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Obama appears on in-game Xbox 360 advertisement

See this screenshot of Xbox 360 racing game Burnout Paradise? What sticks out to you?
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Written by Andrew Nusca, Former editor on

See this screenshot of Xbox 360 racing game Burnout Paradise? What sticks out to you?

That's right -- Barack Obama is urging gamers to vote for change from the comfort of the game they're playing. According to Talking Points Memo and GigaOm, advertisers can buy space on the billboards in the game -- and yes, that's an official ad paid for by the campaign.

UPDATE 2:12PM: That's not all the political-tech news today. According to TechDirt, the McCain-Palin campaign has sent a letter to YouTube complaining about the site's unwillingness to consider fair use in videos before taking them down.

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