Long Live Play – “Michael”

PlayStation's latest video for Long Live Play sends chills down my spine, ends the mystery.

So it comes to this. Long Live Play isn’t a new product, or a relaunch of an old one. Instead, it’s a marketing campaign designed to honor gamers of all walks of life, and an opportunity for Sony to simply say ‘thank you’.

The first video in the culmination of the LLP effort pays tribute to Michael, a gamer who is one of us, and therefore stands for all of us. Marquee characters from amazing games gather to tell their experiences and salute a gamer in an ad that is in every way an instant classic.

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We all have our stories every time we fire up any system and pop in a game, war stories that we tell our friends. PlayStation will be featuring about a dozen such stories in the same vein on national TV starting today with ‘Michael’. You may want to rewatch the video a few times, there’s a lot to catch and a lot of references and characters packed into the background. There’s also someone who should absolutely be in the running to play Nathan Drake in the new Uncharted movie.

Some may be disappointed that LLP wasn’t something…else, but I think it captures the essence of why we game, and continues Sony’s recent tradition of excellent advertising.

Long. Live. Play.

Robert Hill-Williams
Robert Hill-Williams
Robert Hill-Williams

MASH Veteran

The only things Rob has been doing longer than gaming are breathing, sleeping, eating, and reading. RPGs were what made him view games as an experience instead of a distraction, but these days he likes and plays every genre gaming has to offer. Outside of his usual reviews and articles on MTB, you can find Rob on the weekly Mashcast and frequenting Twitter.

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