Got 30 seconds of XBox One game footage and absolutely nothing negative to say about it? A tweet from Ron Smith
, community director for Machinima UK, announced that if you posted videos for Machinima
, you could be making $3 CPM ($3 per thousand video views) on those videos. Only one catch: the agreement specifically forbids you
from saying "anything negative or disparaging about Machinima, Xbox One, or any of its Games"... in fact, you can't disclose the existence of the agreement. OK, maybe two catches: this may violate FTC rules on endorsements in advertising [PDF].
Smith's tweet was quickly taken down (and the Twitter handle taken by some vituperative anti-Machinima person), but the news spread to NeoGAF
before being confirmed by ArsTechinica
and by Kotaku
Want to know who nibbled at the bait? Check the Poptent activity panel for Nick Sheets
, who according to LinkedIn is the "Manager, Affiliate Activations (Branded Entertainment)"
for Machinima's L.A. office.
posted by The Pluto Gangsta
on Jan 20, 2014 -
An anonymous hacking outfit called "Gnosis" has infiltrated Gawker Media
, hijacking the front page
and leaking the company's internal chat logs, source code, and content databases along with the usernames, email addresses, and passwords of over 1.3 million users
(including Gawker staff). The attack, which was motivated by what the group describes as the "outright arrogance"
with which the company's bloggers taunted anonymous imageboard 4chan (semi-previously)
, affects every site in the Gawker network, including Gizmodo, Kotaku, Lifehacker, Jezebel, Deadspin, Jalopnik, and io9. While most of the leaked passwords are encrypted, more than 200,000 of the simpler ones in the torrent file have been cracked, and the links between account names and email addresses are in plaintext for all to see. Since the integrity of Gawker's encryption methods remains in doubt
, it is recommended that anyone who has ever registered an account on any Gawker property change their passwords immediately, especially if the same log-in information is used for other services.
posted by Rhaomi
on Dec 12, 2010 -
The stereotype of people who play a lot of videogames is that they're mostly guys who can't get a good-looking woman to talk to them unless they're paid to do so. GameCrush
is not assisting in the refutation of that stereotype. [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack
on Mar 31, 2010 -