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Print Ads in Gamer Land

Print Ads in Gamer Land

Election campaigning comes to Xbox Live. I can officially say that I've seen it all when it comes to the Obama campaign's political printing tactics. Game publishers like EA confirmed this week that the campaign has become the first in history to invest money in print advertising in the gaming world. If you're playing anything from Burnout: Paradise to NBA on Xbox Live, expect to see billboards and other virtual print signage advertising Obama's Presidential campaign in-game. Because the games are played online, game publishers are able to launch and remove “print” ad campaigns as space is bought up by advertisers. The Obama ads are slated to run until Election Day. "Early Voting Has Begun," the virtual print ads read, next to a picture of Obama looking inspired and inspiring. The billboards and signs then direct gamers to visit voteforchange.com. Unfortunately, we're not yet at the point where gamers can click directly on the link and surf to the webpage […]

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