Did you know that actress Debby Ryan is also an avid gamer? When TWIST caught up with the star to have her dish on her favorite Nintendo products, she shared the history behind her video game obsession.
"I was 7 or 8 when I first started gaming with my brother, Chase," Debby tells us exclusively about her gaming origins. "I had the N64 and we started out playing Mario Kart and Super Smash. Chase and I would always play together because we moved around a lot and that was the only thing that was the same for us and we could do together. Our love of gaming evolved as we grew and took interest in other things. I would play on my little DS and he would play on whatever, but we would always come back to the living room and play a big game together."
Debby shares that playing video games has always had a family element to it – which is what she loves most.
"It’s a thing that’s always been there and is a symbol of my friends and family," she tells us. "I’ve been on red carpets, I’ve been in palaces in India, I’ve been to the White House, I’ve been all over the world and my life has changed so much, but there are a couple things that will always remind me of mindless, harmless, strategic fun that to me is sitting and gaming with my bro and crew."
Even though game time is family time, Debby admits her competitive side does emerge during heated competitions!
"I was actually just in the midst of a yelling match in my living room with my best friends!" she tells us. "We take gaming a little too seriously, maybe. There have definitely been times when there are five of us and only four remotes. You earn your way into the competition and you lose your way out. You don’t get a second chance. Tensions run high. It’s more of the threat of having things taken away from you."
That's what makes it so fun though, right?
Are you just like Debby and love video games? Let us know in the comments below which game is your favorite.