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UnluckyKate
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(01-18-2014, 01:59 AM)
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First of all, a huge rumor in the title because I have no concrete evidence.

It seems, from different youtubers, that microsoft have been sending emails to big channels, and offer up to 3$ per 1k views if you promote the Xbox One.

Can anyone here confirm if they had their favorite youtubers mention this ? Any youtuber here getting the mail ?

French youtuber discussing it :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c30M4...tu.be&t=14m10s

Edit :

True :



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Last edited by UnluckyKate; 01-18-2014 at 08:45 PM.
Cow Goes Moo
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(01-18-2014, 01:59 AM)
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I'll get my camera
KoopaTheCasual
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(01-18-2014, 02:00 AM)
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Originally Posted by Cow Goes Moo

I'll get my camera

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RELIGHT
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(01-18-2014, 02:00 AM)
Smart marketing
Sinfamy
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(01-18-2014, 02:00 AM)
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Sellouts incoming.
la flama blanca
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(01-18-2014, 02:00 AM)
smart, but smells of desperation
baekshi
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(01-18-2014, 02:00 AM)
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That limit is 1.25m?
Last edited by baekshi; 01-18-2014 at 07:24 PM.
coolasj19
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(01-18-2014, 02:01 AM)
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If this is true, this is gonna backfire so bad. It's gonna get exploited, and then shutdown. Backhanded compliments ahoy! The spirit of it is a cool idea though.
slothmoney
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(01-18-2014, 02:01 AM)
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do I have to promote it positively? I'd love to see the fall out of that if it's not in the fine print.
Iron Badger
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(01-18-2014, 02:01 AM)
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Originally Posted by baekshi

Theyre going to send millions to people that get millions of views?

a million views is $3,000
Mrbob
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(01-18-2014, 02:01 AM)
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3 dollars per 1K views? Doesn't seem worth the trouble.
spwolf
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(01-18-2014, 02:01 AM)
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so basically paying for "reviews"
Impeccable
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(01-18-2014, 02:01 AM)
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Suddenly becomes the console of choice for many personalities.
tengiants
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(01-18-2014, 02:01 AM)
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Originally Posted by RELIGHT

Smart marketing

Smart if you think deception and misleading people is smart.

I know I won't be doing business with you anytime in the future Mr. RELIGHT.
LabouredSubterfuge
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(01-18-2014, 02:02 AM)
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If true, it would've been cool if they had spent this money subsidizing better hardware for their console instead.
LockonStratos
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(01-18-2014, 02:02 AM)
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So when whiteboy7thst starts screaming Xbone in every video we know why?
Gorillaz
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(01-18-2014, 02:02 AM)
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Well youtube vids pushed for 360 over ps3 alot back in 2006/7.

Not surprised and can't knock the hustle.

edit: a nice amount of if was console war shit too now that I think of it
Last edited by Gorillaz; 01-18-2014 at 02:05 AM.
Tripon
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(01-18-2014, 02:02 AM)
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BRB, starting youtube channel, creating bot accounts, making all the moniez.
Orayn
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(01-18-2014, 02:02 AM)
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Originally Posted by Mrbob

3 dollars per 1K views? Doesn't seem worth the trouble.

Yeah, that's roughly in line with the CPM from some of the major partner networks.
Whompa
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(01-18-2014, 02:02 AM)
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well now you at least know the difference between lets players who are complete sellouts and the lets players who just enjoy games for what they are.
xxracerxx
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(01-18-2014, 02:02 AM)
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Originally Posted by baekshi

Theyre going to send millions to people that get millions of views?

Math, how does it work?

It will be thousands to people who hit millions of views.


On the topic, well there goes some of the honest feedback youtube channels will give. Ah well.
Pitmonkey
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(01-18-2014, 02:02 AM)
Not rumor - it's truth.

KINGofCRA5H
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(01-18-2014, 02:02 AM)
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Originally Posted by spwolf

so basically paying for "reviews"

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Liha
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(01-18-2014, 02:02 AM)
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Microsoft has too much money.
Zeth
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(01-18-2014, 02:03 AM)
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Yeah, totally credible! I could definitely believe this! /s
soultron
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(01-18-2014, 02:03 AM)
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ContentID joke goes here.

