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Latest Job Created by the Obama Administration: Video Game Czar

Home - by - April 22, 2012 - 19:30 America/New_York - 5 Comments

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This new staffer is no doubt charged with finding ways to jam Obama administration propaganda into the nooks and crannies of as many games possible under the guise of “education”:

If you’re training for a new job someday soon with a video game controller in your hands, thank Constance Steinkuehler.

This summer, when your kids’ favorite science museum boasts a new augmented-reality environmental simulation? Same deal.

If in the next few years a video game teaches you anything — how to conserve energy, eat a balanced diet or solve quadratic equations — consider the invisible hand of one of the most unconventional White House hires in recent memory.

Steinkuehler studies video games. Since last September, she has been a senior policy analyst at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, where she’s shaping the Obama administration’s policies around games that improve health, education, civic engagement and the environment, among other areas.


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  1. squatch

    April 22nd, 2012

    PAC-man

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  2. Edith McCrotch

    April 22nd, 2012

    Oh Jeez….a girl…er a person of the unmasculine persuassion in charge of creating video games ?

    The last bastion of male seclusion has fallen.

    Game over man….game over.

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  3. Moxie Man

    April 22nd, 2012

    Subliminal audio track: “Barack Hussein Obama, mmm, mmm, mmm.”

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  4. Uncle Al

    April 23rd, 2012

    How about a video game to teach how to make a bureaucrat squeal like a pig?

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  5. Corona

    April 23rd, 2012

    Oh fuck this shit.

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