Via Twitter, Infinity Ward's Robert Bowling just mentioned that Modern Warfare 2 gamers have logged more than 1.75 billion hours in the game, just on Xbox Live. That's nearly 200,000 years. Other fun equivalences on the jump.
Doesn't look like Ubisoft learned their physics lesson. Matt M., who helped the Kotaku Bureau of Weights & Measures calculate the cushion Altair would need in reality, thinks the haystacks are bigger in ACII. They still look puny to me.