GameZone: "A new study coming out of the United Kingdom has suggested that Call of Duty players are three times more likely to hold conservative political views."
No surprise there whatsoever! It's not a bad or a good thing, it's just the most likely outcome.
What? Conservatives like guns and ubermensch fantasies? What kind of crazy, bizzaro world is this!?!?
lol. love your sarcasm :D
Lol video games should NEVER be compared to politics... Wow... Stupid article
I don't think it was meant to compare, just a little insight into consumers. I don't get how they were comparing the two, they just said Sims players tend to support the labor party and CoD players tend to support the conservatives.
I don't get how so many 12 year olds are into politics!
Not surprising considering the amount of time I've heard people told me to go back to my country when I adopt a Nigerian or Chinese accent.
I remember when I had a friend from South Africa play with me for a little while, and a bunch of douche-canoes told him he should "go back to Australia MATE!" Needless to say, he thought it was hilarious.
Pfft. I have French Canadian friends that people call terrorists because they have an accent. It's fun to laugh at other people's stupidity for awhile and then it starts to get really sad. :(
@Death You realize people are doing that because they're trying to be funny. It's very unlikely that the majority of them are actually racist.
Death maybe its FLQ reference?
@Lamboo: What's the difference between being racist and pretending to be racist? Protip: there isn't one. What matters is what you do or say, not what you think.
In other news water is wet and Donald Trump is an ***hole.
Mr. Trumps brain-mouth filter doesn't work very well. It's a shame because he's pretty bright and has some very good ideas.
Yeah, a terrible TV show where he gets to say "You're Fired" all the time...best presidential candidate ever /s
Im Hispanic and I want him to win, he has the balls to say what alot of others are thinking but too afraid to say, and best of all he has his own funding, so no pandering to donor's interests. Its his stance on China I most agree with.
@wake Weird i feel the same way. I mean i don't know if i trust that guy to run a country but our country is so f'ed up right now obviously staying the course isn't the answer. He says and does stuff that people only think to themselves about. Now whether or not he can run a country is a huge issue but the man has some ideas that are really beneficial to this country. That said i can't say i'm voting for him either though too early and his sideshow so far is kinda of annoying.
@BlackTar, That pretty much sums up the way I feel too. The country needs change and Trump isn't afraid to make that change. The fact he isn't in it for the money is also something we need, but as a businessman I could see that going either way. I would like nothing more than to see someone in office with the countries best interest at heart instead of focusing on other nations problems. We have enough poverty, hunger and debt of our own that needs addressed. I would rather see America lead by example instead of force. Fix the problems here and maybe other countries will respect the way we do things to make their own change.
@wakeNbake @Death @Blacktar187 (no disrespect towards your views, just like yours mine is an opinion of what I think may happen, based on what he has said and done, so if any of you read this and take the time to reply, which I would appreciate greatly, let's keep it a friendly debate :D) Where to start.. He wants to build a great wall on the Mexican side of the boarder, have them pay for it and maintain it, after he directly insults their leader. If John F. Kennedy had that thought process in democratic negotiations Florida would be Chernobyl and Cuba would be wiped off the map. His foreign policy is ridiculous, and he will probably start a f****** war with his idiotic comments. You know what he said about McCain? He called McCain a coward for getting captured in Vietnam while he had 200000 bucks coming out of college, around the same time McCain was learning to walk again in a war camp. I wonder how he will treat veterans? Or better yet, the Chinese, who we need more than they need us. Wake, you do know he called all Hispanics r*****s right? He thinks, you are lazy, undetermined and don't deserve to live in his country. You, want to vote for him. What has stopped change in your country (Canadian, here) is the Republican party. Obama very well could have succeeded if he had a democrat Congress, not a stubborn bunch of old men unwilling to compromise because they are making millions from the exploitation of their own citizens. They all have their stocks in healthcare, oil, and other large industries. Trump will want to simply add to their fortunes, and them to his, the rich get richer under Republicans and its a fact. If one thing can be said, it's that money, and power, are never enough. He will go from president to CEO/Owner of the US, he will not wish to ever relinquish his power should he be elected and just like his companies, it'll aaaaall be about two things: profit, and filing for bankruptcy. Of course their are safeguards to prevent this, but there were once safeguards on your personal privacy and rights... Anyways, that's my 2 cents, take it as you will :) you guys have the say in that election, not me (got my own in October). Best of luck to you all, choose wisely!
