Video Game Quotes

We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Video Game Quotes from Yvonne Strahovski, Brianna Wu, Jimmie Johnson, J. B. Smoove, Adam Conover. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.

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I don’t know if this classifies as a video game, but I have a terrible obsession with Angry Birds.
Yvonne Strahovski
If you’re fortunate enough not to know, Gamergate is the misogynist hate group of the video game world.
Brianna Wu
I’ve always wanted to get involved with designing a video game.
Jimmie Johnson
Kids love me. I can bounce back and forth. I can discipline kids, and I can get into the mind of a kid. In my brain, I consider myself the ultimate video game player. The ultimate snack maker.
J. B. Smoove
There is nothing better than getting to just dig in and seriously play a video game for a six-hour flight from New York to L.A.
Adam Conover
Unlike other children, I did not get a branded video game. Mine was an open circuit that even buzzed.
Pranav Mistry
It’s cool that I’m 20 and am on the cover of the video game. A lot of kids play hockey, and a few get drafted, and only a few get to be on the cover. It’s a great feeling.
Patrick Kane
I’m not a huge ‘2K’ person. I’ve always have rather played sports than play that video game that’s a sport.
Gordon Hayward
The video game business is primarily a male-oriented business. And I have three girls. And you see the things that are important to them in their game experiences are the social interaction. They love the ability to chat with their friends. They love the ability to have some connection online with other people.
Bobby Kotick
The sequel to ‘Aliens’ is not a movie, it’s a video game. How cool is that? That’s how important our industry has become.
Randy Pitchford
Obviously the thing that’s cool about games – a basketball game is just a basketball game. The thing about video games is that each different video game can be in a completely different genre.
Jensen Huang
Sometimes I become attached to a character because I’ve gotten to explore him for so long, like in the case of Ben, but sometimes I fall in love with a throwaway character who exists for only one scene in a video game like The Drunken Villager in ‘Diablo III’ or Sandal in ‘Dragon Age.’
Yuri Lowenthal
I bought ‘NBA 2K11’ just to see myself. It was creepily similar and it’s cool to say that you’re in a video game, but I’m just not into it that much. I’m more into first-person shooters and real-time strategy games.
Gordon Hayward
We’ve always operated under the belief that you could run a video game business as professionally as you could run a consumer packaged goods business, and you wouldn’t diminish creativity.
Bobby Kotick
Among video game developers, it’s called ‘crunch’: a sudden spike in work hours, as many as 20 a day, that can last for days or weeks on end. During this time, they sleep at work, limit bathroom breaks and cut out anything that pulls their attention away from their screens, including family and even food.
Jason Schreier
Hacking was the only entertainment that would occupy my mind – like a huge video game, but with real consequences. I could have evaded the FBI a lot longer if I had been able to control my passion for hacking.
Kevin Mitnick
Windows Updates have sometimes been a pain point for users. The update pop-ups can interrupt a movie or a video game, and the automatic restarts can result in lost data or confused users.
Ben Parr
There’s nothing more ridiculous than seeing yourself in a video game.
Rob Dyrdek
I studied video game design. The one thing I knew for sure about myself is I didn’t want to study acting.
Dylan Sprouse
It’s always fascinating to me and blows my mind whenever I’m in a video game because I am such a big video game fan at heart.
Johnny Gargano
My video game character is a bit better looking than me, actually. I don’t think he has to worry about his hair getting messed up.
Lleyton Hewitt
I think I can pinpoint the moment that I realized that I enjoyed hip-hop music and it was the video game called Need For Speed Underground.
Mura Masa
I’m not a video game guy. I would rather throw around a football.
Jeremy Piven
Comics are a dying art. If you ask a little kid to choose between a video game with insane graphics or comic books… you have to compete with cable, satellite TV with its thousands of channels, and with video games that are like movies, with CGI explosions where you can blow up worlds.
Glenn Danzig
I can be 60 years old, but I can always go back and play like I once did by just playing a video game. It’s really great.
Scottie Pippen
With my company, Giant Spacekat, I was very angry about the lack of games that portrayed women positively in the video game industry, so I launched my own studio, gave a lot of very talented women jobs, and we made some of the most awesome, empowering games in the business.
Brianna Wu
In America, everyone writes but no one reads. Everyone’s writing all day long – sending emails, tweets, text messages; they all think they’re James Cameron’s Avatar, performing in some video game for which they make up the script.
