The founder of Zynga (and current chief product officer and chairman) reportedly asked President Obama to pardon Snowden at a face to face meeting yesterday. The president rejected the suggestion, according to CNN.
President Barack Obama, as part of a wide ranging proposal to reduce gun violence, has ordered the Centers for Disease Control to launch a study into the correlation between violence in video games and the real world.
The order, which does not require Congressional approval, was part of a Presidential Memorandum that laid out 23 actions designed to curb violence.
In a discussion with Barbara Walters right before the holiday, the POTUS (along with First Lady Michelle Obama) broke away from the issues of the day and discussed what they like to do during their downtime. Turns out, they use the iPad to play a game.
Constance Steinkuehler has been hired as a senior policy analyst at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Sounds like a typical government title, huh? Here’s the catch: She studies video games.
The President did a little Christmas shopping Wednesday — and brought the press corps along. And it looks like Sasha and Malia will find Just Dance 3 and The Sims 3: Pets under the tree this year.
Activision’s excited about the move for a number of reasons, but gamers should be excited because Eric Hirshberg might have the coolest freakin’ resume of all time.