FarmVille, the casual game sensation, has players manage a virtual farm. By "virtual", I mean "not real". A real farmer gives Beef Magazine this insight:
When I was in college, my roommates were addicted to [Farmville] and I admit I never understood why. To me, it was a far cry from reality. For example, you can own cattle, but you can't harvest them for meat. You can have them graze your pastures, but they are really for decoration for the ever-popular strawberry fields. Simply stated, it just wasn't my cup of tea.
Maybe all FarmVille farms are dairy farms? Not all farmers kill cows, right?!
FarmVille was launched back in summer 2009. The real-time farm sim has over 60 million players. That's a lot!