Master Chief Cripples Obama Campaign

by Sonny Bunch on April 18, 2012

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.

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Klug April 18, 2012 at 11:01 am

Perhaps they’ll pay for ads inside the game:

http://www.gamespot.com/news/obamas-in-game-ad-bill-445k-6200232

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