Barack Obama Wins in Videogame Landslide

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Barack Obama Wins in Videogame Landslide

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In a survey of kids aged 8 to 17, more male gamers would rather play videogames with Barack Obama than any other public figure.

Gamecrazy presented a survey of over one thousand gamers between 8 and 17 years of age asking against whom they would rather play videogames. The research was conducted by Weekly Reader Research over a two-week period in August of this year, but it was not disclosed whether the survey was multiple choice or if the respondents generated their own answers. President Obama was the leading public figure chosen amongst all gamers with 19% of the total vote. The numbers are much different, however, for males and females in that age range, further proving that girls mature faster than guys. Or do they?

After our current president, who garnered 25% of the male votes, was Tom Brady, the New England Patriots quarterback with 14%. Then there was a three way tie at 12% with the Jonas brothers (who it seems can only game as a group,) Seth Rogen and Michael Phelps. Apparently after the wholesome choices of politicians and athletes, male teenagers really just want to play games with a couple of stoners.

As for the females, Miley Cyrus (It's Miley!) drew 23% of the girls wishing they could play games with the country TV star, but the Jonas brothers also scored 23% of the prized tween female demographic. Poor Obama was third amongst young ladies with only 13%, and he was followed by Lady Gaga (9%) and Angelina Jolie (7%). I'm not sure what it means that girls want to play games with the performer of Disco Stick and the baby-hoarder Jolie, but at least Obama was slightly more popular. But Miley Cyrus and the Jonas brothers? Really girls? I thought you knew better than that.

Of course, this survey was based in America. If it were British or Japanese tweens polled, I'm sure that the favorites would have been Queen Elizabeth II and Shigeru Miyamoto, respectively.

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Source: Technology Today

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I'd rather play with none, seeing as they'd all probably be crap.

Awesome, a US president who people would want to game with. What would the choice of game be, I wonder. America's Army, perhaps? ;D

Why would I wanna play with QE2? I wanna play video games with Vin Diesel!!! He actually games, plus Vin Fucking Diesel!

A video game with Queen Elizabeth II. Now THAT would be interesting.

I fart in their general direction. (Obvious reference, yes?) They should have come here instead, that way there would be a much better outlook on what the hardcore gamers think.

I want to play with Alexi Laiho!

I'd rather play Yahtzee or Charlie Brooker.

Gabe Newell or Chris Metzen.

Wouldn't mind throwing down some SSBB with the Escapist staff members either ;)

Well I guess he still has full on rock star status among the group least likely to keep up with current events.

I full heatedly distrust the fellow, I don't think he is doing a good job. Hey, that's my opinion, I just wish the damned rock star status would wear off so people would start talking about things he is actually doing, and not doing rather then just repeating how cool he is.

...because he's AWESOME.

Can anyone imagine Queen Elizebeth II on Guitar Hero?

Where is Vladimir Putin? Of all the living public figures he wields the most unrestrained power. I would love to play as Putin in some sort of Evil Genius game, the name Vladimir just screams over the top villainy.

Edit: I misread, I thaught it was games with real people as characters. I don't want to play games with Putin, he would probably have me killed if I won.

CrazyHaircut94:
I fart in their general direction. (Obvious reference, yes?) They should have come here instead, that way there would be a much better outlook on what the hardcore gamers think.

I want to play with Alexi Laiho!

Python, holy Grail.

References to that expect less than 6 quotes down a reference to it again. Your mother was a Hamster and your father smelt of Elkin berries

Obama is a kick-ass action hero, but couldn't seem to stop the Public-option, a cornerstone of his presidency from getting dropped by his own party... great dramatic idea there

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Greg Tito:
If it were British or Japanese tweens polled, I'm sure that the favorites would have been Queen Elizabeth II and Shigeru Miyamoto, respectively.

For Britain at least I think it would be more likely to be Jordan or Taylor Lautner, depending on how your tastes go.

Ciarang:
A video game with Queen Elizabeth II. Now THAT would be interesting.

One would be quite happy to pwn some noobs, I'm sure. Phillip is still playing Resident Evil 5 and muttering about something quite horrid.

