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PostPosted: 21 Jan 2014 01:36:13 pm    Post subject: microsoft paying youtube users for positive xbox one review Reply with quote

ooopsie daisy. ORIGINAL ARTICLE on ign.com

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Report: Microsoft Paying YouTubers for Positive Xbox One Coverage
The content creators were allegedly instructed not to mention their involvement in the agreement.

Microsoft reportedly struck a deal with Machinima video partners offering them financial bonuses for promoting the Xbox One, as long as the details of said promotional agreement were kept confidential, according to Ars Technica.

The promotion, outlined in what appear to be leaked emails to popular Machinima personalities and a since deleted Tweet from Machinima's UK community manager, offered video content producers an additional $3 CPM ($3 per thousand video views) for posting videos including at least 30 seconds of Xbox One gameplay footage in the first two minutes, and a verbal mention that the console was being played. It was also stipulated that producers tag their videos 'XB1M13' and post between 3 AM ET, January 13 and 2:59 AM ET, February 10 to be eligible for payment.

To worsen what appears to be an already questionable situation, an alleged leaked copy of the promotion's terms and conditions obtained by Ars Technica specified that content creators were not say "anything negative or disparaging about Machinima, Xbox One, or any of its games," nor were they to mention their involvement in the agreement.

The website believes the arrangement might violate the FTC's guidelines for the use of endorsements in advertising, which need to be transparent "when there is a connection between the endorser and the seller of the advertised product that might materially affect the weight or credibility of the endorsement."

Interestingly, the leaked Machinima email said the promotion would cease once a collective 1.25 million views on these videos were reached, which means Microsoft's financial investment in the promotion was minimal. Machinima's PopTent feed lists the promotion as expired, suggesting that Microsoft had reached its goal by Janurary 16.


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PostPosted: 22 May 2014 03:48:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That should run it into the ground in a hurry.


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PostPosted: 23 May 2014 01:55:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Four straight months the PS4 has outsold the Xbox One Shocked

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PostPosted: 25 May 2014 04:33:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't see the attraction of consoles. It degrades gameplay and, for me, is just awkward.


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PostPosted: 26 May 2014 04:37:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

PlayStation all the way Wink

Though when it comes to Unreal, PC baby.


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PostPosted: 27 May 2014 03:36:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Never could play on PS or Xbox. I'm stuck with the PC and I like it that way.


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PostPosted: 28 May 2014 03:14:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I play all FPS / RTS games on PC and I play all sporting games on console.

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PostPosted: 28 May 2014 03:52:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I kind of stay with the FPS type games. Good think since I'm not coordinated enough to use a console controller.


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