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Did you know that more people over the age of 50 play video games than under the age of 18? As a gamer, I’m in good company with folks like Jodie Foster, Vin Diesel, Mike Myers, and Robin Williams. Maybe it’s the Republican Party that is out of touch.”
According to the Entertainment Software Rating Board, here’s a break down and profile of a gamer in the United States: 65% of U.S. households 49% of 18 – 49 year olds 26% over the age of 50 25% under the age of 18 2 out of 5 people are female average age of a gamer is 34 $24.8 billion industry
They have set up a ridiculous smear website and apparently sent out embarrassingly stupid mailers. (I will not link to them). The website discusses how she plays a rogue and likes to stab things. Really. It also repeats slanders of WoW players in general and accuses her of leading some kind of double life because she has enjoyed video games. Seriously, it is that dumb. It is also filled with falsehoods. It quotes some study about the average hours played weekly by WoW subscribers, and implies she plays that often. As we all know, Santiaga has barely been around for more than a year, so the implication that she plays all the time is just a flat out lie. I guess that is par for the course with republicans, though, so it shouldn't be surprising. Can't talk about the issues? Fabricate personal attacks. Anyway, Santiaga issued a wonderful response, which I am reprinting below.
Originally posted by trollz
Originally posted by neformore
Since when does someones video game character make them unfit for office?
It doesn't, but the things she has been saying online do.
"I can kill stuff without going to jail."
"Do not send me a campaign contribution or I will have to stab you! Seriously!"
"I like to stab things and I'm originally from NJ....what's your f*ing point?!"
Things like that are nowhere near acceptable from people who are in the public spotlight. Personally, I could care less, but we all know the masses will have a fit at the first sight of it.
Completely unrelated, but from the linked article:
Gaming researcher Ladan Cockshut
...What an amusing nameedit on 5-10-2012 by trollz because: (no reason given)
Martin said he has no plans to make an issue out of Lachowicz’s alter-ego and explained that the parties frequently operate without consulting candidates in local Maine races.
Bold again mine. Source is same as above.
Martin said he was unaware of the state Republican Party’s press release or Lachowicz’s hobby until contacted by POLITICO. He said he’s met his opponent once so far and she “seemed like a nice lady.” He said he deplores “mudslinging politics.”
Still, the state GOP is going all the way on his behalf, with a special website, ColleensWorld.Com, and mail pieces to be sent to voters attacking Lachowicz this week.
Anybody that's ever been like me hooked on a video game knows, you got to have good simulation to keep yourself in a constant state of anxiety."
Originally posted by neo96
Never played WOW lot of killing,lying, and other stuff going on it ?
Make a good Senator by my standards makes them a sociopath, never seeing their victims in real life.edit on 5-10-2012 by neo96 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by EvilSadamClone
I don't know, but I find it hilarious to imagine a pink haired female gnome ganking any of those utterly childish republigoons.
It'd cause them a huge amount of trauma and they'd be scarred for life!
Life I tell you!
Originally posted by Andcoulter
I dunno. It kind of seems like anyone that plays World of Losercraft is unfit to be human.
I play video games. My first home system was an atari 2600. I have been doing it a long time. I still cannot understand the people that "play" wow. They LIVE it, not just play it. I have yet to meet a person that admits to playing that game that did not already seem like they needed some help and a cage.