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Obama in an Xbox-360? Well you better believe it!!

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Wow this guy will go to all lengths to advertise.  But I’m curious as to why they would pay for an advertisment in a Video Game?  I can hear it now:

“Oh mom, dad look the president is in my video game, are you voting for him?”

I wonder how many other 7 Yr. olds, or teenagers we will find registered to vote through absentee ballot.

Folks this is ridiculous and this is OUR country slowly being taken over by some Socialist, Elite from the Chicago political Machine.  We need to make sure people wake up before it is too late.

Confirmed: Obama Is Campaigning on Xbox 360!

Wagner James Au, Monday, October 13, 2008 at 1:41 PM PT

Last week we noted unconfirmed sightings of an “Obama for President” billboard in the Xbox 360 racing game Burnout Paradise. Today we’re able to report that it is, in fact, an official advertisement placed by the senator’s campaign team.

“I can confirm that the Obama campaign has paid for in-game advertising in Burnout,” Holly Rockwood, director of corporate communications at Electronic Arts, the game’s publisher, told me via email, noting that EA regularly allows ad placements in their online games. “Like most television, radio and print outlets, we accept advertising from credible political candidates,” she continued. “Like political spots on the television networks, these ads do not reflect the political policies of EA or the opinions of its development teams.”

To my knowledge, this Burnout ad is far and away the most prominent use of a major online game to promote a presidential candidate’s campaign. There have been near-misses, of course: In 2006, for example, when he was seriously considering a run for the Democratic nomination, ex-Virginia Gov. Mark Warner made an avatar-based appearance at a press conference in Second Life.

Of course, detractors could accuse Sen. Obama of sending out mixed messages; earlier this year he was telling audiences that parents need to “turn off the television set, and put the video games away.” Then again, since the Burnout billboard specifically advises gamers to vote early, maybe it’s his subtle way of trying to get them off the couch.

Image credit: 360 gamer “Jeffson”, from his Rooster Teeth journal.

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Jason R. Bootie

Written by truthtracker

October 14, 2008 at 11:56 AM

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  1. Good writing. Keep up the good work. I just added your RSS feed my Google News Reader..

    Matt Hanson

    Matt Hanson

    October 14, 2008 at 12:00 PM

  2. My question is how many of these youth votes he is targeting will actually turn out since they are so busy with games.


    October 14, 2008 at 6:05 PM

  3. Allan-
    That is a great question. They are so hyped up about the youth vote coming out, but when it comes down to Nov. 4th, I don’t see them getting the turnout they are praying for.

    And another thing that is going to hurt their youth turn out, is these fabricated Polls. I mean all of a sudden he goes from leading by an average of 4-6 pts in most polls, to leading by 14 pts in a National Polls. The only thing they are going to do is give the youth a reason to say “hey if he is going to win in a landslide, then I’m not going to bother, I’m going out with the guys/or girls”.

    Thanks for stopping by.

    God Bless,


    October 14, 2008 at 10:42 PM

  4. Nice write-up. Thanks for the info.


    October 16, 2008 at 10:06 PM

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