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    News - YouTubers paid bonus rates for positive XBox One coverage

    Machinima network offered $3CPM bonus to its YouTube vloggers.
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    Re: News - YouTubers paid bonus rates for positive XBox One coverage

    Bloody marketing, I'll just refer you to Bill Hicks' thoughts on this subject:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsHXWTDUnZ0

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    Re: News - YouTubers paid bonus rates for positive XBox One coverage

    Didn't Sony get nicked for doing a similar thing with it's film reviews?

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    Re: News - YouTubers paid bonus rates for positive XBox One coverage

    In the UK at least they are under obligation to state "This is an adervtisement / paid product promoting" or similiar since they are receiving revenue for the upload.

    How long until the Advertising Standards Authority steps in and slaps youtube / google around. Simply not soon enough!!

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    Re: News - YouTubers paid bonus rates for positive XBox One coverage

    Wait till Total Biscuit gets wind of this.

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    Re: News - YouTubers paid bonus rates for positive XBox One coverage

    Quote Originally Posted by Biscuit View Post
    Wait till Total Biscuit gets wind of this.
    He won't mind really, since he'll be able to record a rant on it and earn more money

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    Re: News - YouTubers paid bonus rates for positive XBox One coverage

    this won't get them more sales.

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    Re: News - YouTubers paid bonus rates for positive XBox One coverage

    Quote Originally Posted by MonkeyL View Post
    Didn't Sony get nicked for doing a similar thing with it's film reviews?
    They got nicked for doing this with the PSP: see this article.

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    Re: News - YouTubers paid bonus rates for positive XBox One coverage

    Is this really such a big deal? Many youtubers advertise products and services on their channels. No where does it say that it must be a journalistic piece and to be biased towards the xbox.

    The only requirement is that a video containing gameplay and mentions the console it is being played on which could be a release roundup for games comming out this week, hell, it could even be a video critisising Machinama for this very thing with gameplay footage in the background.

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    Re: News - YouTubers paid bonus rates for positive XBox One coverage

    Such a popular site that i'd never heard of them until now, and will be staying clear!

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    Re: News - YouTubers paid bonus rates for positive XBox One coverage

    Quote Originally Posted by hesham1516 View Post
    The only requirement is that a video containing gameplay and mentions the console it is being played on which could be a release roundup for games comming out this week, hell, it could even be a video critisising Machinama for this very thing with gameplay footage in the background.
    No it can't. Read the article properly!

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    Re: News - YouTubers paid bonus rates for positive XBox One coverage

    I'm not sure if I'm correct, but isn't it illegal to NOT disclose the fact they are getting paid to do something like this?

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    Re: News - YouTubers paid bonus rates for positive XBox One coverage

    Quote Originally Posted by zzzaac View Post
    I'm not sure if I'm correct, but isn't it illegal to NOT disclose the fact they are getting paid to do something like this?
    Just about every marketing trick in the book is legal in 'Murica. And even if it weren't, the US government is too hopelessly corrupt to even prosecute any major company for anything. Especially since Microsoft's continuance could be seen as a 'matter of national security', due to their widespread deployments, in both civilian and military installations.
    Quote Originally Posted by Agent View Post
    ...every time Creative bring out a new card range their advertising makes it sound like they have discovered a way to insert a thousand Chuck Norris super dwarfs in your ears...

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    Re: News - YouTubers paid bonus rates for positive XBox One coverage

    Quote Originally Posted by Biscuit View Post
    Wait till Total Biscuit gets wind of this.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjObpd5U33U



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