'Halo 4' Launch: Are You Playing 'Halo 4' Or Voting? (POLL)

POLL: Mitt, Barack, Or Master Chief?

The much anticipated "Halo 4" launched across the globe Tuesday for Microsoft's Xbox360, and with a release date on the same day as the Presidential Election, it begs the question: are Halo fans gaming or voting? Or both?


Fox News asked "gaming analyst" Jon Peddie if he thinks the release of "Halo 4" on election day will result in a lower voter turnout among gamers playing "Halo 4."

“The idiots who can't get a date and look at the women's breasts in the games will definitely find 'Halo 4' more interesting than something that requires thinking,” he said.

Peddie might be getting his games confused, given that in "Halo 4," the only moderately sexual content is the holographic character Cortana, who . Halo is not, and never has been, "Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball." Not every Halo fan is an "idiot who can't get a date and look at women's breasts in games." The one writing this article happens to be a married 35-year-old gamer.

While the Halo franchise does continue to draw in a younger crowd, those that started playing Halo in their 20s ten years ago have (for the most part) grown up. Mr. Peddie could be more conservative in making sweeping generalizations.

Regardless of what a "gaming analyst" thinks of gamers that play "Halo 4," the game has certainly garnered excellent reviews and created lines Monday night at some of the 10,000 stores world wide that started selling "Halo 4" at 12:01 a.m..

Though Microsoft has stated that the November 6 release date was merely a "happy coincidence" with the Presidential Election, it certainly provides a patriotic backdrop to the Master Chief's universe-saving ways, and quite the dilemma to those excited about getting back into the Chief's shoes.

A Microsoft public relations representative confirmed with Huffington Post that over 1,000,000 pre-orders of "Halo 4" have been sold. If you were one of those that pre-ordered or bought the game today, what are you doing? Playing "Halo 4," voting, or both?

Barack Obama? Mitt Romney? Or Master Chief?

Oh, and here's Key & Peele's "Obama on 'Halo 4.'"

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