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Latest ads showcasing Windows 8 are equal parts bizarre and hilarious

Update: The videos are now private. If any of you managed to download them before or have mirrors...let us know. Update 2: Added a 'mirror' link next to the heading for each of the videos. We'll keep you posted. 

Microsoft has been on a roll lately with their video ads for their products. Last week we got that hilarious wedding video for Windows Phone. Last night we saw three videos showing the power of Bing over Google. Here are three more videos for Windows 8.

The ads aren’t in English, but you don’t really need to know what they’re saying to understand what’s going on. Mostly because you won’t know what is going on until you finish the video. Warning, they leave a slightly odd aftertaste in your mouth.

Windows 8 Training Camp: Watermelon (Mirror)

Windows 8 Training Camp: Makeup (Mirror)

 

Windows 8 Training Camp: Piano (Mirror)

No words to describe what you just watched right? I’m wondering whether these are brilliant or mad. One thing we can agree on, they're better than those Palm Pre ads from a few years back.

Sound off below with your thoughts.

Source: YouTube

Thanks for the tip Derek!

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No Problem Sam!

pankaj981 says:

Same here....wtf was that!! :-o

rodneyej says:

I'm disappointed.. Thoroughly!

nbktonic says:

They barely pass a message, yes they do but one single point. I think the broader view of their marketing efforts is - to get people talking. To show it to others, because its weird, its meh, its funny for others, its nonsense to others. But they will talk, yes for sure they will and it leads to knowing about the product and gaining interest none the less. From my point of view, I suppose they achieve that.
 
Yes? No? Maybe so?

cdbstl76 says:

Ummm...what!?

Just watched all three. You're right, no words.... I don't know what that was I watched. But I do know that I liked it! Entertaining in a weird and awesome way. 

admatt says:

Agree. I thought they were brilliantly quirky. They should release the makeup one on UK tv, even without translating. It would be an instant hit.

ricbon says:

Wow just wow, i found the make up one to be the funniest but the dude going to town on the watermelon with his finger was kinda weird

He really got that melon's juices flowing.

Dadstar0410 says:

Hahahahaha ^ so much LOLZ

I had an awkward smile at the end of those videos apart from the Make up that was pretty funny (I suppose)

Why are all the actors asian?

bbennett40 says:

Why does it matter?

RockmanNeo says:

I was gonna say that too.
To answer his question, probably Microsoft is going with the quirky and weird theme of Japanese advertisements.

Cristoby says:

'cause they from Asia dude.

tjd_rodgers says:

I thought that was obvious.

rodneyej says:

That was stupid...

Cute and funny, they remind me of the brilliantly odd humor of Stephen Chow.

B_Sack says:

Awesome.  looool

Odd, yet entertaining and enjoyable. They chose an interestingly mad way to make simple points. Overall, i like them (especially "Makeup"), and they are good advertisements that are different from average.

RaRa85 says:

So the only way you know it's a Windows 8 commercial is if you stick around till the end?!

Sam Sabri says:

Some commercials work great like that. Most Super Bowl commercials follow a similiar format...catch your attention..then...brand logo!

RaRa85 says:

You have a point Sam but it needs to be worth it once you get there not a What? reaction.lol But you are right.

eskerrik says:

Watch this ad(http://youtu.be/LsXRj89cWa0) and tell me if you can guess which the company is before it ends.

RaRa85 says:

I sure didn't but this ad made much more sense than this weird power of touch one. But hey, I did want to know what the point was so I watched it till the end. I just don't think they executed well on this one.

eskerrik says:

With your first comment I thought you couldn't know which company was. But now you're saying you don't get "the point" of this ad. Well, that's another story :P

polychromenz says:

pretty easy with the logo on the screen the entire time

It's only on the screen outside the video, if you take it as just the video then you wouldn't know what its about until the final seconds.

eskerrik says:

If you put the logo on the screen as you said, it captures less attention than an ad with non-logo. That's how it works.

gemini5150 says:

Fast and Beautiful....... FOR THE WIN!

erichon99 says:

I love these...fresh edgy weird....good job at trying to break the image of a stale company

kirklyt says:

I like the ads, a lot weird, but kinda funny.! :)

CyclerNYC says:

LOL.. Funny!
 

