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Submitted by lifesanrpg 87d ago | opinion piece

6 things publishers should spend their money on instead of positive YouTube videos

GameZone writes, "The big story right now is that Microsoft and Machinima has been paying YouTubers for positive Xbox One coverage, and that EA paid YouTube video producers to promote its next-gen games. Surprise surprise. That's probably the worst-kept secret in the world. To me, it seems like a horrible waste of money. Video producers will want to cover your game or console if it's trending, hot, new, good -- you name it. These paid promotions that are supposed to come off as sincere are deceptive. Gamers just want honesty. Despite a joint response from Machinima and Microsoft, here's some honesty for you publishers out there; take the money you were paying off YouTubers with and spend it on these things instead." (PC, PS3, PS4, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

brbobcat  +   87d ago
Spot on. Spend money to create a good game/product and you won't have to pay people to say good stuff about it. They will do so because it's true!
iamnsuperman  +   87d ago
Though that is a more expensive way to go about things. I am not agreeing with this practice but it is cheap and effective to pay people on the internet to say good things about your product. They don't have to pay a lot and the general image people get would be positive (if they search for it online)
lifesanrpg  +   87d ago
I'd like to think the majority of the population is smart enough to see through this blatant advertising, but sadly I don't think that is the case.
Utalkin2me  +   87d ago
@lifesanrpg

And sadly people will buy a product that keeps breaking on them and still have faith in that company.

So to say the population is smart is very subjective.
showtimefolks  +   87d ago
listen to your fanbase
polished product
no greedy DLC schemes
don't think you are smarter and know what everyone wants
Sly-Lupin  +   87d ago
Publishers =/= Developers.

Marketing is their job.
The only thing they need to avoid doing is, you know, breaking the law--which is exactly what they did with this Youtube mess.
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djplonker  +   87d ago
How about free dlc like killzone:sf so the community doesnt get split in two instead of heavly marketing a game all you need is word of mouth if it is a good game people will praise it without having to pay them to do so!
Gozer  +   87d ago
It definitely has its place in marketing a product. I would imagine a lot of companies use this option. It could be the difference between a decent sales and mega sales. But ultimately its up to a product to be good or great before a product will catch on.
cyguration  +   87d ago
7. Fix their sh*t before releasing it.
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Sketchy_Galore  +   87d ago
The Kenny Powers pic by itself makes this a great article but the suggestions were pretty good too.
Grimhammer00  +   87d ago
I just think its telling. MS does a 180 on DRM. States they are emphatic to gamers. And are using these shady stealth marketing bs.

How anyone trusts MS is beyond not just me - but universal comprehension.
djplonker  +   87d ago
I agree although if you hate microsoft you are automatically branded a sony fanboy!

p.s wtf is that in ur pic?
secretcode  +   87d ago
1. Good games.
2. Fun games.
3. Games that actually work.
4. Vi
5. Deo
6. Gaaaaaaaaaaames.
Ripsta7th  +   87d ago
Lol is that Red from Pineapple express? O.o
lifesanrpg  +   87d ago
It's sad that in 2014 we need to ask for games that actually work upon release...
Bloodshedder  +   87d ago
Kenny F'n Powers!

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