Friday, November 2 2012, 08:51 AM MDT
Video Games Cashing In On Elections
(KUTV) Video game makers are cashing in on the election - with outrageous campaign themed games featuring Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.
Leaping from state to state, firing shots along the way. The final battleground blitz has all the elements, of a great video game. The number of politically-themed games has tripled since 2004, according
the Entertainment Software Association.
In 2012, it's an opportunity to vent some political passion, and have some fun. Among the animated characters and exaggerated jabs, games like "Political Machine 2012" let players craft a stump speech and
maybe learn a thing or two about the issues.
"Race for the White House 2012" sends players through the same hurdles as the real candidates. And the games can also capture the attention of a key demographic. Like "Vote: The Game," from Epic Games,
which partnered with Rock the Vote, so after virtual political combat, players can register to vote in the real election.
(Copyright 2012 Sinclair Broadcasting Group)