In statistics recently released by Microsoft, 53% of Xbox users who took the poll agreed that Obama would be the better candidate for the presidency.
Guess those Burnout Ads worked!
and this makes gaming news how?!?!?
Not really as the majority of xbox live are too young to vote anyway, so those ads were pointless.
Interesting results less wise. This Gamer Zone won't end well.
too bad they can't vote
It just seems that every chance he gets to make a stab at gaming, video gaming specifically, he takes the chance. I get a feeling that he hates video games. It's just MHO.
53% is too low.
i voted just cause of the burn out ads. nah jk.
i thought most everybody support obama. so no suprise. i just hope he'll do a good job. he better give me those tax cuts.
What perfect timing for the placement of the voting and the results.
Why... Is beyond me. I guess repeating "Change" all the time influenced them like 90% of the voters. Socialism FTW!
Ignorance FTW! You know the U.S. financial system is owned by the government now, right? When it's small business, it's called socialism. When it's Wall Street, it's called a bailout.
Snap Action Bastard just pwned you.....bubbles on that one
Idiot ftw. Even a Socialist calls Obama a Capitalist on the Colbert Report and what kind of idiot believes Obama is a socialist? One that STILL thinks Obama is a MUSLIM and TERRORIST friend. Keep believing the Republican Lies and Slander you tool.
@ everyone in this thread. none of you, including action, have a clue what you are talking about. the bailout didn't give any control back to the government. oh, and government being in charge of the currency, printing of money, banks, etc....that's a GOOD thing. that's NOT what happened here though. the private banks in europe own our currency, they print our money, and they are charging us incredible amounts of interest on the money they print for us. it's called the Federal Reserve (look it up). that's why our money says federal reserve note. it has no real world value other than what the private banks give it. the bailout didn't solve any problems and it didn't give the american people more power over their economy. and when we want that money back, the banks will just say "sorry, you owe us trillions anyway, we'll just keep it." it's no longer funny reading people be completely ignorant about government. we're at a very critical time and the only people that can do anything about it, don't know ANYTHING. VOTE 3RD PARTY!!! we don't have to be a 2 party system. and to the small minded, redneck idiots that will say voting 3rd party is throwing your vote away. yeah, if only you do it. but if more and more ppl do it each election, then the other 2 parties will be forced to go through major reform to compete and we might actually start to see policies that are meant to cater to the people instead of ones that cater to the corporations. oh...and by the way. when corporations infiltrate the government so they can bend it to serve their own agendas (which is exactly what we have in this country), that's not Socialism...that's Fascism.
I've said it before and I'll say it again, I'm a political scientist, a good one, and I find calling Obama a socialist is an insult to 5 years of education and sleepless nights spent writing papers. It's so ignorant it hurts, it may come as a complete surprise to you but Obama is actually part of what is generally percieved as the RIGHT wing of politics in the academic sphere, McCain and the republican party constitute the extreme right. The difference between Liberals (Democrats) and Neo-Liberals is quite small and they are both part of the RIGHT. There are NO significant left-wing politicians in US politics, and yes, I know the term left-wing is relative and subjective to the case at hand, but I'm talking from an academic (read: more closer to truth) perspective. You really should read a book every now and then, and inform yourself of how politics look in other countries apart from the US, maybe then you'd realize how "right" Obama is, it's in your best interest.
your right. Milo the Government can't do everything for you.
Disagreers, please enlighten me with your wisdom, why exactly are you disagreeing? And Xbox is the best: ...??? What? If that was a response to my comment it makes no sense, at all.
"You really should read a book every now and then, and inform You really should read a book every now and then, and inform yourself of how politics look in other countries apart from the US, maybe then you'd realize how "right" Obama is, it's in your best interest." See what you posted???? "Other countries" well this is America and not some other country. How is Obama right for everyone??? If someone is successful why should they pay more taxes??? But most Europeans have a socialist mentally that Government can take care of you. American Government the first Government made were the people told Government what to do, however today it is the opposite.
Honestly, how stupid are you, I said right, as in the RIGHT WING of politics moron. Seriously though, read a book, your ignorance is unsulting.
Your European with your views on how government should work. You have no idea about the government that the Founding Farthers created, you see America has wandered away from it. Let me spell it out for you, LIMITED GOVERNMENT. And don't PM me again.
