A new report based on Facebook gaming data gathered across the Left, Right, and Center political spectrum reveals some startling and not-so-startling truths about the gaming habits of Liberals, Conservatives, and Centrists.
On January 11th, 2019 Space Commune did a thorough breakdown on various politically-themed insights relating to gaming communities on Facebook. This included the 130 million people with a political affinity who also enjoy gaming.
The study did a breakdown of what games males and females preferred playing, with many of the expected communities like The Sims, Pokemon and Fortnite. None of them extend beyond 60% except for The Sims, but what’s funny is that almost universally all stats always show that female attachment rates to first-person shooters are at around 10%. In this case, Call of Duty sits at an 11% attachment rate with female gamers on Facebook.
Unsurprisingly, there were higher attachment rates from men with shooters like Rainbow Six: Siege, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds and Red Dead Redemption 2, along with the first Wolfenstein game for the Xbox 360 and PS3, and not the Leftist propaganda-filled one for the Xbox One and PS4.
There’s also some carryover between the games that the average masculine man likes and Conservatives.
Conservatives prefer hardcore action games like DOOM, Far Cry 4, Diablo III, Red Dead Redemption 2, MLB The Show, Battlefield and first-person shooter games.
This makes complete sense why so many Conservatives and normal gamers were so angry about Battlefield V being co-opted by Electronic Arts and DICE’s social engineering initiative to rewrite actual World War II history in order to push their Social Justice Warrior agenda, which was buffered by Liberal media outlets like VG 24/7.
Even Space Commune had to note that opposite of what the Left-wing gaming media said about the detractors of Battlefield V being a minority, according to the actual data, that is untrue.
Space Commune wrote…
“We collected data on 78 specific gaming sub-communities; 76 were less conservative politically than the control group of the general population. The two that were above the rest of the pack: fans of the Battlefield series and Team Fortress 2. Their fanbases came in at 39% and 37% conservative respectively, above the average of 35% for all users on Facebook.
“[…] In their May coverage of the controversy, Polygon characterized the people speaking out online as a “small but vitriolic cross-section of fans.” While Very Conservative and Conservative fans might only make up less than half of the fan-base, they still make up a greater percentage of fans than any game, genre or console group we looked at for this article.”
Essentially Electronic Arts and DICE went out of their way to extrude their most dedicated demographic, which would explain why the sales were so low for Battlefield V and why it cost EA $350 million.
But there’s slightly more to it than that. According to the report, Conservatives are focused; they know what they want. They also have very traditional foundation on maintaining their political affiliation, which means they look up to honorable, knowledgeable people.
Liberals, on the other hand, don’t really have any guiding principles. While Conservative gamers follow under the leadership of people like Ben Shapiro, Milo Yiannopoulos, Tomi Lahren, Mitt Romney, Steven Crowder, the NRA, and George W. Bush, Liberal gamers’ only political influence comes from Bernie Sanders, according to the report. The rest of them share interests in pop-culture comedians and shows like the Boondocks, Taraji P. Henson, Boosie Badazz, Mike Epps, Gucci Mane, and Bill Nye the Science Guy.
This is probably why collectively Liberals are attracted to games that are more feels-over-facts, such as Life Is Strange. They also enjoy Sonic The Hedgehog, sports games like NBA 2K and Madden NFL, as well as fighting games like Street Fighter.
Crash Bandicoot, Grand Theft Auto V and the older Tomb Raider: Underworld also made the cut, which is shocking given that the game features the sexiest version of Lara Croft yet, and I would have guessed that her feminine wiles would have been too much for most Liberals given their penchant to advocate for the censorship of the female form in recent years.
Also the Liberal gamers’ attachment to anthropomorphic animals might explain why someone like Sonic Fox is so popular within the Liberal gaming and e-sports community.
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— LGBT+ News (@mondokoosh) December 8, 2018
And finally, Centrists and Moderates prefer open-world games where they get to a make a lot of choices, to absolutely no one’s surprise. I’m sure when it came to make said choices many of them either chose “None of the Above” or “I’ll Pass” in order to maintain their “unbiased” view on life.
None of this data is exceptionally shocking.
However, what is interesting is that Conservatives like maintaining their own space and structuring traditionalist values around the things they like. You have to basically work your way into a Conservative space, since they prefer keeping within their own.
Liberals on the other hand, prefer weeding their way into non-Liberal spaces in order to conform and contort the space to suit their preferences. Heck, you’ll notice that even some of the games Centrists enjoy are still Left-leaning. This is also quite evident with the fact that Liberal media in general continue to insist that they corrupt more Conservative-preferred properties like Battlefield and Wolfenstein in order to appeal to a gaming base that isn’t as attracted to those games. Either companies are capitulating to the Liberal voices in order to court the phantom audience, or marketers and companies are purposefully going out of their way to drive away Conservative gamers from their brand.