Politics and Video Games: A Big F%@#-ing Deal

Mar 13, 2022

4:00pm – 5:00pm CT

American politics has a long history of engagement with film, TV and print publishing. However video games — now the world’s most popular and lucrative entertainment industry — have been comparatively ignored by our body politic.

All that is changing: from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s much-discussed “Among Us” livestream to the Washington Post launching a dedicated video game vertical, American politics is finally getting into gaming.

A panel of political journalists, video game industry veterans and civic crusaders will discuss politics and gaming’s long overdue collab and how it might evolve in the coming years.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

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