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Submitted by mathsman 1762d ago | opinion piece

Top Ten Celebrity Gamers

From the likes of John Cena to Rihanna, Jack Black to Ricky Gervais, the spectrum of famous artists that confess to be fans of videogames is surely representative of the wide variety of audiences that dabble with the hobby these days. While some haven’t necessary followed the industry and other have only recently found their footing on current-generation systems, all of the below celebrities have professed their love of the hobby at one time or another. (Culture)

Kran  +   1763d ago
This isn't a very good list.

Felicia Day is no where to be seen.

She should be number 1!
mathsman  +   1763d ago
Felicia Day is famous BECAUSE she's a gamer, not a famous person who plays games. Outside of gaming circles, no one knows who she is.
Kran  +   1763d ago

Im pretty sure shes done more than gaming things.
morganfell  +   1762d ago
Also missing from the list is Daniel Craig. He has stated m ore than once that when his girl friend comes over and sees him with a controller she just leaves for a few hours.
bobrea  +   1762d ago

Nothing good...
RedDragan  +   1762d ago
Not a very good list. If we are talking about level of fame then the Top 5 would consist only of football players.

5. Steven Garrard
4. Wayne Rooney
3. Lionel Messi
2. Cristiano Ronaldo
1. David Beckham (unfortunately)

These 5 people are more famous than Tom Cruise, or Barrack Obama, or Queen Elizabeth herself.

The fact is that in Africa, Asia, South America, North America and Europe these 5 people are known.

If you go to a Sudan refugee camp those people will have heard of these footballers but they will not have heard of america's movie stars, they will not know who the American president is and although they may know about the Queen they do not think of her.

You could argue that the entire Top 10 would just be football players, because they are the only true global stars that have fame in virtually every country on our planet.
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egidem  +   1762d ago
Where the hell is Matthew Perry?? He is a huge fan of Fallout 3.

Or more prominent people like Zach Levi from Chuck?
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CaptainPunch  +   1762d ago
No one knows who Felecia Day is, besides nerds.
RememberThe357  +   1762d ago
I still don't know who the hell she is.
alexi_666  +   1762d ago
who the hell is Felicia Day? o.O
PshycoNinja  +   1762d ago
I just came for the boobs...

I am a terrible person.
Tru_Blu  +   1762d ago
sad to say but yep.. saw boobs and clicked lol
stonecold3  +   1763d ago
camerion diaz and rhianna for me
rabidpancakeburglar  +   1762d ago
It would be pretty funny to have cameron diaz or megan fox up against the 13 years with mics in cod
rabidpancakeburglar  +   1762d ago
year olds*
Richard_Hammond  +   1762d ago
That would be the end of their gaming
rabidpancakeburglar  +   1762d ago
.....and the start of their fapping
Downtown boogey  +   1762d ago
I think it's just funny that people believe they're gamers...
telekineticmantis  +   1762d ago
Megan Fox's career is over
take her off the list, what about Michelle Rodriguez?

I love Michelle Rodriguez
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ATiElite  +   1762d ago
Megan Fox = the worlds sexiest chick that CAN'T act. She has ZERO acting Skills.
FishCake9T4  +   1762d ago
Shes not that hot.
darksied  +   1762d ago

Yeah right, keep telling yourself that.

Anyway, about her acting, you can't just dismiss people's acting ability without having given them something good. Give her a good part with decent dialog and THEN see how good she is. I, along with most people, have only ever seen her in Transformers, and that movie was laughably bad.
Eiffel  +   1762d ago
No, FishCake9T4's right. She really isn't.
ATiElite  +   1762d ago
OK some think Megan Fox may not be that Hot (ppl do have opinions) but she is definitely Do-able.

Either way she can't act but she is very Do-able!
NateCole  +   1762d ago
Depends on your age i guess but she by normal convention of beauty is hot.

