So, I finally joined the ranks of 21st-century gamers and bought myself a Playstation 3. I had been putting off the purchase until I actually had an HDTV that could take advantage of the PS3’s impressive powers. Well, last month, my very cool wife decided that a flat screen television would be a nice house warming gift to ourselves, and my birthday last weekend gave me license to finally make the purchase I’d been waiting to make since I played Little Big Planet until 4 am at my friend Chris’s house a couple years ago.
In anticipation of said purchase, I did some online game shopping to get an idea of what fun was in store for me as I entered the 8th generation of game consoles. One of the first games that popped up in my search held a fantastic surprise…
Whoa! The main character in the newest Medal of Honor game has a giant beard!
I usually don’t play first-person shooters, mainly because I suck at them and don’t find being repeatedly shot or exploded very enjoyable. If my character had a giant beard, however, that may change things up a bit. Could this be my first FPS game purchase? I mean, how can you not want to be this guy for an hour or two?
The game is set in Afghanistan, and it turns out that this character is modeled after a real special forces operative named Cowboy who was spotlighted in Life magazine back at the beginning of the Afghanistan War. Some people might be skeptical that the US military would allow such an outlandish beard, but when you need your personnel to blend into the background, and that background is made up of bearded men, you bend the rules a little. Check out this image of the real Cowboy for comparison.
Anyway, this got me wondering about other bearded video game characters. The only two I could come up with are these guys.
Two more awesome characters with awesome beards, for sure, but I know you can come up with some more. Feel free to comment and add your favorite bearded video game character to the list!