Submitted by PureSophistry 1090d ago | opinion piece

Gaming Politics: Will Playing Call of Duty Make You Vote Romney?

PureSophistry examines the pitfalls and pleasures associated with Gaming and Politics, siting directly the case of one candidate being attacked for comments she made while playing World of Warcraft-

"Fast forward to the Fall of 2012. Lachowicz has been involved in Maine politics for some time and has decided to run as a Democratic Candidate for the State Senate. The Maine Republican Party has dug up a number of Colleen’s old forum posts and in game messages and have launched a campaign at www.colleensworld.com, ridiculing and attacking Lachowicz for her time in World of Warcraft and many of the statements connected to her through her guild and gameplay." (Call of Duty, Culture, Industry, World of Warcraft)

DivineAssault  +   1090d ago
no, not obama either.. None of those jerk offs get my vote... I wont be playing COD either so thats a triple negative
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NewMonday  +   1090d ago
so your one of the 47% :p
Aceman18  +   1090d ago
in one word - NO
Bigpappy  +   1090d ago
Romney is a draft dodger, who things the Us Army is the world police force. He also changes positions more done he does underwear (He is a liar). The Mormons should kick him out of their church if they have and morals. IA complusive liar is a piny bit better than a child rapist. Neither onw of them should have power over large groups of people, and especially not the free world.
DivineAssault  +   1090d ago
i didnt know he was mormon.. Dont they trick lil girls into polygamy marriages? thats sick
DeadlyFire  +   1089d ago
Did you not know politicians lie? Obama has lied many times and there is solid evidence of this everywhere.

You do know UN was created by the US. The US holds the most advanced army in the world. The world will be under US control like it or not US/EU is the controlling force in the world today. If we don't stop the global violence noone will. Its time for it to stop. WW3 is well on its way with Iran as the main factor. Obama is setting it up.
v1c1ous  +   1090d ago
Ah how nice. the Maine GOP is reminding us again how progressive they are. videogames are bad and anyone who does so is clearly unfit to lead. how quaint.
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thorstein  +   1090d ago
Does Romney even believe in video games? I mean, you have to use science to build all that technology and science scares the bejeesus out him!
JellyJelly  +   1090d ago
Have they already forgotten about this: http://www.youtube.com/watc...

Only an idiot would put their vote on someone like that. Not that I support any of them, I'm not even an american, but Obama is clearly the lesser of two evils.
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Heisenburger  +   1090d ago
Fair enough. Honestly, when Obama *speaks he comes off as intelligent.

I genuinely feel that when Romney speaks he comes off as less intelligent as Bush Jr.

At the end of the day would I rather someone who represents my country to make us look smart, or uneducated?

Ot: Colbert's bit about this crap they are pulling with that woman's WoW account was spot on. This is beyond grasping at straws, imo. If that's the best they can do then she has probably already won.
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Elwenil  +   1090d ago
Obviously you missed the debate. ;D
Number-Nine  +   1090d ago
ron paul shouldve been our next president :(
aquamala  +   1090d ago
What games do the 47% play?
phantomexe  +   1090d ago
flip floping romney, i think i'll pass....
taquito  +   1090d ago
the problem is, the entire system is rotten to the very core, regardless of what puppet is put in place, the "economic system" is just a form of slavaery for the masses, a way to keep you occupied and out of the way.

if you need to be somewhere 40 hours a week, and MUST go without fail or lose your home, your childrens healthcare, clothing ect......well.....you are almost as good as a slave, you will not have time to notice the chains around your feet, you think you are actually free.

the greatest trick the devil ever played was convinceing the world that he didn't exist

the greatest trick of capatalism is tricking the masses into thinking they are free

"there are none more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free. " -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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phantomexe  +   1090d ago
Most of what Neo tribe said is true. I think you watch to much info wars. Try liveing some place else before bashing the freedoms you have.Alot of people died for freedoms you enjoy.
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taquito  +   1090d ago
you kids are funny, no idea what info wars is, but i do know i am 37 years old and was IN the first iraqi war, i have been to places that would make you shit your little pants, don't even begin to think you understand what freedom is

if you think freedom is getting fat in your huggies watching 287 channels of trash on tv is freedom, then you are as hopelessly deluded as the other tool that replied to my comment

go get in line and vote, hurry, people died for you to have that right to pick betwen 'ole Mittens and BAMA...lol......

people died to get rid of central banking,... guess whats back??

people died to get rid of unlawful search and siezure, people died for free speech, the right to carry a gun, the right to not have your phone tapped without a warrant, the right to assemple and demonstrate

people died so their children would have jobs, not a walmart on every corner selling us our own resourses back from china at $20 to the penny,

food, education, retirement, housing, and health care should absolutely be provided to every single citizen of this country who cannot provide it for themselves , regardless of the reason, ...

and you will ask how the hell are we supposed to pay for that, well, we always find ways to blow up brown people in shitty countries, that costs money too.

i watched people die for no reason other than oil rights and military installations in the persian gulf

now you go back to watching tv and believing everything you hear
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phantomexe  +   1090d ago
Maney people have served not just yourself and thank god not everyone thinks the way you do. I'm 36 not 10 married and 2 kids :]
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thebudgetgamer  +   1090d ago
Is that because you would never actually fight, but love sending others to die.
shutUpAndTakeMyMoney  +   1090d ago
This guy just looks like a snake..
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CockSplash  +   1090d ago
Maybe another one of the Les Enfants Terribles project will end up with the Presidency?
peterthegreat  +   1090d ago
...obama is a snake
MasterD919  +   1090d ago
Well much like COD, the polticians running for president aren't any different from the ones before them.

I don't know how anyone could be excited for any of these guys.
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Sucitta  +   1090d ago
If your shallow enough to play a game like COD year after year, then your shallow enough to vote for one of these elitist billionaire puppets that view you as nothing more then a useless eater.. year after year..

I see the majority for the disgusting ignorant selfish sloths they really are <3
Klonopin  +   1090d ago
Lets get out and vote. Lets make our voices heard. We've been given the right to choose between a douche and a turd. It's democracy in action, put your freedom to the test. A big fat turd or a stupid douche, which do you like best.
peterthegreat  +   1090d ago
theres a debate tonight...watch then decide
0pie  +   1089d ago
what the fuck is that ? why playing cod would make me vote for romney.

stupid article.

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