Gaming was considered a niche hobby for nerds, but now it becomes one of the most popular and widely enjoyed entertainment mediums in the world. While some people seem to think they lead to childhood obesity and shrinking attention spans, scientists and gaming advocates believe they can improve hand-eye coordination and provide beneficial brain stimulation.
For celebs, gaming is a source of entertainment that makes them forget about the rest of the world. It helps them wind down and re-energize after a stressful working day. Believe it or not, famous people can get just as addicted to games as regular folks.
Here are 10 celebrity gamers and their favorite games.
#1 Mattew Perry
Mattew Perry, star of the ABC sitcom Mr. Sunshine, has a passion for playing Fallout 3. He even got carpal tunnel syndrome from playing too much. He went on Elle’s Talk show in 2010 and gifted her a copy of the game.
#2 Will Arnett
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Will Arnett doesn’t use his status to gain opportunities in the gaming world. Call of Duty is one of his favorite game franchises. He is entrenched in gamer culture that he hosted his podcast called Game Chat, where he played the game with a bunch of his famous gamers.
#3 Vin Diesel
Vin Diesel has played D&D board games for over twenty years. In 2002, he founded the development company Tigon Studios, because he was tired of the poor quality of movie-based video games. He developed games with the company that expand upon the role he played on-screen.
#4 Jamie Lee Curtis
Jamie Lee Curtis is no stranger to the gaming world. She didn’t grow up playing arcade games or get into video games at all, the actress ended up attending two huge video game events in 2015 with her son, Tom. Over the past few years, her teenage son introduced the actress to the world and culture of video games. Now, she is totally obsessed with Street Fighter.
#5 Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson is reportedly a big fan of the Grand Theft Auto series and even voiced Officer Tenpenny in GTA: San Andreas. He has enthusiasm for games like Grand Theft Auto and Assassin’s Creed. In an interview, he admitted: “I want to play shooting games. I’ll sit at home and throw down with guns in front of the TV all day long”.
#6 Daniel Craig
Daniel Craig may be super-serious in most of his film roles, but off-screen, he knows how to make some video games fun. His favorite game is Halo and he is a fan of ultra-violent Grand Theft Auto games.
#7 Megan Fox
Megan Fox is one of the highest-paid actresses, but she’s also a pretty gamer. When her career first took off, she didn’t admit to playing video games. However, she now confesses to spending countless hours with the online component of Halo.
#8 Michael Fassbender
After starring in the Assassin’s Creed film adaptation, the actor got more into games and the Assassin’s Creed franchise. He even plays the games himself to get more insight into the character and the world of Templars and Assassins.
#9 Dave Chapelle
Many knew that Dave Chapelle is a huge gamer. The comedian reportedly asked the crowd: “You know what I’ve been playing a lot of?” and then all screamed: “World of Warcraft”. Chappelle expressed his amusement when seeing World of Warcraft characters with names referring to his most famous sketches.
#10 Mila Kunis
Mila Kunis is a die-hard video game player. She admitted to being addicted to video games, particularly World of Warcraft. However, as a busy working parent, she now plays games like Call of Duty, which are a little less demanding of her time.