Virtual Worlds Week: More World of Warcraft gamers in the US than actual farmers

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farmer-grass.jpgAccording to tech blog Switched.com, which understandably has a vested interest in reporting such figures. As do we. Power to the WoW players, I say! I can’t wait until the day when we’re all wandering around IRL, donning battle hats and swords.

Just two million Americans live and work on ranches and farms, however World of Warcraft gamers in the US? Four million. Uh-huh. Power to the people, everyone. So next time someone tries to convince you that rural Americans are the ‘real Americans’, try wafting these smelly figures under their nose. Mmmm, breathe in that Doritos and Ribena-flavoured gamer sweat. Lovely.

(via Switched)

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