Microsoft has supposedly hired people to say positive things about the XBOX One, on reddit.

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  1. gokujr1000
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    gokujr1000 GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    http://au.businessinsider.com/microsoft-positive-reddit-comments-2013-6

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    Not sure if this has been posted on GBATemp yet but I thought it was interesting.
     
  2. GameWinner

    GameWinner Take your heart

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    There are positive things?
     
  3. Rydian

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    "Reputation Management" = "downvote fairies"?
     
  4. BMinkie

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    I THINK XBOX ONE WILL BE THE GREATEST SYSTEM OF ALL TIME!

    *collects his shiney nickel from bill gates
     
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  5. Nebz

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    There's another rumor spouting about on Microsoft paying Third Party Developers to not show some of their games for the PS4 during E3. Some source being a Neogaf user that has been right a few times... but not all the time... yeeeah....

    I love rumor season! ^_^
     
  6. Rockhoundhigh

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    So basically... Microsoft is as immature as most people on Reddit... great :/
     
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  7. Celice

    Celice GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    I saw this posted on /r/gaming earlier this morning--I think rumours spread from hivemind hate trains shouldn't be taken as legitimate insider rumours.
     
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  8. KingVamp

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    Well, they did have employees clapping at the conference, so...
     
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  9. ShadowSoldier

    ShadowSoldier GBAtemp Guru

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    Bill Gates hasn't been with the company for years dude.
     
  10. chris888222

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  11. Gahars

    Gahars Bakayaro Banzai

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    If I remember correctly, this is called astroturfing - and practically every major company does it. This is less a sign of desperation and more business as usual.
     
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  12. trumpet-205

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    Indeed business as usual, practically every company engage in this practice one way or another.
     
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  13. GameWinner

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    Sony does this all the time by the way.
     
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    This isn't uncommon. Many big companies do this to make products look better than they are.
     
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  15. Taleweaver

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    Yeah...what Gahars said: every major company has some guys doing the PR. And in this day and age, with people relying more and more on what others on the internet say, it's only a logical outcome that they'll be posting on twitter, making comments on forums like this and so on. In other words: you can leave out the "supposedly" in this thread.

    Personally, I don't mind as much. I'd rather have some random employee from MS telling us how great they think the xboxone is going to be (and to be honest: they'll probably have better arguments than the average poster) than having a supposedly unbiased review skewed.
     
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  16. Qtis

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    Meh, not surprising. It's not like they aren't allowed to do that even though they work at MS. At least they try to make it look good with all the confirmed and unconfirmed features of the XBone :P
     
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  17. shakirmoledina

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    next, they should pay people to buy their consoles
     
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  18. tatripp

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    They should contact me. I would gladly say good things about their system for money.
     
  19. FireGrey

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    So this is how this generation will go, Sony and MS will doom each other in their competition and Nintendo will slip it's way on top with it's low specs, price and awesome games.
     
  20. ShadowSoldier

    ShadowSoldier GBAtemp Guru

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    Is this even that big of a deal? I mean shit, Microsoft had their employees clapping and wooing at the Xbox reveal.
     
  21. narutofan777

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    hahaha...lesson learned. :P
     
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