Gary Shteyngart
I did a voice for this video game called ‘Fallout 3,’ and that was really fun. I had a great time, especially since I could show up in PJs and not have to worry about how I looked.
Odette Annable
It seems astounding to me now that the video games are perhaps as important as the movie themselves. And people will spend 2 or 3 years obsessing about the video game in exactly the same way that they’d be obsessing about the movie if they were working on that.
John Cleese
I have a very low tolerance for boredom and often think I would have missed out on books entirely if I’d grown up in the Internet and video game age. Now I enjoy books for people of all ages, including children.
Rick Yancey
I love to play games. Anything that is competitive. I love to play darts, shoot pool, any video game or board game, anything like that I am all about. For me is more about spending time with somebody, hanging out and enjoying yourself.
Casey James
Every child has played video games growing up and played WWE games. To be part of a video game, it’s an unbelievable experience.
Finn Balor
I’m actually a really big board game and video game nerd.
Ross Butler
Sport-based video games occupy an odd space within the sphere of modern home entertainment. Reliably enjoyed by millions, the sport-based video game stands at what sometimes feels like an oblique angle from the larger medium, and in ways that can be hard to articulate.
Tom Bissell
I happen to believe that video games will be the largest sport and entertainment in the world. The reason for that is a video game can be every sport. You can be anybody.
Jensen Huang
Speaking as someone who’s played a lot of video games, and at the end of the video game all you have is a memory, after woodworking you get this piece of furniture.
Thomas Middleditch
I hope they make a video game of me. At least I wouldn’t have any cellulite then.
Scarlett Johansson
Third-person camera is way harder than I even imagined it could be. It is the hardest problem in video game development. Everybody gets it wrong. It’s just a question of how close to right do you get it.
Warren Spector
The viewers of video game content on YouTube are young and savvy. They are exactly the sort of people who tend to enthusiastically install ad blocking software.
Hank Green
The little boy inside of all us men always loves something video game related.
Dane Cook
I grew up playing ‘Mortal Kombat’ as a kid. I was always a fan of the video game. Saw the movies as a kid as well.
Brian Tee
Often the art in a video game is like glorified Thomas Kinkade, but some of it is genuinely enchanting and compelling.
Tom Bissell
My SAG card, the first TV job that I ever had was ‘Pan Am’ as a reporter. But that may not be entirely true. I did some motion capture work, doing reshoots on a video game.
Colin Donnell
I’m a big video game fan.
Kyrie Irving
I’m good but not great at ‘Madden’. I have friends that their whole life is based around this video game.
I mean, I’m on a comic book. I’m in a video game. This is not real life.
Mary Wiseman
I like video games, but they are very violent. I want to create a video game in which you have to help all the characters who have died in the other games. ‘Hey, man, what are you playing?’ ‘Super Busy Hospital. Could you leave me alone? I’m performing surgery! This guy got shot in the head, like, 27 times!’
Demetri Martin
Jon Jones’ skill set is unique. Jon Jones goes out there and does video game moves that the announcers can’t even call because they’ve never seen them before.
Chael Sonnen
In order to sharpen its prediction skills, our brains constantly build models, or ‘templates,’ of the world. The better the template, the better the performance. And now we know playing action video game actually fosters better templates.
Daphne Bavelier
The video game culture was an important thing to keep alive in the film because we’re in a new era right now. The idea that kids can play video games like Grand Theft Auto or any video game is amazing. The video games are one step before a whole other virtual universe.
Vin Diesel
We are at a point in the video game industry that the industry is hollowed out. It is out of touch with the zeitgeist, creating sequels and formulaic games over and over again. The energy comes from the indies.
Mitch Lasky
Everybody has fallen asleep on the fact that F1 is dangerous. They all think it’s a video game, and it’s not. It is very, very dangerous, and it’s tough.
Jacques Villeneuve
I know I play a lot of jocks, but I’m actually a really big board game and video game nerd. It’s one of the most interesting fields of entertainment because you get to create your own role and create your own rules. Some people get so creative with it, and I’m also super competitive. I’m a really big nerd.
Ross Butler
When I’m telling stories of my video game days, when I was a really hardcore MMO player, I played ‘EverQuest’ for two years and played ‘World of Warcraft’ and several other games for the last ten years or so… 95% of the stories I’ll tell you are ‘EverQuest.’
