MTV Takes Notice of Gamer Debate Videos

The grassroots gamer movement is starting to attract attention.

MTV’s Stephen Totilo has taken notice of the recent flood of gamer-created videos. Stephen writes:

 The [ECA], a membership group supporting the rights of video game players, is trying to get a question about games into the… CNN/YouTube debate among Republican presidential candidates set for next month.

Last week, ECA site announced a contest encouraging game fans to file their questions and let the group know about it. Anyone who submits a question is promised a free ECA T-shirt, but the bigger prize might be getting the top Republican candidates to discuss the regulation of video games

Over at PrezVid, a site devoted to covering the 2008 Presidential race through the lens of YouTube, editor Peter Hauck gives the ECA’s push for gamer videos a nice mention:

As noted previously, video gamers are taking a break from their joysticks and getting political. For the inside story, go to — “Where politics and Video Games collide.” The site, part of the Entertainment Consumers Association, does a nice job covering all things political and cultural related to video games…

GamePolitics has jumped on the grassroots gamer response to the CNN/YouTube Republican debate and is now running a contest to spur more video submissions…

Gamers, your grassroots political efforts are not going unnoticed!

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    Zigs says:


    Hey I’m all for Ron Paul, anyone that doesn’t make me think ‘I’m done with this shitty country when this asshole gets elected’ is fine by me.

    Stewart/Colbert ’08!

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    chadachada ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    While I normally support Republicans, I admit that right now the Republicans are backing out on their true ideals…Except for Ron Paul

    yay, our videos are starting to get noticed! As soon as i get a good-enough camera, I’m joining

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    Zigs says:

    Watch on Nov. 22 when the Republican debate drops every single video game question just to shit on the ECA. Given these folks hard on for censorship I wouldn’t be even the least bit surprised, would you?

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    ffalcon says:

    This is great! If nothing else, it is poking holes in the lazy couch potato stereotype. Keep it up. We’ve got a shot at getting one of these aired.

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