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Obama Sees Gamers as Underachievers

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  1. manred

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    Source:http://kotaku.com/358584/obama-sees-gamers-as-underachievers

    Do you all agree with him? Are we really underachievers?
     
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  2. LevesqueIsKing

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    Oh, ****.

    *Takes off Obama button*
    *Puts on Clinton button*

    ...wait, what am I thinking?

    *Takes off Clinton button*
    *Puts on McCain button*


    In all seriousness, I doubt he was being literal. Many people see video games as a waste of time, and he was simply using that as an example of something that should be replaced with studying and/or working.
     
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    Indeed. You have to admit most gamers spend A LOT of time doing it. Sometimes you should just put the pad down.
     
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    the great power of deduction FTW :lol:
     
  5. Dorkfish

    Dorkfish I'm Good at Games

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    You really misinterpreted that, didn't you?
     
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    I thought Obama was supposed to be slick and savvy, but now he's really f***ed up. Offending the people most likely to vote for you is not the way to win votes! Well he is a politician, so I guess I should have expected as much (ignorance of video games is basically a requirement of the job).
     
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    Dorkfish I'm Good at Games

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    QFT...you guys have the logistical skills of a noodle.

    You don't to read the rest of the post, as it is bullcrap anyway. Hes not saying that Video Games are bad, hes saying that children need to spend less time playing Video Games and Watching Tv and more time studying and doing homework, thus making our future better for us. THE CHILDREN ARE THE FUTURE!!!!!!!!!!

    Get it now?
     
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    Arnt they remeberin

    WE have saved the world countless times
    We are allways the chosen one
    We can rock out better than most people (not Lemmy)
    We have won more sportin events than most countrys
     
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    i dont get it, when did he say were underachievers?

    though, its the truth, most video gaming is a waste of time and we could be using it on studying or something or such. no ones really going to take action with this if hes elected, its just fuel to the parents.
     
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    My God! Do you know how many freaking dungeons I had to work out with logic there!?


    Seriously, you're stretching out what he said.
     
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    Agreed with what most people are saying. You stretched his words out too far. But after all if you think of a gamer,first thing comes to mind for the general public is a fat greasy guy, his hair in a pony tail, a pair of glasses and sitting in front of a computer playing WoW with his Lvl 70 Blood Elf Priest. Which all in all, is an under achiever.
     
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    You are really, REALLY grasping at straws, hahah.

    It seems some hardcore gamers get defensive WAY too quickly.
     
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    No, only the underachievers were stupid enough to twist it. ;)
     
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    what can you expect celeste? they are effing savages.

    No worries obama, i still love you man
     
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    just cause he couldnt afford games doesnt mean were under achievers what an ass
     
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    HAHAHAHAHAHA.

    Ohhh, ignorance.
     
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    it's not offending anyone, all he says is that we must interact with our kids more instead of letting them watch tv all day.
    EDIT: people don't read they just assume... it makes me mad.
     
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    ah doest matter i dont really play that much maybe an hour or 2 a week and only 2-4 days so yea
     
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    Are you talking to me?
     
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    No sir.
     

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