I just sent you two PM's, you're obviously a kid trying to come of as smart, but you're failing miserably. Believe me, I know a lot more about your government than you do. A lot. My work requires me to.
ha ha ha PM me calling me names then blocking me. Let me spell it oiut for you again. LIMITED GOVERNMENT. So while you were at Duke learning about American Government did they educate you that there is no law that requires you to pay a Federal Income Tax???? Yeah you know what they tell you. Once again the key word is Limited Government. Do people in Europe even know what the term Limited Government means? Funny how you have the nerve to call me names when your a sheep to the system.
Wonder what percentage of them are even old enough to vote.
That's a really good point Fishy Fingers. I wonder if the polls would have been different for PSN users too.
i'm old enough and i support him. i might not vote though. depends on the lines. he's gonna win anyway.
McCain could thread the needle.
Much of the youth on XBL are rabid amoung other things that seem to be not in Obama's favor. Just to add to the flaws in picking this poll apart. Assuming underage youth will bother.
Your comment is the exact reason why I DO exercise my right to vote. Hopefully there are more people out there with your belief.
After the election tonight, should Obama not win, I'm going to ask you if you voted. If you didn't, I will blame you for failing the country, label you a terrorist, convince others of the same (which will be easy since the government will be run be TerrorHunt Happy McCain and Palin) and have you sent to a "off shore prison" to never be heard from again. That being said, get out and vote. If otehrs share that mentality and you all stay home, he will lose. He can STILL lose right now, get in your vote and at least it won't be on you.
If you don't vote, don't complain about who is put in, and what they may or may not do once they are in. Your opinion means absolutely nothing. This goes for anyone who can vote, but won't for whatever reason.
id like to know how MS found this out lol
The info is at the bottom of the article. It was done through polls conducted on Xbox Live.
Obama wouldn't do that. now Hillary on the other had would totally Fuc gaming up for Americans
I know I do Support Obama. Get out and Vote Yall Lazy Mofo sitting here on N4G yall better vote today. I know im going to in a Few hours. Let it be know that its VOTE OR DIE! OBAMA 08 TAKE THAT!
uh, i'm not being lazy. i'm at work currently. i'm a haptic encoder, so i have a lot of free time to roam the interwebs.
I would have guessed Ralph Nadar... Unsafe at Any Speed.
that's who my manager wanted to vote for but he's not voting because he knows that would be just as much a waste as just not voting haha
ummm most xbox owners are spotty teenagers and can't even vote... lol
Well, most XBL users are idiots. We'll see how they feel when the "fairness doctrine" creates a slippery slope of censorship and games start getting banned here like they are in Germany and Australia.
Plenty not most. Calling XBL members idiots becuase they rather have a great leader vs "uncensored games" puts you in your so called idoit bracket.
"Great Leader" That's an opinion I'm not saying who Id vote for and it may be obama but what has he shown that is leader worthy hell mccain shows leadership and f's off some other stuff. But really the man has no track record and allot of his plans are so faulted it ridicules. mccain 2 but you know this is said to be the dumbest in terms of knowledge vote turn out of all time. Most picking because of race and media. Watch the news they ask people everyday on most stations people off the street who there voting for and over 50% say Obama/Palin. Yeah real winners.
For once I agree with POG , I dont see why ppl would vote for MCcain , is he older with more experience yes , but does that mean he's the better candidate NO ,.... I already voted and it was for Obama.
Yet another useless videogames and politics article. What the hell is this supposed to show? That some random people of indeterminate age and voter status like Obama better? Not to be condescending toward XBL users, but I don't really see the value of this. Even if every single user participated in this poll, which is unlikely, the sample size is what, 15 million? If every one of these participants were registered voters, then this might mean something. But they're not, so this article is just some useless bullshit to generate hits.
You disagreers are amazing. I didn't anything for or against either candidate, just that this article is pointless. So I can guess which guy your voting for, fvcking zealots.
Are they even old enough to vote? :)
99% of a kindergarten class was given a fake vote and voted for Obama. I guess we know whos playing on live!
53% isn't "most", it's a very slight majority.
Seems like I and XBL users actually share some common ground...
The fact that this article used CNN graph in itself, shows what kind of polling it probably favors. What a joke...
If Obama wins it will be a very sad day in America. Not that he is Black. Who cares? All of the fundamentals of what he stands for are against almost everything I believe to be right and just. God help America!
It's silly and unwise to think the government is "suppose" to take care of you. If you don't succeed in life, don't blame the government or your parent's, blame yourself.
I find that really ironic since the government just issued a bailout for the banks. Free market my ass. And if Obama's presidency is worse than Bush's, I'll eat my face.
