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  • Blog Post: Obama Credits Video Games As A Reason To Introduce Programming Education

    In a Google+ Fireside Hangout on February 18, President Obama stated that video games could be a good way to attract children to computer programming. President Obama said that introducing computer programming in elementary schools makes sense because children nowadays are knowledgeable about the internet... More
  • Blog Post: Obama Asks Congress To Fund Study On Game Violence

    During a press conference this morning, President Obama called for the legislature to fund a study on the effects of violent video games and other media. In the conference, which also announced 23 executive orders on gun control, Obama mentioned the proposed study. Later, the wire service Reuters received... More
  • Blog Post: Watch Debate Tonight On 360, Win Avatar Customizations

    Microsoft is excited about its new political coverage, and ready to reward users who log in to watch tonight’s presidential face-off. In case you’ve been busy playing Borderlands 2 and Resident Evil 6 , you may have missed a little election we have going on. Tonight’s your chance to... More
  • Blog Post: White House Explains SOPA/PIPA Position

    Three officials from the Obama administration articulated the White House's position on proposed anti-piracy legislation, balancing the need for strong antipiracy measures while respecting both freedom of expression and the way information and ideas are share on the Internet. The statement , which... More
  • Blog Post: Obama Receives The Witcher 2 From Polish Prime Minister

    President Barack Obama is touring Europe this week, and he received a pretty awesome gift as he swung through Poland. Prime Minister Donald Tusk presented the Commander-in-Chief with the collector's edition of The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, developed in the country. With the birth certificate... More
  • Blog Post: President Obama Makes A Cameo In Madden NFL 11

    Celebrity appearances in games are becoming more common, but here's one I never expected to see: Apparently you'll be able to meet President Obama in the next Madden game if you take your team all the way to the Super Bowl. IGN brings word of the odd addition to the long-running football series... More
  • Blog Post: Kojima Calls Obama Peace Prize "Start Of The Peace Walker Plan"

    Whether or not you can actually understand them, it's fair to say that Metal Gear Solid mastermind Hideo Kojima has created some very politically charged games. Perhaps that's why I'm not that surprised to discover that he's left some cryptic messages in his blog about U.S. President... More
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