Even though I proudly voted for Barack Obama, and can even reminisce with pride the time that I recorded his inauguration speech, his constant admonitions against videogames are really giving me a reason to dislike him.
You would think that someone who used the medium as a means of advertisement would view it in a more positive light; however, he has since admonished gaming on Father’s Day, in a speech towards the American Medical Association, and in a speech about education. I have begun to question whether he will actually institute game-based legislation like so many other politicians have done in the past.
This latest mention, according to Gamepolitics, took place at the United We Serve event at Fort McNair in Washington, D.C. Here he says that parents should encourage their kids to serve once in a while, and on occasion encourage to set aside games and other forms of entertainment.
To be fair, I will say that Obama means well when he makes these comments about games; after all, he did buy a Wii for his girls for Christmas. However, these mentions of games in a lesser light do not help his image toward gamers, especially considering the fact that most of us are getting older.