Video games today are still promoted with doctored/fake footage, at least back then there were legitimate reasons for doing it, low res graphics looking terrible over broadcast television, artistically rendered screen shots for comic book ads, etc.
Not so! They look for photorealism, 'tis true, but where are the astronauts playing 3D Tic-Tac-Toe or Super Breakout? The Victorian drivers seen on the covers of Dodge 'Em? Or even the mustachio'd daredevil from Human Cannonball?