Republican senator Ted Cruz has admitted he's quite the gamer, and even has his own strategies for getting to the top in the virtual world.

“You can buy in-game items and make your character stronger or get advantages," he said on Verdict.

"I'll sometimes buy it because it’s a lot more fun if suddenly your character has a lot of great stuff...I'll spend 20 bucks for a treasure chest full of great coins."

He's previously admitted being a fan of classics such as Space Invaders, and Centipede.

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