President Obama says games can fuel technical innovation

GCO: "Politicians and the national media are constantly questioning the impact of video games. However, President Barack Obama suggests at a recent online “Fireside Hangout” that high schools could use tools like video games to get kids engaged in the field of technology."

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Ghost_of_Tsushima1743d ago

Wow! Something good said about games? Great to hear.

Snookies121743d ago

Hahaha, was just playing some Pokemon before seeing that image...

HappyWithOneBubble1742d ago

Yes, we can catch'em all!


DragonKnight1742d ago

@NoWayOut: Get out, you saw the picture after clicking the link to? I thought I was the only one. Up high bro.

Hydrolex1742d ago

Obama lies a lot so... god konws what his intentions are

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SilentNegotiator1742d ago

Meanwhile, he's wasting tax dollars on a witch-hunt against games when thousands of studies have already shown that there is only a connection of non-violent aggression and not actual physical violence.

DeadIIIRed1742d ago

You mean the study that was called for after Sandyhook? Aside from the fact that it was a way to cover ground from the GOP, it will be a chance to vindicate violent games in this country for a while.

Studies ≠ Controls

thorstein1742d ago

And don't forget what he has done to education! Far worse than GW's NCLB.

SilentNegotiator1742d ago (Edited 1742d ago )

Allowing Uncle Sam to make the final judgment call as if it were needed after all of the scientific studies that have already been done will NOT advance our cause as gamers or as intelligent people.

We don't need Daddy Government approving of our literature, culture, etc.

RememberThe3571742d ago

Thousands of studies? You mind posting a link to those?

Overstating your point only works on nonthinkers. No offence. But the reality is that we don't really know what video games do to you. Some clarity might actually make games more enjoyable as it will show developers what they're dealing with when it comes to the human psyche. Interactive entertainment is a pretty new thing and the more they can look into it, the more they'll know about how it affects us in our day to day life.

I see nothing wrong with more knowledge. And trust me when I say this country can afford a few government sponsored studies into the effect of interactive violence. In fact I welcome it. I'm not a more violent person because of videogames, and I'm still appalled at real world violence. Hell yeah I get frustrated at BattleField 3, or when I keep missing that jump in Uncharted 3, but that doesn't make me violent it makes me frustrated. I have no problem with anyone trying to understand the difference in that.

The more we know about anything, the better.

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Jim Hawking1742d ago

He's talking about educational games. He trashes "regular" video games all the time. I wouldn't hold your breath guys.

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Snookies121743d ago

Obama is a smart man, regardless of politics. Good to hear someone with some common sense in government once in a while lol. A nice break from the geezer senators always bashing the industry.

GCO Gamer1743d ago

That's one of the reasons I voted for him, I just love what he stands for.

LOGICWINS1743d ago (Edited 1743d ago )

The good he does(Giant leaps in gay rights, healthcare) is offset by the bad(more drone strikes, more renditions, more marijuana raids, NDAA, extension of the Patriot Act etc.

I'm not at the point where I hate him, but I don't love him either.

@GCO Gamer- You could if you'd like, but nothing I said was untrue.

GCO Gamer1743d ago

@LOGICWINS I'm going to have to disagree with that.

SilentNegotiator1742d ago (Edited 1742d ago )

No one familiar with his executive orders and bills like the NDAA should like Obama. He went back on his promises to not get involved in foreign civil wars, ending indefinite detention, etc. He's Bush with more civil action.

It still makes me sick to my stomach to know that Obama, McCain, and Romney were the presidential candidates for the last 5 years. It's like people hate their rights and want the economy to get worse.

SlapHappyJesus1742d ago (Edited 1742d ago )

@GCO Gamer

Not that I like moving this even further from the article itself, but Logic really didn't state anything untrue.

His use of drone strikes is rather cruel and has killed many innocents in the process.

He is actively attacking state legal marijuana dispensaries.

While making promises to lessen the harsh treatment of US held prisoners, he's actually gotten worse than what we've had under Bush.

And I don't think I need to bring up some of the legislation he passed.

Many of the things he speaks on on a social level, I approve of. Other than that though, I don't feel he is a man who deserves our trust, let alone our love.

Everyone, obviously, is entitled to their opinion though.

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Snookies121743d ago (Edited 1743d ago )

So.... What? The disagrees like when old senators berate them and their hobby of gaming? Lol, I dislike when people hit that button and don't even give an explanation. Don't agree with me? I'm cool with that, but at least say why so that I might have some insight.

