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 GamePolitics.com 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 GamePolitics.com — “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!