Friday, June 8, 2001

Jun 08 2001

According to The Screen Savers, the top five best-selling computer games of all time (as of today) are…get ready for this…: at #5, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?, #4 is Microsoft Flight Simulator, #3 The Sims, #2 Roller Coaster Tycoon (probably the “Wal-Mart Bargain Bin Syndrome”), and #1 Myst.

What’s so interesting about this, besides the fact that Roller Coaster Tycoon is the #2 best-selling computer game of all time (I mean, c’mon, DOOM doesn’t even hit the charts)? Take a closer look. What do all five of those games have in common?

There’ll all non-violent. Now there’s some chili dogs for thought.

Getting back to your regularly-scheduled me programming, that list that I wrote up worked out very well. I stopped counting after I ranked the top eight entries in importance, and managed to get through five of them. I could’ve done more, except I vegged out in front of the TV, watching Steven Martin documentaries. I’m beginning to suspect that he’s a truly brilliant guy.

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