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25 Most Ridiculous Celebrity "Gamers"

23. Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie (but mostly Paris Hilton)

Was there ever any doubt that the ultimate princess of publicity would appear on our list of gaming poseurs? Of course not, but we're still impressed by the hotel heiress's work ethic. Lending her air of vague condescension to every console in reach was nice, but Paris really went the extra mile when she whored out her name as well. Paris Hilton's Jewel Jam, available on mobile phones, sounds awesome. Now if she'd just stop calling it Diamond Quest...

24. Ronald McDonald



Does a fast food mascot count as a celebrity? Dunno. What we do know is that this photo has haunted our dreams for days now and we had to share the misery. The only thing creepier than Ronald's leering gaze is Mario's dead-eyed synthetic stare. He looks like a drive-thru speaker box... from Hell.

25. The GamesRadar Editorial Staff

Do a bunch of badly dressed website editors count as "celebrities"? No.
No, they do not. After seven pages of snide mockery, however, we only thought it fair to include ourselves. Clearly, you don't have to be a movie star or music mogul to look like a complete gaming jackass.

Feb 13, 2008

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31 comments

  • soaponapope - June 21, 2014 9:53 p.m.

    this article and its 'message' are the sources of the very elitism and petty, mean spirited juvenilities responsible for nourishing the public stereotypes and prejudice that are frequently accepted sight unseen by an innocently ignorant society. then there's the double standard that this article and many of the comments conveniently forgot to mention: there are far more individuals in the world who satisfy this supposed profile of the "poser"-- yet you say nothing of these people and discriminate between them and tiny fraction of the same larger community who happen to be famous and from what I can tell, you do this not for any kind of thoughtful idea, but specifically because they are famous and that's it. that may be the worst reason for such that I have ever been made to suffer. none of us are in any position to pass judgement on who gets a green jacket and who doesn't. probably the worst part of today's younger gamers is that they actively participate in if not have themselves created an industry of outrage in which one actively seeks things to be outraged about, usually just so they can take to the forums and force the rest of us to suffer their strongly worded, grammatically promiscuous manifesto explaining to us all why they know better even though in actuality they don't. there is nothing trendier than being outraged over this sort of thing by predictably regurgitating the familiar mean spirited pretentiousness that is as thoughtful as it is unique. this says nothing of the larger issue, which is the still worsening volatility and destabilization of the industry, of which we are participants. the industry is more consumer facing than ever before, and many companies- even successful ones who enjoy brand loyalty incubated over decades- have needlessly given fans access to the development process, giving them at large the ability to bitch about everything and anything. the result of this is that developers have become so cowed, so pathetic, so frightened by their player base that their primary motivation is not to better realize their vision but to not piss off forum dwellers whose favorite explanation for their collective woes is a predictable, poorly constructed theory of a shadowy cabal of industry developers and investors who are out to shake you specifically down. games are now so expensive to make that it is not uncommon to see large companies book asset hours full time on just one project, thus placing all their eggs in one basket. if the game flops at launch, then even successful developers can easily find themselves desperate for investors. now more than ever, a big developer's legacy and reputation provide no protection from the present and are only one bad review and a series of whiney forum posts away from bankruptcy. you can try to mitigate the business risk with things like large content updates, DLC, or outsourcing production responsibilities to third parties, but even then you are not safe from the echo chamber and its contrarian occupants who almost always waste no time authoring some truly pathetic self-pity- some more outrageous than others- such as DLC could and should have been part of the full game but was purposely withheld, and subsequently I am being nickel and dimed into poverty and hardship. grow up.
  • Dr_Mr_Paul - March 4, 2011 5:02 p.m.

    i wud totally believe that jack black plays video games... this list is kinda dumb... some i completely agree with, but others i dont.. gr shud have shortened this list and taken out some of the less obvious people
  • RedhawkAce - March 4, 2011 6:43 a.m.

    Stupid celebrity you no want game!! YOU WANT HOTPOCKET!!!! AHHHHHHHHH!!!!! All rights reserved to the Hotpocket brand any similarities of celebrities actually eating Hotpockets is just pure coincidence.
  • KrazyGamer - February 14, 2011 1:48 a.m.

    Hahahaha Silly Celebrity, Controllers are for Gamers! I know, Bad Joke but I felt the need to post it.
  • Satu - December 20, 2010 7:24 a.m.

    I believe that, after last week's Uncharted 3 gameplay premiere debacle, Jimmy Fallon deserves a prime spot on this list.
  • SpaceAce - November 4, 2010 10:41 p.m.

    For #16 the guy on the right's nickname is Triforce. He's from the Street Fighter Community in NYC and Shoryuken.com. He's no famous celebrity. That is definitely NOT Reggie Bush as I've actually met Reggie Bush. That guy looks nothing like Reggie. Anyways Triforce always wear's a Power Glove and he's the CEO or something of Empire Arcadia. Just Google "Empire Arcadia Triforce" and his page is the first result. Look at the images and videos from the results.
  • Ultimate36Gamer - March 21, 2010 8:48 p.m.

    What about Solja boy and S.O.D.M.G... they ruin every shooter on 360
  • EnragedTortoise1 - February 26, 2010 8:46 p.m.

    Reggie looks like he's gonna eat my soul.... Help me...
  • teke367 - January 6, 2010 8:43 p.m.

    I'm reading this after perusing the archives, so I know I'm about 9 months late, however, it needs to be said Reggie Fils-Aime is definitely more geeky looking than Bill Gates. Despite the size difference, I bet Bill took Reggie's lunch money as a kid.
  • SilverWerewolf - October 29, 2009 4:51 p.m.

    Don't forget the Rock Band Gang from the Today Show on NBC. Not that I'm knocking them for being bad, it's the enthusiastic looks they had playing Living on a Prayer. Surely, Rock Band has other songs they know.
  • TheFish - November 29, 2008 10:18 p.m.

    zac efron should not be allowed within a 100 meter range to anything logical.
  • crispynipple - November 18, 2008 4:54 p.m.

    Hmmmmmmmm. Hot Celebrity Game ladies. *drool*
  • elite0 - November 14, 2008 7:23 a.m.

    poor celebrities there trying so hard to play the games right xD
  • Trapped_In_Hiskool - December 6, 2008 11:18 p.m.

    Notice Paris Hilton's face NEVER changes between photos. They all look upon you with sneer and contempt.
  • Cwf2008 - December 6, 2008 5:40 a.m.

    Well TheFish, it should actually be restated "No celebrity should be allowed within a 1 mile radius of anything logical and/or having to do with videogames." Seriously, these washed up, celebrities who no one gives a rats ass about make videogames look bad.
  • Kstrandy - November 26, 2008 9:36 a.m.

    This is mean, but hilarious haha
  • barrage7667 - November 26, 2008 2:47 a.m.

    posing for a camera while playing videogames!!! everyone knows if your playing a videogame ur eyes are glued to the T.V. you are hunched forward and motionless,except for your mouth as you are (most likely) screaming at the T.V.
  • insignia123 - November 14, 2008 7:15 a.m.

    First, WTF!! I dont care if celbrities game or not. WHO THE F**K cares. As long as i dont see an xbox with F**kin High School Musical on, I wont give a rats @$$ how plays
  • lovinmyps3 - June 20, 2009 2:41 a.m.

    i dont really care about this stuff only that it pushes the "casual games" trend. people see it and go "hey my favorite celebrity plays wii, so should i!!"
  • tailsandy - June 1, 2009 11:47 p.m.

    ... What a moron the Reggies are. That's the BOTTOM of the Wii that's signed.

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