Pewdiepie, a famous Youtuber sitting at the top with over 30 million subscribers; is one of the most well know figures among teenagers. He’s even more well known than Paul Walker, Katy Perry and even Jennifer Lawrence. He’s not at the top of the most well known either, Smosh and the Finebros beat him, taking the number 1 and 2 spot.
Gabe Newell tricked the German hacker who stole Half Life 2’s source code into thinking Valve wanted to hire him as a security auditor. He was given plane tickets to the USA and was to be arrested on arrival by the FBI. When the German government became aware of the plan, Gembe was arrested in Germany instead. The police chief said to Gembe: “Have you any idea how lucky you are that we got to you before you got on that plane?” Gembe was put on trial for the leak as well as other computer crimes in November 2006. He was sentenced to two years‘ probation.
The Danish government built a scale replica of the nation of Denmark in Minecraft. Soon after, American players invade, smuggle in illegal TNT, blow up virtual Copenhagen, and redecorate with virtual American flags and propaganda.
South Korea bans children aged under 16 from playing online games between midnight and 6AM under a so-called “Cinderella Law”
Windows 95 was the second most installed piece of software on computers in 1995. Number one was the video game DOOM.
Rather than use the marketing budget on ads for Total War-Rome, the game developers hired a group to create (entertaining) YouTube videos about the Punic Wars and Roman History. And, they suggested this group not mention or market the game, “Just teach history”.
If you finish the incredible hard video game Ghosts n’ Goblin, you will receive a message at the end that all was just an illusion and you will be forced to start at the very beginning of the game again. Only after playing through the second time you will see the real ending.
A man hired assassins to kill his son’s WoW avatar to get him to stop playing.