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Will Wright backing McCain for presidency

But most game developers prefer Obama.

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A bit of digging by Game Politics has revealed most high-profile developers are backing Barack Obama in the forthcoming US election.

However, Spore creator Will Wright is a John McCain man - having contributed USD 3000 to his campaign. That's according to publicly available records, which also show Activision boss Bobby Kotick has given McCain USD 2300.

Those contributing to the Democratic campaign include silver-haired EA fox John Riccitiello, executives from Take-Two and Rockstar, Sony Online Entertainment boss John Smedley, Ultima creator Richard Garriott and Valve's Gabe Newell.

Topping the list is Harmonix CEO Alex Rigopulos, who's given Barack Obama a whopping USD 32,900. So if he wins, Guitar Hero will have been responsible for the election of America's first black president! Sort of.

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