The lights are on
Are you playing any single-player games right now?
The last one I really got into was me and Coco played Army of Two. My girl loves playing games. She has a theory of games, a one-sentence comment: “At least you know where they are.” [Laughs] You wanna b---- about your man sitting in the house, but there’s a lot of s--- he could be doing. Have him put that controller down and I bet he hits the door! She started learning how to play with me. I used to play Need for Speed: Most Wanted. I’d have her watch the map, so I wouldn’t have to take my eyes off the action. So, she’d be like, “Left! Left! Right! Turbo! Turbo!” Also, sometimes, if I’m stuck I’ll be like, “Coco grab the cheat book!” and she’ll give me little clues. Being married, we also have code words that let me know it’s time to stop. She’ll go, “Okay, I’m going upstairs…” That’s where our bedroom is, so I’m like, “Okay, last game.” [Laughs]You have to have priorities.
I think that’s where guys lose it with their girls. Find a time when she’s reading a book or doing something else and get into it. Don’t let it override reality, or you’re gonna pick your game over your girl and that’s gonna be a bad move. Then, you’ll have full-time to be f---in’ gamer nerd. You’ll be talking about your kill/death ratio with your buddies. F--- that.You’ve also appeared in several games – San Andreas, for one.
Yeah, I was the last guy. Mad Dog I think his name was. I was in Def Jam: Fight for NY. I was in Scarface and San Andreas. Recently, I was in Gears of War 3.How did the Gears of War 3 thing happen?
F---ing with Jace Hall. Jace Hall has a web series called the Jace Hall Show. He’s a brother, kind of a big guy. A long time ago, he did a video game and I did the voiceovers, it was called Sanity. That was back in the day. So, he came back to me and had this show. He said, “Ice, I want to interview you, people don’t know you’re a real video gamer.” He did this show at my apartment where he interviewed me and Coco. During the show, he told me that he was in Gears of War, and I was like, “Bull----, how you get in Gears of War?” He said, “I know the owner; I know Cliffy.” I said, “Call Cliffy, tell him I should be in the game.” So, on the show we did this thing where I told Cliffy, “Why the f--- is Jace in the game, no one knows who the f--- he is, use me instead.” So, Cliff says, “You never know, maybe in Gears 3.” Now, this was just a skit – this was bulls---, we were just f---in’ with it. But sure enough, the game came around and I got a call saying “would you be interested in doing voice work?” So, a joke turned into reality.Is doing voiceovers different than doing things like Law & Order?
Not really, because I’m a musician. I’m used to being in a studio and taking direction. These guys are masters at what they do, so first you see the script and say “read it like this.” Then, the guy will say, “No, more angry.” Right? And I’ll say it again, then they’ll say, “No, you’re f---in’ mad right now!” They direct you, and then they’ll say, “That’s the tone, now f---in’ freestyle it” and you go in. My character probably swears more than anyone in the history of video games; Griffin is a bad motherf---er. Cliffy B and all the guys from Epic were first-class.Push comes to shove, what’s your favorite game of all time?
Honestly, I have to say that I’ve spent the most time playing the Call of Duty games. I didn’t really like World at War, but I loved Modern Warfare and the new one. I’ve spent the most time playing those. But, from a classic perspective, I think the first Resident Evil in the mansion. That was the coolest s--- ever because it was new. I play the new Resident Evil, but it’s not the same. [But] the O.G. Resident Evil – I’ve never been blown away by anything like that. That’s a classic game. For more on Ice-T go to his official site and follow him on Twitter.
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wow just wow.
That's almost identical to what I say. It's really creepy, but, I do watch you on Law&Order all the time while I game. I'm like "he's the f***in murderer!" and "DIE NOOB" at the same time. It's a glorious combination :)
Dude it would be so boss to play games with Ice-t. I like how he thinks the console wars is just some nerdy BS because I feel the same way I mean who cares right.
Lol Max Payne was in the back of my mind when I started reading this, and sure enough! Max Payne got a shout. Good stuff.
I've always had a deep respect for Ice-T. Actually met him once. Not a big fan of the music scene he's a part of, but I don't deny anyone there love for that. Nice to find out that the original RE is his favorite. That whole series is boss. Well, except for the gun games...
That was an awesome read, good looking out GI.
Nice read, but I would suggest that Ice T expands his gaming horizons a bit lol. CoD can be fun for only so long.
Pretty cool interview. It's always interesting to find another fan of gaming that I never would have suspected.
O.G. Ice my ninja! dude is cool as hell not a whole lot goin in other gaming departments besides the shooter/madden area but thats whut he does. he plays games and knows whuts really up, it be good times rollin wit Ice!
Hahahaha Ice T is the freaking man! :D
Some of the stuff he says makes a lot of sense. Some of it was pretty funny though.
Haha, saw that episode of Jace Hall Show, great show btw.
Ice T a gamer! Thats *** awesome! I don't care for his music but I actually like his acting in Law & Order. Regardless he seems like a down to earth kind of guy. Always cool to see stuff like this. The fact that he games is pretty bad ass. Even if he prefers COD over BF, but I guess I'm just being a big nerd. Hahaha!
Am I the only one who wonders how Resident Evil got a sequel? Don't get me wrong, I loved RE4, but I played 10 minutes of the first one and hated the crap out of it.
It's nice to see the nerd stereotype associated to gamers being more mainstream and accepted in society.lol Ice-T was the last person i'd expect to love resident evil.