It seems like microsoft has been paying youtubers to say positive stuff about the xbox one http://goo.gl/IbrHJF

Comment by Miguel Ramos on January 21, 2014 at 4:23am
Unbelievable!
Comment by Brak on January 21, 2014 at 4:37am
Sorry guys i didnt see that Kal-V3 had posted this allready
Comment by Abberjam on January 21, 2014 at 10:03am
n00b ;)
Comment by Trevor Hollibaugh on January 21, 2014 at 10:05am
This is standard practice. I don't understand why so many are shocked. If you are on Youtube, and you are part of a multi-network, you take such money all the time. Because it is Microsoft, people are up in arms. This happens daily on youtube. From console makers to publishers and developers. Without question, Sony has participated in such action.
Comment by Miguel Ramos on January 21, 2014 at 10:07am

@Trevor You know this for sure? That people get paid without telling anyone to promote products and are unable to say anything against the product, without any sort of warning or disclaimer? 

Comment by Starwind on January 21, 2014 at 10:32am
@Miguel, Have you ever seen a review for a game? Yes it has and does happen even for the magazines and review sites. And be honest, the only gripe that any one can have is from a semi legal standpoint. "oh they didn't disclaim this" all without considering that maybe the YouTube creator feels that way in the first place. All MS said was make a commercial for us and don't go on typical YouTube bashing fest."
Comment by Miguel Ramos on January 21, 2014 at 10:39am

@Starwind Seen a lot of reviews from a lot of sites and mags. Meaning? Reviewers are all out for money, paid for and dishonest is that it? I really don't agree with that at all. And I'm not making a "semi legal" standpoint. It's a completely legal standpoint and a completely moral one as well. If you are getting paid for saying something you are an absolute hypocrite if you don't say so. You are putting your credibility on the line, the credibility of others in your business too, you are cheating the people that look for your opinion and you are a total sell out.

Comment by Tokyochuchu on January 21, 2014 at 11:22am
Well, they'd have to wouldn't they.
Comment by Starwind on January 21, 2014 at 12:59pm
@Miguel, As far as mags go... Yes they are all out for money save a few. But again it ignores the fact that just because their is a financial incentive behind it, does not necessarily mean that those participating don't legitimately feel that way. Also I'm sorry Miguel but if you don't feel that way I would challenge you to watch a commercial on TV for example which is in essence what this is. Watch one of those "Not paid actors ads" for a product or something with "real people" and say that they have no incentives. Everyone who watches those already assume that it is not so earnest, doesn't make it illegal. And as far as YouTuber reviews are concerned, we are talking about Joe Smo in his room talking about his/her experience with the system. And all MS said was "talk about it but don't go cussing and fussing about it. You can if you want but we won't pay you." there is nothing illegal or immoral about that except for not putting a big X at the beginning of it. I think what you are perturbed about is the idea that if someone has an opinion about something and capitalizes on it that innately is hypocritical or immoral.
Comment by Brak on January 21, 2014 at 1:20pm

@starwind The agreement said that you cant say anything negative about the xbox one or machinima at all. It also said that you cant use any profanity or inappropriate language but thats an entire different section in the agreement.

What miguel has a problem with is that this deal by microsoft incentivizes people to lie to their fanbase for financial gain.

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