Yeah, it's true. People have no one to blame but themselves if they fail. But not all failures can be averted. You can lose your job in this current economy, no matter how good a worker you are. Does that mean that you personally failed? No! There should still be aid for those in need, and it shouldn't be that hard to get to. If you ever see a homeless man standing outside in the rain with a sign that says "Will work, for food", tell him that he'd better serve himself and his family by straightening out and getting a job. But at least point him in the direction of IMMEDIATE relief. "give a man a fish, feed him for a day. teach a man to fish, feed him for a lifetime"
great comment... bubbles to you... @ thezink....? How is what he stands for against what you believe in? Is it that Healthcare should be a RIGHT, that the middle-class that make up over 90% of this government should get a tax break and that the rich should be taxed more then the poor. That we shouldn't be in Iraq, since Osama was never there. That we should try to sit down with enemies and allies alike and try and do things in a humane way. Do you know what the real attack of 9/11 was (besides the conspiracy theories), it was an attack on our economy. Now look at our economy, i would say that they have succeeded in what they were trying to do. Not only is our economy floundering, we are spending millions a day to keep this war going in a country that never asked for our help (though appreciate it to some extent) but their government is running with a SURPLUS. And we are digging ourselves deeper into debt. As selfish as it sounds, we need to fix home first. We can not afford to be the world police. Wasn't that the whole reasoning behind the UN. Why can't we work with other countries on doing things, we can't afford to run a preemptive war-like government and expect to survive. All we'll do is create more enemies and push away our allies. Then where will we be. The pen can be mightier then the sword, and for our children sake, it better be. And we will need a wielder of such device. Because of this; it is my opinion that Obama is the best candidate we have for wielding such a powerful device. We should be civilized enough to be able to sit down with our enemies and work something out that won't cost people their lives.
Is that Obama's "Spread the Wealth" will cost more US workers their jobs due to layoffs. You take from the rich and give to the poor and all you have is "the poor". Let's see how well this has worked... U.S.S.R. nope... North Korea... Nope... hrmm.. Cuba.. Nope.... I know China!!! Nope they are becoming more and more capitalist every day. What Obama preaches is Socialism and Socialism has been proven time and time again to FAIL.
Yep, recognized as having the strongest banking systems and economy in the world today. Many people call us a socialist country, and yet we are kicking every countries economic a$$ at the moment. Automobile sales rose in October here, go figure.
Selling all of Canada's natural resources to China doesn't hurt either.
The USA buys most of our natural resources. ie oil.
it is very easy to see how much better a candidate Obama is. Nevermind his party represents the secular ideals under which this country was founded upon, nevermind his "elitist" Harvard education, vs that of a Naval Academy grad, or the fact that his policies are more coherent and benefit the majority of American's, and the WORLD. Yes, that's right right-wingers, it IS important that the world be on our side. Perhaps this us vs them philosophy has sunk us in the last 8 years. Maybe it's time we accept some of the criticism of the world and work constructively at common goals. I could go on and on, but to say that Obama is a socialist..just plain ignorant. Just ask the Socialist candidate for president what he thinks of Obama. What this country has become is a corporate welfare state, and the moment one candidate tries to take some of that disparate approportionment of wealth back, you faith-clinging morons cry socialism, without having the SLIGHTEST clue what it entails.
Your major or degree does not make you smarter or correct. If i or any one else wanted to you can name a 65% of obama policys that are not feesable. Stop spreading your fud just vote the way you want to try and use big words and degrees to show your own little self how big you are. Just vote.
I'm voting, for Obama. ;)
You're a political science major!?!?! :))))) Way to waste you parents money! LOL!!!! I guess it's OK to announce it on a game board, but do yourself a favor - when you graduate and go on a job interview, don't tell people you went to college. Just say you worked on your parents farm and a mule kicked you in the head.
Are you really sure your a political science major? First of all the founding fathers were escaping religious persecution, but they didn't completely have secular ideals. Don't twist history. But that's okay, just wait and see what really happens when Secular Progressives take over.
I'm For John McCain/Sarah Palin. PS3/John McCain FTW!!!
PS3/John McCain/RACIST MOTHERF!CKERS! FOR THE LOSE
I'm so tired of hearing this Obama crap it's unbelieveable. Go ahead and vote away folks but remember we told you so.
i understand that voting with your head, not heart, is a luxury for the educated and fortunate. Ultimately what is most important is that you vote, no matter how backwards your view on gay marriage, gun rights, foreign policy, etc. For the record, I'm a registered independent, and was very happy to see one of my heroes, Colin Powell, endorse Obama over the has been opportunist McCain. Let's not even speak of the abomination that is Palin.