tricky in that they look like us Americans but they don't have souls, instead they have a mechanical mechanism that gives them super human balance on ice skates and an unheard of ability to control a puck. No room for the giving of thanks in their insides.

I love hockey and think Canadians are cool people for the most part, the following message has been fully in jest and is not meant to offend the sensibilities of any Northern viewing audiences.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, November 19, 2010 @ 1:16:18 PM

I understand the dude, there is a certain tingle when you go to the store on release day, but it quickly turns to a twinge if that rack is empty.

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Simcoe
Friday, November 19, 2010 @ 2:40:50 PM

I am Canadian, and I approve Coverton's satire.

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Alienange
Friday, November 19, 2010 @ 2:49:48 PM

coverton341 is right. We have Thanksgiving earlier here so that we can prepare for hockey season.

And the "no souls" part was cool.

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Highlander
Friday, November 19, 2010 @ 2:52:56 PM

I have two words that for a very small group of Burnout Paradise enthusiasts will deliver a smile.

Canada Denied!

+12trillion for anyone who knows the reference, and explanations will follow tomorrow, for those that don't...

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Fane1024
Friday, November 19, 2010 @ 3:19:41 PM

I'm an American living in Canada and I can confirm the soulless part.

At least that was true of my ex-girlfriend.

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Arvis
Friday, November 19, 2010 @ 4:16:15 PM

Dang it!

I was wondering if I was being America-centric again. :(

Sorry, Alienange.

-Arvis

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Simcoe
Friday, November 19, 2010 @ 4:37:46 PM

@Highlander
Actually I had more of a chuckle than a smile!

"Canada Denied" is a reference to a Criterion Games home page picture and headline that denied Canadians their own local leader board for racers in Burnout Paradise.

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SixSpeedKing
Friday, November 19, 2010 @ 5:11:20 PM

Another Canadian here and Coverton, that was pretty damn funny I gotta say. Gave me a good laugh.

@Alienage that coworker of yours is a bit crazy I'd say.

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Alienange
Friday, November 19, 2010 @ 8:19:08 PM

He's a good guy SixSpeedKing. He's just really enthusiastic about GT. Can you blame him?

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Borderline
Saturday, November 20, 2010 @ 9:57:00 AM

@ Coverton,

I too am Canadian and wanted to laugh at your comment but being without a soul prevents me from any true emotion lol.

It's funny, being a border officer I hear all of the stereotypes about Canadians that my American travellers believe and I see the genesis of many of the stereotypes of Americans....the job is paid entertainment for sure :-)

Back on topic, I can't wait for GT5 and this commercial is great.

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Highlander
Saturday, November 20, 2010 @ 6:42:11 PM

Simcoe,

+12trillion for you!

Also you have my thanks for being one of the few others left that remember the 'good old days'.

BTW, do you frequent Rogue Burners at all? There's a lot of familiar faces there.

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jaybiv
Friday, November 19, 2010 @ 12:37:51 PM
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the kb campaign has been nothing short of excellent.

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Highlander
Friday, November 19, 2010 @ 1:06:45 PM

If they don't re-sign the team behind this campaign, it's a confirmation that the folks in charge are completely insane.

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coverton341
Friday, November 19, 2010 @ 1:07:19 PM

It's probably the best marketing that Sony has done since the PS1 days. Hell, it might be the best marketing they have ever done if I'm to be honest.

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Fane1024
Friday, November 19, 2010 @ 3:20:53 PM

There are two new ads up on the PS Blog today, both awesome.

"She smells like strawberries."

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Dreno
Friday, November 19, 2010 @ 1:12:28 PM
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Kb is awesome. I'm not a huge fan of racing games, but this looks sick. The graphics look insane.and I agree with ben to a point. Icould see getting super stoked about a game if itwas an ff...viii remake.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, November 19, 2010 @ 1:14:19 PM
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KB is the shizzle for rizzle, and my jaw nearly hit the floor with that game footage. A-Holy Shaeet!

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Alienange
Friday, November 19, 2010 @ 2:51:46 PM

Was it game footage or cut scenes? Whenever I've played GT the cars never do any of that stuff.

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Jawknee
Friday, November 19, 2010 @ 6:01:50 PM

You know it was game footage Alienage. The cynic inside you just can't help itself huh?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, November 19, 2010 @ 6:18:55 PM

some clearly was, and well the companies often take shots using the engine but from angles that you don't see while playing (those could have been race replays)

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AcHiLLiA
Friday, November 19, 2010 @ 7:11:50 PM

@Jawknee

u replied back to me thinking I was a flamebait for that "wow, u got alot of time on ur hands" comment that I replied back to u. I suggest u read the other reply comment to prove to u that u got a little carried away. I don't blameu, there is alot of internet trolls that we don't like.

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ABUrabad
Friday, November 19, 2010 @ 1:16:20 PM
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Stealing a car would be much better than what Gran Turismo would do to me,Gran Turismo will steal my life and time for long days and nights over the next decade

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SvenMD
Friday, November 19, 2010 @ 1:40:20 PM
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So this game and a 3D TV are in my near future....thank you Black Friday!!!

I mean, I'm going to need it for KZ3 right??

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FM23
Friday, November 19, 2010 @ 2:03:02 PM
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OMG...hilarious. Really whsh I would have held out on ACB and just got it for christmas because now I have to wait until after Nov. 24 to purchase this...f*ckin school loans, bills, etc...being an adult sucks...lol

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SixSpeedKing
Friday, November 19, 2010 @ 5:15:50 PM

haha I feel your pain on the school loans, bills thing. Since I'm having to pinch every penny I can only get the smallest fraction of all the games I currently want.

