http://machinist.salon.com/blog/2008/10/15/obama_xbox360/ I know we can't discuss the political aspect of this (so don't!), but it brings up an interesting question: how do you feel about advertisements in video games in general? On one hand, for some games it's going to lend a "realistic" feel to have billboards from real companies. On the other hand, a lot of us play games to get completely away from the real world and might not want to be bombarded with ads in our gaming lives. There's also the possibility of in-game ads paying for server upkeep, though, and therefore making a game free-to-play. I don't know the specifics of "Burnout Paradise", but I'm going to guess the game features other ads. Is there some obvious benefit to the gamer that the game is being partially subsidized by advertising?