Wingless wrote (edited )
If a reviewer gets a special copy of the software from the company, is it really the same as what anybody else gets? I don't know video games, but I'd expect any sane publisher respecting internet commerce ethics to turn off the throttling on the update speed, go light on the surveillance uploads, steer them away from the worst multiplayer idiots on the server, even shut off the Bitcoin mining subroutine! I bet reviewers see games like nobody's ever seen but them, and can't imagine the world isn't happy with the software. Am I wrong?
All reviewers or streamers who get pre-release copies should be treated as promotions, not reviews.