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#1 10 years ago

An article I found interesting that elaborated more on the issues of video games and where each candidate stands.

Play the Vote - Video Game Feature - Yahoo! Video Games

Cnet also made a handy chart In '08 presidential race, who's the most tech-friendly? | The Iconoclast - politics, law, and technology - CNET News.com

What are your thoughts? Who would you see as the best candidate in these terms?


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#2 10 years ago

I think it is safe to assume that none of these people actually care much about videogames but rather use the topic as tool to get votes from specific groups of people. I guess I'd chose the lesser of the evils and vote for those who don't display their ignorance by trying to make videogames a scapegoat.




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#3 10 years ago

Fair enough, but thanks to the media placing the blame of all things evil on video games, it's been made an issue. Regardless, it's nice to see who has the most sensible viewpoint. Obama looks to be the best overall candidate. I seriously hope he wins.


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#4 10 years ago
n0e;4200454Fair enough, but thanks to the media placing the blame of all things evil on video games, it's been made an issue. Regardless, it's nice to see who has the most sensible viewpoint. Obama looks to be the best overall candidate. I seriously hope he wins.

So I guess keeping the media in check isn't an option then...




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#5 10 years ago

Keeping the media in check isn't something as easy as you think it is. Most will stay behind the 1st amendment when it comes to what they broadcast.

Many youngsters are confused by how the american government is supposed to be run. Currently it's a dictatorship with bush in control and doing things that are absolutely violating his boundaries as president. But because it's so late in his term, no one cares anymore. They couldn't do anything before because the same party controlled both branches that create laws. Parties stick together, regardless of who they are.

It's really up to congress to pass laws to control what the media says, but then it's considered censorship. At least, that's what supposed media outlets like faux news (I love that term I picked up from GP) will say is happening.


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#6 10 years ago

It would be possible to pass a law that punishes media for misinformation, though. They'd still have freedom of speech but also some responsibility.

Of course you'll still have the problem that a small video-game company will probably not be able to successfully sue a large media-company anyway, but it would be still better than nothing.




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#7 10 years ago

An interesting article, one way or another.

But yet again Ron Paul and Dennis Kucinich were left out of the loop. That really pisses me off.




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#8 10 years ago

If we can get a candidate willing to ban any and all video games with cusswords in it and other unGodly behavior such as violence and shootings, along with demon creatures such as monsters like in Quake, our entire country would be better off.

Demons are of the devil, and brainwash our youth.