Obama Campaigns on Xbox 360!

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Obama Campaigns on Xbox 360!

obama-on-xbox-360.jpg No, you are not seeing things ...

Last week there were unconfirmed sightings of an "Obama for President" billboard in the Xbox 360 racing game Burnout Paradise.

Today the truth can be told. 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," revealed Holly Rockwood, director of corporate communications at Electronic Arts (EA), the game's publisher.

EA regularly allows ad placements in its online games.

"Like most television, radio and print outlets, we accept advertising from credible political candidates," she added. "Like political spots on the television networks, these ads do not reflect the political policies of EA or the opinions of its development teams." 

Now can we expect to see a McCain ad in some video game, too? Anybody want to get which game that might be?

Get more at GigaOM.


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