Is Kevin Rudd A Gamer?

Is Kevin Rudd A Gamer?


Any excuse to run this photo again. But seriously, we now all know Kevin Rudd wants us to buy consoles, so the obvious follow-up question is: “Does Kevin Rudd himself own a console?”We know he’s down with “new media”. He’s on Myspace and Facebook. He twitters quite frequently, and I’m sure he had a Live Journal back in the day. Surely he’s a gamer too? So, Kev, if you’re reading, drop us a line and let us know your Xbox Live Gamertag or your PSN ID. Tell us which WOW server you play on and link us to your Sporecast. We’d love to tackle Gears’ Horde mode with you, G1LL@RD, sw@nn13 and P3+3GArr3++. Anyone else want to challenge a politician to a game? If so, who and which game would you choose?


  • I’ll play some L4D with the Ruddinator!

    Everyone makes a fool of themselves over mic-chat in that game and I reckon Rudd wouldn’t be any different “get it off! Get it off!!” hahahaha

  • Picture a game of COD4 between the australian team: Rudd, Gillard, Garrett and Swannie, vs the american team: Bush, Obama, Clinton and McCain

    This could be the most epic UN Summit EVER

  • apparently when he lived up here in brissie he was a member of the local rifle range and used to do clay pidgeon shooting or whatever. Not saying he’d kick arse in halo but he would be handy in that zombie apocolypse

  • His son’s a WoW player isn’t he? I imagine the Ruddinator has dabbled in a few games at least. Hard to have kids and not had a go nowadays.

    Dizz: that amused me greatly, because I imagined him saying it in that same detached, emotionless voice that he uses all the time.

  • I seem to remember some minor excitement around election time when Rudd Junior was seen wearing a World of Warcraft T-Shirt. The PM might not be a gamer, but he’s probably at least vaguely aware of the whole thang.

  • I saw him outside the arcade on Albert Street once and he smiled at me as if to say “Hey, gamer dude”. Is that enough?

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