Kumail Nanjiani has both an Xbox Series X and a PS5 and takes them with him when he travels
When he’s not busy getting ridiculously ripped off and starring in movies, Marvel’s Eternals actor and comedian Kumail Nanjiani is a great “G” player. In an interview with IGN, Nanjiani explained how he spends his minimal free time between projects and press interviews playing games on his PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.
– IGN (@IGN) November 5, 2021
What’s at the top of Nanjiani’s to play list? The actor is currently working through Death loop, the immersive time-looped sim / FPS from the creators of Dishonored and Prey.
âI savor it,â Nanjiani said. “I haven’t beaten him yet but I think I’m getting closer. I’m traveling for the press and I’m like ‘I have to beat this game in the next two days.'”
Nanjiani also brings his PS5 or Xbox Series X with him when he travels for movie roles. During quarantine, Nanjiani said he played Gears of War horde mode every Wednesday with friends, and that Death Stranding and Red Dead Redemption 2 were his main games throughout the filming of Eternals.
Video games have been an important part of Nanjiani’s identity as a comedian and actor, which makes perfect sense when you remember that he has a starring role in HBO’s Silicon Valley and graduated. in computer science at university. In his 2013 Comedy Central Special, Nanjiani discussed a multiplayer level of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 based on the Pakistani city of Karachi, his hometown. He also pointed out how the game’s level designers used the Arabic language on road signs, rather than the actual language of Pakistan, which is Urdu.
In previous interviews with other media, Nanjiani explained how he and his father were doing buy pirated copies of Commodore 64 games from people who advertised in a local newspaper. He also discussed video game fanfiction writing child after playing Golden Ax on the Sega Genesis. He has occasionally voiced video game characters, such as Salarian Jarun Tann in Mass Effect: Andromeda or a minor character in season two of Telltale’s The Walking Dead.
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You can see Nanjiani embracing his own inner hero in Marvel’s Eternals, where he plays Eternal-turned-Bollywood star Kingo Sunen. You can see a breakdown of each Eternals character, their origins, and powers here, or see what the end of Eternals means for the future of the MCU.
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Joseph Knoop is a writer / producer / I wouldn’t mind playing a few COD tricks with Mr. Nanjiani.