Sony Computer Entertainment America has joined President Obama's bid to assist our children in becoming more interested in the areas of education and invention/innovation.

The president's "Educate to Innovate" Campaign for Excellence in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (Stem) Education seeks to open the minds of youngsters in new and improved ways, so the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation have decided to launch a $2 million open competition for any ideas that will help us "transform learning using digital media." SCEA, together with the ESA and Information Technology & Innovation Foundation, will team up with MacArthur to support Game Changers, "a new component of the competition." Basically, they're going to utilize the one game that always rewards innovation and creativity – the stellar LittleBigPlanet – and reward the best efforts in the area of level creation. SCEA will donate 1,000 PlayStation 3 machines, along with copies of the game to libraries and low-income communities. Said President and CEO of SCEA, Jack Tretton:

"We're thrilled by the opportunity to participate and support the Game Changer Challenge announced today. It casts a huge spotlight on the innovative medium that is video games and digital entertainment. It also embodies for us what we see everyday – – that amazing things can happen when you provide the right tools and environment, combine it with great technology, and put it in the hands of really creative people. More than 3 million unique users are actively playing, creating, and sharing user-generated levels in our LittleBigPlanet community and to date, more than 1.4 million unique levels have been uploaded to PlayStation Network. This sheer magnitude of imagination and shared learning is truly unprecedented. We’re extremely excited to have LittleBigPlanet and PS3 serve as the vehicle for this national competition and we greatly look forward to all the new innovations that will come out of this as a result."

You said it, Jack. This is a damn good idea, as far too many kids are left behind when it comes to science and math, and LBP can really help to get those "innovative" juices flowing. However, as I believe we're far more deficient in the arts these days, I'm kinda hoping Obama addresses that lacking at some point, too. Seriously, seniors in high school who can't spell ?

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jerocarson
jerocarson
11 years ago

nuff said . . .
it only does everything.

Miggy
Miggy
11 years ago

exactly what I was thinking.

Hexen
Hexen
11 years ago

If only it could do my laundry 😛

Zorigo
Zorigo
11 years ago

Hexen, you should see what i've got wired up at home, damnit, this thing cooks me dinner.

shaydey77
shaydey77
11 years ago

the Game is just the start..becuase it can only do everything.

i think the 'because it can only do everything is a way better slogan though.

Snaaaake
Snaaaake
11 years ago

I know it does Everything but……even Obama?


Last edited by Snaaaake on 11/24/2009 6:05:57 PM

Banky A
Banky A
11 years ago

Hexen, it can even do your laundry.

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
11 years ago

Nahhh,
The PS3 will only do everything once it can conjure a REAL "S1mone" for me 😉

Naztycuts
Naztycuts
11 years ago

When I was in school my mom always said "If your homework was in video game format you'd make straight A's" I did fairly well in school but I will admit I'm jealous lol

Superman915
Superman915
11 years ago

obama sackboy yet?

BTNwarrior
BTNwarrior
11 years ago

now if some teachers used little big planet to make levels where students had to answer math problems or something to advance, we would have some smart kids on our hands

Zorigo
Zorigo
11 years ago

LBP Maths Addon, hmmmm…..

Superman915
Superman915
11 years ago

Ive seen some calculator levels made on LBP. Im sure a math level wouldn't be impossible.

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

Oh for goodness sake. Is there anything that this tool doesn't want to get is crubby hands on or get involved in? Stay the hell away from my kids Obama.

I'm trying really hard, out of respect to this site. I'm biting my tongue.

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
11 years ago

Bite your tongue real hard boy!

mike rlz
mike rlz
11 years ago

jawknee, i respect your views, and this is the only thing i will say as this is not the place for it. during the bush years, a $128b surplus became a $490b deficit, and i'm sure that has something to do with spending. keep in mind that surplus was there in 2001, and when bush took the hot seat: down $158 billion in 2002, $378 billion in 2003, $413 billion in 2004, $318 billion in 2005, $248 billion in 2006, $162 billion in 2007, and $410 billion in 2008. a quarter of that spending was non-defense too, ie iraq, afghanistan

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

Bush spent too much money, agreed. Obama is spending tripple and its only growing. Since I agree that bush spent too much, you can imagine how horrified I am now.

K I'm done. 🙂

tes37
tes37
11 years ago

I'm with you Jawknee

They can keep anything that the deadhead liberals come up with away from my child. How about some real education, but I guess that's too much to ask for. Obama is a joke and if they come out with an Obama character for LBP, I'll delete every file I have that's related to LBP.

OtisFeelgood
OtisFeelgood
11 years ago

tes37, how about No Child Left Behind…oh wait…

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

That's right Tes.

Otisfeelgood, not every opponant of Obama was In love with pres bush or his policies so stop assuming otherwise.

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
11 years ago

Obama rocks!

Haha, it's great to see him supporting the real gaming system

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

He's spending us into bankruptcy. You don't strike me as very wise. Don't misunderstand, I'm not saying your not intellegent, but to be a fan of a man who spends money we don't have like a kid in a candy store with a stolen credit card doesn't strike me a very wise.

You provoked me. Don't call me boy.

Doosharm
Doosharm
11 years ago

Take it some place else. This isn't a political forum.

