There’s no word on what he played, but Sir Salman Rushdie told UK newspaper The Times that he indulged in some computer games while dodging a fatwa issued by Iran’s Ayatollah Khomeini from 1988 until 1998.
Khomeini lodged the death sentence against Rushdie following the publication of his 1988 novel, The Satanic Verses. The book was regarded as blasphemous by some segments of the global Islamic community.
GameCulture notes, however, that Rushdie was rather dismissive of games in a 2008 interview with Stephen Colbert:
I think video games, YouTube, you know, these are the things that will change the world. Because when people see what garbage everybody else is consuming, they want it too.