Celebrities, when not in front of the camera, also engage in various activities similar to ordinary folks. They have their own hobbies and preferred forms of entertainment. You may be surprised to know that many of them, men and women alike, are actually diehard video game fanatics.
With the existence today of more advanced and portable video game consoles, it’s not a wonder why these popular figures on TV and the big screen also got hooked to gaming. Many admit playing games helps them relax after a hectic schedule at work.
So what video games do these celebrities love to play? According to therichest.com website, the top three games famous among Hollywood stars to date include Call of Duty, World of Warcraft and Halo.
This British star who’s the latest to take on the role of James Bond admits that he plays Halo and Guitar Hero. In fact, his addiction to these games had caused an issue before between him and his former lady love. Craig related that his ex-girlfriend used to get upset every time she saw the box in his home. The actor then thought it wise to keep the box somewhere in his home and play it only when his then girlfriend was already out of the house.
Craig who became the newest James Bond star in 2006 is now married to Rachel Weisz, also a British actress.
This famous Hollywood star is a self-proclaimed video game addict. Recently, he shared a video of himself and Paul Walker playing World of Warcraft a few years back. He related as well that he and best friend Paul would create cartoon characters or what he termed toons in MMO games.
Playing video games, however, is not only what Diesel loves as he is also now into game development. In fact, he has set up his own Tigon Studios in order to develop video games and their first game entitled Chronicles of Riddick reportedly did well.
The new girlfriend of Ashton Kutcher loves to play World of Warcraft and Call of Duty. She said she likes the fact that Call of Duty, being a first person game, allows you to just kill those Nazi zombies. Kunis considers it a fun game to play.
This rapper is also a big fan of Halo. His huge interest in the game has even prompted him to create a funny video entitled “Funny or Die” together with fellow rapper LL Cool J. The video, according to Snoop Dogg, only proves that competition in a video game can also bring out the worst in any celebrity.
This young actor is a Halo fanatic. In fact, his love for this video game encouraged him to host the Halo 3 Midnight Madness Launch Event in 2007. A side event to that was Zac Efron almost lost his then girlfriend Vanessa Hudges when the actress got jealous of the actor’s spending more time with his online friends than with her.
Video games are fun to play and people today are fortunate to have a variety of choices. They can play using the gaming consoles or do it online. The free video slots game is also a fun activity to do whether alone or with company and is now available in different styles including those featuring celebrities.
Statistica.com revealed that global video games revenue as of September 2014 stands at $101.62 billion while global spending on video game software is at $51.14 billion. In the U.S. alone, video games sales have reached $6.1 billion while money spent on console games was $8.4 billion.