The NBN has made no secret of their ongoing connection problems but it’s their latest attempt to connect with a younger demographic that has backfired spectacularly.
With gaming controllers in their hand, two kids can be seen grinning at the TV screen as part of an ad labelled “Game online in a whole new way” that also promises “fast internet for everyone”.
However, anyone who has ever played a PlayStation before can pick out one major flaw in the image.
Eagle-eyed Twitter user Scott Rhodie first noticed that the controller the girl is holding is actually from a console created more than 20 years ago – long before Sony entered the online gaming world.
At first glance, the iconic grey controller appears to be from the PlayStation 3, a console that came out in 2006.
Hey @NBN_Australia if you want to make people feel like they are getting the future how about not using stock photos showing a PS3 controller when the Sony PS4 came out in 2013...— Scott Rhodie (@ScottRhodie) January 2, 2018
The controller shown came out in 2006. pic.twitter.com/hkVVohWfIZ
But a closer inspection of the image actually reveals some amateur Photoshop work was also used to remove a cord from the controller.
The Photoshopping has also omitted the girl's torso.
People on the internet wasted no time unloading on the government owned corporation.
LOL, it should be no surprise that @NBN_Australia is stuck in 2013. Really no surprise at all.— Shane Bryan 💬 (@ShaneBryan_IT) January 3, 2018
NBN stuck in 2013, like their 'Broadband for the next 50 years' offering.— Brian (@whiteb8) January 4, 2018