LOGICWINS1743d ago (Edited 1743d ago )

"Lol, I dislike when people hit that button and don't even give an explanation. Don't agree with me? I'm cool with that, but at least say why so that I might have some insight."

Tell me about it. I got five so far and no ones offered a proper rebuttle yet. Even GCO Gamer hasn't explained WHY he disagrees with me.

When I get disagrees without responses, I just take it that the person pressing the button is angry because he/she KNOWS that I'm right and can't come up with a counter argument..hence why they press the disagree button.

In the end, all the disagree button does is promote cowardice. If every disagree automatically generated a mandatory reply box(similar to the one you get when you agree/disagree with a report), it would weed out many of the immature brats on N4G and we'd have more mature conversations based on FACTS, not emotions.

DarkBlood1743d ago

actually a mandatory reply doesnt have to be typed in theres been few disagrees with no comment on it by simply pressing the button

unless you meant to say we can see who's disagreeing?

all in all, we can't get upset over a trivia thing as well when no one questions why a person has been agreed with especially when its either wrong, rude or plain trolling

GCO Gamer1743d ago

I didn't mean it like that. I was just sawing that Barack Obama is alot better President then we give him credit for. I'm better off today, then I was five years ago.

LOGICWINS1743d ago (Edited 1743d ago )

I don't understand. If Obamas so smart, why did he propose a $10,000,000 study(OUR tax dollars) to research a connection between violent games and real world violence...when its been PROVEN in the past that no such connection exists?

@Snookies- Didn't disagree with you btw ;)

Don't get me wrong, Obama HAS done some good. Because of him, I get to stay on my parents healthcare for 4 more years...but that doesn't change the fact that he's a colossal screw up in many other areas.

Tonester9251742d ago

"When I first started, there were 50,000 people a year dying on the highways. Now it's 32,000 and that's because there's been superb scientific research," Teret noted. "We need to be able to address gun-related injuries in the same scientific manner as highway injuries."

brettski1742d ago

Haha so he has done some good by allowing you to stay in your parents basement 4 more years without having to worry about getting health coverage?

That's the problem today, the large group that wants gimme gimme handouts from government. These special perks are taking away freedoms and adding to our massive debt while creating a culture of dependency on government.

Just wait till the government comes after what you like or have "for your own good"

Quiescent1742d ago

Dude the focus of the heat is Obama but MOST of his orders are from the government. Truth be told, presidents arent really powerful but more like puppets to use like a spokesperson. However, Congress. Senate, and House is taking horrible actions to help the economy and Democrats and Republicans can find a sense of balance to motion on. Plus its not entirely their fault, its our fault that we are LETTING this happen and fellow man is playing a great part to put interest into this country supposedly to be a free enterprise/ capitalist system. Obama has his faults but the entirety of our problems deals with US

iggsta3o51742d ago (Edited 1742d ago )

@Moonlightrose That is not exactly true while on paper and through the framework of government he is not that powerful, hes grown more powerful by the day. He uses executive orders as though he himself were king. He brought into law unconstitutional laws. The NDAA gives government the power of indefinate detainment of American citizens without trial or due process. He has pushed to censor and monitor the internet in a way that curbs and destroys freedom of speech. He used executive order to force doctors to intrude on my privacy as to if i own firearms, and has strengthened the patriot act, the very same patriot that the Democrats cried as unconstitutional when facing the republicans, but support as OBAMA strengthens it. Our government does not belong to us anymore it belongs to wall street and the lobbyists. It belongs to the bankers that prints and manipulates the very currency u spend. Government has become power to the highest bidder and neither your Socialist Democrats or your fascists Republicans will change a thing. During election day you will chant for your party as you would a football team it wouldnt matter if he was a hypocrite or mass murderer none of you take your time to truly study and understand economics nor politics, and the future of this nation will pay for your ignorance.

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clearelite1742d ago (Edited 1742d ago )

Kudos to his speech writer.

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sandman2241742d ago

He's a smart man that Obama!

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SAE1742d ago

Off topic ?.. Sandman comment should be off topic too if that your logic -.- ..

MadMax1742d ago (Edited 1742d ago )

If you think Obama is smart, you need to get your head examined! Worst President in history!!!

Conzul1742d ago

Obama may take the cake for worst threat to the American way of life, but the Worst President in History Award definitely goes to Bush.

TheEnigma3131742d ago

I wish more of the radical politicians will think like this.

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