Submitted by Rearden 554d 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  +   554d ago
Well that's their reputation down the YouTubes.
iamnsuperman  +   554d ago
Basically it really. YouTubers live off reputation. These have run the risk and I think it will backfire. People like honest YouTubers
Garethvk  +   554d 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  +   554d 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.
#3 (Edited 554d ago ) | Agree(0) | Disagree(0) | Report | Reply
OrangePowerz  +   554d 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  +   554d 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  +   554d 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  +   554d ago
here is frankie saying all hackers should be banned whilst doing it himself http://www.youtube.com/watc...
theRell  +   554d 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  +   553d ago
Because the game is broken, and they said buy it.

Now nobody trusts them.

Celer462   551d ago | Bad language | show

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
New stories

How Tearaway Unfolded’s Companion App Sold Me On The Game

3m ago - MVGN writes "I must admit, I was never sold on Tearaway. Even though the game received stellar re... | PS4

Gamerant | 'Q.U.B.E. Director’s Cut' Review

35m ago - Gamerant Imagine waking up alone in deep space with no memory of how you got there. A distant... | Xbox One

Need Cash? (US Only)

Now - How would it feel to have your money struggles solved by this time tomorrow? We give fast loans from $100-$10,000+, and repayment terms up to 60 mo... | Promoted post

Warhammer 40,000: Regicide Gets Batch of New Screenshots

1h ago - Take a look at the fresh batch of new screenshots of the game released following the release date... | PC

Planet Minecraft Contest Underwater Wonderland; Deep Sea Submission

3h ago - From the creators behind BlockWorks, they submitted one of the best builds in the Planet Minecraf... | PC

Best Buy Deal of the Day: Buy One 3DS Game, Get 50% Off 2nd

3h ago - Gamerdeals: "Buy One 3DS Game, Get 50% Off 2nd as part of the Best Buy Deal of the Day!" | 3DS