Once viewed as a phenomena amongst nerds and closet geeks, video games were not always “trending.” But now they’re hot, as evidenced by this list of seven Black celebrity gamers, according to Supercheats and ModVive.
Samuel L. Jackson
The thing is, like his choices in film and TV, Jackson has played some very targeted and influential roles in video games as a voice actor. Jackson talked about his early game play experiences starting with Pong and moving on to Atari and arcade games like Space Invaders, but admits that today he has total enthusiasm for games like Assassin’s Creed, or really any first-person shooter. While he has a special place in his heart for the GTA series, and an addiction to the Fallout series, he gets a lot of mileage out of his heavy daily play in GTA Online and Call of Duty.