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AcHiLLiA
Friday, November 19, 2010 @ 2:19:13 PM
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SICK looking graphics and the commerical hahaha, funny.

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Lawless SXE
Friday, November 19, 2010 @ 2:29:39 PM
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HAH! That was hilarious. Oh... I wish we'd get those ads here, I'd mark out if I saw anything for GT5 on TV, except the game of course... because I'd be too busy trying to keep on the track to do anything else.
Peace.

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Simcoe
Friday, November 19, 2010 @ 2:34:46 PM
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This commercial is pretty funny, another one of my favourites is the GoWIII commercial with the ignored girl friend.

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coverton341
Friday, November 19, 2010 @ 2:53:17 PM

Uh huh..... yeah what? Thanks for coming....

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Highlander
Friday, November 19, 2010 @ 2:53:19 PM

Was that GOWIII or Uncharted 2?

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coverton341
Friday, November 19, 2010 @ 3:04:33 PM

GOWIII. The Uncharted 2 was where the girlfriend thought it was a film and KB filed it under "not an issue". Hilarity ensued.

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Riku994
Friday, November 19, 2010 @ 2:39:11 PM
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It was funny, but it would've been funnier if I didn't see it coming. Still quite humorous though.

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AcidReign91
Friday, November 19, 2010 @ 5:04:28 PM
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Never gets old!

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SixSpeedKing
Friday, November 19, 2010 @ 5:13:34 PM
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That commercial is hilarious! I wish I could have that car that he drove off with. Or any in that commercial for that matter,except for the Nascar car.

P.S. Off topic: I have the same initials as Kevin so seeing all these other comments saying "KB is the best" gets me excited then I realize it's for the other awesome KB in the world lol.

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Clamedeus
Friday, November 19, 2010 @ 5:26:53 PM
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I love this commercial.

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Athrin
Friday, November 19, 2010 @ 6:05:09 PM
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i hate racing games but seeing this comercial makes me whant to buy this game, quite possibly the best game related commercial made

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Snaaaake
Friday, November 19, 2010 @ 6:11:26 PM
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GT5 took 6 years and suffered constant delay because of KB.

Damn you KB!!

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Clamedeus
Friday, November 19, 2010 @ 6:35:12 PM

Well it's all going to be worth it that's for sure. =)

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Jawknee
Friday, November 19, 2010 @ 6:41:51 PM

The game was only delayed once.

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Snaaaake
Friday, November 19, 2010 @ 6:50:21 PM

Every time I'm being sarcastic no one notice..............

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Clamedeus
Friday, November 19, 2010 @ 6:58:45 PM

I know it was sarcasm but I'm just saying ;)

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Scarecrow
Friday, November 19, 2010 @ 7:52:08 PM
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Holy sh**!

Kevin Butler is a gaming god! *bow*
And wow GT5 looks so ******* beautiful!

Real life art...

Last edited by Ben Dutka PSXE on 11/19/2010 8:49:01 PM

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StangMan80
Friday, November 19, 2010 @ 8:59:51 PM
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I already saw this at GTplanet,but it still gets me very time.
Yes, I agree Scarecrow, KB is a gaming God.
Every time I see footage of the game it still surprises me every time. GT5 is AH-MAZE-ING!
Only 4 days 2 hours, what 4 days!
I can't wait,
Yes people I did say...
4 days, 2 hours!!!

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BikerSaint
Friday, November 19, 2010 @ 10:13:18 PM
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Hey if you guys have Twitter, then you should add Keven Butler to your account just because he constantly comes up with some priceless gems of Tweet there.

KB's newest tweet about his GT5 commercial....

"I just got a ticket in the VP-ehicle. I was cited for going awesome in a mediocre zone{"


And here's some of his tweets on "staying 90 days at the McGuire household"....

I don't have to set my clock back an hour tonight. Future KB has already done it for me.

DAY 59: Gave the Maguires an unplugged performance of my album “Sounds like Success.” It’s huge in certain parts of Denmark.

Dear KB, Any encouraging words for a Dallas Cowboys fan?
Yeah, they're still good in Madden-11

A whole minute-and-a-half KB video for Canada and not one “Eh” joke.
http://youtu.be/fGT4i-6mLXU
You’re welcome.

DAY 68: I love November. The house smells like autumn. Until Mrs. Maguire burns an “autumn” candle.....then it smells like wax.

DAY 69: Let me get something straight, Collin. I don't care if you're 7, no one takes KB’s toaster pastry.

DAY 70: Gramps keeps bugging me to make a Pushing a Hoop With a Stick game for PlayStation Move. Yeah......NO!!!!!!



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RaGeQuiT
Friday, November 19, 2010 @ 11:57:49 PM
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epic

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___________
Saturday, November 20, 2010 @ 12:16:42 AM
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wait.
sony, advertising a game?
*faints*

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Snaaaake
Saturday, November 20, 2010 @ 1:26:49 AM

I can understand how you feel though.

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t4_robz
Saturday, November 20, 2010 @ 9:29:12 AM
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New Script:

"When they said we need 2 years i said make is 5"

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NoOneSpecial
Saturday, November 20, 2010 @ 10:47:49 PM

lol that was stupid but funny

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X_shadowkilla_X
Saturday, November 20, 2010 @ 11:44:00 PM
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precise and to the point....that gt5 will be awesome !!! :D

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