Microsoft uses Halo 4 to promote US election voting

In case you have been on the moon for the past several months, you know that today is Election Day in the US, where its citizens will pick a new President. There's still several hours to go before voting closes in the Eastern time zone and Microsoft is using its various Facebook pages to get people in the US to vote.

Today also happens to be the day that Halo 4 was released, and Microsoft used its Xbox 360 sci-fi shooter's main character Master Chief in an Uncle Sam-style pose on its Facebook page to get out the vote.

The Windows Phone Facebook page joined in as well, asking people to either vote for red or blue. In this case, it has nothing to do with political parties but rather if they would pick a Blue Windows Phone from HTC or Nokia or a red one from those same smartphone makers.

Microsoft has already been promoting its own US Presidential election coverage via its own Elections app for the Xbox 360 console. Microsoft's Bing search site has also established its own US Election hub page, with features such as news updates, social media posts, online polls and more. It has even launched a new Bing TV commercial to promote the hub.

Source: Microsoft on Facebook | Images via Microsoft

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jasonon said,
oh gosh i hate that "bing it on" thing. I use bing everyday but that phrase just seems so cheesy
just as cheesy as saying "google it." in my opinion.

I was going to go vote but then Halo 4 arrived in the brown truck. Now, I don't feel like being in the cold anymore at some forsaken school full of old folks trying to save their medicare.

I'll skip voting and do something that matters: beat the single player campaign in legendary.

neonspark said,
I was going to go vote but then Halo 4 arrived in the brown truck. Now, I don't feel like being in the cold anymore at some forsaken school full of old folks trying to save their medicare.

I'll skip voting and do something that matters: beat the single player campaign in legendary.

I sincerely hope you are joking

neonspark said,
I was going to go vote but then Halo 4 arrived in the brown truck. Now, I don't feel like being in the cold anymore at some forsaken school full of old folks trying to save their medicare.I'll skip voting and do something that matters: beat the single player campaign in legendary.

Please I hope to whatever god may be that you were kidding. Yes it could be cold, yes it could be a long line, but you procrastinated and didn't take advantage of any of the early voting opportunities. However as an American citizen it is our right to vote and it is important that we realize what a privilege it is to be able to vote for our leaders. So please have actually voted, and otherwise I will personally report you to Frank O'Connor and he will ban you from multi-player himself.

PmRd said,
Master Chief / Cortana 2012 !!

The big VOTE followed by Blood/Violence is kinda funny lol


So I'm not the only one getting a chuckle out of this

GS:mac