Flavio76 says:

Weirdo and somewhat funny

ltyarbro42 says:

More than anything, you are NOT going to forget that very quickly lol. It sticks with you. I thought it was a pretty funny in a dark humor sort of way.

The makeup one is great, too funny.  Bring it on tv.

La la la la la la... THUD! I seriously LOL'd at that.

MaDequipment says:

Why are they all Asians?!

tjd_rodgers says:

These ads are clearly intended for Asia...

giorgio h says:

It's pretty bad...

Whodaboss says:

Totally Awesomely funny stuff!  Luv'em!!!  I'm putting them on FB now!

Beshoy Hanna says:

I was just thinking that me setting up my new Asus PC was akin to these ninja-like reflexes shown here....

This video is private. :(

Sam Sabri says:

Click the 'mirror' link next to the headings above. 

Kevin Rush says:

The links don't work.

xboxonthego3 says:

  Videos are Private....
 

succubism says:

ya they're private for me too

Nik Rolls says:

Here too. What happened?

can someone please tell me what those ads are about as the stupid uploader made them private
 
if someone thinks his videos are stupid, he shouldn't upload them in the first place

Jazmac says:

Instantly all private videos. Guess I got here too late.
 

polychromenz says:

click the mirror links they work

jedi12 says:

darnit..vids are private

Sam Sabri says:

Click the 'mirror' link next to the headings above. 

These ads suck.  All I'm getting is static, and private message.  One star. 

sholokov says:

How do you know the videos suck if you haven't seen them o.O

sixium says:

Dang it, do I have to be refreshing WPC every 30 seconds 24/7 or what?  I always get to articles too late.  It always seem like blink-and-you-miss-it kind of deals. =(

sixium says:

Just watched them on the mirror links.  Too funny!

Jowarman says:

I found them!! I did some digging! I find it very odd that they would set them all to private.....Did the account get hacked??
 
You can find one of them here!
 
http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XNTU0MTg4MzM2.html

Sam Sabri says:

You are the (Jowar)MAN!

Videos are private... wtf... :(

Sam Sabri says:

Click the 'mirror' link next to the headings above. 

jedi12 says:

mirror link works! thanks sam...and LMAO at the vids

Odd, when i view them in my favorites list on the official WP8 youtube app, the author changed to Youtube Spotlight (their icon says Youtube Comedy Week) (and they are listed as private in the app as well...).

nepsydaz says:

Mirror link couldn't open in my Lumia :( anyway I managed to watch it through laggy android lol. Weird but silly comedy... Power of touch..

Kram Devil says:

I CAN'T.  STOP.  MY FINGERS. FROM. REPLAYING the MAKEUP VIDEO.  Please somebody stop me!

Evster88 says:

The makeup one is my favorite. ahahah

lastword112 says:

Loved the ads, amazing :)

HaibaneReki says:

awesome, love this kind of humor ^_^

They are simply brilliant. These ads manage to highlight three key factors of Win8 without even showing the product. This is ingenious.

liammatho says:

"This video is private"
Awsome!

Dadulka says:

I think these ads, as well as those Bing ones, are ingenious, innovative and fun. They stand out. I also liked the Surface ads and think Microsoft is doing things right finally. The Wedding ad also included.

Video is private. GOd DAMN IT

xFalk says:

Loved them all, especially the makeup one.  LOL'd.  These are the type of ads that help the general public relate to the "coolness" of Windows 8.  Most people outside of these forums don't care about functionality, but just that it's the new cool thing to have.

tacofiend says:

The makeup one was unexpected and awesome. Spit coffee on my keyboard. Dammit.

the makeup one is crazy funny....they definitely need to put it on tv

ahumeniy says:

I suppose these will show only in Asia

cae758 says:

The mirrors don't work. Either that, or I am just too impatient to give up after 3 minutes of nothing.

demonp82 says:

These ads are awesome!!!! On makeup I was ROFL

Andr3sfc says:

Insanely good ads! They should be broadcast widely.

Asok Smith says:

I have no idea what the language is, but I WAS suddenly seized with the urge to rush out and buy a Windows 8 watermelon. Sadly enough no one seemed to have them in stock. Guess they're so popular that they're sold out right now. I wonder if Apple sells watermelons?
 

Melus Haque says:

Not cool...all the mirrors are blocked---by the government