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Last Of Us Star Was Afraid This N64 Classic Would Ruin His Life

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“I have your number, Offerman.”
image: Rare / Jimmy Kimmel / Kotaku

Nick Offerman as survivalist Bill in the third episode of HBO’s post-apocalyptic drama Last of Usthat not only has he never played the game the show is based on, but he hasn’t played a video game in a quarter of a century because he “lost a few weeks” to a particular game years ago. clarified.

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Offerman sat down with talk show host Jimmy Kimmel last night to talk about the show, his performance in the latest episode, and his on-screen characters (Bill and parks and recreationRon Swanson) will survive the apocalypse.Of course, he’s in a show based on a video game, so Kimmel asked Offerman if he’d ever played Naughty Dog’s apocalyptic action-adventure. Last of UsWell, he didn’t. Not only that, but the last game he played was his Nintendo 64 platformer collection of Rare in 1998. Banjo Kazooie.

“25 years ago, the last time I played a video game, I was so spoiled. I lost weeks in a video game called Banjo Kazooie‘ Offerman responded to the audience’s cheers. “It’s been two weeks and I was like, ‘Oh my God, a slow dopamine infusion is so delicious.’ What have you done with your life?” So I decided never to do that again. And thankfully the game just got so much better, Last of UsI think I’d be in the basement and wouldn’t even get an audition for a show like this.

Banjo Kazooie it’s rare MarioA platformer like , featuring a duo of the famous brown bee and red-crested Bregal. Released for the Nintendo 64 in 1998, the game had you running around a lot of non-linear locations to collect things, defeat enemies, and solve some puzzles.It spawned a direct sequel in the 2000s banjo toieand 2008 vehicle construction games nuts & bolts For Xbox 360. Thanks to his Xbox exclusive classic compilation in 2015 rare replayall three games are playable on Xbox right now, but whether Bears and Birds gets a separate game of its own or is relegated to just appearing like in the series super smash bros (if they are a threat to deal with) have yet to be seen.

The clip inevitably ended up on the game’s Twitter, along with some people.completely [falling] in lovewith Offerman. Others seem to find his feelings.”Approachable” There is also an interesting discussion “Lost Time” Phrases when playing games for a long time. My two cents is that there’s nothing wrong with spending time gaming as long as you find enjoyment in the time you spend. This can be tenuous as some live service games are designed to effectively monopolize your time and can effectively act as a side business. But even if it’s just the joy of winning your favorite game, if you can collect something useful or meaningful, that’s what matters in the end.

Kotaku Offerman has been reached for comment.

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Last of Us So far, it’s been a hugely successful HBO show with Episode 3 (which aired last Sunday). Reached 6.4 millionThat seems to be partly due to the moving performance Offerman gave as Bill, the cocky survivalist he shares on the show. A deeply moving love story with a man named Frank (played by Murray Bartlett) white lotus).some fans are already claim Emmy nomination for Offerman. If he gets it, he’ll at least be able to attend the ceremony instead of playing video games at home.

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