We still love you Kevin

I still stand by my assertion that Kevin Butler is the reason the PlayStation 3 was saved in the current generation. When he arrived on the scene the PS3 was seriously struggling to keep up with the Xbox 360 and within a few short months it all turned around and the PS3 came screaming back.

Now every time I see him I think of the PlayStation 3 but I have to admit this time it makes me a little bit sad.

Here he is in a new commercial for KFC (Gavin you silly man, it’s Wendy’s), but he’s not even the lead.

Yes I want a pretzel bun KFC thing so the ad works but still Kevin Butler is too important to be relegated to bit part KFC adverts.

Last Updated: October 14, 2013

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was reviewed on PC

21 Comments

  1. Truth

    October 14, 2013 at 06:37

    Wendys isnt KFC. Lol fail article is fail article. Go edit it.

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    • Kromas

      October 14, 2013 at 06:53

      Well someone has not had their coffee yet I see.

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      • Admiral Chief of Rivia

        October 14, 2013 at 07:33

        I can think of something else that’s missing as well. You put it around the plumbing area of babies…

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        • Brenz

          October 14, 2013 at 08:15

          somebody has a poo bum this morning

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          • Admiral Chief Ninja

            October 14, 2013 at 08:38

            hahaha poo bum

    • Gavin Mannion

      October 14, 2013 at 07:53

      lol sorry, we don’t have Wendy’s here so my brain seemed to just go straight to the next chicken franchise

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      • TiMsTeR1033

        October 14, 2013 at 07:55

        Damn pity we don’t have Wendy’s here!! Looks flipping good!!

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        • Weanerdog

          October 14, 2013 at 15:11

          Their shakes, called frosties I think, are fricken awesome.

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        • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

          October 15, 2013 at 17:42

          I want Red Lobster in Mzansi Nambabwe! And I WANT IT NOW!

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  2. GalacticLordCaptainAwesomeness

    October 14, 2013 at 07:21

    Helllooooo Ginger

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    • Lardus-Resident Perve

      October 14, 2013 at 14:10

      I think her name is Wendy…I see some people mentioning that name. Gingers rule

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  3. J_Joestar

    October 15, 2013 at 17:26

    Things just haven’t been the same for him since Sony caught him playing Mario Kart…

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    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      October 15, 2013 at 17:48

      From reading up on how it all came to be, He actually shot himself in the foot, but I suppose that’s fairly typical “actor slash model slash wannabe advertisement mogul” behaviour. I know at the time, everyone got upset over the fact that Sony was bullying a poor actor and laying claim to his face and person (as if he was a modern-day slave), but in fact it was much simpler. The guy was still under contract, and he made the advert with bridgestone through his advertisement company and did the dirty with a nintendo nunchuck. Apparently, he ended up have to pay via the settlement and got slapped with a two year non-compete clause.

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      • Brian Murphy

        October 15, 2013 at 17:58

        That’s unfortunate, Butler should’ve known better. No matter how his contract worked out with Sony, his overall exposure went through the effin roof. Hell, the guy was part of their press conferences FFS. Silly Butler is definitely silly.

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        • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

          October 15, 2013 at 18:01

          And now he’s in a Wendy’s advert with who knows what sort of restrictions on the roles that he can take (for the next two years). That has to sting for any actor. I guess the lesson here is, make sure you read your contract, and don’t do the dirty with a nintendo nunchuck on a tyre ad.

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          • Brian Murphy

            October 15, 2013 at 18:09

            Well, I think the lesson is actually more simple than that. When under contract for a company, don’t be seen in a commercial setting for another company, wielding a device for the major competitor of your current contracted employer lol. That’s just common sense. πŸ™‚

            It’s too bad though, really wish it could’ve worked out differently for both sides.

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            October 15, 2013 at 18:10

            Hahaha!

  4. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    October 15, 2013 at 17:41

    Kevin Butler made inroads, but I doubt he made a huge difference (especially outside of the US). The truth is the PS3 only became this dominating force, after the hacking incident, it meant that SONY were forced to overhaul PSN/SEN, rethink their marketting of PS3 and in turn give us PSN+.

    Looking back, Lulsec, that idiot Geohot and Anon – in their extreme and misguided stupidity – actually did gamers a huge favour.

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    • Brian Murphy

      October 15, 2013 at 18:28

      Wasn’t PS+ around before the Lulsec attack? I think after the attack as a welcome back, Sony gave 2 games to everyone… I believe. And in the process they picked up a ton of PS+ subscriptions.

      Definitely agree that the incident forced them to overhaul PSN/SEN though.

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      • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

        October 15, 2013 at 18:36

        Nope, PS+ came after the haxxors. I think the free games were a test for the new system.

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        • Brian Murphy

          October 15, 2013 at 18:38

          I was right

          PS+ Launch Date – June 29th 2010
          PSN Hack – June 2, 2011.

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