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Scrapyard Wars 7 Pt. 2 - NO INTERNET

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This has been a really unique season to shake things up a bit from the previous ideas, it's such a simple premise change-up but has such a huge impact that it's kind of genius. Kudos to whoever thought of it. It looks like Linus is rather in a dark horse position because of that 1070 vs Luke's 1060, but with the shady seller I dunno, a lot of people selling used cards right now on classifieds (or a months ago) are still trying to get the inflated mining prices, so the only places you can really get a fair deal are the more liquid markets like ebay. I'm surprised no one has checked out gaming retail stores to see if anyone knows someone with an older PC they're looking to part with, and I'm really surprised Luke's tactic of going retail and asking for whats-in-the-back panned out.

Also my blind impression/theory with Switch Girl, having not read anything else on the forum about it previously, was this was her internal LTT employee embargo being lifted to be included in videos, and they'd introduce her at the end or something. Guess not? I think the shots where she's standing in the background in static placement are pretty creative in the sense of that meme from 12 years ago where a velociraptor was always casually photoshoped in the background. The non static shots, especially those where the camera zooms out and pans to fit her into frame are a bit too overt and distracting from a filmography perspective.

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11 hours ago, LinusTechTipsFanFromDarlo said:

Please try and get relegated this season. 

I think we'll be OK, more chance of your lot being promoted than us going down I expect. 

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3 minutes ago, LinusTech said:

Just checking into this since I got a PM that was concerned we were trying to conceal the Dbrand product placement and that was worried about us running afoul of sponsorship disclosure laws.Here's what I had to say about Switch Girl in response:

 

Clearly we were wrong in the sense that people didn't think it was funny. 

 

Swing and a miss...

Thanks for the update. Never suspected anything sinister, more like general confusion.

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I figured from the very beginning of having her in every shot without being acknowledged that...well its easy to imagine Linus tossing this idea around like "omg this would be so funny and throw everyone off, and we're doing it"

 

 

and he nailed it.


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8 minutes ago, LinusTech said:

Just checking into this since I got a PM that was concerned we were trying to conceal the Dbrand product placement and that was worried about us running afoul of sponsorship disclosure laws.Here's what I had to say about Switch Girl in response:

 

Clearly we were wrong in the sense that people didn't think it was funny. 

 

Swing and a miss...

I found it kinda funny and then got a little horrified seeing how people reacted to it. It was a sponsorship deal hiding in plain sight, with RGB lights flashing all over it, as subliminal as stepping barefoot on a lego. I mean, at least you got many people talking about it, so, is that a win after all?

 

#switchgirlgate

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6 minutes ago, LinusTech said:

Just checking into this since I got a PM that was concerned we were trying to conceal the Dbrand product placement and that was worried about us running afoul of sponsorship disclosure laws.Here's what I had to say about Switch Girl in response:

 

Clearly we were wrong in the sense that people didn't think it was funny. 

 

Swing and a miss...

I seriously thought that it was a relative from Yvonnes side...

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6 minutes ago, LinusTech said:

Just checking into this since I got a PM that was concerned we were trying to conceal the Dbrand product placement and that was worried about us running afoul of sponsorship disclosure laws.Here's what I had to say about Switch Girl in response:

 

Clearly we were wrong in the sense that people didn't think it was funny. 

 

Swing and a miss...

Thanks for the update. People took it way more personally/seriously than they should have. 


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7 minutes ago, LinusTech said:

Just checking into this since I got a PM that was concerned we were trying to conceal the Dbrand product placement and that was worried about us running afoul of sponsorship disclosure laws.Here's what I had to say about Switch Girl in response:

 

Clearly we were wrong in the sense that people didn't think it was funny. 

 

Swing and a miss...

I just thought...   A. cute and B. she seemed to placed in ways that hid the camera from view a lot.


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24 minutes ago, LinusTech said:

Just checking into this since I got a PM that was concerned we were trying to conceal the Dbrand product placement and that was worried about us running afoul of sponsorship disclosure laws.Here's what I had to say about Switch Girl in response:

 

Clearly we were wrong in the sense that people didn't think it was funny. 

 

Swing and a miss...

I thought it was hilarious. Performance art at it's best. :)

 

(But then I AM weird. I liked the new Star Wars... hated the new Star Trek and love watching films WITHOUT dubs and WITH subtitles. xD )

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48 minutes ago, LinusTech said:

Just checking into this since I got a PM that was concerned we were trying to conceal the Dbrand product placement and that was worried about us running afoul of sponsorship disclosure laws.Here's what I had to say about Switch Girl in response:

 

Clearly we were wrong in the sense that people didn't think it was funny. 

