Video games don’t always have a diverse audience. At one point, entertainment media belonged to a niche market. Now everyone from movie stars to basketball players embraces this medium as a public spotlight. The booming industry is due to the pervasiveness of video games as far as consumers are concerned.
Publishers and developers understand what tempts game fans to put their hard-earned cash into games: hype. And what better way to rally the hype behind a triple-A release than to have a beloved celebrity do it? is featuring.
Ten Jonah Hill and Sam Worthington (Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3)
As far as first-person shooters are concerned, Call of Duty has been a household name for nearly two decades. The multiplayer component is the gift players keep giving as they join friends in explosive firefights.
There have been plenty of commercials for the series over the years.The Modern Warfare 3 effort stars actors Jonah Hill and Sam Worthington. Hill takes on the role of a novice and Worthington shows him the knack of becoming a skilled operator. By the time the 60-second spot ends, Hill has littered the streets with flames and bullets.
9 Bryan Cranston (Megaforce)
Once upon a time, celebrities weren’t celebrities yet. They were actors struggling to find work. Back in the game’s formative years, Mega Force entered the scene like a missile-laden motorcycle heading into battle.
Bryan Cranston appears in this Atari 2600 Gaming TV spot as an avid gamer ready to take dirt biking to the next explosive level. A wild commercial that is the epitome of 80’s action entertainment.
8 Robin and Zelda Williams (The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D)
It’s no secret that Robin Williams was a huge fan of video games. In the end, he named his daughter Zelda after the Hyrule princess who stole his heart. So it makes sense that Nintendo tapped into the Williams fandom by getting comedians and actors a little involved in marketing heavy hitters within the series.
When The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D launched on Nintendo 3DS, Williams and his daughter appeared in the title TV spot. He can be heard pondering about her adventures with the princess, but she was brought back to planet Earth by asking if her daughter had again confused her with a fictional character. .
7 Chuck Norris (World of Warcraft)
World of Warcraft has long been a staple of the MMO world. To promote it over the years, Blizzard Entertainment unleashed his marketing campaign that included several celebrities speaking about their in-game characters in a series of commercials. Among these celebrities are Verne Troyer, Ozzy Osbourne, Mr. T.
But the best of these commercials had to be the one featuring world-famous Chuck Norris. , is bashing in-game creatures, including TV screens.
6 Paul Rudd (Super Famicom)
Paul Rudd is a well-known actor who starred in gaming commercials long before he became an acting sensation. With his 1990s-inspired trench coat and shaggy hair, Rudd can be seen standing in front of a giant screen feeling the power of the latest Nintendo console (at the time). increase.
It’s a deliciously cheesy TV spot that depicts the future Ant-Man making his way through the Gateway catalog of Super Nintendo games. Indeed, this commercial of his spot is a nostalgic trip for many of his ’90s kids.
Five Liam Neeson (Clash of Clans)
Perhaps this mobile strategy game wouldn’t be as popular as it is without Liam Neeson roaring across the screen. Hot on the release of the Taken movie and a new face in the action genre, Neeson starred in a commercial for Clash of Clans shortly after his 2012 debut.
After being completely defeated, the commercial zooms out to show Neeson in control of the game humorously swearing revenge against the user who wasted his army in the middle of a pastry shop. There’s nothing quite like an exciting strategy game to pass the time.
Four Brie Larson (Nintendo Switch)
Not all celebrities are true gamers. In fact, it’s hard to imagine if any particular actor is just collecting paychecks or is actually a fan of the media. But when it comes to Brie Larson, who famously shared all of Nintendo’s fandom, including her own cosplay of Samus Aran, it’s no wonder.
So when she appeared in a TV spot for Nintendo Switch, we knew her love for the platform was genuine. In fact, this commercial shows how easy it is for even high-profile actors to get hooked on the game when they’re supposed to be discussing business. .
3 Keanu Reeves (Cyberpunk 2077)
Well, this is a bit of a cheat, considering Keanu Reeves has a major role in Cyberpunk 2077.
Reeves promotes the game in several different spots against the backdrop of Billie Eilish’s “Bad Guy.” The game was downplayed for its performance issues upon release, but there’s no doubt that Reeves was ready to take the future by storm with these commercials.
2 Jimmy Kimmel and Kobe Bryant (Call of Duty: Black Ops)
Whereas Modern Warfare 3 continued with the tagline “There’s a soldier in all of us,” Black Ops kicked off with well-crafted commercials showing a unique and hilarious battlefield. Sure, war may not be fun. But it’s very strange to find your own foxhole that a high-heeled businesswoman, hoodie his truck cook, NBA star Kobe Bryant digs.
The best moment of the whole spot is when Jimmy Kimmel blows up a helicopter in an RPG labeled “Proud Newbie.” No doubt Activision wanted everyone to buy this series with this series.
1 Ben Stiller, John Travolta, LeBron James (God of War Ragnarok)
Kratos’ Norse adventure continues in God of War Ragnarok. Given the game’s critical success in 2018, it’s possible that Sony didn’t even need to pitch this title as the sequel hype is at a feverish pitch.
Still, Sony recruited Ben Stiller, John Travolta, and LeBron James into a silly commercial, with the three men trying to maximize Kratos’ energy to bond with their children. is completely decked out in Kratos’ outfit.
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