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The Politics of Gaming: The Politics of Mmm, Giving Good

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Click to view About seventy-five percent of game industry presidential campaign donations went to democrats, based on a sampling of developers and publisher donations over the past two years obtained from the Federal Election Commission. Kotaku looked at presidential campaign donations for nine companies from January of 2007 through the end of July, 2008. The companies included were Activision, Blizzard, Electronic Arts, Nintendo, Sony Computer Entertainment of America, Take-Two, THQ, Ubisoft and Valve. The database showed that the nine companies donated a total of about $97,800 to ten candidates, about $61,000 of which went to democratic candidates, while about $36,700 went to republican candidates. The company with the largest contributions to campaigns was Electronic Arts, followed by Activision and then Valve. The company with the smallest amount of donations was Take-Two. Hit the jump for an avalanche of colorful pie charts and one, single, lonely bar graph.

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ACTIVISION

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BLIZZARD

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ELECTRONIC ARTS

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NINTENDO

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SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT OF AMERICA

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TAKE-TWO

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THQ

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UBISOFT

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VALVE

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as a republican, their stance on gaming is one of two stances that I heavly do not agree with, needless to say though, I out weight those items againts my 2nd adendment right and I'm in now way in support a larger goverment controle on my life, so I'll stick with my rebublicans.