Due to the fame and riches, we are often at fault of putting celebrities on a pedestal, assuming that they don’t partake in the everyday activities of us common folk, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Thanks to various interviews and social media, we can see that celebrities enjoy many of the same things as we do – even if their versions are little more lavish!
One pastime which has recently gone mainstream is that of gaming, with PC, console, live, and mobile gaming becoming hugely popular. All of these ways of gaming have a price cap, for the most part, meaning that even celebrities pay the same price for the games as we do, enjoying the same gameplay experiences. Here, we’re going to dig into some of the biggest game lovers of the celebrity world.
Megan Fox loves video gaming
Going a great way towards completely dispelling the stigma that video gaming is for lonely geeks in their parents’ basements, world-famous model and actress Megan Fox is a self-professed gamer. The star of Transformers, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and the upcoming Zeroville film has stated in many interviews that she loves playing video games, especially Halo: Reach, which she once claimed to be obsessed with playing. Fox is also known to be a big fan of Mortal Kombat and the Call of Duty series, even wanting to play MK character Kitana in a movie reboot. While her Hollywood movie roles shot Fox to fame, her love of the likes of Halo and Mortal Kombat earns her a continued adoration from gamers all over the world.
50 Cent loves casino gaming
The casino floor is an infamous location for celebrities, with the high-rollers often testing their luck in Las Vegas’ biggest and most luxurious casinos. While many are noted as lovers of craps and poker, blackjack has long been the most popular game among celebrities, particularly rappers. Jay-Z is known to be a big-time player of blackjack and has entered many live tournaments, but 50 Cent is the most vocal for his love of the card game.
The Get Rich or Die Tryin’ hit-maker and movie star claims that he enjoys the thrill of placing large sums on single hands. Known to frequent live tables with stacks of chips, his love of the card game has spread to the digital space, just like the game itself. Knowing the options available to play online blackjack, with live lobbies, premium, and themed games, there’s little doubt that 50 Cent would have tested his luck online. He certainly knows of the options as he once sought to capitalise on the game’s opportunity with his own social media-based blackjack game.
Gordon Ramsay bringing food to mobile gamers
While it’s not evidence of the British celebrity chef being a big gamer himself, Gordon Ramsay certainly boasts an adoration for the reach and potential of mobile games. In his game, Restaurant Dash: Gordon Ramsay, players try to manage the demands of a professional kitchen under the watchful eye of Ramsay himself. While there are many celebrities with mobile games, he says that he was inspired to be a part of the mobile game because of how other titles have helped to teach his daughters things about fashion. Through his game, he can teach people about food and cooking.
Megan Fox, 50 Cent, and Gordon Ramsay love the gaming scene, with each of them drawing something a little different from activities that we all enjoy.