Even with all of our online boating about being the best “quickscoper” or being the best FIFA goal-scorer, most of us still consider ourselves to be of the “normal” gamer variety.
But video games aren’t just confined to our little old selves, there’s a celerity echelon out there. There are actually quite a few A-list celebrities are glued to their gamepads just like us.
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An actor known for a starring role in the the TV show Entourage is no stranger to the glitz of the big screen. But Ferrara trades in the big screen for the small to play games. And he’s quite a big gamer at heart. The actor notes that video games were very much part of his childhood growing up on the streets of Brooklyn. He notes that video games were a big part of his friendships growing up. Ferrara has said that “every time I play a game online, I still feel like a little kid. With that ‘staying-up-late-while-my-mom-thinks-I’m-sleeping’ nostalgic moment.” The actor has even connected with his fans on Twitch, a service dedicated to gamers who put quite a lot of effort and time into streaming.
UFC fighter by day, serious gamer by night. When Johnson isn’t grappling and punching his opponents in the ring, he likes to connect with video games. He too grew up playing video games, streams on Twitch and has even mentioned that he would like to stream video games as a full time job. He even seems to find time to stream around 15 hours a week alongside training and fighting. That’s dedication to video games.
The star famous for the Transformer series is also no stranger to fictitious characters on smaller screens. Fox has recently allowed her likeness to be used in an RPG named Stormfall: Rise of Balur. So aside from being an avid gamer herself, she’s actually even in a video games. Fox noted about her character that she is “a kind of a badass.” Some of her favourite titles include Halo and Uncharted.
Even James Bond likes video games. The actor, who is known for playing the famous spy, has said that video games to him are like an “addiction”. Craig stated his confession in an interview and commented “I play games. Hands up. I’m quite into ones that have a big, fat storyline.” Craig even name drops Vice City as one of his favourite games but admits that he can feel a little “dirty” after a while with stealing so many cars and committing other crimes.
When not appearing in huge shows like LOST or even bigger blockbuster films like Avatar, Rodriquez can be found with her console and gamepad. She has even likened her experience in some roles that require high-levels of special effects as the same kind of experience that playing games allows. It’s also worth nothing that Rodriguez appeared in the first cinematic adaption of the Resident Evil series. That’s some serious credit to have as a actor and video games fan.
Terry Crews seems to have only been into video games seriously for less than a year, but nevertheless, he recently posted a video in which he showed off parts for a PC he was building. Crews went right in at the deep end, not even bothering with a home console. Crews used to be a star NGL player before making the transition into the well-known actor that he is know. Crews has stated that he wishes to join the PC gaming community and is starting to build his own machine right now. He said that a Battlefield 1 session with Snoop Dogg and others hooked him on the game.
Not that long ago, Seth Rogen decided to stream himself playing The Last of Us. The video, which can be seen here shows a focused and somewhat terrified comedy star playing the game. If anything, it shows the huge popularity of the post-apocalyptic game by Naughty Dog.
When the star singer isn’t busy recording another globally-recognized tune, he likes to tune into video games. Apparently, the young troublesome star was even two hours late to his own concert because he was too “busy” playing games. Not the best way to keep your fans happy, even if you are enjoying yourself with video games.
The fact that Mila Kunis likes video games is probably more testement to her character of Meg in Family Guy than her real-life persona. According to Kunis herself, she used to play World of Warcraft online so much that she actually had to retire from it or else her productivity levels would have reached an all time low. Apparently, the game consumed so much of her life, she sadly had to let it go.
Probably the biggest fan of video games in general, we left Williams to last as a fitting tribute to the legendary actor who sadly passed away in 2014. Williams was known for his long stints on online games such as World of Warcraft and even named his daughter, Zelda, for the beloved titular princess of the series. Williams even made a video discussing his love and obsession with video games and why his daughter is called Zelda. Williams has also been known to like other games such as Half-Life 2 and Portal 2. He would even talk trash to teenagers while playing other multiplayer games online like Call of Duty. Williams is sorely missed by a huge amount of fans and he was truly a legendary celebrity gamer.