I can't imagine/trust trump to handle foreign negotiations for ANY country. He is a clown.
@Peace Trump isn't my favorite candidate, but im getting sick of the misconceptions about him. He NEVER said "all mexicans are rapists". He said the ones hopping the border and the ones getting deported by Mexico are bringing crime and disarray. As someone who lives in southern Texas, i can vouch. It is a serious problem. They work for cheap and out of the register so they don't pay taxes like the rest of us. Most of them know very little english too. Im only 18, just starting college, so looking for a part time job and it's not easy when you got illegals that are willing to work for less than minimum wage. As for crime, it's hard to get any stats but in my personal experience, this close to the border, illegals are behind a fair bit. They're usually off the grid, and don't or pretend to not speak english, so even if the cops know they're guilty they send them back over to Mexico so they can hop the border again. It's very frustrating and ive had friends move away because of the crime and the ignorance from 3/4 of the country to the issue makes it seem doomed to continue. Now the first time a nominee speaks up about it the liberal media twists it into racism to stir the masses. You live in Canada, dude, you don't know a damn thing about this issue, with all due respect. There are the "mind their own business and make an honest living" illegals, most of which do manual labor that the citizens here aren't vying to do. Im not racist at all, these people should just go through the same process as every legal immigrant in the US. Along with better border control, we don't deserve to be Mexico's dumping ground. And honestly, Trump is the only one i CAN see negotiating with China, etc. He's a successful face they can recognize, a business man they've probably done deals with before. You can't honestly say you see someone like Bernie or Hillary negotiating with China.
@wakenbake His stance on China is incredibly dangerous knowing China kinda owns your country.
@Concertoine Illegals are 45% less likely to commit crimes, your government let citizens kill literally hundreds in the desert when all they want for their family is a good life and over a quarter of all small businesses started in the last 5 years are started by immigrants. Being white, I feel like it's ridiculous for us to be pissed about someone coming into our country to create a new life, our ancestors did that. Maybe if you had property immigration services you would be able to STOP CRIMINALS and let in skilled workers. In my opinion the more people making and spending money the better, in fact it's a fact, basic economics. I am from Canada, but I'm also going to university (lel, college! That's funny) for political science and know more about your states politics, demographics and structure than an unemployed college student. I also studied your oil and gas industry, as a NDP party member for the party now running government of Alberta, before they were in power. Go to Finland, you won't need a job because they'll pay for your school and living expenses. Otherwise, learn some sense because you don't know a d*** thing about your states situation.
This just in children and people not from America don't know what the hell they are talking about.
http://www.businessinsider.... Wouldn't post this here if you weren't so cocky. This is a UK survey about UK politics, but no someone's gotta be riding the patriotism train! Get that bald eagle out of your a** and sit down, Jeb. News flash, Americans are no longer the best, you got beat by Nintendo, polar bears, kangaroos and people who race f****** reindeer. That's just plain sad. This said, I have many American friends, almost all of which are ashamed of people like you creating a bad image for their country. That's why they sew Canadian flags on their bags when they travel, people like you set such a bad precedence and have for so long that the whole world is sick of your breed of patriot. This just in, you need the rest of the world. Grow up.
Haha yeah keep living in that bubble. There is a reason come to our country more than any other. And that I have American friends sound like white people saying they have black friends remark. Also what is a jeb? I'm guess it's some insult but the only jeb I know is the moron running for president? Maybe you should stop being an obama, that's what we tell our kids they made when they poop. And lowest education, what do you expect when we take in more of the worlds poor and uneducated than any other country? Did they break this study down by country or origin? No! It's just rated by people in the country and the scores they produce. Also to your above comment about old white men stopping obama (racist much?) he had 2 years with a super majority meaning he had control of the congress and senate. He could have gotten anything he wanted passed. But he focused on healthcare and barely got that. You may want to educate yourself before you speak.
