In the wake of Goat Simulator's popularity, 'Rock Simulator 2014' was developed and released. Gameplay simulates life as a rock.
In 2000, Pope John Paul II gave his blessing to the Pokémon franchise, saying the games did not have "any harmful moral side effects" and were based on "ties of intense friendship."
45% of all online gamers are female, and women over the age of 18 are the industry's fastest growing demographic.
As of 2011, gamers have collectively spent over 6 million years playing World of Warcraft. That's almost as long as the existence of the human species!
In response to the moral panic surrounding violent video games, Penn & Teller released “Desert Bus,” for the Sega Cd. In the game you drive a bus from Tuscon to Las Vegas in a straight line for 8 hours.