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Obama, Romney Battle in New iPhone App

'VOTE!!!' is available today
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 23, 2012 1:35 PM CDT

(Newser) – Sure, you can support the presidential candidate of your choice—but wouldn't it be more fun if you could make President Obama and Mitt Romney smack each other around a bit? Download "VOTE!!!" on your Apple device this week and you can do just that. The mobile app sees cartoon versions of the political opponents bashing each other with everything from microphones to Statue of Liberty light sabers to politically-hued Popsicles, all the while racking up votes the more points they score.

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The Obama and Romney characters can also be customized with outfits like an Uncle Sam costume or boxing shorts and accessories like a powdered wig or handlebar mustache, as they fight in locations from a debate stage to the Oval Office. And they each have their own catchphrases, like, "Oh yeah. That's what Barack is cooking!" But the game is more than just silliness: Maker Epic Games partnered with Rock the Vote to build a "fun PSA" into the game encouraging users to vote. The free app is out today, CNN reports. (Read more President Obama stories.)

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