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President Obama and Video Games

When Barack Obama was inaugurated as President of the United States of America on January 20th he became the most powerful man on the planet. A U.S. President has long had the ability to push buttons and launch nukes, but President Obama is the first 'leader of the free world' to hail from the video game generation, and his button pressing ability has already been tested in the virtual world.

The New York Times reported that Obama - who advertised his 2008 presidential campaign in games such as Madden NFL 09 and Burnout Paradise - gave his daughters, Sasha and Malia, a Nintendo Wii for Christmas...

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McPerson3166d ago

I dig Obama, I hate casuals. So many mixed emotions, right now...

Silellak3165d ago

Just be happy that we finally have a technologically competent president who understands how fancy-schmancy things like the "internet" and "e-mail" work, and who understands why net neutrality must be protected.

yesah3165d ago

wow so many disagrees.....on valid points

cmon guys grow some nads and reply

SkyGamer3165d ago

hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha hahahahahaha-breathe-hahahahaha hahahahahahahahahahahah

You think the prez of the us is the most powerful man in the world? Yeah right.

mastemikegee3165d ago

i am so happy that someone like Obama is president of the U.S. I'm not even living in the U.S. and still, it's good to see some change towards the positive. hope more changes happen worldwide.

Killzonegamer833165d ago

Yesterday i was watching MSNBC and the reporter said that one of the Obama staff members said everything in the white house was very out dated like the computers and stuff, and the Obama staff member made the comment "Its kind of liking going from a Xbox 360 to an atari" When he was referencing how outdated the computers and stuff was in the white house..

Obama will be great for the gaming industry as was Bill Clinton.. Remember under Bill Clinton we had the best era of video gaming in history.. the 90s was the best gaming era.. Statistics show that the economy always does better under a Democratic president.

Bubble Buddy3165d ago

Obama has a 360 and PS3 in his secret room :).

Foxgod3165d ago (Edited 3165d ago )

I hope he wont go "protect our children" on videogames and force an even more strickt rating system.
That would kill the industry.

On other note, i think his decision to make stem cell research legal in the US, was a very good decision.

Magic_The_Celt3165d ago

On other note, i think his decision to make stem cell research legal in the US, was a very good decision.

seriously? oh man i LOVE this guy!

Foxgod3165d ago

Yeah, it was in the news a few hours ago.

Obama3165d ago

Don't worry I will only enforce a strict ratings on 360 games.

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