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Tell Obama how worthy games are, says ECA

Tuesday, 28th July 2009 08:13 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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The ECA wants you to tell president Obama how great games are, seeing as how he’s always banging on about putting them “away”.

The form is apparently designed to allow you to “point out some of the ways that video games have empowered and educated you.”

We’ll tell him about our shooting skills. They’ve improved no end since we got addicted to first-person murdering on the Xboxes.

Hit link. Do duty. Thanks, Joystiq.

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  1. Phoenixblight

    Useless banter this actually puts what Obama has been saying and what ECA is doing. Its a really a good read.

    http://www.bingegamer.net/2009/mountains-from-mole-hills-obama-video-games-and-the-eca/

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Brett Schenker

    The ECA agrees with President Obama that students need to be physically active and study, and that sitting on a couch all day achieves neither of these objectives.

    What our call to action is about is the President’s use of video games as a fall guy. With so many pieces of unconstitutional anti-video game legislation being proposed, it’s easy to see that video games are today’s “whipping boy” and we’re concerned that the President’s comments perpetuate this negative image. This campaign is just one step of many in showing the positive aspects of video games, as there are many.

    Video games should be a part of balanced set of activities and hobbies. You can read more about this at the ECA forums, http://forums.theeca.com/showthread.php?p=104242#post104242.

    Hope that clears things up.

    Brett Schenker
    Online Advocacy Manager
    the ECA
    http://www.theeca.com

    #2 5 years ago