For me i see more natural beauty as hot but thats just me. Its different for different people.
damnyouretall  +   1762d ago
whatever fishcake, youd lick the stink off her asshole just like the rest of us.
starcb26  +   1762d ago
Hot is like slutty, beautiful is a completely different thing.
Tru_Blu  +   1762d ago
No need to act when you that hot ;)
El-Fenemeno1213  +   1762d ago
yea Michelle Rodriguez should be on the list instead of her. She a real gamer and she fine 8-)
Spitfire_Riggz  +   1762d ago
Michelle Rodriguez is just a bad ass. Always playing an armored up swat member of some sort, killing aliens bad guys zombies stealing shit out of 18 wheelers (fast furious) driving AND playing video games?? I wanna hang out with HER
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Djinn  +   1762d ago

I agree dude. Seriously, I see chicks everyday who are hotter than here, maybe because I go to college. I just don't get love for her.
PierceBrosnan  +   1762d ago
I'm quite a gamer myself.. Mostly play some CoD: Black Ops on weekends, Great fun. :)
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Commander_TK  +   1762d ago
Now if you'd just return as Bond.
Quagmire  +   1762d ago
Craig all the way
guitarded77  +   1762d ago
Screw that, Sir Roger Moore all the way.
Convas  +   1762d ago
Sean Connery says HI.
wenaldy  +   1762d ago
But no Goldeneye?
Spitfire_Riggz  +   1762d ago
Lol good one
earbus  +   1762d ago
George lasenby for the bond win.
wenaldy  +   1762d ago
Dude, Dalton all the way..
alexi_666  +   1762d ago
T-DAL!! <3
xPhearR3dx  +   1762d ago
only gays do that
ATiElite  +   1762d ago
Bronsnan...Meh bring back George Lazenby.

On Her Majesty's Secret Bond title ever.
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CrzyFooL  +   1762d ago
Roger Moore got more pussy sir.
Raven_Nomad  +   1762d ago
Fred Durst from Limp Bizcuit, I've gamed with him on XBL before, apparently James Hetfield from Metallica as well.

Those two and of course Nathan Fillion should have been on that list, dude only was in Firefly and a ton of other cool stuff and is a huge Halo fan and even featured in ODST and Halo 3!
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gorebago  +   1762d ago
I wouldn't doubt that most bands play video games in their tour bus while travelling from city to city. Great way to pass the time.
Bob570  +   1762d ago
The band Breaking Benjamin enjoys them, remember the song "Blow Me Away"? It was written for Halo 2. The song without the lyrics is in the game.

It's kind of funny, the only reason I'm a fan of Breaking Benjamin is because of Halo 2.
Raven_Nomad  +   1762d ago
Ya, I loved that song, Microsoft did a game with fame with those guys about a year or so ago. You never know who you might end up playing against online in all honesty.
Mr Tretton  +   1762d ago
Speaking of musicians, Raymond Herrera, ex-drummer of Fear Factory is a total mega gamer. Buys everything, used to have an online game store, and he almost got a company (Psygnosis I think) to make a Fear Factory video game for PS2 years ago, but was cancelled, the studio was bought or closed down, can't remember.
Der_Kommandant  +   1762d ago
You're absolutely right Mr. Tretton
Megaton  +   1762d ago
I remember another user here who made a blog claiming he played on XBL with Fred Durst and James Hetfield, and that Durst was bashing the PS3 the whole time (lol).

Mult account, bro?
huzzaahh  +   1762d ago
Durst is a fucking tool. Not because he was bashing the PS3, but because Limp Bizkit is shit.
Megaton  +   1762d ago
I doubt the person's story was even true.
Syaz1  +   1762d ago
been a while since i've played a riddick game.

vin diesel, when are more riddick games coming out? movie audience rejected the riddick movies but gamers would love more riddick games.
Raven_Nomad  +   1762d ago
He is making a new Riddick movie and Dark Athena with the remastered Butchers Bay was released not too long ago.
Syaz1  +   1761d ago
yes, i played the remastered one. i'm waiting for a sequel to it :)

but i admit, i didn't finish assault on dark athena though. apparently even many found it dull. escape from butcher bay is a thrilling ride!
plb  +   1762d ago
Jimmy Fallon is another gamer too afaik.
Commander_TK  +   1762d ago
He's a fake. He gets payed to advertise.
rumplstilts  +   1762d ago
Almost as fake as Geoff Keighley.
SkyGamer  +   1762d ago
You can't forget about Brendan Fraser. Big Halo fan. Also Zac Efron. Big X360 player. At then gf Vanessa Hudgens threaten to leave him because he plays too much.
huzzaahh  +   1762d ago
Zac Efron isn't exactly relevant anymore, especially with the predominantly teenage male videogame community.
ATiElite  +   1762d ago
Another Lame List!
Ice-T, Vin Diesel, Robin Williams and Snoop Dogg are Gamers but these other clowns are not gamers but some Lames who did a video game Job for some easy cash.