I don't agree with how Peace expressed what he said, but the US is no longer the best in many different categories (education, health care, life expectancy, average income, etc) and won't be again until americans admit it's not "the best country in the world" anymore. What you said about the US educational system being undermined by poor and uneducated immigrants is simply ignorant. While I'm at it, what you said about Obama and healthcare is ignorant as well. You're really not the one to tell someone else to educate themselves before speaking. OT - No surprise to me. Most of the people I know who still play CoD are conservatives.
>Assumes I'm not an American because I don't like Donald Trump. Oh lol.
Lets all talk about American politics in an article about UK politics!
Not sure about the UK but here in the US the term "Conservative" has become synonymous with ignorant, foul-mouth, white-trash, redneck. So yeah, typical Call of Duty player.
I'm pretty sure that would be more of a liberal description. Conservatives are typically more capitalist and liberals tend to be more socialist.
white trash redneck is a liberal description?? you must be a CoD player
You forgot ignorant and foul-mouthed. If I were going to make a generalization like cheetorb did, that is the group I would associate with the description more. Personally I try not to label groups of people like that since everyone is unique. Maybe I just hang out with more intelligent groups of people than cheetorb does. Of the conservatives I know, none fit his description.
And "Liberal" has become synonymous with uppity, terrorist coddling, handout loving, weed smoking, tree-hugging, hippie with no balls.
Nice bubble for you.
The Conservative party is the UK equivalent of the Republican party in America.
Nope, in torys are more like US liberals, while republicans are far more right wing - even fascist to an extent
no ones worse then liberals. JK People politics are stupid :)
Intolerant liberals preaching tolerance are much worse.
Yeah maybe in your part of the country....where is that Mexico?
And here we have a microcosm of american politics, illustrating very well why the system is badly broken. Both cheetorb's and RadicalAura's comments have major problems with their stereotyping. In reality the two parties are far more alike than different, but the age old strategy of "Divide and Conquer" seem to be working very well.
Yeah cause labour voters are too busy at the pub to play video games...
*Working overtime to pay for all these games coming out, and to pay the bills!
Well in a game where even people on your own team are competing against you, rather than working together, who is surprised?
No wonder it's so racist in the lobby.
Just so everyone knows, "Conservatives" in the UK are far different than American Conservatives. The Tory party aka Conservatives are further left wing than American Socialist Democrats. The main difference between American and British conservatives is Federalism. British Conservatives are not proponents of historical rights like the United States Bill of Rights, and more specifically... the right to keep and bear arms. So long story short, UK gamers who don't believe in a person's right to own firearms and defend ones self are the overwhelming majority of players in crappy FPS games like Call of Duty. In contrast, American Democrats claim to be "Liberal", but they have nothing in common classical liberalism and have basically hijacked the term. Liberal persons used to refer to those who engaged in free discourse, the free exchange of ideas, tolerance of other points of view (without necessarily approving of those views), personal autonomy, minimalist government with personal liberty, freedom to pursue happiness, health, occupation, and life in general. Modern liberalism is the polar opposite to these ideals and in many ways has embraced fascist tendencies. Today, the term Liberalism has been hijacked and subsequently transmogrified in stages — utilitarianism, social welfarism, social liberalism, and finally and to speak more plainly, socialism. And, unfortunately, it appears that there is no turning back. @Reddurt I feel sorry for people like yourself who seem to have bought into the lie hook, line, and sinker. The left has been trying to convince the country that Conservatives are racists but the facts don't seem to agree with the claim. The Democrat Party was created in the United States as an opposition to Abraham Lincoln. Their purpose was to preserve slavery in the South. After losing the war, Southern Democrats founded the KKK and instituted Segregation across the region. They were the opposition to the 13th Amendment which ended slavery, 14th Amendment which made blacks citizens, and the 15th amendment which gave blacks the right to vote. They also voted against the civil rights act of 1866, 1871, 1875, 1957, 1960, 1964, and 1965. After 1965 the Democrat party changed tactics. They couldn't keep blacks oppressed directly any longer so they decided to do it indirectly through government dependency, promising hand-outs in exchange for their votes. These welfare programs destroyed black families and their communities. In 1965 78% of all black children were born to married parents. Today it's less than 30%. Every single major black community in the United States is run by the Democrat party and every single one of them has gotten progressively worse since 1965. The Democrats have intentionally kept blacks in crappy schools so they have crappy jobs, and continue to require government hand-outs... so they vote democrat and keep the party of slavery, segregation, jim crow, and the KKK in power.
it's funny how people disagree with facts. Well said and bubbles for you.
