It's always refreshing to see celebrities enjoying the same games we do. Even better is when you see your favorite games incorporated into movies, TV shows, board games, and other media. However, gaming movies aren't always the easiest to pull off, and can turn out to be huge flops if not done correctly. What video game movie is your all time favorite?
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Celebs You May Not Know Are Gamers
It's often hard to imagine celebrities even having the time to sit and play video games. Busy schedules, multiple performances and gigs, and constant practicing can truly eat up peoples' time. However, many famous and well-loved celebrities are also very avid gamers!
- Mila Kunis - The actress most known for her roles on That 70's Show and Family Guy, Mila is also a huge gamer. Her favorite game? World of Warcraft. She reported that she used to be 'addicted' to the game (and how could you not be?)
- Michael Phelps - This super star swimmer doesn't just have a love for pools, but games as well. He reportedly loves to play hours of Call of Duty when he's not killing it in the water.
- Vin Diesel - This man is fast and furious with his vehicles and his controller. He has a need. A need for more games. Most recognized for his role in the Fast and Furious series, Vin is also a huge fan of Call of Duty. He's also reportedly a huge Dungeons and Dragons fan. Are we the only ones who want to do a D&D session with a movie star now? #countusin
- Will Arnett - Arrested Development actor Will Arnett has been known to frequent Call of Duty, and even arranges games with a lot of his celebrity friends.
So, anyone want to sign a petition to see a livestream of celebs duking it out in Call of Duty?
Rogue Qualify for League of Legends 2021 World Championship
The team, who secured a spot in League of Legends 2021 World Championship, was Rogue. They beat Misfits 3:2 and reached Winners' Finals of League of Legends European Championship Summer 2021. Rogue took 1st place in group stage, guaranteeing a place in the LEC 2021 semifinals. In the semifinals, they met Misfits.
The best-of-five series started from Rogue's confident victory, beating their opponent in 28 minutes. The opponents traded wins the next three maps with Misfits winning the second map in 29 minutes, Rogue taking third, and Misfits taking the fourth map.
The fifth map of this match became a real thriller. The initiative passed from hand to hand. The Misfits won a couple early fights to take the lead. After Rogue killed Baron and their forester Kacper 'Inspired' Słoma’s Viego made a penta-kill, Rogue took over and won the map.
The 2021 World Championship will take place in five cities in China in autumn this year. 24 teams from all over the world will fight for the $2,225,000.
Twist The Fate of Humankind
For all of you Civilization lovers out there, Humankind will be right up your alley. Humankind is a historical turn-based strategy game where you develop and grow your own corner of the world. Humankind is deeply rooted around the aspect of history and understanding how it impacts the development of society. In order to do well in Humankind, you cannot simply take over the earth and wage war. You need to understand the different facets of history itself, and use that to change the tides of humanity in your favor. With that understanding, you will not only be able to experience history, but completely rewrite it.
Players can choose and customize their world leaders to their liking, as well as combine up to 60 different cultures of humanity to create the perfect place in time. Each of the 60 cultures will give the game another layer of unique gameplay, allowing for hundreds of combinations of fun. Not to mention that every part of the game is historically accurate.
Battles in the game will be turn-based, and rely heavily on complex strategy and decision-making skills. You can craft unique weapons and combine fighting styles in order to create your perfect army, navigating around the rest of the world in order to conquer new land. The game also contains a multiplayer mode for up to 8 other players, allowing battles for days as you hash it out with your friends in game.
The game releases on August 17th, 2021, and is currently only available on PC. Pre-purchasing the deluxe edition will give you a 17% discount.
New Movie, Free Guy, Surprise Viewers
When video games are translated to the big screen it rarely ends well. Although, when Ryan Reynolds led in this new video themed movie people did not know what to expect. This weekend is the premiere of Free Guy, and there was significant excitement around it.
The life of an NPC is fascinating. The movie follows Guy (Reynolds) as he works as a bank teller in an open world game. He is a non-playable character (NPC) in this game. The events in the real world help Guy become self-aware of his status and decides to become the hero to save the game. The movie also has Jodie Comer and Taika Waititi. What's even more exciting is popular streamers such as Ninja, Jacksepticeye, and Pokimane also made a cameo appearance to represent the online community.
Free Guy opens up with positive reviews.
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