In the past twenty years, we have seen technology go from being clunky and cumbersome to streamlined and efficient. We have seen the internet bloom from a laggy, unwieldy beast to a beautiful world that connects us all. And we have seen gaming move from two lines bouncing a ball into the realm of fully Virtual Reality.
Gaming wasn’t always as popular as it is today. In fact, gamers were often the butt of many jokes and seen as social outcasts amongst society. Now they are leading the way in entertainment and people from all walks of life are proud gamers.
In the past, celebrities were more concerned with their public image and being seen at the hottest spots in town. But modern celebrities need modern ways to unwind. And it’s no surprise that a lot of A-List celebrities are now avid gamers. And we don’t just mean the ones that appear in the commercials for a large paycheck.
So we are going to look at 5 A-List celebrities that are also avid gamers in their free time.
This will come as no big surprise to anyone. The headliner of Tenacious D, star of ‘School of Rock’ and all-around funny man. Jack Black is a comedy legend and known as one of the nicest guys in the business. And on top of all that he is also an avid gamer. In his downtime, he runs his own YouTube channel where he plays games, often with his fans.
He is a huge FPS fan and also plays a lot of traditional RPGs. Having got into games as a young man, he has a lot of insight into the hobby. And he often runs some impressive giveaways. Recently, to boost the popularity of the new COD, he was giving away a redemption code of the game to every thousandth commenter.
Justin Beiber has shown up in a fair few gaming adverts in his time, and often he does it out of love for the games. He was a huge gamer before he was discovered on YouTube, and remains one to this day. He has gone on record saying he loves spending his downtime on the couch with a controller in his hand.
The MCU’s own falcon and star of Altered Carbon, Anthony Mackie is also a massive gamer. Having made appearances in a few games himself as a voice actor. He has stated his favorite games are FPS games and Fighting games. He loves a challenge and being able to compete with other players across the globe. He frequently does matches against his fans, offering them a chance to play together. He also donates to a lot of gaming-related charities, proving he is an all-around fantastic guy.
The most sarcastic actor in Hollywood, Aubrey Plaza loves to kick back and relax by playing some RPG games and more casual puzzle games as well. She is a new convert to the world of gaming, turned to it by her co-stars on the show ‘Legion.’ She has slowly started amassing quite the gaming collection and has admitted in a few interviews that she is putting more time into the hobby than she ever thought she would.
She has spoken about her love for Nintendo as well. She can’t get enough of hew switch and thinks it might be her all-time favorite console. And we can hardly blame her. Ever since I got mine I haven’t been able to put it down.
You won’t be surprised to hear this, but Henry Cavill might be one of the biggest nerds ever. You only need to look at his acting credits to see it. Superman. Sherlock Holmes. And the big gaming star, Geralt of Rivia. It turns out Henry is a massive fan of the Witcher game series. He has clocked thousands of hours in it and loves to kick back and relax with other RPG titles as well. No wonder he did such a fantastic job on the TV show. He is a true fan through and through and wanted to do the role justice.