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Weirdness: So Tyrion Lannister Got To Play Some Wii U At Comic-Con

Posted by Damien McFerran

Along with a host of other television stars

When you want to promote your latest console and its software, there's really no better way than to get a load of famous people to play it and take some photos of them. Nintendo adhered to this time-honoured strategy at this year's San Diego Comic-Con by gathering a bunch of TV stars on a yacht and forcing a Wii Remote into their hands.

Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones), Kevin Bacon (The Following and a load of Hollywood movies), Norman Reedus (The Walking Dead) and Scott Wilson (also The Walking Dead) were all caught playing Nintendo games, as the photographic evidence below proves beyond all reasonable doubt.

Hopefully the sight of some famous faces "off the television" will encourage fence-sitters to open up their wallets and buy a Wii U.

[via polygon.com]

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User Comments (42)

Captain_Gonru

#2

Captain_Gonru said:

Is Kevin Bacon playing a game only he can see? Because that TV looks blank to me.
And hey, that rhymed. I'm a poet, and didn't realize it.

hydeks

#3

hydeks said:

The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones is awesome, Peter Dinklage is the only reason I really watch Game of Thrones anymore :P Awesome there enjoying the Wii U, at least Peter looked enthusiastic lol

Lobster

#12

Lobster said:

So I guess we can all include Mario in that Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon game now, eh?

Not really sure why this would get anyone to pick up a Wii U, they either have a sort of deer-in-the-headlights look, or else look like Mario requires some serious brainpower they don't quite possess. Not the best candids.

distantwolfx44

#14

distantwolfx44 said:

These actors don't looked satisfied, although I don't really think Nintendo "forced" them.. maybe a little bit of cash was involved. :P

p.s: those guys from the walking dead looks pissed as heck

mozie

#15

mozie said:

Peter Dinklage was incredibble in the station agent, great movie too.

raiden777

#17

raiden777 said:

Kevin bacon did the original Footloose, not the lame remake. And the little guy was miles finch, the genius kids book author in Elf

rjejr

#18

rjejr said:

I think Walking Dead (saw 5 minutes of an episode once, still haven't played Last of Us) and GoT (watched all 30 episodes last month) is the way to go. But only Kevin Bacon is holding a Gamepad. Seeing a bunch of bunch of tv stars holding Wiimotes isn't really helping.

On a brighter note Gamestop had a demo for Game and Wario AND a Wiimote and nunchuck set-up. We'll be back.

FluttershyGuy

#20

FluttershyGuy said:

You missed the best, hottest pic of them all! The Wii U has never looked sexier than with Her Royal Majesty, Lana Parrilla, playing it! 😍
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Fazermint

#24

Fazermint said:

I want to meet a person that bases his decision to buy a Wii U on seeing famous people playing it. I'd poke him with a stick and see what his next big decision is.

Tobias95

#26

Tobias95 said:

Never heard of them before. I dont watch their show ether. I am sure they did it for free, whon dosnt want to play a free round of a Nintendo game?

kurtasbestos

#27

kurtasbestos said:

Show me a picture of John Hodgman playing WiiU and I'll buy twelve.

Actually... please don't show me that picture because that sounds really expensive.

MagicEmperor

#29

MagicEmperor said:

Hershel Greene (Scott Wilson) playing Nintendo. That's all kinds of sagely baddonkey right there.

element187

#32

element187 said:

@Fazermint As crazy as it sounds, but it does work... Have you heard of the addiction called "Celebrity Worship" ?

Its a big problem in 'Murica... People OBSESS about celebrities every move... they eat, drink, and sleep celebrities. What are they wearing, where are they going, who are they dating..... its insanity. These peoples lives revolve completely on celebrity gossip all day, every day. These are the type of people who see a celebrity doing something, and they instantly want to do that too. Its like their lives are so sad and pathetic, that they live vicariously through these celebrities, so they mimic them in their everyday lives.... Its basically worshipping. Why are Kim Kardash something or other famous? What has Paris Hilton created that people care about what she does every morning?

Fazermint

#34

Fazermint said:

@element187 It really is quite sickening. It gets on my nerves when people are incapable of thinking on their own and mindlessly adhere to external forces (religion, or fashion, for instance, or in this case celebrity lifestyle). Celebrities are seen as some kind of role models. Fact is, most of them are far from appropriate as role models, with their twisted ideals and priorities.

Dogpigfish

#35

Dogpigfish said:

@DkFluttershyGuy Nice! The evil queen. Still trying to learn Kevin's dance moves, but sadly the 80's are gone. May have been more appropriate for him to be playing just dance.

Plutonian

#36

Plutonian said:

@Fazermint
Spare us your generic celebrity bashing. You lost all credibility when you lumped religion in with fashion. Why, because people are influenced by both? Let's just throw art and literature in there as well, those menacing "external forces." I happen to be an atheist, but that is an incredibly stupid statement.
As for the photos, hell, I'll take any kind of marketing/publicity at this point.

Fazermint

#38

Fazermint said:

@Plutonian It is not my fault you don't understand what I'm saying. Make sure you do before lashing out at people - it might be inappropriate.

Captain_Gonru

#39

Captain_Gonru said:

@ICHIkatakuri @Ispheria @murphy77 @Play-Doh_25 I'll take your word for it. And I assumed he was playing SOMETHING, but you never know if he was just posing for a pic. I have a great deal of respect for him as an actor (without liking EVERY movie he's done).
And I like the haiku, though I feel like I've seen it before...

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