Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Interesting Observation #05629

Every now and then, but not lately, I have time to enjoy a good video game. Personally, I enjoy so-called fantasy role-playing games such as Neverwinter Nights or EverQuest. I occassionally play what is typically referred to as a first-person shooter, meaning it is pretty much a mindless romp through gratuitous mayhem and bloodshed from a first-person perspective.

In case you didn't know, the U.S. Army is a game developer and their Americas Army series is the most downloaded game on almost every game site that tracks such things. However, this graphic of weekly downloads doesn't tell the whole story, so permit me to put the popularity of the US Army game into perspective. The America's Army game has been downloaded from PC Gameworld 420,736 times. That's almost ten times more than the next closest game, which is the Star Wars title at 45,627 downloads. Virtual Pool (44,528), Virtual RC Racing (34,275), and Sniper Elite (27,853) round out the top five most downloaded games, at least at PC Gameworld.


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