101194:

CrazyHaircut94:
I fart in their general direction. (Obvious reference, yes?) They should have come here instead, that way there would be a much better outlook on what the hardcore gamers think.

I want to play with Alexi Laiho!

Python, holy Grail.

References to that expect less than 6 quotes down a reference to it again. Your mother was a Hamster and your father smelt of Elkin berries

Wasn't it elder-berries?

CrazyHaircut94:

101194:

CrazyHaircut94:
I fart in their general direction. (Obvious reference, yes?) They should have come here instead, that way there would be a much better outlook on what the hardcore gamers think.

I want to play with Alexi Laiho!

Python, holy Grail.

References to that expect less than 6 quotes down a reference to it again. Your mother was a Hamster and your father smelt of Elkin berries

Wasn't it elder-berries?

I'd have to find the scene script, But maybe.

Oh, the irony.

He's shown he has no problems with using games as a scapegoat or convenient blame figure when it serves his purposes.

http://play.tm/news/25249/peter-moore-responds-to-obama-s-anti-gaming-stance/

http://www.bingegamer.net/2009/mountains-from-mole-hills-obama-video-games-and-the-eca/

Trivun:
Awesome, a US president who people would want to game with. What would the choice of game be, I wonder. America's Army, perhaps? ;D

Wasn't there an article about crazy game trailers way back? It linked to one where you fight as the president of the USA in a Mech. Oh, and it's from Japan of course.

If i saw Barack in a video game...I would slap him. (zomg..wheres my flame shield?!?!?)

Ironic since I've heard Barack on several occasions bad-mouth videogames as trivial child's things.

well obviously because if Hannah Montana wins it's racist

101194:

CrazyHaircut94:

101194:

CrazyHaircut94:
I fart in their general direction. (Obvious reference, yes?) They should have come here instead, that way there would be a much better outlook on what the hardcore gamers think.

I want to play with Alexi Laiho!

Python, holy Grail.

References to that expect less than 6 quotes down a reference to it again. Your mother was a Hamster and your father smelt of Elkin berries

Wasn't it elder-berries?

I'd have to find the scene script, But maybe.

Yes it was Elder=Berries...and i'd like to play with the escapist staff here and that includes Yahtzee, Graham, Paul, maybe moviebob and Rebecca Mayes

Simriel:
Why would I wanna play with QE2? I wanna play video games with Vin Diesel!!! He actually games, plus Vin Fucking Diesel!

True... god, thats still wierd; the idea of Vin Diesel being a gamer and D&Der. Its as wierd as that 'America's Next Top Model' being a WoW fan.

has anyone seen the youtube spoofs of world leaders playing COD4?

Oh sure don't ask the Canadians who they would like to game with. I am beginning to think you guys at the Escapist have some personal bias against Canadians or something.

Well since my people weren't asked I am gonna answer anyways with Graham Stark and Paul Saunders

Screw that, I wanna game with Mila Kunis. AWWWWWW YEAAAAAAH!

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What the hell?Jonas Brothers tied third amongst BOYS votes. If any of those boys are straight they need to have their reproductive organs confiscated.

How the hell did the Jonas Brothers get up into the boys votes?
How?!!

Nurb:
Obama is a kick-ass action hero, but couldn't seem to stop the Public-option, a cornerstone of his presidency from getting dropped by his own party... great dramatic idea there

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You are severly misguided here... with a firm stance from the Republican party saying that they wouldnt accept a public option and Joe LIEbermann and his Blue Dogs being in the pockets of private insurers it was going to be difficult to get through.

Samurai Goomba:
Oh, the irony.

He's shown he has no problems with using games as a scapegoat or convenient blame figure when it serves his purposes.

http://play.tm/news/25249/peter-moore-responds-to-obama-s-anti-gaming-stance/

http://www.bingegamer.net/2009/mountains-from-mole-hills-obama-video-games-and-the-eca/

Out of curiosity did you bother to read the second link? I mean the whole page?

I hope you know that if that suvey was conducted in Britan everyone would be forced to vote for the Queen, if you dont you get the police at your door arresting you. Of course half the British police arent even given a gun so you could fend off for a while.

i'm sorry B, i call coach.

you can play ellis.

MORGAN FREEMAN!

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