What Did the Xbox Ever Do to Obama?

In a speech to the NAACP Thursday night, President Barack Obama exhorted parents to play a more active role in raising and educating their children, including "putting away the Xbox" when it's bedtime.

"We can't tell our kids to do well in school and then fail to support them when they get home," he said. "You can't just contract out parenting. For our kids to excel, we have to accept our responsibility to help them learn. That means putting away the Xbox - putting our kids to bed at a reasonable hour. It means attending those parent-teacher conferences and reading to our children and helping them with their homework.

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Elven63469d ago

The Xbox doesn't get the E74, the Xbox 360 gets E74... ;)

Sir Ken_Kutaragi3469d ago

Maybe 'Milo' can help them!!! ;-D

Like in this Video -


Oh + in other parts of the World people still say PlayStation when talking about Gaming!!! ;)

Sonyslave33469d ago (Edited 3469d ago )

He a wii fanboy or a sonyfanboy who is sad that 360 is kicking the ps3 ass.

LOL he must seen the June NPD numbers and he mad that ps3 is getting it ass kick.

qface643469d ago

he actually has a wii in the white house

LeonSKennedy4Life3469d ago

That's right! The 360 is outselling the PS3!

You still can't have Uncharted 2, God of War III, or Heavy Rain.


saimcheeda3469d ago

even if hes a SONY fanboy hes still the president!!!!other than u bots whos highest position would be if u got to live out of ur moms basement!!

commodore643469d ago (Edited 3469d ago )

Didn't GOW3 and HR get delayed to 2010 or beyond?

That means you don't get them either.

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Bnet3433469d ago

Before anyone gets ahead of themselves, this is actually a good thing for Xbox.

Blaze9293469d ago (Edited 3469d ago )

Exactly. LeBron James' and Lil Wayne's ego shot up after hearing Obama saying their names. Thats bragging rights for life.

Same with the Xbox, wonder how many people will go buy one thinking Obama owns one lmfao.

Microsoft: "Oh we're very pleased to know that that the president of the united states knows our product. Him mentioning the name is gold for us."

But seriously, I was expecting to come in here to find the answer to the topic's title to be: "It gave him 3RROD"

RememberThe3573469d ago

Last generation he would have said "put the PlayStation's away" It shows how the industry has changed from last gen. It's like Kigmal said, it's a good thing for the Xbox brand as a whole.

AridSpider3469d ago

"Last generation he would have said "put the PlayStation's away"

Wow no bull man, thats so true.

Qui-Gon Jim3469d ago

It's because the XBox brand is synonymous with videogames right now. Like RememberThe357 said, last gen it would have been "Playstations" before that it would have been "Nintendos."

StanLee3469d ago (Edited 3469d ago )

You're right. The XBox brand has grown in cultural significance. It's a household name. I'm surprised he didn't ask parents to make their kids stop playing Halo.

narked3469d ago

Now THAT is a man to hear. You see Obama is not a fanboy. He said xbox but he meant all gaming things. And what he said about being more active actually makes sense.

Raz3469d ago

I agree, Kigmal, but what's good for them isn't necessarily good for us. Think about it: the President of the United States is mentioning a brand name in a public forum. Why an Xbox? Why not a Nintendo?

Come to think of it, wasn't there a lot of publicity about how the President had a special 'Secret-Service approved' Blackberry built?

And how is it that every time he gets a hankering for fast food, there's a video camera rolling?

I hope Barack is the agent of change he claimed to be. But he might be a double-agent.

ijkabob3469d ago

Perhaps he wants the xboxes put away but wants the playstations left out?

leyego3469d ago

yes sir
ill put my xbox away. now wheres my ps3?

on topic hasn't the xbox already been on the news? any parent who watches the news knows about the 360. if u where someone on the outside looking in the name ud hear first is xbox360.

Jockamo3469d ago

He's just mad about Left for Dead 2 lol

AAACE53468d ago

Nintendo got as popular as they did when politicians started talking about them. Sony got popular the same way (via GTA). Now MS is getting noticed in the same way.

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saint_john_paul_ii3469d ago (Edited 3469d ago )

nothing, hes trying to get parents to be more responsible with their kids and get them to learn. its great to play games, but your education is the greatest inheritance a child would ever have.

of course a lot of people here would take that statment as an offense without looking at the big picture, especially here at n4g since this is were we gamers talk about games, which is what we all love. and of course some would laugh about it like ^^^^^

he was never saying that people shouldnt play games. hes just saying that people should be more responsible with their kids. im sure people forgot that he even advertised for his candidecy for president last year in Burnout Paradise on the 360 version.

RememberThe3573469d ago

As gamers I think many of us have figured out how to live healthy lives along with gaming. But when your a kid you don't know how to pull out these wonderful worlds we play in.

It's a parent's job to draw lines so that when that kid grows into an adult they know their boundaries.

We all love games but I think most of us also realize that it's healthy for us to balance our time with them.

cereal_killa3469d ago (Edited 3469d ago )

And that's why he's the Pope everyone well said and I have no idea why someone would even disagree with you. +bubbles

dawgsfan1173469d ago

Couldnt agree more. But it appears you made one small error. N4G isnt usually where people go to talk about games. Its where they go to start flame wars with fanboys of any system other than their own.

SaiyanFury3469d ago

Exercise is important to child development. Not only for kids but also for us adults. I'm a dedicated gamer, but I spend 2 hours working out Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and 30 minutes of cardio as well on the other days. I wouldn't let our kids play games in a sedentary lifestyle. They'd be required to get some form of play and exercise before games. Exercise combined with a more healthy diet yields great results. I don't mean cutting calories or carbs, I mean not eating crap everyday. My diet consists of 70% carbs, and the rest protein and other good foods. My kids will have the same and they'll benefit from it.

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jack who3469d ago

cause the xbox is the new king of gaming

GiantEnemyCrab3469d ago

He could of said "Go to bed kids and stop playing with your Wii" but that might have some translation problems. :)

too obvious?

cereal_killa3469d ago

Since when does 2nd place make you the king stupid Muppet..

devilhunterx3469d ago

Flawless victory! Fatality!!

LeonSKennedy4Life3469d ago

The king of Switzerland, maybe...

Can your "king" play Uncharted 2?

: )

TheMART3469d ago

@ Cereal Killa

Because the 360 and PS3 are the only gameconsoles this gen.

The Wiishiat is doing lazy mums, fat sisters, 5 year olds, granny's and morons with Wiifit, Raving Rabbits and piles of shiat minigames.

Within the area of real games, the 360 beats the PS3. And thus the 360 is the new king of gaming. For sure if you look and include the online part. Where is the Wii's online stuff now? LOL

xcox3469d ago

bwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa ha ha ha ha!

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