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posted on Oct, 14 2008 @ 04:37 PM
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The next time you fire up Burnout Paradise, you may notice some new billboard ads advocating Barack Obama's bid for the US presidency. The ads mention that early voting has begun and list the address of an Obama campaign website. Source






He has his own TV channel, his own half-hour primetime special and now his ads are in video games.

Add this with all the registered cartoon characters voting for him and he has to be the most marketed thing since Pepsi.

[edit on 14-10-2008 by thisguyrighthere]




posted on Oct, 14 2008 @ 04:46 PM
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And it's a smart move, because he's reaching younger voters.



posted on Oct, 14 2008 @ 04:51 PM
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I guess but I'd be pretty PO'ed if I turned on a game to relax and there's damn politics. Most of the comments related to the story seem to agree. It's like going in to take a dump and having to stare up at a tapestry of the fuher or something. It's my ME time.



posted on Oct, 14 2008 @ 05:38 PM
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Originally posted by thisguyrighthere
reply to post by davion
 


I guess but I'd be pretty PO'ed if I turned on a game to relax and there's damn politics. Most of the comments related to the story seem to agree. It's like going in to take a dump and having to stare up at a tapestry of the fuher or something. It's my ME time.


Well those games that he's advertising in allow for advertising, so it's not like he's hijacking games with politics. If you turn on one of those games you're just as likely to see the billboards peddling Mountain Dew, an energy drink, or another game.

[edit on 14-10-2008 by davion]



posted on Oct, 14 2008 @ 06:13 PM
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I think its cool that the games can make money on it...

I think it sick that Obama is targeting children...



Think further down the line with this though...

Games like Halo could sell VIRTURAL adspace in the games...
areas with high traffic... there are MILLIONS of games of halo played... something like over a billion games, they passed that long time ago...

Thats alot of people, looking at alot of walls...

They could put a Coke or pepsi poster on the wall, and million + people will see it a day.

This is a HUGE income oppertunity for the game makers...

Obama is some peice of work though... Hes going to be putting his image into the eyes of children... i mean, im not surprised that he is doing it, but im surprised that... well... honesty... Im surprised that not everyone sees this as it is...

And that terrorfies me..

[edit on 10/14/2008 by TKainZero]



posted on Oct, 14 2008 @ 06:28 PM
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please explain how obama targeting young voters is sick.



posted on Oct, 14 2008 @ 09:40 PM
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Children can't vote...

He's targeting younger people who play video games that can vote. Not children. It's called campaigning.

McCain just left a message on my cell phone asking for his support.



posted on Oct, 14 2008 @ 09:57 PM
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I've already emailed EA letting them know what I think of this BS
No more EA games around my house.
I don't need their agenda amongst my entertainment.
If you don't see the problem here, then just imagine your new video game that you paid for being filled with John McCain ads. Use your head.
Most people need to learn to take off their partisan glasses and view things from the other side before opening their mouths.
Despicable.



posted on Oct, 14 2008 @ 10:00 PM
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It's not EA's "agenda". It's an advertisement. They should make the game cheaper (though they don't), because they allow for additional revenue.

If McCain wants an ad and can afford it, I'm sure they would put one up. You don't take offense to all of the other advertisements, but someone puts a political one in there and it boils you?

Loosen up your belt man, it's not a big deal. At least Obama hasn't called you, I get calls from McCain on my cell phone all of time.



posted on Oct, 14 2008 @ 10:11 PM
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Originally posted by Sublime620

It's not EA's "agenda". It's an advertisement.


Bull. It's an agenda. I am a paying customer, and I don't need their advertisement.
It's liike going to a concert and having to listen to the singer start giving his political point of view - I paid for music, not your crap - shut up and sing.


You don't take offense to all of the other advertisements, but someone puts a political one in there and it boils you?

First you have no clue about me so don't try to insinuate you know how I would react. Maybe you didn't read the "partisan glasses" part. I make it my job to be more balanced than most.

It is a foolish move on EA's part - and I will do my part to not help them advertise for Dear Leader.



posted on Oct, 14 2008 @ 10:11 PM
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I wouldn't care if my new game had John McCain ads, just like I don't care that Obama has ads. That's what you get for buying an EA product, you get advertisements staring you in the face. EA just provides areas for advertising, it's not like they consulted Obama and begged him to put ads in there. I am guessing he probably paid quite a bit of money to put them there.

I think it's pretty clever, whoever is in charge of his campaign advertising should probably get a gold star for this one.

[edit on 14-10-2008 by davion]



posted on Oct, 14 2008 @ 10:26 PM
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Again, they are not advertising for him. He is advertising on there. It's not their agenda. If McCain wants to put an advertisement up, I am sure they will allow him to pay also.

I'm not sure what you are angry about, can you clear it up for me?

