Campaigning has come to your console

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by UrbanMasque, Oct 14, 2008.

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Is this good or bad for gaming/gamer?

Poll closed Oct 29, 2008.
  1. Bad, now we'll be subject to propaganda

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  2. Bad, keep politics out of my games!

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  3. Good, We're people too and we vote! You can't marginalize us anymore.

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  4. Good, because I don't know who's running, cuz i never put down the sticks.

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  1. UrbanMasque

    UrbanMasque Everyone Wears a Mask

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    Obama has become the 1st presidential candidate to buy up ad space in a Video Game. I guarantee he will not be the last. TAKE THAT THOMPSON! I know people will take this topic lightly, but I see this as a HUGE leap forward for the credibility of gaming/gamers as a part of a "community". Whats that you say Mr. Congressman? Games are immoral and teach violence, and gamers are disconnected from reality? OH YEA?! We Vote TOO... Open mouth... Insert Foot! It wont happen over night, but it will be great to see candidates trying to sway gamers! and Kudos to EA for allowing this.

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  2. lHollowl

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    I'm not sure what to make of this.....it's either a huge step forward for video games or a giant step backwards for politics.
     
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  3. Mitchy_Slick_253

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    we are not free
     
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  4. De-Ting

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    These games need to come with pre-planned patches for when the election is over, because nobody wants to look at 2008 election posters while playing their 2012 football season.
     
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  5. Longo_2_guns

    Longo_2_guns Forum Moderator
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    They are changed when you are connected to the internet. Noticed this on Rainbow 6 vegas
     
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  6. Yokiro

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    That was actually pretty cool. :) Even though the movie they advertised was garbage.
     
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  7. EliaSoZ

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    It's all the same to me. I mean, it's not like a billboard taking up less than 1% of the screen is gonna bother me when I zoom past it at 120 MPH in Burnout.
     
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  8. LinksOcarina

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    Those are fake, I believe.

    But regardless, I have no problem with it. Games have been doing this for a while now anyway, why would it stop now?
     
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  9. used44

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    It is not fake, Mr. Skeptical.
     
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  10. LinksOcarina

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    Aren't there fake ones floating around the internet?

    Anyway, I still stand by what I said.
     
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  11. used44

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    Maybe.

    But I know the Obama ones in EA games are real.

    And I agree with you. Campaigns can buy ad space anywhere. Games are popular. Seems like a simple connection.
     
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  12. Rakon

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    I think its a good way to reach people and tell them to vote. Its not so blaring as TV ads, and it'll probably have an effect on gamers who will spend election day on their couch.
     
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