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Celebrities in games

Post by DPrinny » Sun Jul 15, 2012 8:32 am

Talking about proper ones here.
With the Moonwalker thing when Jackson died, (prices for the game went insane) wonder if ones with other celebs will go up when others die?

Will people pay over the odds for crap like Shaq-Fu, Keith Chegwin's party quiz and that sodding Westlife one when there respective peoples die?

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Post by skylarking » Sun Jul 15, 2012 8:42 am

There's a Westlife game?? WTF? If only it was a FPS where you got to kill them all.
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Post by The Laird » Sun Jul 15, 2012 9:20 am

Here is a nice obscure one for you:

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Post by stvd » Sun Jul 15, 2012 9:34 am

With regards to a more recent passing, I don't think Jocky Wilson's Darts suffered from "Moonwalker Syndrome".
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Post by DPrinny » Sun Jul 15, 2012 9:44 am

skylarking wrote:There's a Westlife game?? WTF? If only it was a FPS where you got to kill them all.
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Post by IronMaidenRule » Sun Jul 15, 2012 10:03 am

Bruce Willis feature in his own game, Apocalypse now on the PS1.

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Post by Black Ridge » Sun Jul 15, 2012 11:24 am

IronMaidenRule wrote:Bruce Willis feature in his own game, Apocalypse now on the PS1.
I loved that game.

Vin Diesel was cool in Chronicles of Riddick Escapce From Butcher Bay. Was better than the film (Pitch Black was awesome though). Never played The Wheelman though but heard good things.

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Post by SJ_Sathanas » Sun Jul 15, 2012 11:38 am

Freespace 2 by Vilition in 1999 had Robert Loggia, Ronny Cox, Kurtwood Smith and Stephen Baldwin in the voice cast.

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Post by RanceQuestMagnum » Sun Jul 15, 2012 1:04 pm

Remember when Tia Carrere was in The Daedalus Encounter? Man, I could barely keep myself from wanking at that scene in Wayne's World when she was wearing that snake, so when she showed up in that game? I. Was. Done.

I do like that games are being seen as viable jobs by bigger actors. I think Rip Torn's performance in God of War III was one of my favorite big-name appearances in a game. Vocally, he fit the part of Haphaestus perfectly.

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Post by Hitman_HalStep » Sun Jul 15, 2012 2:02 pm

ron perlman in the fallout games "war never changes" fits perfectly for me.
mark hamill in wing commander and the voice of the joker in this gen batman games.there was quite a few in the wing commander games,never played them myself so without looking it up i couldn't list them.
i don't think any of these would climb in price if any of them carked it.
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Post by samhain81 » Sun Jul 15, 2012 2:24 pm

Loved playing as Jacko, in Ready 2 Rumble Round 2 for the Dreamcast :)

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Post by joefish » Sun Jul 15, 2012 2:58 pm

What about impersonations? I know it wasn't James Earl Jones narrating Colony Wars ("When I was very young, the Earth Empire filled the skies. The Czar and his battle fleet saw everything, knew everything - punished... everything".) but whoever it was was trying awfully hard to sound like him...

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Post by resident paul » Sun Jul 15, 2012 3:01 pm

samhain81 wrote:Loved playing as Jacko, in Ready 2 Rumble Round 2 for the Dreamcast :)
Wasn't he in Space Channel 5 as well?
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Re: Celebrities in games

Post by resident paul » Sun Jul 15, 2012 3:02 pm

Not forgetting Daley Thompson & Brian Jacks!
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Re: Celebrities in games

Post by IronMaidenRule » Sun Jul 15, 2012 5:54 pm

Just thought of another one, Christopher Lloyd, Doc Brown from Back To The Future.

He featured in Toonstuck, that point and click adventure game on the PC.

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