Despite those well-publicized Barack Obama ads on Xbox Live, some gamers remain leery of the President-elect’s views on video games, according to the New York Times.
The NYT’s Brian Stelter writes:
Some players say they are concerned about other interruptions to their games that they consider more serious. Blog posts scoring Mr. Obama’s positions on video games have received hundreds of comments, with some readers worrying that his admonitions during the campaign to “put the video games away” signaled new regulations or restrictions on the industry…
A Web site called GamePolitics, established by a pro-gaming consumer advocacy group, pointed out in February that Mr. Obama had given campaign speeches in which games were used as a metaphor for underachievement.
Mr. Obama’s answers to a questionnaire by the nonprofit group Common Sense Media last year echoed the theme. He indicated that he supported parental controls for both television and video games and called on the video game industry to “give parents better information” and improve the voluntary ratings system. “If the industry fails to act, then my administration would,” he wrote.
GP: Seeing GamePolitics cited in the NYT is sweet, even if they did forget to include a link.
UPDATE: The fiery Obama image at left is part of DLC released for Mercenaries 2 by Pandemic Studios.