Gaming Video games feature ads for Obama's campaign


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Too busy playing video games to watch presidential ads on television? Barack Obama has found you, too, by becoming the first presidential candidate to buy ad space inside a game.

Eighteen video games, including the extremely popular "Guitar Hero" and "Madden 09," will feature in-game ads from the Obama campaign in the final weeks before the election. The ads — appearing on billboards and other signage — remind players that early voting has begun and plug a campaign Web site that encourages people to register for early voting.

Obama campaign officials said the video game ads target 10 states that allow early voting, including several battleground states: Ohio, Iowa, Indiana, Montana, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Nevada, New Mexico, Florida, and Colorado.

"These ads will help us expand the reach of, so that more people can use this easy tool to find their early vote location and make sure their voice is heard," said Obama spokesman Nick Shapiro. The campaign did not say how much it cost to launch the ad blitz on gamers.



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The online battles for president

US presidential hopefuls Barack Obama and John McCain continue to pave new trails as they use online media in their campaigns.

Senator Obama has become the first presidential candidate to advertise in video games.

Meanwhile, the McCain campaign has complained to YouTube that it unfairly removed campaign videos that feature copyrighted content.

YouTube responded that the campaign can appeal the removals.

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Subliminal advertising for teenagers yea!

Do people that play those games actually look at the ads?


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Too bad older voters > younger voters, always.
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