Robin Williams is an online gaming junkie

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  1. Josh Lowe

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    Heard it straight from the horse's mouth on the radio yesterday. One of the local morning shows interviewed him. He talked for a few minutes about his favorite games and how much he enjoys online gaming. The two games he mentioned were Counterstrike and Ghost Recon. It was pretty obvious he was really into it and was keeping it simple for the interviewer. I'd love to know what servers he plays on and what his nickname is.
     
  2. Jeff Kleist

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    Mork? [​IMG]
     
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    Quite a few "personalities" are gaming or online gaming junkies. One interesting notable is Shilling, the Arizona pitcher. Not only does he like his namesake baseball game but he plays Everquest whereever he travels. Another is that badboy basketball player on the Trailblazers. During MTV cribs, the one item he dwelled on and seemed most proud of was his playstation 2 chair in his home theater room. It was an old ratty comfy lookin thing that he sat down in and started mimicking controlling a game.

    Lots of celebraties play (or used to) Everquest.
     
  4. Ike

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    Jon Stewart seems to be a real gamer. Everytime someone mentions they game, he goes into "geek" mode and begins to query them on what they play. He and Ja Rule had a lenghty conversation about Dead to Rights, Timespliiters 2, and Hitman 2.
     
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  6. Dan Brecher

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    Is it coincidence Robin Williams also has a daughter named Zelda?

    Dan
     
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    LOL Nice Dan.

    Way, way, way back in the day I used to play on a MUD that had Gillian Anderson as a member.
     
  8. Dan Brecher

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    I'm not kidding. He DOES have a daughter named Zelda.

    Dan
     
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    It's probably a good escape for celebrities. It allows them to interact with "common people" anonymously. Everyone is equally famous (or un-famous) in the online gaming world.
     
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    I remember hearing an interview with Dave Chapelle a few weeks ago with his adventures in picking up Hitman 2. I think there is just about an equal ratio of celebrities playing games, as there is for your "average joe".
    Remember, they were kids like us not too long ago.
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    Glen
     
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    Robin Williams was on a late night show years ago talking about being addicted to playing Quake online.

    He's been at it for years.
     
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    Elija Wood (Frodo) is another one.
     
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    Yes I remember an interview with Leno I think where he says he was playing Quake and had his head being kicked around.
     
  15. Morgan Jolley

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    Elijah Wood and the rest of the Lord of the Rings cast was in an MTV special about the EA LotR videogame. They got different cast members to play the game, and Elijah Wood was talking about how he would kick ass in the game since he had been playing it since it was in development and knew how to play it well.
     
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    If anyone didn't know, Miyamoto in fact named Zelda the game character after Zelda Fitzgerald as well.
     
  18. Anthony Thorne

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    And I've also read that Williams is (or was) a big, big fan of the Nintendo Zelda titles as well. (If he's any sort of videogame fan at all, this probably isn't too surprising).

    Edward Norton has mentioned in a couple of interviews and online chats that he is (or again, was) a big Quake/online shooter fan.
     
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    Ok by this logic a percentage of HTF members are celebrities. Ok spill the beans....which one of you are famous [​IMG] And if you're Nicole Kidman...private message me [​IMG]
     
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    You caught me. I'm Edward Norton. :b :b
    But please, dont tell anyone.
    JQ (or EN)
     

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