Curt Schilling - who owns 38 studios Game Studio should be on the list. He's an fan of RTS and RPG
Michelle Rodriguez - is a well known hardcore gamer (and smoking Hot). She plays everything but is known to very competitive at shooters.
Todd Mcfalane - is a Gamer. Plays RTS and RPG.
Spitfire_Riggz  +   1762d ago
Also Soulja Boy but I hate him so yeah fuck him lol
pr0digyZA  +   1762d ago
There are lots that aren't on, many directors who play like Gore verbinski, Spielberg etc...
Then there are actors like Jack Black, Brandon Routh,Zackary Levi, Daniel Craig etc... There are probably also closet gamers who still need to come out ;P
CraigUK  +   1762d ago
Dara O’Briain is hardly what I'd call a gamer, he has played guitar hero and gears of war, which he admits neither of which he has finished.

Charlie Brooker is more of a gamer than him, and you never hear about him on these sort of lists.

It annoys me when people say he is some kind of icon for video game celebrities or something. He doesn't even have a good taste in games.
kesvalk  +   1762d ago
so, naming a child over a game is a homage?

my son shall be named Fallout 2 then...
Mr Tretton  +   1762d ago
Needs more Mila Kunis.
Bathyj  +   1762d ago
We all need more Mila Kunis.
ATiElite  +   1762d ago
Dam i'm impressed! she actually knows WTF she is talking about. Maybe she should host one of these stupid gaming shows but with out the lame comedy bits.

Olivia Munn went from fake TV gamer back to her roots as a comedic actress although she is basically Conan's gopher/step stool/butt of his jokes/Conan Show resident Ass Clown. what a shame.

But then again if your gaming knowledge is that of only Halo, Gears, Pac Man, Farmville, and COD then i wouldn't call you a gamer...I would call you a CASUAL.
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Djinn  +   1762d ago
Where's Daniel Craig. The guy is a real gamer. Not these cod and madden idiots. Craig plays HARDCORE games.
Bathyj  +   1762d ago
I should be on that list.
No, I cant tell you who I am.

But my kids, Samus, Raiden, King, Tifa, Duke, and Morgan would all vouch for me.

They're a crazy bunch. You should see them play dress ups.
SociaLDisorderR  +   1762d ago
Ha! I actually played with Robin Williams on the xbox360 Call of duty Modern Warfare. He was on our team, making jokes and cracks toward the other players and we were rolling! Good times.
grifter024  +   1762d ago
There are a few vids of Michelle Rodriguez actually whooping butt on Virtual Fighter.

I never knew Craig played games though.
Orionsangel  +   1762d ago
Wow they forgot Will Arnett?

Related video
Orionsangel  +   1762d ago
Nikole Kidman a Gamer? Yeah right! I guess it depends on a persons definition of a Gamer. If someone who got paid to do a Nintendo ad and made a comment about how brain training is interesting is what you consider a Gamer. Then yeah I guess she's a Gamer?

A Gamer to me is Ice-T. Who not only plays games on a daily basis, but keeps up with Gaming culture. He's way into it with a passion. That's a true Gamer to me.
GuruStarr78  +   1762d ago
my list was much better

check it out
Der_Kommandant  +   1762d ago
I used to have Chimaira's Bassist Jim LaMarca on my friends list, i guess he deleted me or something :D
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bobrea  +   1762d ago
Articles like this are so retarded. Millions of people play games, why should I care?
CNXN  +   1762d ago
What about lights she has a friggin WoW tat... and shes hot
hazelamy  +   1762d ago
i saw an interview with williams once where he talked about naming his daughter after a game character, he joked if he had sons he'd call them mario and luigi. :)

at least i assume it was a joke. o_O
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Pikajew  +   1762d ago
The singer of Breaking Benjamin is a bigger gamer that all those people.

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