As part of Overwatch’s media blitz, late-night host Conan O’Brien tackles Overwatch in his Clueless Gamer segment. He’s joined by Lena Headey and Peter Dinklage, who play Cersei and Tyrion on HBO’s Game of Thrones. None of them play video games, offering a rather unique perspective on this new hero shooter. As with all of Conan’s Clueless Gamer segments, there’s plenty of sexual innuendo, so be warned that it’s not kid-friendly.
The trio crack jokes at the character designs and their own silly ineptitude. Normally Conan is joined by his game savvy friend Aaron Blayaert. Blayaert makes only a brief appearance here to explain Overwatch, then lets the three of them goof around.
It’s not the best episode of Clueless Gamer but Dinklage and Headey are cute together. Their sibling rivalry on Game of Thrones is legendary. It’s fun to see them playfully fight and verbally spar with each other once again.
As part of the gag, Conan usually takes things a bit far with objectifying women characters – which video game designs often make very easy. Here he turns everyone into femme fatale Widowmaker so they can shoot and groan at each other. See also his segment on The Witcher 3, in which he tried to have sex with every female NPC (it’s also really funny).
Clueless Gamer is a regular series on Conan. It stars the titular host as he jokes his way through the sometimes impenetrable world of games. Even with frequent jokes at gaming’s expense it’s often valuable to see how admittedly non-gamers play and view many games.
Conan exclusively tackles major AAA releases. Blizzard’s Overwatch is poised to be one of the biggest shooters of the year. It’s currently enjoying a 96 rating on Metacritic, and Pixelkin’s Stephen called it “an amazing game and a worthwhile addition to anyone’s library.”