Standard presidential debates are so 2008. In the 2012, we expect a bit more interactivity from our presidential debates, and coincidentally Xbox Live is delivering that to Gold subscribers tonight with the first presidential debate.

Republican nominee Mitt Romney and incumbent President Barack Obama will begin their debate at 9PM Eastern tonight. During the debate, Xbox Live users will be able to answer polls and even suggest questions for the Xbox Live community through Twitter by using the hashtag #XboxPoll.

This is one of four debates that will stream live through the Election 2012 hub on Xbox Live, three presidential debates and one vice presidential. Watching three of the four total debates will net Xbox Live users a free Halo 4 Warrior Armor avatar.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.