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Why Obama’s Re-Election Is Good For Gamers

Regardless of your personal politics, one thing is for sure, the re-election of Barrack Obama to a second term in office will prove to be great for gamers. With the economy on the up-swing, whoever made their merry way into the White House was bound to take credit for the bounties and economic boom that is at this point inevitable in the U.S. economy. Ok, enough uppity talk. Here’s why we’re in for a great next four years (from a gaming perspective).

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LOGICWINS1354d ago

Eh...I don't see the 720/PS4 coming out until late 2014 at the earliest, not because of Obama, but because they're selling fine. The fact that Sony just released a SuperSlim confirms that the PS3 will be the premier Sony console for the next two years.

green1354d ago (Edited 1354d ago )

That's like saying that the iPhone 5 should never have been released because the 4S was selling fine. In business, you don't sleep and relax because you have a good selling product. You have to keep up with the times and continue to innovate if you want to have brand purchasing power among consumers. If you don't, you will see your competitors release new products and surpass you and before you are able to react, it would be to late. If you don't believe me, just go ask Blackberry how they are doing.

The wii U is hitting store shelves any moment, Sony and Microsoft have to react by fall 2013 at the latest.

LOGICWINS1354d ago (Edited 1354d ago )

I cringe everytime people compare the iphone to consoles. Smartphone hardware parts update more frequently than console hardware parts. Therefore, the hardware parts in a PS3 for example would take LONGER to decline in value than the hardware in a smartphone. This is why it takes YEARS for consoles to drop in price and MONTHS for cellphones to drop in price. Therefore, its less costly to pump out a smartphone every year than it is to pump out a console every year...hence why Nokia can pump out half a dozen phones per year while MS/Sony can only afford to pump out ONE console every 5-6 years. Please educate yourself before commenting.

green1354d ago (Edited 1354d ago )

It is you that needs to educate your self about the business behind consumer electronic devices which both a console and a smartphone are. Just because the update cycle for both are different does not mean that the basic principe of how their businesses are run in order to gain a competitive advantage over their rivals is any different.

Hydrolex1353d ago

Xbox 720 will be out in Late 2013... I know people who are working on it at Microsoft in Redmond, Washington. Believe me or not, I don't give a shaat !

BitbyDeath1354d ago

If the Wii U didn't release this year then that may have been the case but Sony and Microsoft need to keep up or lose their market.

LOGICWINS1354d ago

How does Sony/MS lose a market that was never theres to begin with?

Nintendo fans will buy a Wii U
Xbox fans will hold out for the 720
PS3 fans will hold out for the PS4

BitbyDeath1354d ago

There's a big market of people who don't go on websites or keep up with what's going on in the papers, they like games and they go with whatever is available and looking fun to play. (Like the COD crowd)

If COD were to feature on Wii U with better graphics next year who's to say that market will not cross over? Given the extra controller abilities and whatnot.

dirthurts1354d ago

Any real gamer will look beyond simple minded brand loyalty. If there's new hardware, with new games, it'll be purchased and enjoyed.
I personally, pc guy. But I have a WiiU preordered. I'll grab one of the SONY/MS consoles when they hit too if I can swing it. Which one is up to the product.

LOGICWINS1354d ago (Edited 1354d ago )

^^So in order to be a "real" gamer, a person MUST buy every console that comes out?

Your telling me that the hardcore PC gamers that didn't buy a Wii in 2006 by CHOICE aren't "real" gamers? Senseless comment.

"You really think Ps3 fans and xbox 360 fans will only buy PS4 and 720 respectively?"

Your putting words in my mouth. I never said Ps3 fans and xbox 360 fans will ONLY buy PS4 and 720 respectively. The Xbox fans that I mentioned can SIMULTANEOUSLY be PS3 fans and vice versa.

If my comment read:

"Nintendo fans will ONLY buy a Wii U
Xbox fans will hold out ONLY for the 720
PS3 fans will hold out ONLY for the PS4"

..then, and only then, would you have an argument.

Blankman851354d ago

Wow Logic, you've lost it. I mean come on bro. Life doesn't work like that. You really think Ps3 fans and xbox 360 fans will only buy PS4 and 720 respectively? By that logic(excuse the pun) xbox 360 should have only sold 25 million units and PS3 should have 150 million by now.
You made mdr agree with Bit by death, do you understand how painful that was for me?

