- Mar 8, 2011
Yes but the people that are pre-ordering now are a small portion of the market compared to those that are waiting on reviews and even the casual gamers that don't know the release is coming til launches. Again, the diehard fan like us are the minority.
That NDA only bound you by information officially provided by them and deemed as confidential. Information Kyle dug up through sources at other manufacturers, AIB partners and even off the record sources in Nvidia would not be bound. And since Kyle dug up the story based on good old fashioned investigative journalism and not "confidential information given to him by Nvidia", it would not have been bound by the NDA.
Yes, a handful. All it would take is one person of that handful to drop an anonymous phone call to some random YouTuber that Nvidia had never heard of and hadn't signed the NDA and whammo, it's now out in the public domain and will get more attention and then eventually picked up by the major sites.
I don't think you understand how insidious that NDA is.
The way it's written, if Nvidia wants to do something and keep it hush hush, they send the information about the program to any journalists that have signed the NDA. Even if information then arises from secondary sources it would have gutted the article as any information that looks like it could have been gleaned from original memo sent on the program has to be redacted or the journalist has to give up their sources in court to prove that got the information from a different avenue. That's a win/win for Nvidia. They get to cause major problems for any journalist that's signed the agreement if their story even reeks of revealing previously disclosed "confidential" information. It doesn't matter if the journalist has legit sources or not, it still ties up their time and money and allows Nvidia to gag any additional details on the story until it's been tried.
The NDA Nvidia is asking to be signed is abusive.