Zorigo
Zorigo
11 years ago

well all i know is he seems to be doing good, but im a brit teen, what the HELL would i know.
anyways, shift politics somewhere else plzzs.

OtisFeelgood
OtisFeelgood
11 years ago

Jawknee, just think if Bush didn't do such a terrible job for 8 years Obama wouldn't be our President. Go WHINE somewhere else.

packersfan66
packersfan66
11 years ago

bush = underrated

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
11 years ago

Yeeeeaaaah, we don't need a political uprising in this thread.

Thanks.

MyWorstNightmar
MyWorstNightmar
11 years ago

Please do not tell Obama what comes after a trillion! I saw that on a bumper last week. Priceless.

Obama, Reed, and Palosi are good for one thing. They are going to wake America up and bring us back to fiscal conservatism I believe.

Thomas Jefferson: "A wise and frugal government, which shall leave men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned – this is the sum of good government."

Ben this does relate to video games!! If I don't have enough money left in my pocket at the end of the day due to the government thinking they know best how to spend my money, I can't buy video games! =)

MyWorstNightmar
MyWorstNightmar
11 years ago

tommccrossin – Borat Mankini = under rated. Nice avatar.

Jawknee – you are my new favorite person on this site! (nod to you from an earlier post you made from last week ) =)


Last edited by MyWorstNightmar on 11/24/2009 4:46:20 PM

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

Thanks myworstnightmar. Glad I'm not the only one who understands the danger were in.

If printing money was what you did to fix an economy and make it stronger, then Zimbabwe would be the worlds economic super power. Good to see I'm not the only one.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

awesome idea, go Sackboy!

Random_Steve
Random_Steve
11 years ago

so after all the anti gaming comments Obama has made, Sony still helps out. cant argue with that

Superman915
Superman915
11 years ago

he can't be THAT anti-gaming if he owns a Wii and both his kids have DSs.

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

Sure he can. He also claimed he didn't know his pastor of 20 years, the man who married him and his wife and baptized their children was a nutty race bating anti american bigot.

You see, Berry's magic allows him to be for what ever he's wants. 🙂


Last edited by Jawknee on 11/25/2009 7:27:06 PM

NoSmokingBandit
NoSmokingBandit
11 years ago

Keep politics out of my games, dammit.

Qwarktast1c
Qwarktast1c
11 years ago

100 % agree

Superman915
Superman915
11 years ago

This is games getting into politics, not politics getting into games.

Geobaldi
Geobaldi
11 years ago

Geez. We can't get this moron out of office fast enough.

leatherface
leatherface
11 years ago

Jack Tretton 4 president!!!!!!

goodgamer
goodgamer
11 years ago

666 at our door?

tes37
tes37
11 years ago

Man I was just about to buy a second copy of LBP too. Read this article just in time to save my money for something else.

Superman915
Superman915
11 years ago

Obama gives a PS3 game some indirect props and some of you STILL find something to complain about and use this as a political rant in a non-political forum. 'Stay away from my kids' like he's a child molester or something, or 'keep politics away from my games' like LBP is getting a democratic endorsement. Only on the internet will you find people that actually complain the president is doing 'too much'.

Obama is not perfect at all, but every time you feel the need to whine about Obama as president, remind yourself that if we would've ended up with the alternative, we would be a bad day and a heart attack away from President Sarah Palin.


Last edited by Superman915 on 11/24/2009 4:05:05 PM

tes37
tes37
11 years ago

So…. you gonna whine about the whiners. Remind yourself not to tell people how they should feel. My kid means more than anything in the world to me and I will watch out for her best interests.

MyWorstNightmar
MyWorstNightmar
11 years ago

At this point, I would take Sarah over Obama or Biden any day. Sadly McCain wasn't a good enough option for the country at the time. Too many people believed the "Change" and "Hope" routine. Now I hope we can change in 2012. We are headed in a bad direction, and my kids and your kids are going to be paying for it for decades to come paying off this debt. I hope my kids, and grandkids have the money to enjoy video games when they grow up, or are they scraping to get by just to put food on the table. We all need to wake up, we are in serious trouble.


Last edited by MyWorstNightmar on 11/24/2009 4:54:02 PM

Hezzron
Hezzron
11 years ago

Obama is kinda like MW2. Both have lots of haters because they came in waaay over hyped.

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
11 years ago

I would've loved seeing Sarah Palin in the oval office!
FTW!!!

She surly couldn't have done any worse than those other 3 f*cking bozo's that ran for Pres & VP.

tes37
tes37
11 years ago

BikerSaint

Where the hell you been. Good to see the little dog again

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

Crows comment goes to the heart of them problem. Obamas the "cool guy". The guy all the younger people who aren't informed or experianced enough in life can all "feel good" about supporting. He's not a leader.

At least Palin has governed and successfully.


Last edited by Jawknee on 11/25/2009 9:55:23 AM

Bugzbunny109
Bugzbunny109
11 years ago

Lol smart move on Sony's part. Best way to sell more consoles and make more money-show initiative. Just like Goerge Eastman and the Kodak. He gave away about half a million cameras to the first borns of families in 1905. After that little stunt, sales of Kodaks soared through the roof. Sony is doing the samething here, but only on a smaller scale. Very smart on their part.

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
11 years ago

Aye, he's acknowledging the "hot" console