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How exactly do people acquire games early and upload to youtube without cost?

#1Saintman32190Posted 2/13/2013 5:48:22 PM
Are the people who get games early, just reviewers who decide to break the rules and upload their playthrough/walkthrough of the game before it's released? Or are these guys special people who know a friend, who also knows a friend, who can bend some strings and give them the game early?

And how exactly are they able to upload the game on youtube(b4 it's even released) without some form of penalty? I thought that companies would be quick to try to take the game off youtube. And yet I even hear of games 1 week before their supposed release date, uploaded on youtube and getting 100,000+ views and still increasing

- Also seen a DmC + GoW3 playthrough on youtube that was uploaded even before the game was supposed to be officially released.
#2Crimson SkysPosted 2/13/2013 5:51:10 PM
Developers usually send games to reviewers early so they can release their reviews when the game comes out. Obviously not everyone who reviews games gets them early but the ones who get permission and most likely sign some disclosure agreement do.
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#3joshuadjPosted 2/13/2013 5:54:24 PM
Can't tell if joke topic, or just ridiculously easy to get games a week early in NYC, where I live...
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#4Saintman32190(Topic Creator)Posted 2/13/2013 5:55:58 PM
joshuadj posted...
, or just ridiculously easy to get games a week early in NYC, where I live...

Really?
#5janemba8888Posted 2/13/2013 6:07:32 PM
they know a friend who can give it to them.
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#6Thor61Posted 2/13/2013 6:09:33 PM
piracy
#7crazyman32Posted 2/13/2013 6:34:26 PM(edited)
I think some know people who work in the industry as well.
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#8GoatJugSoupPosted 2/13/2013 7:11:28 PM
Many games are at stores before the official release date, they aren't supposed to sell them early but can be convinced to.
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#9MelficeSeph2Posted 2/13/2013 9:06:56 PM
joshuadj posted...
Can't tell if joke topic, or just ridiculously easy to get games a week early in NYC, where I live...


This. EASILY. I could have MGR:R right now if I wanted to.
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#10aPimp_named_leEPosted 2/13/2013 9:54:23 PM
Saintman32190 posted...
joshuadj posted...
, or just ridiculously easy to get games a week early in NYC, where I live...

Really?


either mom and pop shops or Chinatown... god bless chinatown <3
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