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    Quote Originally Posted by smitty3268 View Post
    That's essentially the exact same thing as paying for an advertisement, and he didn't even ask that it had to be good publicity.
    Paid advertisements are labeled as advertisements, not news.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBlackCat View Post
    Paid advertisements are labeled as advertisements, not news.
    And where did he say Michael wasn't free to label it as such? Michael is often complaining about how NVidia won't send him free hardware, so he can't publish stories about them, while he does get ATI hardware so those reviews get pushed out. How exactly is that so different?

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    Quote Originally Posted by smitty3268 View Post
    And where did he say Michael wasn't free to label it as such?
    When he asked Michael to present it as a leak from an inside source.

    Quote Originally Posted by smitty3268 View Post
    Michael is often complaining about how NVidia won't send him free hardware, so he can't publish stories about them, while he does get ATI hardware so those reviews get pushed out. How exactly is that so different?
    There is a difference between offered hardware, which you can't physically test unless you possess it, and being paid money to write something favorable about software, which doesn't require any sort of financial investment to test.
    Last edited by TheBlackCat; 04-06-2013 at 03:59 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smitty3268 View Post
    Michael is often complaining about how NVidia won't send him free hardware, so he can't publish stories about them, while he does get ATI hardware so those reviews get pushed out. How exactly is that so different?
    That would have been akin to give Michael insider info and covering material (like, prepare some vids or some ready to use disk image to help testing).
    I'm pretty sure if ATI sends a card + some money, it will become problematic.

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    this forum needs a "report" link..

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    Quote Originally Posted by erendorn View Post
    this forum needs a "report" link..

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    Ah thanks a lot, I feel stupid now, but I never noticed that icon (and I've looked more than once ).

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