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Being ill

February 26, 2010

I’ve been stuck in bed for 2 days with a nasty cold/flu. I would say it was a cold but I’m literally exhausted from just getting up to go to the toilet or get a drink. This is rubbish.

The good thing about being ill is that playing video games is one of the few things you can still do. I can’t play anything too taxing like MW2 multiplayer but I sure as hell can spend all day playing Final Fantasy XIII.

So I got the 360 version and I’ve just caught up to where I was on the PS3 debug. It is starting to get a lot better now and I can honestly say I am enjoying it. A lot!

Now, I’m trying to work out how embargoes work. You see I always thought that if you are under an embargo then you couldn’t talk about anything in the game or anything about the game. I mean, you could say it was good and stuff but that is about it. So I am a little confused how a site posted the install sizes for the 360 version online and didn’t get into trouble. I need to work out what you can and can’t talk about because that news story got everywhere and I could of got that out straight away.

Can’t really think of anything else to type apart from the fact I could really do with someone bringing me medicine right now. Oh and chocolate!

7 Comments leave one →
  1. February 26, 2010 6:19 pm

    Embargoes mean you can’t talk about anything on the disc. They blatantly ignored the embargo. Effectively, you can’t even say whether the game is good or bad. Or even a slow starter. Although, if you say it’s good, chances are the PR companies won’t mind that =P

    • February 26, 2010 6:49 pm

      Yeah. Just as I thought! Why didn’t that website get into trouble then? :s

      • February 26, 2010 6:55 pm

        They probably did, although not publicly

      • February 26, 2010 6:57 pm

        There’s nothing legally enforceable about embargos. You can break them all you want. The PR probably won’t work with you again, though, and will likely draw it to the attention of others.

      • February 26, 2010 6:58 pm

        Yeah but I know a few sites who do this constantly. Why do they not loose out on stuff? :s

      • February 26, 2010 7:31 pm

        Not sure which sites you’re referring to, but I’d say it’s probably because they’re the big sites that the publishers can’t afford to ignore.

        Like how Walmart constantly releases games before they’re supposed to, but publishers aren’t about to not let them sell their games.

  2. February 26, 2010 6:22 pm

    What were the terms of your embargo?

    Generally if I’m under embargo on something I’ll basically not talk about it, other than perhaps to say that I am indeed reviewing that game, or whatever. Sometimes the terms will be absolutely specified. Sometimes an NDA will make it an actual legal requirement to shutthefuckup.

    The “not saying whether it’s any good or not” thing is common sense, though, really – you want people to click through to read your opinion, right?

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