Jessica Alba Talks Video Games

Posted on June 24, 2007

Jessica Alba is one of the characters in the Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer video game, which is based on the blockbuster film. Jessica Alba talked recently with Yahoo Games about video games. Alba's clearly been a gamer since she was little and she says that games have made great progress.

The graphics are insane. They're so real. I grew up playing Bomberman and Pac-Man and Super Mario Brothers and Zelda, where you had just this little guy who could barely walk and the music was like doot... doot... doot. And the way they walked was so stiff and robotic. And now the game characters look like people moving around. It's a similar technology to what we use in Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer. We now know how to make films that are completely animated and computer-generated, and convincingly real.
Alba also told Yahoo Games she likes the Wii and how it gets people active.
I think the physicality of the Wii gets people off the couch. Sometimes you can just sit there playing a video game for hours and never move and you're brain is just zapped from playing the game. With the Wii, you're up on your feet and moving around. The physical aspect of it is great, especially for kids. They actually call it the Wii Diet, since active players can burn calories!

Jessica Alba also explained what it is like to see yourself in a video game.

"I have seen myself in video games, like in Dark Angel or the first Fantastic Four game. It's totally weird. It's like having an action figure. It's super cool, but it's like, there's no way this is real. You know they do body scans and everything to make the game characters look as much like you as they can. It's completely cool and bizarre."

It would be totally weird to see yourself in a video game. We should all be able to have this experience eventually thanks to improving face-scanning technology. Someday you will simply scan yourself and make the game the Fantastic Five instead of the Fantastic Four.

You can catch a glimpse of Jessica Alba in the trailer for the Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer video game below.

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