Hollywood’s Video Game Invasion of the ’90s


Hollywood has always had its fingers on
the pulse of popular culture, so when video games began to blossom
during the ’80s, Tinseltown saw an opportunity to expand. Within a few
years, the gaming market was awash with titles featuring A-list actors,
iconic athletes, and all manner of celebrity in-between. It’s hard to
imagine a time when star-power had such sway in video games, especially
when you consider that the concept of celebrity has devolved over the
past decade into anyone who’s willing to share their messy existence of
a life in front of a Bravo TV camera. The number of actors, musicians
and athletes who lent their likenesses to video games throughout the
’90s is absolutely staggering. There’s no way we could go through all
the instances where the player could interact with a celebrity, so we
narrowed the list down to a select few games that represent the vast
scope of this strange trend.

Actors

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style="font-weight: bold;"> href="http://www.1up.com/games/pc/privateer-2-darkening">Privateer
2: The Darkening

- PC
’96

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