R. A. Salvatore
I was not grown up in the U.S., nor in Japan. In order to create a video game that people around the globe can enjoy and relate to, I can’t draw things deeply rooted in the local culture that I’m not familiar with. That’s why we are not doing games about football or samurai.
Jenova Chen
To get to be part of a video game is… it’s pretty neat. That somebody animated me is very exciting and weird.
Mary Wiseman
I don’t know how video game narrative works.
Tom Bissell
The fact that I’m even in a video game blows me away, but ‘WWE 12’ is even more special to me because they have a whole storyline around Sheamus in the game. It’s really, really cool.
Personally, I think that users should be able to use all the functions of a console video game machine as soon as they open the box.
Satoru Iwata
If I play a video game, I have to get through the whole thing. Like, when the new ‘Resident Evil’ comes out, I have to sit and do the whole thing. It will consume my life. I’m at a point where I don’t have much time to play around anymore, so I don’t really get started on the games if I won’t be able to finish them.
Ben Schwartz
The average age of a gamer is 33 years old, not eight years old, and in fact, if we look at the projected demographics of video game play, the video game players of tomorrow are older adults.
Daphne Bavelier
Twitter is really – I got very addicted to it just because it’s so simple, and it’s like a video game for comedy writers to just do a one-liner about something.
Paula Pell
Because several ‘Titans’ characters have been used in video games, I’ve got royalty checks for six figures. And I had no knowledge of this until I opened the mailbox, because I don’t follow the video game world!
George Perez
I had always wanted to lend my voice to a character. I did a voice for this video game, called ‘Fallout 3,’ and that was really fun.
Odette Annable
I was anticipating Animal Crossing.’ I was an early adopter. And then I was really, really looking forward to it coming out even before lockdown happened. And then, of course, everyone sort of glommed on to it. And I embrace that. That’s the whole point of the game. You want to build a community through this video game.
Bowen Yang
I think too often in films, people think endings are a summation of plot, and I don’t like that. Because once you know where you’re going as an audience member, then it’s like a video game. You’re just waiting for them to get through the levels and beat the bad guy. And I just think that’s boring.
Jeff Nichols
If I want to make a product that is appealing to consumers, like a piece of clothing or a video game, that’s fad driven. Some companies do it, and I don’t know how they do it, but it’s generally a bad place to invest.
Steve Jurvetson
The video game market is huge, and the ability to tell stories, and tell different kinds of stories in the gaming space is quickly evolving and changing for the better.
Jim Lee
I’m not a big video game dude though, but I like ‘Madden.’
Freddie Gibbs
TNA had a video game that I was in. I actually did mo-cap for that game as well.
Christopher Daniels
I’ve been a video game guy since I was eight years old and got my first Nintendo. I’ve been addicted to video games ever since.
A.J. Styles
In the early days of the video game business, everybody played. The question is, what happened? My theory – and I think it’s pretty well borne out – is that in the ’80s, games got gory, and that lost the women. And then they got complex, and that lost the casual gamer.
Nolan Bushnell
I realize Twitter can be good, providing a video game of creativity for your brain.
Greg Gutfeld
I’m a video game enthusiast. I love video games! They were a huge part of my upbringing in their early form, when I was all about ‘Dig Dug’ and ‘River Raid.’ As they evolved, so did my music-making, and we just kind of grew up together like cool friends.
Any kind of horror video game where I’m the first-person player and I’m… I suddenly stop caring about the video game dude, and I’m like, I really don’t want him to die,’ and then the minute he dies, it upsets me. I can’t play those games.
Kit Harington
Looking back, video game design seems a natural fit, although there was no such thing when I was growing up. I built a Tic-Tac-Toe playing machine in my teens which went up in smoke on the night it was scheduled to go to a science fair.
David Crane
I’m a big video game golfer!
Robert Horry
I’m not a video game guy.
Joe Ingles
Riding my motorcycle around L.A. is like my own video game. But unlike many folks at the wheel, I am occupied with getting where I’m going and keeping myself safe. Most people are applying makeup, texting, and checking out the beauty in the next car.
Hugh Laurie
It’s as if a psychological norm is being established whereby comments left online are part of a video game and not real life. It’s as if we’ve all forgotten that there’s a real person on the other end, reading and being hurt by our vitriol.
