More Reviews
REVIEWS Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival Review
Amiibo Crossing is (not very much) fun for the whole family!

Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash Review
[Update] Mario’s latest tennis game can be a multiplayer blast, but the single player experience is pretty shallow.
More Previews
PREVIEWS Stellaris Preview
Paradox Interactive turns their lends from history to space, with their 4X/grand strategy hybrid.
Release Dates
NEW RELEASES Eiyuu Senki - The World Conquest
Release date: Out Now

MOP: Operation Cleanup
Release date: 12/01/15

JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken Eyes of Heaven
Release date: 12/17/15

Read More Member Blogs
Windows 10 Review for Dummies
By Ivory_Soul
Posted on 08/11/15
After all these years, and growing up with Windows 3.1, I have seen an entire evolution of computers and software. Touch screens and large resolutions were a pipe dream just 15 years ago. Now it's the norm. Going from a Packard Bell (yes, before HP) that couldn't run 3D Ultra Mini...


Microsoft Reportedly Making Promotional Deals For Positive Xbox One Coverage On YouTube [Update: Microsoft And Machinima Comment]

Posted on Tuesday, January 21 @ 11:19:00 PST by Alex_Osborn

 Microsoft and Machinima have released a joint statement addressing the YouTube controversy:

This partnership between Machinima and Microsoft was a typical marketing partnership to promote Xbox One in December. The Xbox team does not review any specific content or provide feedback on content. Any confidentiality provisions, terms or other guidelines are standard documents provided by Machinima. For clarity, confidentiality relates to the agreements themselves, not the existence of the promotion.

So by the looks of it, the promotion itself wasn't what was intended to be kept confidential, but rather the terms of the partnerships. In addition, it appears Microsoft didn't specifically impose terms on users to provide only positive coverage.


[Original] Microsoft has allegedly made a deal with Machinima partners to get positive Xbox One coverage on YouTube. 

According to a report from Ars Technica, the Big M wanted to keep the details of the agreement confidential, which clearly is no longer the case. iGame Responsibly has a screenshot of an alleged email that was sent out to YouTube users. Check it out below.

Not only that, but Machinima's UK community manager posted a message on Twitter about the partnership deal, which has since been deleted.

It only gets even more shady, as a leaked copy of the legal agreement stipulates that users "may not say anything negative or disparaging about Machinima, Xbox One, or any of its Games."

Furthermore, Arts Technica goes on to point out that this may go against FTC regulations, which state full disclosure is required when "a connection between the endorser and the seller of the advertised product that might materially affect the weight or credibility of the endorsement." 

More from the Game Revolution Network

comments powered by Disqus

More On GameRevolution