Obama Doesn’t like Xbox 360

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Thursday night at the NAACP, former US President Barack Obama preached a sermon to parents including some advices on how to grow their children like putting Xbox away.

We can’t tell our kids to do well in school and then fail to support them when they get home,” he exhorted “You can’t just contract out parenting. For our kids to excel, we have to accept our responsibility to help them learn. That means putting away the Xbox — putting our kids to bed at a reasonable hour. It means attending those parent-teacher conferences and reading to our children and helping them with their homework.”

Our question is… why did he use the word Xbox? He could use PS3, Wii, PC, or the more neutral words “Computer” or “Console”, but he chose Xbox and there is nothing random in a president’s speech so, what were his reasons to attack Xbox directly?

As stated by a Microsoft spokesman at blogs.wsj “We agree with President Obama that it’s a time for families to work together so that kids use media in ways that are safe, healthy and balanced,” and “Xbox 360 is the only console gaming system that has a timer feature allowing parents to set time limits for their kids, as well as parent controls to enable parents to set limits on what their kids are playing and watching.”

According to the New York Times, the Obama family received a Wii for Christmas and Obama said he used it to practice bowling. Why didn’t he use the name of the console he owns instead of Xbox? So, does that mean his children own a Xbox 360 system and he puts it away at night to play Wii himself?

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