Go outside and pick up a rock. Heft it in your hands a few times to make sure that it has a good weight. Then, as hard as you can, chunk that rock at your nearest powered on internet-enabled electronic device. Chances are pretty high that you just smacked a picture of, an article about, or news of a celebrity of some sort.
Go ahead… I’ll wait.
I really hope you didn’t do that.
Celebrities are everywhere. Some have even infiltrated our video games. WHICH WE LOVE.
I have listed here 10 examples of celebrities showing up in our games. You will note that none are listed because they showed up in their own games. That’s cheating. No. Bad dog.
These celebrities have graced us in games that have nothing to do with their own egos. Or, maybe everything to do with their egos. Who am I to say?
1. Kevin Spacey – Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
Look at any list that involves celebrities in games and you will see Kevin Spacey listed. Because it’s Kevin-fucking-Spacey. The man who ruled House of Cards on Netflix. And that guy who is constantly trying to get us to invest our money.
His appearance was as Jonathan Irons, the game’s antagonist. Most celebrities play themselves, even if it isn’t in their own game. Spacey played a character. You know… like an actor would.
2. Bruce Lee – EA Sports UFC
Giving respect to Bruce Lee, you couldn’t just play the game as Bruce Lee. You had to earn Bruce Lee. You had to play and BEAT the game on Pro difficulty or higher. You had to earn him by winning. Or, as tends to happen in games of late, you could earn him by buying the access to him. Because why not?
3. Drew Carey – The Sims: House Party
It’s an old game. But he was popular back when. Remember the Drew Carey Show? Ok… maybe not. What about Whose Line Is It Anyway? I hope so, because that show was THE BEST. Anyway. Back in the day he was popular. So was this game. All you had to do was have a house party for more than 135 minutes and make a score of 55 or higher, and BAM! There he was. In all his NPC glory.
4. Ricky Gervais – Grand Theft Auto IV
He isn’t an active character in the game. By he is still in there. Ricky Gervais can be seen performing a stand-up act when you have your character sit down and take a break from stealing and killing for a little while.
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