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Microsoft Paying for Positive Xbox One Coverage on YouTube

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  • Re:And? (Score:5, Interesting)

    by dingen (958134) on Tuesday January 21, 2014 @09:12AM (#46023583)

    The astroturfing itself isn't that newsworthy, but if it could be proved MS is doing something illegal here, it might blow up and become quite something.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday January 21, 2014 @10:24AM (#46024221)

    M$ has always used and will always use astroturfing to do whatever it can to push their DRM infested non free software, even use astroturfers on multiple accounts [slashdot.org] to shill for M$ and M$ using astroturfers to shill for their failed Xbone. They know their days are numbered Windoze as GNU/Linux and GNU/Hurd are both gaining ground so they will now astroturf to get a monopoly in the gaming arena just as they are using digital restrictions management infested features in a BIOS called restricted boot so M$ can regain and keep their illegal monopoly. M$ is a convicted monopolist and this is what happens when the sheeple forget the history of M$.

    --
    Friends don't help friends install M$ junk.
    Friends do assist M$ addicted friends in committing suicide.

  • Machinima sucks (Score:2, Interesting)

    by sproketboy (608031) on Tuesday January 21, 2014 @10:40AM (#46024443)

    Machinima sucks anyway. Please avoid. You're much better off with the independent reviewers like Angry Joe and TotalBiscuit.

  • Re:Well (Score:2, Interesting)

    by dskzero (960168) on Tuesday January 21, 2014 @10:58AM (#46024711) Homepage
    I've been at that point for the last ten years. Once I grew out of Pokémon and Zelda I haven't had any reason to play a console game.
  • Re:And? (Score:3, Interesting)

    by Wraithlyn (133796) on Tuesday January 21, 2014 @02:16PM (#46027493)

    You're right that the headline overstates things, but on the flip side, this isn't a court of law. We are entitled to educated guesses as to where such a "positive endorsement clause" most likely originated from.

    If YOUR guess is, "I bet Machinima did that by themselves", my opinion is that you're fucking naive. I could be wrong of course.

    Have a nice day.

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