Politicians swap political parties all the time. Liberal or Conservative could be either Democrat or Republican, no matter. Most Democrats were Conservative in before the 1960s. The Liberals took over the Democratic party during the whole Hippie movement, the conservative/pro-JimCrow/separ atist were forced over to Republican. It's common knowledge.
Listen what you say about the past may be factually true but your views and what you say are totally incorrect especially when talking about modern issues. The reforms you talk about were put into effect to help the poor and not the African-American community. It's not like there aren't people of all ethnicities who receive government assistance. And the fact of the matter is African-Americans have suffered under social and economic racism constantly even in the present where African-Americans get paid less for the same job as people of other ethnicities regardless of education level. And up until the 70's'ish African-Americans were rarely able to obtain jobs of higher social status than garbage collection or factory worker. And i'd like to point out that a lot of these programs also provided stable good paying jobs as government jobs were equal opportunity employers who followed affirmative action policy becoming one of the few places at the time where African-Americans could reliably get employment that paid above poverty levels. Instead of revisionist history perhaps you should learn something about the modern American Democratic party which is the FAR more inclusive of the two and take a lesson in the actual history of the government assistance programs you talk about why they were put in place and what the actual effect of them was. Edited to Add: I'd also like to point out the way to paint the democratic party is basically like saying. "Hitler was German and a Nazi who hated Jews so all modern people who live in Germany must hate Jews". Times change.
Republican party was created on the March 20 th. 1854 in opposition to slavery. North & south states had slaves & it took much longer for the north to finally free their slaves. The 2nd civil war in the history of this country wasn't over slavery. It was over the north running the railway to the west which meant more sale , overcharging / pricing of goods , extreme taxes , differences of how political power opinions , the north believed that government should have power over the country / people & in the south they believed government power should begin with the citizens . If government should have ALL the power / control over a country then the north hasn't changed.
The racism is very abundant in the Cod community, so this pretty much makes prefect sense.
How much of it is actual racism vs young kids trying to prove how much of a badass they are online by being the loudest and most annoying as possible. Or jackasses that will use any racist or derogatory comment to troll you or screw with your head to get you to play bad. I would be very surprised if even 20% of the cod players that use bigoted terms are actually racist or as prejudice as you claim.
@madjedi Basically this, the racist are just edgy kids and they were not likely even part of this study.
course conservatives wants to go to war with the rest of the world
Or maybe conservatives aren't triggered by guns like liberals are.
We've been in more wars under this administration than Ronald Regan , George H.W Bush , Bill Clinton & George W. Bush combined .
The majority of gamers are conservatives or libertarians.
More like Conserved in their parents basement while consuming large amounts of energy drinks and yelling gay and racial slurs.
Most young people act like the Republicans & Conservatives are evil or racist . Dems. seem to insist on bringing race up every time a cop or white does something to a black including crime where the cop or white was the victim. Most of the blacks you cry about would still be alive if they would listen to the officer . They are now dead because they RESISTED ARREST & ATTACKED THE OFFICERS !!! There is more black on white crime than white on black , there are more whites shot by police every year than blacks. Black lives matter ONLY WHEN THEY ARE KILLED BY POLICE & WHITES !!! Why should I feel guilty about the use of slavery in U.S. past ? They were first purchased from African slave owners in AFRICA !!! You whine about the U.S. , slavery in the south & don't realize or ignore the fact that the north used slaves & after the south had released their slaves it took the north much longer to release theirs . While many people worship Lincoln , I believe that the man that they feel was a great man , President Lincoln WAS RACIST !!!
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