Needless to say, I’m slightly happier than the folks at ThinkProgress that Halo 4 is coming out on Election Day:
According Nielsen Games, as of October 2011 35% of 18 to 24 year olds owned an Xbox 360 – the exclusive release console of Halo 4. That’s 35% of the only age group to show statistically significant growth in the 2008 cycle that will have something exciting to distract them from voting on Election Day… and 35% of the President’s base: President Obama won 66% of votes from 18 to 30 year olds in 2008.
In all seriousness: Do we want the leader of the free world to be a politician whose base consists of people who’d rather play video games for 24 hours straight than, y’know, get out there and vote? The creators of Halo are doing the world a big favor.