-They accept advertisements

-They accepted Obama's bid for an advertisement spot



posted on Oct, 14 2008 @ 11:40 PM
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The Ads are going into games that are Rated E

That means, for EVERYONE.

If they were ONLY going into M rated games, which mean 18+, then thats fine.


But to shove this political canidate nonsense down the throughts of children is sickening...

This is just one of the many diffrent avenues that Obama is indoctrinating our youth with a socialist idiology.


Good for the game companies making money...
and good for obama for continuely exposing himself as the over-arrogent man he is.



posted on Oct, 14 2008 @ 11:43 PM
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Right, because 10 year-old kids really pay attention to election ads.

The ads aren't geared towards kids that young. Why? Kids that young can't vote. They are irrelevant and not part of the election process.

I'm sure you saw plenty of political ads when you were a kid, did you give then any thought? I know I didn't start caring until after I turned 18.



posted on Oct, 15 2008 @ 05:42 AM
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Originally posted by Sublime620
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Right, because 10 year-old kids really pay attention to election ads.



Right, 10 year olds cant vote (unless ACORN took them down to same day voting in Ohio :lol
but youre naive if you think that racing around a track for hours and catching Obamas face out of the corner of your eye over and over and over wont have some long-term effect. That effect might be thinking Obama must be great or it might be being pissed off he's always there and going against what Obama represents in the future. I wasnt old enough to vote in 1994 but Clinton's AWB shaped the way I would vote in the future so much it's the only issue I vote on. It changed the way I view the entire party. Watching Reno snipe Vicki Weaver and burn a bunch of children in Texas didnt help the Clintons or their party much either but thats a different thread.



posted on Oct, 15 2008 @ 05:11 PM
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Originally posted by Sublime620
reply to post by TKainZero
 

The ads aren't geared towards kids that young. Why? Kids that young can't vote. They are irrelevant and not part of the election process.


Oh ya, i forgot...

Kids have nothing to do with politics...
Parents doen't talk to thier kids...

oh wait...



opps...

just forget about that 8 year old singing the prasies of her great leader...




Dont worry about these young 14 year olds who are dressed in military garb..



Oh man..
this seems so fimilar...

Oh where, oh where have we secen behavior like this before in recent history...

Soical indoctrination of the youth
Refrencing the Great Leader...
mass-scale propaganda thru the media...

Its so familar...

where have i seen this before...

OH yes...

Our good freind uncle adolf!



even the verbiage between the 2 is eraily similar...

Over 60 years ago, there was a nation that became sweept away by a canidates good looks, good speaking delivery, and a message of hope and change...



And yet, here we are...
Less then a 100 years later...
Just a couple generations past...

And here we are...

We are moving down the road towards this... what can we do..
Where can we turn..


Is Barry Soetero the next hitler???
Mabye...

The bolshivick revolution in Russia in the early 1900's is a better comparision...
Lenin is more like Barry...



posted on Oct, 15 2008 @ 05:19 PM
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reply to post by TKainZero
 


Well, done talking to you. The second you use that kind of argumentative fallacy, it's pointless even debating. Ignore whatever you want.

Just know this, Obama is not forcing kids into some sort of servitude. When kids want/do get involved in politics, generally the driving force behind that is the parents.

Parents affect children's political biases more than anyone.

But go ahead and compare Obama to Hilter if you want. It's pathetic as hell, but do whatever you need to feel okay yourself.



posted on Oct, 15 2008 @ 05:32 PM
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Its VERY true that Barry Soetero is not personaly forcing people into his Youth birgades...

He has minions that do it for him.

I've given Barry Soetero(his last registared name) EVERY chance since DAY 1 here was anointed by the Major Media.

Ive just seen way to many red flags about BO...

Im sorry... i dont like BO...

Personaly, i think BO stinks...
BO is revolting...


If you like what you are seeing from this fruad BO, then vote for him...

Just don't complain for the next 4 years...


Barry is a scary man.
His policies make me run in the other direction...

But, if you like what he is preaching, go ahead, vote for him.
Join the Obama Youth
March in line with the other Obamabots


I see the social indoctrination of children as a TERRBILE TERRIBLE thing...
Others.... not so much, in fact, they will sign themselves up...



posted on Oct, 15 2008 @ 05:41 PM
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Uninstall Internet Explorer and save us the trouble of having to listen to your partisan banter. You make Rush Limbaugh look sane.



posted on Oct, 15 2008 @ 05:49 PM
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All of you who preach the virtues of unrestrained and unhindered capitalism: taste your own medicine


What Obama did was absolutely legal and novel at that. Certainly more content than in some pizza commercial. Brilliant.

And if you want to boycott EA for selling the ad space, I applaud you, too! That's how capitalism works. Vote with your dollars and CPU cycles. Now, if you'll excuse me, it's time for me to power up my monster NVidia graphics card and head off to BF2, one of the best EA games ever


[edit on 15-10-2008 by buddhasystem]



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