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Submitted by Rearden 328d ago | article

EA and YouTube producers broke FTC rules with Battlefield 4 promotion

LevelCapGaming, FrankieOnPC, JackFrags, all took money from EA to say good things about BF4, without any disclosure. (Battlefield 4, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

GribbleGrunger  +   328d ago
Well that's their reputation down the YouTubes.
iamnsuperman  +   328d ago
Basically it really. YouTubers live off reputation. These have run the risk and I think it will backfire. People like honest YouTubers
Garethvk  +   328d ago
This is why we never take money or perks for reviews. While we are sent items fo review and so on, we always rate the game or product based on our reactions to them and how they worked, not on if we were given something for a review. We do not do a common film practice where a quote for a movie ad campaign is provided before seeing a movie, or provided simply to get their name in an ad campaign.
Kayant  +   328d ago
A big shame those guidelines aren't enforceable because it seems it's standard practice for EA. Looks like they will continue to do it knowing EA.
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OrangePowerz  +   328d ago
Let's wait for our old friend Peter to come out and tell us it's all untrue and that gamers around the world love EA, that they only make high quality products and that they are the best company in the universe.
mos6142  +   328d ago
FTC guidelines are not laws kids, they are just that GUIDELINES. Non of them broke any laws, no matter how shady you think it is.
n4rc  +   328d ago
And once again... People keep saying FTC when they haven't said a word..

Think maybe the FTC would be doing something if their rules are broken.. But they aren't..

But that doesnt stop people from trying to spread the rumor that they are
NovasRevenge  +   328d ago
here is frankie saying all hackers should be banned whilst doing it himself http://www.youtube.com/watc...
theRell  +   328d ago
Should we care they got paid to bring hype to the game? Out of the 900 something videos LevelCap has, how many of them are about Battlefield 3? It was almost obvious there would be videos about Battlefield 4 on the channel. So why worry if more money was made off of something that was more than likely going to be done anyway?

I'll never understand the internet.
BlingBlaine  +   327d ago
Because the game is broken, and they said buy it.

Now nobody trusts them.

BF4=FUBAR
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