Hollywood star James McAvoy is one of the cast members in this week's release of Twelve Minutes, and an interview about it with Forbes, he revealed that he actually got way too addicted to The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion back in the day.
McAvoy explained that he "love[s] fantasy role-playing games", and was given Oblivion as a gift back in 2007, soon finding himself staying up until the early hours of the morning playing it instead of learning his lines:
"I’m getting up at 6am every morning, and I’ve got tons of lines, and all that kind of stuff. And I’m just staying up until four in the morning just playing Oblivion. And I was thinking, ‘This game is sending me to Oblivion.’"
According to McAvoy, he finally decided enough was enough after a session in which he finished playing at 5:35am, which led him to take drastic measures against the game, removing the disc from his Xbox 360 and literally burning it!
"I got up and I got the disc out of the Xbox 360 and I turned the gas hob on. I just put the disc on it and just watched it sort of, like, singe and melt a little bit. And I was like, ‘Right, we’re done, we’re over, never again!’"
The movie star barely touched games for a decade after that, although he says he and his "boys" have been playing Call of Duty: Warzone every few nights during the pandemic, and it's "been a bit of a lifesaver when we couldn't hang out".
Did you have a similar experience with Oblivion back in the Xbox 360 days? Let us know in the comments.