 

Swing and a miss...

I thought it was hilarious. I actually started looking into LTT vlogs and such to see if she'd been a thing in the past. 

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Damn, the switch girl was product placement? Meanwhile I was just here thinking LTT was trying to give the viewers eye candy in scrapward wars S7. Anyways, I thought it was hilarious and a great product placement. People are complaining about a sponsor in essentially free content, and it wasn't a big deal, I enjoyed it in there.

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16 minutes ago, Rekedal said:

Damn, the switch girl was product placement? Meanwhile I was just here thinking LTT was trying to give the viewers eye candy in scrapward wars S7. Anyways, I thought it was hilarious and a great product placement. People are complaining about a sponsor in essentially free content, and it wasn't a big deal, I enjoyed it in there.

I mean it's not free on Floatplane. It was just a bit distracting to have someone following them around playing on a switch wherever they went. I get that they need a sponsor, and it's hard to integrate their usual DBrand sponsorship into a competition where they can't really use computers, but maybe this wasn't the way to do it. 



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1 hour ago, LinusTech said:

Just checking into this since I got a PM that was concerned we were trying to conceal the Dbrand product placement and that was worried about us running afoul of sponsorship disclosure laws.Here's what I had to say about Switch Girl in response:

 

Clearly we were wrong in the sense that people didn't think it was funny. 

 

Swing and a miss...

I thought it was great

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2 hours ago, LinusTech said:

Just checking into this since I got a PM that was concerned we were trying to conceal the Dbrand product placement and that was worried about us running afoul of sponsorship disclosure laws.Here's what I had to say about Switch Girl in response:

 

Clearly we were wrong in the sense that people didn't think it was funny. 

 

Swing and a miss...

For me personally it was a bit unnecessary and distracting/discomforting. I know you should/can/have to shouout a sponsor verbally and via text, some number of times, as much as you want, but it was too much "in your face". If she stood far back, and not literally in front of camera, it would be acceptable, tho in my opinion, unnecessary. Looking forward to next episodes

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On 28/07/2018 at 8:37 PM, ElaTheDeveloper said:

If there's one thing I've picked up from this sub, its "WHO IS THE SWITCH GIRL" and product placement.

 

However, as a little heads up, as far as I know, under UK advertising regulations, if they were a UK company that would not be ok if it was product placement, as it would need to be clearly marked in the start of the episode with a little P sign or something.

 

Then again, i'm just a girl online, what do I know? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

 

That’s correct: 

 

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2 hours ago, LinusTech said:

Just checking into this since I got a PM that was concerned we were trying to conceal the Dbrand product placement and that was worried about us running afoul of sponsorship disclosure laws.Here's what I had to say about Switch Girl in response:

 

Clearly we were wrong in the sense that people didn't think it was funny. 

 

Swing and a miss...

I just found it annoying to have that switch girl in almost every shot with you, and without any kind of funny joke that DBrand sent someone to follow you around for product placement since you refused to use a 'new' laptop with their camo skin. Plus since a laptop is almost useless for research without the internet, you guys are not using them this time to show that skin anyway.   I just hope switch girl is not going to be like that in every remaining episode. 

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Switch girl was distracting.. but if she was head to toe in DBrand merch or been handing out DBrand skins to randoms at all the places you went it could have been funny while being distracting.  Instead it was a weird creeping mute girl with a white switch.... hope it doesn't continue rest of the episodes.

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2 hours ago, LinusTech said:

Just checking into this since I got a PM that was concerned we were trying to conceal the Dbrand product placement and that was worried about us running afoul of sponsorship disclosure laws.Here's what I had to say about Switch Girl in response:

If that was trying, you failed miserably xD It's also not like you showed off a D-Brand product that wasn't a switch in the opening either, so to me it's simply product placement, and a whole lot better than you guys running around in D-Branded clothing...

 

14 minutes ago, sr0n said:

That’s correct:

Except Linus isn't in the UK nor their primary target audience, they just have to comply with local laws, youtube rules and "maybe" the FTC. To what I have found LMG is in compliance with the FTC CRTC and likely with youtube (which is a simple checkbox). CAP could try to go after them, but it's not really worth their time... The most they could do is demand LMG to block such content from the UK...

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3 hours ago, LinusTech said:

Just checking into this since I got a PM that was concerned we were trying to conceal the Dbrand product placement and that was worried about us running afoul of sponsorship disclosure laws.Here's what I had to say about Switch Girl in response:

 

Clearly we were wrong in the sense that people didn't think it was funny. 

 

Swing and a miss...

Jesus man, this is a painful cop out...

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