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Submitted by mpctips 1190d ago | opinion piece

‘Halo 4' game may keep dedicated players from voting

Fox News: Do you know about the universe-saving efforts of John-117?
For 20-something men and women, he is a returning savior. Known more commonly as Master Chief, he is the hero of the multibillion dollar Halo video game franchise, and at 12:01 a.m. Nov. 6 he embarked on his newest mission to save the universe in the game Halo 4. Coincidentally, the mission coincides with another important event: the presidential election. (Culture, Halo 4, Xbox 360)

Excalibur  +   1190d ago
Not me, I'm voting before I pick it up. ;)
StanLee  +   1190d ago
Halo wont keep people who have an interest in voting from doing so. If you had no interest in voting, I'm sure you could use Halo as a poor excuse.
JANF  +   1190d ago
I can see that happening! The game is that good ;)
SCW1982  +   1190d ago
The reason I am not voting is because no matter what I vote it doesn't count in my state. Presidential voting is so broken. And both candidates suck as well.
ThichQuangDuck  +   1190d ago politics is a whole nother matter. Halo will not stop anyone from voting. Fox keeps people from being informed on FACTS they should worry about that more than halo
whoyouwit04  +   1190d ago
Yea, I live in Alabama and my vote probably wont count either seeing how Alabama is a republican state, But the thing is god forbid, if mitt romney wins I can say I didn't vote for him when he began to send us back to a recession, take a way women rights and put us in another war get rid of social security and Medicare remember this man doesn't care about 47% of the country. Mitt Romney is a Liar America please do not but this man in office, Our future literally depends on it.
GamerSciz  +   1190d ago
You have to be 18 to vote...I bet the majority of players are 18 and under...
Neonridr  +   1190d ago
lol, Obama should have struck a deal with Microsoft to allow online voting through Live.
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JBSleek  +   1190d ago
I mean if a video game is more important than your future than sure. Yet considering voting numbers have been dwindling I see why not and that both aren't really going to help the country and top it off on this unconstitutional thing we do call the electoral college I see how Halo 4 is better.
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Droidbro  +   1190d ago
Bahahaha!!! The electoral college is defined by the Constitution. It would be unconstitutional to abandon the electoral college. This is the dumbest, most ignorant comment I've read on this site in a long time. Thank you at least for not poisoning the electorate by voting.
JBSleek  +   1190d ago
So you think it is more important for each state to be given a certain voting number and not go by a popular vote which would actually show what the majority of people want. Direct democracy is the way to go. Easily.

The reason why the founding fathers even used this system was so that the common people didn't have all the power. It is now 2012 it is time for a change.

The Constitution is a living breathing document and must change with the times.

The Constitution once said that woman couldn't vote so I bet that was okay because it was in the Constitution. To deny that this document isn't flawed is ignorant.

"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants." ~Thomas Jefferson.
Droidbro  +   1190d ago
To say that the Constitution is living and breathing is to say that we have no constitution, because that goes directly against the idea and definition of a constitution. To further educate you, if we went by popular voting, do you think that either candidate would spend a second in states like Iowa or New Hampshire? Of course not, they would campaign only in condensed population centers and ignore the rest of the country. Some states are typically safe for one party or another, but that's because they have a lopsided electorate and campaigning would be pointless anyways. Your comment about women voting makes no sense. How can the Constitution prohibit women from voting if it didn't originally set requirements for voting? States set the requirements then just as they do now. Amendments were later made to prevent certain states from discriminating. You're the only one coming off as massively ignorant. Our founders created the greatest country in the history of mankind. You are delusional if you think you know better.
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aiBreeze  +   1190d ago
If I was American, I'd happily take an hour away from Halo so vote for Obama. I'm from England and Romney has already managed to drop himself in hot water over here with his comments on the Olympics. I'd feel sorry for Americans if they had that douche in power.
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dubt72  +   1190d ago
Everyone I play Halo with has already voted, is going to vote today, or can't vote yet. They almost all are voting for Obama, because Republicans are a gamer's nightmare between internet policy and gaming laws. Fuuny enough, they love to support guns, but not games that feature them.
shiner  +   1190d ago
Romney is in hot water in England over comments about the Olympics! Oh No! Surely Americans will see the error of his ways, and vote for the candidate who is much better suited to please the English Olympic fans and committees!

@dubt72: You're obviously too young to remember Tipper Gore then.
whoyouwit04  +   1190d ago
I hope people are not that stupid as to choose a video game over this country, I am playing halo 4 but you best believe I will be voting for Obama in the next hour or so, hopefully so will everyone else. 4 MORE YEARS of MOVING FORWARD
MilkMan  +   1190d ago
If this is truth then those gamers would be losers. When they on the unemployment line and wondering why they cant afford health care, or why they haven't received a raise in wages...they can always look back at their fond memories of giving Microsoft money and wasting their time on an FPS.
ThichQuangDuck  +   1190d ago
Microsoft is Obama's second top contributor $761,343
If people want to vote they will vote, do not lecture them with your ideals.
MilkMan  +   1189d ago
That's great the Microsoft contributed such a small amount to his campaign. I wonder how much dark money they contributed to the other side.

If Halo 4 sold only 2 million copies that would be $130,620.00. We all know that MS generates much more than that between live service, dlc and all kinds of creative ways of sucking your cash.
So this paltry amount all these "companies" dripped into Obamas coffers is garbage and an embarrassment.

If I was our President-Elect Id make a list and check it twice.
Oh, and if you didn't vote. YOU ARE A LOSER. That's one of the glory's of living in America. Not to play video games but to excersice one of our founding beliefs, your right to vote.
mi_titan27  +   1190d ago
Obama, Romney in the end they are both the same, you want real change vote Ron Paul or Gary Johnson!!!
Jek_Porkins  +   1190d ago
I went to the midnight launch, then when I was out picking up more Doritos and Mountain Dew for XP, I stopped by and voted. I feel like no matter who you vote for, if you don't vote you have no right to complain at the result.

So I voted, then continued to kick butt on Halo 4. Too bad you couldn't vote for Master
Virus201  +   1190d ago
I picked up Halo 4 at midnight, played it, and arrived at the polling station early to vote.

Play Halo 4 - check
Vote for Obama - check
Enjoy the rest of my day - in progress
Neonridr  +   1190d ago
Definitely an interesting article for debate. But you would hope that most Americans would choose their country over a video game. People that don't vote should not have the right to complain about the way their country is being run. It's an important duty that all citizens should take seriously. I am Canadian, so obviously I didn't have to vote today, but when it's our turn, I am always there to do my part.

Glad to see that most people are supporting Obama here. Not a real fan of that Romney guy. And since we have lots of relations with the US, here's hoping they continue the same way for 4 more years with Mr. Obama.
whoyouwit04  +   1190d ago
well I just got threw voting took all of 15 minutes. now more Halo 4 and waiting and hoping to see Obama win 2nd term.
palaeomerus  +   1190d ago
I early voted back on Oct 23.
Summons75  +   1190d ago
Eh I'm not voting because everyone running is stupid and will ruin the country. I'd feel much safer voting in a rock I find on the street then any of them

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