Conan O’Brien’s Clueless Gamer segments have grown increasingly popular over the years, with the talk show host generating millions of views on YouTube for his takedowns of major titles like Overwatch and Fallout 4. Now, the TBS star has released what may be his most star-studded segment yet, as part of his 3rd annual Super Bowl edition of Clueless Gamer, featuring Ubisoft’s upcoming title For Honor.
The clip features some of the biggest stars in the NFL including New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. Brady’s Patriots will face off against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday in Super Bowl LI and O’Brien, a Boston native, was clearly star struck.
O’Brien and Brady then moved into the game, with O’Brien expressing surprise that the For Honor Valkyrie that Brady selected for the battle was female. “I have no problem with that, I just saw you with breasts and I got both aroused and upset,” O’Brien joked.
After a little back and forth, O’Brien’s character was dispatched by Brady, who promptly proceeded to “mic drop” his gaming controller onto the floor. The duo was then joined by Dwight Freeney, a defensive end for the Falcons and Brady and Freeney got in a few jokes at each other’s expense in advance of the big game. Brady and Freeney then went at it, with Brady again emerging victorious, much to O’Brien’s delight.
The segment then brought in Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, running back LeGarrette Blount, and retired Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch for another round. Gronkowski made it a clean sweep for the Pats with a victory over Lynch, although Lynch may have had the best joke of the segment when he went to select his character.
“I was looking for someone with some melanin,” he told O’Brien as he looked at all of the white characters on the screen. Freeney tried to point out that one of the warriors covered in armor could potentially be black, but Lynch was ready with a comeback. “Yeah, they had to cover their ass up,” he said as O’Brien laughed. Note to Ubisoft: Marshawn Lynch is not impressed with the level of diversity in For Honor.
That joke aside, one could argue that For Honor actually got off pretty easy with this segment. O’Brien absolutely destroyed Final Fantasy 15 during the last Clueless Gamer but most of the jokes this time around were focused on O’Brien and the players, not the game.
For Honor releases on February 14 on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. An open beta will run from February 9th through the 12th.