Milo Yiannopoulos
Sometimes, when you watch people play a video game, they seem lost in this wormhole, or in a trance.
Harmony Korine
If someone remembers me as a coach, they still call me ‘Coach,’ but if they know me for the video game, they just call me ‘Madden.’
John Madden
I will say that Vertigo is an area of great interest to me. It is even less well tapped than other parts of DC, and could potentially offer amazing stories for our future television video game, digital and consumer products businesses.
Diane Nelson
I think the most insidious version of crunch is when you say, ‘Hey, I’m working for this triple-A video game; I personally want it to be as good as possible, so I’m going to stay tonight until 10 P.M. to finish this feature.’
Jason Schreier
I never in my wildest dreams ever thought that I would be on TV, or that I would have a video game or an action figure, or be in magazines in England, Australia, Mexico and different parts of other countries? I never thought I could do that, that that would be me.
Melina Perez
‘Madden’ is the closest thing to actually being on the field yourself. It’s so ridiculously realistic. Before I play it, I honestly didn’t understand. ‘What’s all the hype? It’s a video game’. Then I sat down and played it, and you feel like you’re on the field.
If I was going to play any video game, it’d be things like ‘Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!!,’ ‘Street Fighter’ and ‘Mortal Kombat.’
I remember hearing the name… ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – what the hell is that?’ But I was hit by the bug as well. I used to watch the cartoon every morning before I went to school, played the video game at the arcades, and was a big fan of the comics.
Once parents see that Roblox isn’t simply a video game, but a platform for creativity, building, coding, collaboration, and more, they become some of our biggest advocates.
David Baszucki
I’m not really much of a video game player; my son would be the expert in that department. The only game I would really play is golf, the Tiger Woods video game.
Richard Roundtree
The video game industry is constantly evolving. The sheer creativity matched with cutting-edge technologies gives me the comfort that innovation is alive and well in America.
Erik Prince
Parents and kids know they should pass up the fries for an apple and exchange the video game for a game of tag – but knowing and doing are certainly different things.
Dean Ornish
From wearable sensors to video game treatments, everyone seems to be looking to technology as the next wave of innovation for mental health care.
Thomas R. Insel
The video game industry traditionally has been a very male-dominated field. You know, with the advent of the iPhone, the number of women gamers exploded.
Brianna Wu
Kickstarter has shifted from funding creative projects to funding products and videogames; the biggest funded are consumer electronics and video game projects.
Freddie Wong
There was a board game called ‘Sorcery,’ which is one of my favorites, and I would often revisit the game. It’s not a video game, but it definitely stands out in my mind as a game that impacted me.
Hidetaka Miyazaki
I’ve kind of been in a video game, I’ve kind of been an action figure. It was actually a Barbie doll, so that’s why I say kind of, but if I can get made fun of on ‘South Park’ or ‘Family Guy,’ then I’ll know that I’ve done something good with my life.
Lucas Till
It’s so hard to tell people I’m in a video game… just because I grew up with my dad being in a video game.
Charlotte Flair
Lots of people throw around phrases of ‘no-fly zone,’ and they talk about it as though it’s just a game – a video game or something. Some people who throw that line out have no idea what they’re talking about.
William M. Daley
I did get a huge endorphin rush when I was able to crack a system because it was like a video game.
Kevin Mitnick
One day, my mum bought me this music production software for my computer, and I started making beats… I realised it was more like production than a video game, but it was a video game when I was playing it. That’s how I got into music production.
As for the claim that drone ‘pilots’ are not engaged in the extinguishing of human life via video games, the military’s own term for its drone kills – ‘bug splat,’ which happens to be the name of a children’s video game – and other evidence negates that.
Glenn Greenwald
Be it a video game, comic book, or cheque book, the question always is, ‘What story do you have to tell?’
Duncan Jones
I used to be a video game freak, but I’ve kind of like eased back.
Just think of the opportunities we can unlock by making education as addictive as a video game. This type of experiential, addictive learning improves decision-making skills and increases the processing speed and spatial skills of the brain. When was the last time your child asked for help with a video game?
Naveen Jain
Honestly, to tell you the truth, being trapped in any video game sounds like a living nightmare to me. In most video games, the point is it’s a fight for survival, so I think it would be a terrifying place to live.
