Get presidential with these political games

As the race for the White House heats up, presidential hopefuls find themselves in situations that were unthinkably outlandish just a matter of months ago as they do whatever it takes to win.

While this metaphor could arguably extend to the real-world candidates, we’re actually talking about the scenarios conjured up by the cottage video game industry that springs up during election years. The 2012 election has become fair game for developers to exploit — and the advent of the social and mobile gaming world has opened the floodgates.

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White House exploring benefits of gaming

The Obama administration is embracing the gamification movement in a big way.

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.

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