US users are game for a PC

Knocking down elves with a bowling ball is all the rage, apparently

Over 60 per cent of PC owners in the US are gamers, according to Media Metrix. A survey by the US research organisation found that 61 per cent of home PC users – 54.1 million Americans - played at least one PC game during December 1999. The most popular games overall were Solitaire and other Windows-bundled offerings. The surprising winner of non-bundled games was Nvision Elf Bowling. It had 7.6 million users – the likes of Quake and Doom never generate more than two million users in one month, according to Media Metrix. The Nvision game monopolising the minds of US market is set on an ice-bowling lane at the North Pole, where players are given the task of guiding Santa to knock down elf "bowling pins". ® Related Story Tomb raider fire-sale knocks Gameplay over

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