THQ murders the Gieco gecko

Put this down as one of the greatest videogame commercials ever. THQ has done the world a favor by killing off the Gieco gecko. Don’t get us wrong, he was charming at first, but after the first 50 or so commercials we started hoping to see him meet such a fate as to promote Gieco’s new life insurance policies. Guess they’ll need to consider it now. But hey, “that’s the fun you could be having with Deadly Creatures” — beating the hell out of annoying mascots.