Let's see how this develops. Not sure if I believe this. If they canvassed YT for willing participants, they'd have to have accounted for someone talking about this with the general public.

Also, wonder if the YTer posting this is making it up to monetize what will be a pretty controversial video in the first place.
Last edited by soultron; 01-18-2014 at 02:05 AM.
maquiladora
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(01-18-2014, 02:03 AM)
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Sounds like the perfect place to advertise.
Arklite
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(01-18-2014, 02:03 AM)
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That is so tacky. Oh well, potentially easy money for those with an audience.
Tyrax
(01-18-2014, 02:03 AM)
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People love no evidence conspiracy theories with M$.
Principate
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(01-18-2014, 02:03 AM)
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You know what is smart marketing spreading this rumour, that way even if it turns out false MS would have likely got some dumb schmuck to advertise for them.
Gorillaz
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(01-18-2014, 02:04 AM)
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^yea machinima benefited thee most from supporting ms/halo back in the day. That was all the content they had on there channel from earily 07 to 2009
ProfessorMoran
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(01-18-2014, 02:04 AM)
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Originally Posted by UnluckyKate

First of all, a huge rumor in the title because I have no concrete evidence.

It seems, from different youtubers, that microsoft have been sending emails to big channels, and offer up to 3$ per 1k views if you promote the Xbox One.

Can anyone here confirm if they had their favorite youtubers mention this ? Any youtuber here getting the mail ?

French youtuber discussing it :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c30M4...tu.be&t=14m10s

Does xbone sign out count?
SuoGrey
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(01-18-2014, 02:04 AM)
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Originally Posted by Sinfamy

Sellouts incoming.

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BlackBuzzard
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(01-18-2014, 02:04 AM)
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Originally Posted by Tyrax

People love no evidence conspiracy theories with M$.

Dude above you posted the evidence.
GreatMightySymp
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(01-18-2014, 02:04 AM)
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I guess maybe this is the cloud power they were mentioning? :p
Cow Goes Moo
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(01-18-2014, 02:04 AM)
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Originally Posted by Principate

You know what is smart marketing spreading this rumour, that way even if it turns out false MS would have likely got some dumb schmuck to advertise for them.

and they don't even have to send the check
Sir British
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(01-18-2014, 02:04 AM)
Considering everyone is struggling to upload their content without being banned under google's copyright system, it's a brilliant and cost-effect idea because we know MS is going to give out very little.
TouchMyBox
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(01-18-2014, 02:04 AM)
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Is this for ads or is microsoft trying to buy positive word of mouth?
UnluckyKate
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(01-18-2014, 02:04 AM)
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Originally Posted by Pitmonkey

Not rumor - it's truth.

adding to op
xxracerxx
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(01-18-2014, 02:04 AM)
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Originally Posted by Zeth

Yeah, totally credible! I could definitely believe this! /s

It kinda looks true.
artist
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(01-18-2014, 02:04 AM)

Originally Posted by Pitmonkey

Not rumor - it's truth.

Welp ..
Quasar
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(01-18-2014, 02:04 AM)
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The xbox team, finding new ways to unsell me on their products.
Lord of Castamere
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(01-18-2014, 02:05 AM)
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Makes me wonder if M$'s marketing play a role in how well the Xbone was received by journalists at launch.....
bodyboarder
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(01-18-2014, 02:05 AM)
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Originally Posted by Sinfamy

Sellouts continuing.

Fixed.
SuperSonic1305
(01-18-2014, 02:05 AM)
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Originally Posted by Pitmonkey

Not rumor - it's truth.

That's just disgusting.
RELIGHT
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(01-18-2014, 02:05 AM)

Originally Posted by tengiants

Smart if you think deception and misleading people is smart.

I know I won't be doing business with you anytime in the future Mr. RELIGHT.

What do you think marketing is? It's manipulation of the human psyche. Nothing about it is truly forthright.
FourMyle
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(01-18-2014, 02:06 AM)
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Originally Posted by Pitmonkey

Not rumor - it's truth.

#maxcpm
Fracas
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(01-18-2014, 02:06 AM)
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Journalistic integrityyyyyyyy
shagg_187
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(01-18-2014, 02:06 AM)
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And just like that, every credible Youtube reviewer is out of my playlist.


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