Xbots using ACTUAL Bots to rig a vote

#161MVNeoPosted 9/8/2013 10:49:57 PM
My money is on it being a PS4 fanboy doing it on purpose and then sending in a tip.

It's a false flag, just like the Syrian chemical attack. You do something against your side and then blame your enemy to make them look bad to the world.
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#162TYTOS_LANNISTERPosted 9/8/2013 10:54:22 PM
CapwnD posted...
His alts are banned and he's suspended, he can't answer you.


LOL...
#163SoulTrapperPosted 9/9/2013 1:41:52 AM
tripZ504 posted...
SoulTrapper posted...
HeavyLight posted...
roboto_piloto posted...
Lol @ those that think MS wouldn't pay for people to post/vote like this.

It is the way the elections play out time and again in the U.S. or are people oblivious to how their own government does things? "Paid shills" everywhere as long as they can get one more vote. Then you have the media saying, "Oh, latest polls say, so-and-so is the more popular candidate!" Then people eat this "news" up as though 1,000 votes on an internet poll are indicative of all of the United States.

In terms of gaming, ads only get so many customers, so it makes perfect sense for a company to pay people to advertise for them. The more "real people" talking about it the more chances that someone will read their posts and make a decision based on what they "read online".

How this applies to gaming would be the guys that try to get you to go along with EVERYTHING the a company is trying to push. The guys trying to constantly use the "buy American" excuse and other complete BS that hardcore or long time gamers can see through but not the general population.

Besides it can't be denied that after E3 there were people all over internet trying to convince the gaming population to go along with DRM by using any excuse they could. Damage control as it was put. Judging by the way certain people post I feel it's safe to say some of those people are still lingering about the internet but trying not to be so obvious as people have become aware of these types of posters.

It worked during the PS3/360 generation so they expected it to work again.

so shills are real then and ms are using it?


Of course.

Not just MS, though, plenty of companies use shills (including Sony):

http://www.ayzenberg.com/#/work/all/case-study/ea-games/

Today, as part of a successful program, we initiate an average of 15,000 points of conversation daily across several titles.
The program currently leverages Ayzenberg's 50+ person social media staff, a team of community operatives (agents with their hands on keyboards)


http://www.ayzenberg.com/clients


And that's just one company, there are dozens of these companies with people on sites like this, Reddit, Neogaf etc defending products while pretending to be just average users.

If you see someone going a bit overboard defending a product (any product) or defending stuff that doesn't make sense (like the mandatory connected kinect or the 24 hour check-in), it's highly likely they're paid to do so.

And they'd be stupid not to: it's direct contact with your potential customer base. Much more effective than a TV commercial that costs more and might not even reach your target audience.

Even though it is a pretty disgusting tactic and the people doing it shouldn't feel to good about themselves.



I've been approached at a site I freelance at to do this. Only once by a gaming company but many times by other company's


So they actually recruit people online as well? That's pretty interesting
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#164LapanuiPosted 9/9/2013 3:12:57 AM
I'm having a look at some of the tweets if you look at 10h, you will see a guy called Rakim69 voting for PS4 many times, and again at 12h, 13h, 14h...

Janho Tark at 16h. Bryan Echeveria at 17h. Anton Winters at 18h. PS4 with the Arabic at 22h and some after that.
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#165SoulTrapperPosted 9/9/2013 3:29:05 AM
Lapanui posted...
I'm having a look at some of the tweets if you look at 10h, you will see a guy called Rakim69 voting for PS4 many times, and again at 12h, 13h, 14h...

Janho Tark at 16h. Bryan Echeveria at 17h. Anton Winters at 18h. PS4 with the Arabic at 22h and some after that.


Big difference between voting a lot and voting 9000 times in an hour, though.
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#166MasteroftheArtsPosted 9/9/2013 4:03:30 AM
I don't care about some random poll that gamespot, of all sites, conducted. PS4 can take 100% of the vote.
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#167LapanuiPosted 9/9/2013 4:33:37 AM
SoulTrapper posted...
Lapanui posted...
I'm having a look at some of the tweets if you look at 10h, you will see a guy called Rakim69 voting for PS4 many times, and again at 12h, 13h, 14h...

Janho Tark at 16h. Bryan Echeveria at 17h. Anton Winters at 18h. PS4 with the Arabic at 22h and some after that.


Big difference between voting a lot and voting 9000 times in an hour, though.


Not really, they are still voting more than once. It would be no good if they allowed people to vote for the next president more than once, you would have people voting and going to the back of the line to vote again.

I also like how the article mentions:

"It’s a poll on the internet! Unless you’re convinced that USA coming out on top in favor of Xbox One over the PS4 on GameSpot will turn the tide in Microsoft’s behaviour, it is a waste of time."

If it was just a poll on the internet, why has someone posted in on Gamefaqs to justify their purchase? If the PS4 sells more than the X1, why should anyone else care besides the people who own shares O.o
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#168SoulTrapperPosted 9/9/2013 5:06:05 AM
Lapanui posted...

Not really, they are still voting more than once. It would be no good if they allowed people to vote for the next president more than once, you would have people voting and going to the back of the line to vote again.

I also like how the article mentions:

"It’s a poll on the internet! Unless you’re convinced that USA coming out on top in favor of Xbox One over the PS4 on GameSpot will turn the tide in Microsoft’s behaviour, it is a waste of time."



There is a huge difference between a guy voting in that poll more than once (as I'm sure many xbox fans have done as well and which is perfectly fine) and a guy actually spending time and money setting up email addresses and bots to try and change the outcome of a meaningless internet poll.


If it was just a poll on the internet, why has someone posted in on Gamefaqs to justify their purchase? If the PS4 sells more than the X1, why should anyone else care besides the people who own shares O.o


So because one person on Gamefaqs claims to have based his choice on an internet poll, it suddenly gets legitimacy?
I'm not sure what you're trying to point out.

That's the point of this topic: one guy or company cared enough to set up bots to vote.
It's a demonstration of how pathetic a fanboy or company can get in these console wars.
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#169MuryoPosted 9/9/2013 9:33:45 AM
Blackbuster's comments on the incident:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmlNMvT3udY&hl=en&gl=US&guid=&client=mv-rim
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#170ElPolloDiablo87Posted 9/9/2013 9:48:14 AM
Muryo posted...
Blackbuster's comments on the incident:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmlNMvT3udY&hl=en&gl=US&guid=&client=mv-rim


lol, I bet he wishes he knew actual bots existed so he didn't have to sit and actually tweet in the 9000 votes he did!

I mean seriously, does anyone in here actually believe there hasn't been massive tampering in this poll from both sides? Saudi Arabia has over twice the votes as the US for crying out loud.
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