5 Big Name Celebrities That Are Also Avid Gamers

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.

 

Jack Black

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

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.

 

Anthony Mackie

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.

 

Aubrey Plaza

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.

 

Henry Cavill

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.

The 5 YouTubers who Made the Site So Popular

Youtube has graced the internet since the early 2000s and has created a mass following that eagerly logs onto the site every night to watch their favorite content creator. No matter what ages you are, you have definitely heard of youtube due to the sheer impact it has had on society as we know it.  Youtube offers everything from cooking to gaming content and there really is something for everyone to enjoy. However, it wasn’t always this way.  Before everyone discovered youtube, the main creators mainly focused on fun skits and short films, but who are the creators that made the site so popular and what it is today?

 

Rhett and Link

Absolutely everyone has heard of Rhett and Link. They are one of Youtube’s original creator pair and have continued to produce daily videos over the last decade. You are bound to have seen one of their viral videos, most probably the one where they burn through 1000 t-shirts. The two started on the platform in their mid-thirties and have continued to captivate their fans as they have aged and it is all due to their quirky and likable personalities.

 

Smosh

Though Smosh isn’t quite what it used to be, the channel is still up and running on youtube and captivating millions of views every month. Smosh originally started as the creation of two good friends with a love of making silly skits about everyday life topics. As the years have gone on, the original pair have disbanded and there is now an entire team that delivers the weekly skits that the channel gained its popularity from. When asked how Smosh managed to gain popularity so fast on the site they admitted that they buy subscribers on YouTube in large amounts. This is something a lot of YouTubers do and is another common technique used to gain supporters.

 

Shane Dawson

Shane Dawson does not have the same respect that he once had on the site, but it is hard to ignore the impact that he alone had on YouTube. Shane’s channel had many different focuses throughout the years, from music to controversial skits. He was loved by everyone on the site and was one of the first YouTubers that broke away from the site and became an everyday celebrity, with his merchandise sold in places such as hot topics and Amazon.

 

PewdiePie

Pewdiepie is another Youtuber that has been big on the site for over a decade. He first became popular due to his hilarious reactions to jump- scare horror games and other stressful games that he would play. He is the most subscribed content creator on youtube right now and his popularity shows no signs of slowing down as everyday he gets thousands of new subscribers. He has had a few bumps in the road and a couple of years ago caused something referred to as the ‘ad-apocalypse’ but he has more than made up for his mistakes and is still loved by his fans. He also does a lot of charity work which shows just how generous he is.

 

Paint

Paint could be considered to be one of the least popular YouTubers on this list, but he has still made a massive impact on the site since he started posting in 2007. Paint focuses on a lot of musical parodies, which usually consists of taking popular songs and applying them to social events that are happening at the time. If you don’t recognize his name, you are still bound to have stumbled across some of his more popular videos as many of them went viral.