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President Obama calls for computer programming requirements in schools

President Obama has stated that all children should be introduced to computer programming in schools, due to the rise of computer-centric jobs and America’s increasing interest in videogames.

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  • US Vice President to discuss gun violence with games industry representatives

    American vice president Joe Biden is to discuss the thorny and oft-debated issue of gun violence with games industry representatives, new reports suggest.

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  • Quick quotes: President Obama says read a book, not play a game

    “We know that every father has a personal responsibility to do right by their kids – to encourage them to turn off the video games and pick up a book; to teach them the difference between right and wrong; to show them through our own example the value in treating one another as we wish […]

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  • Tell Obama how worthy games are, says ECA

    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 […]

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  • Moore to Obama: try EA Sports Active and say you'll "Yes you Can!" to videogames

    In the wake of Barack Obama saying that a US Health Care reform entails “going for a run or hitting the gym, and raising our children to step away from the video games and spend more time playing outside,” EA Sports’ Peter Moore has issued the President a challenge: Try EA SPORTS Active and I […]

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  • Watch Obama's inauguration on Xbox Live

    American Xbox Live users can now watch the full inauguration of the 44th President of the United States, Barack Hussein Obama, on Xbox Live. Just head to the Spotlight area on your dashboard where you can download it for free. Thanks, Joystiq. By Mike Bowden

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  • Obama and Palin to appear in Mercenaries 2 as DLC

    As you can see in the video after the break, Barack Obama and Sarah Palin are to appear in Mercenaries 2 as DLC. Topical. Watch and believe.

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  • Obama drops $44k on in-game election ads

    Presidential hopeful Barack Obama has spent $44,465.78 on in-game advertising in the run-up to the US election, Gamespot reports. The campaign, which was widely reported as appearing in Burnout Paradise, started on October 6 and ends on November 3. The ads span 18 games, apparently. Details were released through the Obama campaign’s pre-election filing with […]

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  • Obama wins Xbox Live presidential poll

    Barack Obama has won an unofficial presidential vote through Xbox Live, with 43 percent of almost 100,000 people marking their X for the Democrat. Obama sailed to victory by a margin of 12 per cent, while rival McCain registered 31 percent of the total vote. More on GI.

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  • Obama: Videogames are raising our kids

    At a campaign stop in Indiana, Barack Obama made mention of the hype surrounding GTA IV and claimed that games in general are “raising” US children. From Game Politics: I was just catching the news this morning about Grand Theft Auto, this video game, which is gonna break all records and make goo-gobs of money […]

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  • "Turn off the video games," says Obama

    Presidential hopeful Barack Obama reckons parents should be encouraging their children to read instead of allowing them to level up, telling Americans that “government can’t do everything” when it comes to education. “Turn off the television, turn off the video games,” he said, as reported here. Anyone else from the “real” world want to slag […]

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