German Mag Says Ubisoft Demanded Positive Assassin's Creed 2 Review

The COMPUTER BILD SPIELE Website for this German gaming magazine outlines what their current cover touts as an "Assassin's Creed 2 SKANDAL!" (hey look, I can read German!), saying they were told by Ubisoft they could have an early review copy of Assassin's Creed 2 only if they guaranteed a "sehr gut" (very good) review of the stealth/action sequel. They say they turned this "offer" down, and will review the game in their next issue, and it will only be deemed sehr gut if it deserves it. Thanks GameInformer.com via wearetheinternetz.
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Re: AC2 Review Scandal?
Nov 9, 2009, 03:32
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Re: AC2 Review Scandal? Nov 9, 2009, 03:32
Nov 9, 2009, 03:32
NKD
 
If a site is being offered preferential treatment, it should expect to have to give the same in return.

After all, what possible motivation is there for Ubisoft to give any one site an exclusive? They risk slanting other sites against them in retaliation for being snubbed, etc.

Obviously we want unbiased reviews, not bought-and-paid-for ones, but at the same time we shouldn't be surprised that one favor expects another.
Do you have a single fact to back that up?
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