Presidential Hopeful Ted Cruz Says He Loves Video Games

It’s important to know where presidential candidates stand on issues that matter to you most, what are some of their favorite games?

Presidential hopeful Ted Cruz, for example, recently said that he loves playing mobile games like Candy Crush Saga and Plants vs. Zombies. He’d play console games too, but he’s worried he’ll get hooked.

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“I don’t have a console, mostly as a time management tool, because if I had one, I would use it far too much,” Cruz told The Daily Beast in an interview.

Cruz, a junior Republican Senator from Texas, said that some of his favorite childhood games were Galaga, Space Invaders, and Centipede.

“I was a kid growing up in the ’70s and ’80s. I had a Nintendo, an Atari,” he said. “I still remember the Christmas we got our first Pong game.”

According to The Daily Beast, Cruz’s roommate in Princeton and later Harvard Law David Panton said he remembered Cruz playing Super Mario Bros. and “Japanese fighting games” through the night.

On the other side of the aisle, the William J. Clinton Library recently posted a photo of democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton doing what so many others did in the early 1990s: playing GameBoy. The photo you you can see here was taken on April 6, 1993 on her flight from Austin, Texas to Washington, DC. At this time, Bill Clinton was President and she was the First Lady.

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