BitbyDeath1354d ago

Lol, i feel for you Ndivhu :-p

AWBrawler1353d ago

@Logic

not true. I've seen lots of people switch from Gamecube to PS3, Xbox to Wii, PS2 to 360, and even give up on consoles all together and go with DSi and PSP.

Truth is if Wii U has a 2 year lead on the next gen, it will put up one hell of a fight sellswise against MS and Sony. 360 having one year was almost enough to keep it as number 1, but Wii sold unexpectedly well, and PS3 gained a lot of momentum after the gloom and doom articles died

Muffins12231353d ago

Like in hell i would buy a wiiu

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ado9081353d ago

I just don't think the PS4 will release by 2014 mainly because Sony stated many times that there is a long way to go before we talk about the PS4 meaning the system wont be releasing anytime soon. But the nextbox on the other hand idk...

DeadlyFire1353d ago (Edited 1353d ago )

Xbox 720 - Late 2013
PS4 - Early 2014

Obama has nothing to do with this. Economy is not in a upswing.

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MultiConsoleGamer1354d ago

A President that hates video games is good for the gamers?

greenpowerz1354d ago

You mean he wants parents to do their homework and parents to spend time with their kids? Obama has a Wii and xbox.

MultiConsoleGamer1354d ago (Edited 1354d ago )

No. In telling people to "put away the xbox" he's insulting gamers and reinforcing negative stereotypes about us.

It's like he thinks we're all lazy slobs that sit around all day playing video games.

Soldierone1354d ago

Michelle Obama is the biggest opponent of video games period....all her "eat healthy, go play" things. It's annoying seeing kids not able to get a soda to drink with their friggin lunches anymore....

What said is right. He thinks gamers are slobs, and if he could he would limit it to motion gaming.

AWBrawler1353d ago

i don't believe in giving kids soda anyway. Heck I barely drink sodas. nothing wrong with healthy eating,but that doesn't mean they can't play some video games and still be healthy. Why does everyone assume every gamer is some unhealthy overweight fat guy.

I'm 5ft. 11, 179 lbs, and the most exercise i do is play red steel 2 lol. stereotype debunked. I eat healthy and I'm a gamer. Yes, those kind of people exist.

Bimkoblerutso1354d ago (Edited 1354d ago )

I wouldn't say he "hates" video games, but at the very least gaming culture and the "digital" community in general should be concerned with his previous flirtations with SOPA.

X-Factor1354d ago

It's not a politics article nor a Red and Blue debate. read it before you speak your mind. It's about gaming folks.

ExPresident1354d ago

Its not about politics? If it wasn't about politics he wouldn't have plastered a big Obama picture at the top of it, nor used the lefts Forward banner with the Obama 'O' in it. Last but not least his final line "Obamacare and entitlements to the rescue!!!"

How is it not politically related. Its partially about gaming. He could have left politics out of it entirely but instead he wanted the opportunity to be a cheerleader. Whatever, to each his own, but you can't say its not about politics.

X-Factor1354d ago

The Obamacare and Entitlements sentence was meant to be satirical.. And to your point. Ok, so there is some political content, but I am neither cheering for, nor castigating Obama in this article. Let's just make that clear.

sdozzo1354d ago

Good for gaming... bad for the economy.

Thumbs down.

dirthurts1354d ago

Obama doesn't control our spending habits, nor the financial decisions of companies. We affect the economy, not the president.
Educate yourself sir.

Kaneda1354d ago (Edited 1354d ago )

mmm, Yes he does. If he raises tax, people will spend less, because they are bringing home less.

SAE1354d ago

taxes made for rulers , to make them rich and do what ever they want , it's not helping any country not even america , a lots of poor every where :( ..

ExCest1354d ago

@^ Death,

Uhh, are you serious?

BoNeSaW231353d ago

Oh really!?
Not sure how your projection meetings went this week but my company is cutting another 75 people in order to survive for another 4 years under anti-capitalist administration.
The president and his policies AFFECT the economy sir. Educate yourself before talking down to others.

dirthurts1353d ago

@Ideath, where do you think food stamps, medicare, etc come from? College scholarships? All tax money.
@bonesaw...sure the president can raise taxes and change policies, but in the end it's up to the company to run their show right. If the business can't cut it, it fails. Simple as that. The president can do nothing to fix that. In the end, it's the individuals.
I am very well educated, just a fyi.

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