The Political Donations Of Top Video Game Execs

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An elderly man contest is happening today. It is the product not of a functioning democracy, but a system fueled by corporate lobbying, vast fortunes, and the whims of the wealthy. So let’s have a look at what some video game executives have been up to recently.

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(This information was obtained using OpenSecrets.org, a database of federal campaign contributions and lobbying data.)

Bobby Kotick (CEO, Activision)

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Marc Merrill (Co-chairman, Riot Games)

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Strauss Zelnick (CEO, Take-Two Interactive)

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Gabe Newell (President, Valve)

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Phil Spencer (Executive VP of gaming, Microsoft)

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Robert Altman (CEO, ZeniMax)

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Mike Morhaime (Former CEO, Blizzard)

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Humam Sakhnini (President, King Digital Entertainment)

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Emmett Shear (CEO, Twitch)

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Tim Schafer (CEO, Double Fine Productions)

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Donald Mustard (Worldwide creative director, Epic Games)

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Palmer Luckey (Former exec, Oculus/Facebook)

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genejacket
Gene Jacket

As if we needed more reasons to fucking detest the sentient pile of human shit that calls itself Bobby Kotick...