Everyone loves games, and regardless of whether or not you are a celebrity - you’re still a human who can fall in love with getting immersed into a virtual world just like everyone else.
With video game culture continuing to grow further and further, many celebrities have openly admitted that they love video games - or are even addicted to them.
In fact, some even play video games with their fans, bringing an even deeper connection. Not only that, celebrities who admit to playing games can really make themselves appear more relatable and human, and less of an “icon”.
Without further ado, let’s take a look at some celebrities who are gamers (excluding those who obtained their fame from gaming).
Robin Willaims was a great man who was well known for his ability to bring happiness and laughter to anyone around him. The actor and comedian was most famous for playing in movies like Aladdin, Mrs Doubtfire, Jumanji, Good Will Hunting and Flubber.
Many people remember Williams for his positive attitude, along with hilarious comedy shows and roles in movies. Sadly, he took his own life in 2014.
Williams loved gaming, being a huge fan of World of Warcraft and Call of Duty. He loved Nintendo games, particularly The Legend of Zelda. In fact, this is where his daughter got her name - Zelda Williams!
Unsurprisingly, Robin was amazed and fell in love with the game due to how revolutionary it was at the time. He loved the adventure elements, and how large it felt compared to other NES games.
As the richest person in the world, and being so involved with tech - there is no surprise that Musk is an avid gamer. Being very active on Twitter, Elon has often made very clear what his favorite video games are.
The billionaire has mentioned titles like Bioshock, Half-Life, Fallout, Saints Row, and Deus Ex as some of his top games. Based on what was mentioned, you can tell that he definitely seems to gravitate toward PC games.
Musk has also mentioned he likes to play as Soldier: 76 in Overwatch, an online shooter. In fact, Grimes (his ex-partner) is often also very involved with gaming culture. She voice-acted her own character in Cyberpunk 2077 and has a song called “Player of Games”. Plus she is very active in her own Discord community.
Another comedian on the list, Jack Black is probably best known for voicing “Po” in Kung Fu Panda, as well as being in the band Tenacious D.
Black’s love of gaming goes back pretty far, as he mentions being glued to his NES and Sega consoles. He also did some voice work for the video game Brutal Legend. Most recently, he created a YouTube channel called JablinskiGames, which makes content that focuses on retro arcade games - and even playing Minecraft alongside PewDiePie.
Best known for being Superman, Henry Cavill is very loud about his devotion to video games. He is big on being part of the PC community, uploading videos of himself building custom PCs. As a fan of RPG games, there is no surprise that he was also addicted to World of Warcraft.
You may also remember him playing Geralt in Netflix’s The Witcher Adaptation, which for those who don't know - was based on the video game. This was a dream come true for Cavill, as he also states how much he liked playing the original video game.
The rapper made massive headlines a few years back when he played Fortnite with pro gamer Ninja - and he was actually pretty darn good at the game. Drake has also claimed that he and his friends played Fortnite even in the recording studio.
Although he hasn’t mentioned other games he was into, the Fortnite collab between him and Ninja broke some streaming records on Twitch. Not only was Drake playing duos with Ninja, but he was also able to join a few squad games with fellow rapper Travis Scott.
This further pushed the game’s popularity into overdrive, and Fortnite is still the king of battle royale games.
Zac Efron is one of those actors whose fame seems to dip up and down over the years. You may remember him in High School Musical, but did you know that he actually helped sell the first copy of Halo 3?
In 2007, the actor attended a midnight launch of Halo 3 in Los Angeles - and made it an even bigger event. At the event, Efron stayed for hours and was playing the game with a producer - and then helped sell the first copy to a consumer. I don’t know about you, but whoever has that first copy should surely be aware that it is likely worth thousands.
While most of the people on this list are console gamers, people like Henry Cavill and Elon Musk often talked about their interest in titles that are PC exclusive. Which celebs on this list surprised you the most?
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