John C. Reilly
There’s so many kids who only know me from the video game.
John Madden
I always felt really guilty if I spent too much time playing video games. It’s a colossal waste of time. And I can’t say it’s a very satisfying feeling at the end of the day, if you’ve spent eight hours playing a video game; you just end up feeling kind of spent, and used.
John C. Reilly
You put on this set of goggles, and within seconds, your brain is convinced you’re now in a different, virtual environment. You’re somewhere else, and that somewhere else may be a video game, it may be in a real-time movie, a museum exhibit, or a medical surgical training app.
Brendan Iribe
It’s pretty cool to see yourself on a video game.
Rickie Fowler
‘Superbetter’ looks more like a social media platform or a social network than a typical video game. You know, there aren’t any 3-d spaces to explore. You don’t have this avatar that you’re building up. It’s more about thinking like a gamer.
Jane McGonigal
Just being in a video game is an honor, and being on the cover, I can’t really describe it.
Aaron Judge
My experience with video games is a far cry from ‘WWE 2K17.’ Did I ever aspire to be that character? Man, I just wanted to be a hero to kids. Whether it’s a character in a video game, a movie or a TV series, it’s an accolade that I’m greatly appreciative of.
Bill Goldberg
It’s got to be harder in real life to win a World Cup. But depending on if you play World Class level on FIFA, it’s going to be difficult to win in the video game, too.
Landon Donovan
Our 1 million members across the country will be watching closely to see if the video game industry hides behind a First Amendment veil in order to exploit children for the sake of corporate profit.
Connie Sellecca
I restore vintage Atari XY arcade video game machines.
Roger Avary
I felt like I was living in some sort of video game and people pre-empting every move I made, obviously as a result of accessing my private information.
Sienna Miller
I don’t look at it as writing a book in a videogame universe. I look at it as writing for ‘Halo’, which for me, transcends being just a great video game. It’s evolving into a whole new mythology.
Eric Nylund
It seemed like, when I was a teenager, there was a video game everywhere: they were in 7-Elevens, movie theatres, pizza shops; they were everywhere.
Rich Moore
I always knew I wanted to be in the NBA and play myself in a video game. That was my goal when I was a kid.
Jahlil Okafor
I’m a video game fan, and I always thought it would be cool to be able to control a character.
Shia LaBeouf
The Libertadores is sensational, but the Champions League… The first time I heard the anthem was a really special feeling. It’s like being in a video game; it’s living the dream of every child.
And so the idea was, well maybe you can take an Atari video game machine, where people plug in a game cartridge, and plug in a modem, and tie that into a telephone, and essentially turn that game in the machine into an interactive terminal.
Steve Case
The first time I saw ‘Minecraft,’ people wanted to have 8-bit style video game music. But I wanted to go around that and make something organic and partly electronic, partly acoustic, and see if that would be interesting.
That’s what I wanted to do… I wanted to make a great film that just happened to be based on a video game.
Duncan Jones
Have you ever played a video game that didn’t have escalating levels of difficulty? Well, life can feel like play, too, when we purposefully engage in activities that demand we test and develop our skills.
Brendon Burchard
I am really indoors-y. I am a video game and movie buff, and this keeps me in my little boy cave.
Jared Gilman
I mostly associated video game storytelling with unforgivable clumsiness, irredeemable incompetence – and suddenly, I was finding the aesthetic and formal concerns I’d always associated with fiction: storytelling, form, the medium, character. That kind of shocked me.
Tom Bissell
I think you have to serve a lot of masters when you’re doing a video game: you’re not just telling a linear story or doing something that’s all action.
Paul Dini
I love the idea of a very simple 8-bit video game character struggling with the complex question: ‘isn’t there more to life than the role I’ve been assigned?’
Rich Moore
It’s hard to be so mentally competitive and when you’re not competing you try to turn it off but it doesn’t work like that. I don’t think you can just turn it off, I think you still find ways to be competitive – if it’s playing a video game, if it’s playing cards.
D’Angelo Russell
Playing a character in a video game is different to other performances because your character can’t lead the audience of players in one direction.
Andy Serkis
I got so passionate about technology. Hacking to me was like a video game. It was about getting trophies. I just kept going on and on, despite all the trouble I was getting into, because I was hooked.
Kevin Mitnick