The first time I noticed video game commercials was when they started advertising for FF7. However, they had been making the damn things for a LONG time now.
When I was looking over old Kotaku articles I noticed this beauty of a list.
Notice how the Philips CDi commercial was better than the Saturn one.
Also a favorite was the 1993 Atari Jaguar Commercial for Alien VD Predator (last commercial in the video clip) Holy crap that was pretty damn violent and freaky...
So take a look at how advertising companies who know nothing about video games have screwed up video game ads throughout the ages!