The Gaming Industry’s Reaction to the 2020 Presidential Election
The 2020 Election was a long and intense one but in the end Joe Biden beat the odds to be elected as the 46th President of the United States. Many have taken to social media to express their jubilation and those in the gaming industry are no exception.
From developers to voice actors, legends in the industry and media personality, these are a few reactions form figures in the gaming industry regarding the 2020 Election.
Reactions from the Industry
Gears of War creator Cliff Bleszinski looked back at how his opinion on Trump has changed in the last four years.
As a young man in this country I grew up wanting to be Donald. (80’s Regan kid)
In my 20’s I got a pic in front of his logo on a building in NYC, even.
I’ve never gone from wanting to be someone to loathing them with every fiber of my being more in my entire life.
— Cliff Bleszinski (@therealcliffyb) November 7, 2020
Brianna Wu kept it simple.
So did Alanah Pearce.
Game commentator and critic, YongYea had a powerful message to share based on his experience.
As an immigrant in America under the Trump presidency, I have felt, no, been under threat pretty much every day for the last 4 years. It’s been hell. To everyone who voted, thank you. For the first time in 4 years, I feel hope that I can live and dream like every other American. pic.twitter.com/0Xm6ol8L1B
— YongYea (@YongYea) November 7, 2020
Indie developer and activist Rami Ismali saw it as one of the few happy moments of 2020.
Game reporter for The Washington Post, Gene Park, shared this victory video.
Eric Lang had some good reasons to see Trump go.
Neil Druckman, creator of The Last of Us, thanked Vice-President Elect Kamala Harris.
So did The Game Awards producer and host, Geoff Kighley.
No matter your politics, this morning I’m thinking of all the young girls and women who are hopefully empowered and inspired by Kamala Harris becoming the expected first female vice president of the United States. https://t.co/fA2DRQpAcr
— Geoff Keighley (@geoffkeighley) November 7, 2020
Chip tune artist, Professor Shyguy, reused a classic catchphrase.
The team at IGN were also expressing their joy:
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