10 Celebrities Who Are Avid Video Gamers

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Celebrities often have busy schedules, but it sure doesn't stop these celebs from kicking back and having fun shooting aliens and zombies. While it was obvious in her early career that Olivia Munn is an avid gamer, you may be surprised by some of the people on this list (*cough* Kim Kardashian *cough*). It's pretty interesting too that at one time or another, you could've been playing WoW with Mila Kunis or Halo with Megan Fox without even knowing it!

Check out these celebs who, like most people, can't resist a good video game:

Mila Kunis

Mila Kunis is a geek at heart, which gives us more reason to love her.

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She admitted at Comic Con 2012 that she played World of Warcraft so much that she needed to quit “cold turkey,” but then rebounded by playing Call of Duty. I guess she wasn’t just addicted to WoW but more so video games in general.

"COD is like really REALLY fun! Once you get through Call of Duty's first person, then you unlock the Nazi zombies and your whole purpose becomes just to kill these Nazi zombies and you know, you kill them a lot! You board up the windows and you kill zombies and maybe I'm not really good at it but that's not for lack for trying!," she said.

Megan Fox

Need another reason to love this hottie? She’s a gamer with a total addiction to Halo on XBox.

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The actress admitted in an interview with Collider that she has avidly played Halo: Reach online. “You can ask my husband that question independently of me if he is out there. I have a complete addiction to that game. It is sick,” Fox said.

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Who knows? You might have even played Fox on Xbox LIVE: “They have no idea. They make fun of my gamer tag too because it is funny. And they are all a bunch of guys and it is clear that I am a girl so they make fun of my name, and they have no idea they are making fun of me.”

Daniel Craig

Daniel Craig's fondness for video games could very well be the reason why he makes such a badass James Bond.

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The actor finds that playing video games prepare him well for movies and says that "Halo is good because it’s shooting aliens." He also enjoys games with a story line.

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Craig admits that he's a bit addicted to video games and it didn't blow over well with now ex-girlfriend Satsuki Mitchell: “I have to pick my time well. If my girlfriend sees the box then it’s all over. If I get some free time, when she goes away for the weekend, I’ll go and play some games. I can switch the phone off and not see anybody for a couple of hours. That is blissful."

Olivia Munn

From her former hosting gig on Attack of the Show on G4, it's no surprise that Olivia Munn is an avid gamer and knows her stuff.

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Munn was on the cover of FHM magazine in 2012 and said in the interview: "I get so addicted to videos games. I get really focused in on it and I cannot live the rest of my life," she tells the mag. "So If I get into any kind of first person shooter game, I'm done and you won't see me. I'll skip meetings and stuff to sit in and work on my video games."

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She loves playing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3  and Rock Band. Munn also describes her ideal night as "a case of Pabst Blue Ribbon and playing some Guitar Hero until three in the morning." Sounds like every guy's dream girl.

Zac Efron

The actor is a self-proclaimed Halo fan and in 2007, hosted the "Halo 3 Midnight Madness Launch Event" in Los Angeles.

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His Halo addiction also caused a rift between he and former girlfriend/High School Musical co-star Vanessa Hudgens. A source told Contact Music that "Vanessa has hardly seen him. He talks more to his friends online while blasting away at aliens or whatever, than to her."

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Hudgens tried to be a sport about it as the source continues saying: "Vanessa has even tried joining in but her boredom threshold is a lot shorter than Zac's. She's on the verge of saying, 'It's either me or the Xbox.'" Boys and their toys...

Snoop Dogg

This rapper is a huge fan of video games and spends a lot of his time playing Halo: Reach.

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Snoop Dogg even collaborated with LL Cool J and Zachary Levi to create a video for "Funny or Die."

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The guys are all playing the game together in this hilarious "ultimate Halo smack down" video.

Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba's love for video game started at a young age and she never grew out of the hobby. "I grew up playing Bomberman and Pac-Man and Super Mario Brothers and Zelda, where you had just this little guy who could barely walk and the music was like doot... doot... doot...." she said.

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She definitely stayed loyal to Nintendo as she's a complete fan of Wii games today, especially Wii Sports. "I play all of the Wii Sports games, like bowling, tennis, and baseball. That's a lot of fun," she admits.

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The actress also said Wii Sports helps her maintain her killer bod: "I think the physicality of the Wii gets people off the couch. Sometimes you can just sit there playing a video game for hours and never move and you're brain is just zapped from playing the game. With the Wii, you're up on your feet and moving around. The physical aspect of it is great, especially for kids. They actually call it the Wii Diet, since active players can burn calories!"

Jenny McCarthy

This actress and television host is active in the gaming world in more ways than one. She's not only playing them, but appearing in them and creating her own game.

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In 2006 at the E3 conference, fans were able to play Marble Blast Ultra alongside McCarthy through "Game with Fame," a form of meet-and-greet on Xbox LIVE where fans can play their favorite games with celebrities.

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She has appeared as Agent Tanya in Command and Conquer: Red Alert 3 and also came out with her own game, Your Shape Featuring Jenny McCarthy, for Nintendo Wii in 2009. McCarthy said that video games are a great platform to reach adults and kids who are interested in fitness.

Jodie Foster

Though the actress won Oscar awards for her roles on the big screen, Jodie Foster admits that she has no musical ability whatsoever, yet loves Guitar Hero.

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She said, "I have no musical ability. I tried in my life. I tried to learn the trumpet, that wasn't so good. The good thing about 'Guitar Hero' is you can just (press the buttons and) go 'blue, green, green, green, blue, green, green..."

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Foster even demonstrated her Guitar Hero playing skills on The Rachael Ray Show.

Kim Kardashian

Believe me, this is not a joke. Kim Kardashian plays video games and is Call of Duty fan.

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When Kardashian tweeted "I can't wait for Call of Duty Black Ops II to come out! The graphics look crazy!," the Twitterverse thought her account was hacked and expressed their disbelieve. But she cleared up the confusion with a follow-up tweet saying, "Nope! And no paid-advertising tweet either!" and that she and her brother Rob play all the time.

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Kardashian also launched her own video game for smartphones. Laugh all you want but surprisingly, the game was the "fifth highest-grossing game on Apple’s App Store" after its release in June 2014. The New York Times speculates that the success of the game could be attributed to its simple premise: "It drops players into the celebrity world and challenges them to improve their social standing, build careers and accumulate wealth and fans. Players navigate through tasks like booking jobs, making friends and going on dates, and the occasional appearance from the cartoon version of Ms. Kardashian herself."


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