With the news of Nicki Minaj’s induction as a virtual character, we chart our favourite celeb features in video games.
Queen of the virtual world, Kim Kardashian: Hollywood had been played for almost six billion minutes by its global users by just its THIRD QUARTER. Take a moment to mull that over. We’re certainly guilty of trying to up our online celeb status on the game whenever there’s a quiet moment in the office, but six billion minutes?! To be fair, your daily outfit change takes a lot consideration and you need to up your dating profile as much you can, don’t even get us started on property purchases, pets or special tasks. We’re starting to understand the six billion minutes thing.
K-PEZ IN THE SIMS
Our cover star Katy Perry got a Sim makeover for The Sims 3 Katy Perry Show Time and The Sims 3 Katy Perry Sweet Treats. We lost a lot of hours playing The Sims as kids and can still hear the digital backing track sometimes along with Sim gibberish rolling in the back of our minds. Katy Perry’s already almost a caricature of herself with her kawaii bug eyes and shark pals on stage so her arrival as a video game character was no surprise.
Oh dear. Someone let a teenage boy with the dream of visiting the Playboy mansion grow up and be a video game designer. The game came out on Playstation 2 (how vintage) in 2005 and you can pretend to be Hugh from the early days and turn yourself into a legit (problematic usage of that word) businessman with the Bunnies. Carmen Electra is on hand to star in your meticulously planned photo shoots.
Before he filed for bankruptcy – sorry about that man – 50 Cent starred in not one but two video games, the aptly named 50 Cent: Bulletproof (remember he was shot nine times) and 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand. Play as Fiddy, get calls from your pals in prison and uncover international conspiracy theories alongside Eminem and Dr. Dre.
And lastly let’s get excited about Nicki Minaj’s new game! Made by the same team as Kimmy K’s, Nicki’s input is her “creative direction”, so it’s bound to be pink, female-positive and incredible. We’re hoping for a Drake cameo for all the Barbz and Ken Barbz to go mad for. Will her avatar will have all of Nicki’s best facial impressions as well as her snarls and growls for sound effects.