Game of Thrones stars Peter Dinklage and Lena Headey recently sat down with Conan O'Brien for a new entry in his long-running "Clueless Gamer" segment, and the results were just as funny (and occasionally cringe-worthy) as always.
The game of choice this time around? Blizzard's newly-released shooter Overwatch. It's not exactly the easiest game for somebody who has never played a shooter to dive into, and it shows in the segment. The trio struggles to kill one another using Overwatch's cast of colorful characters. For much of the segment, they stand still and blast each other until the other person is dead.
It's not exactly the most riveting gameplay, but the segments where the group isn't playing Overwatch so much as commenting on it are much better. The video shows the group browsing through the various heroes in the game, checking out their various emotes and victory poses. Eventually, Dinklage, Headey and O'Brien stumble upon Widowmaker, and it's all downhill from there.
Widowmaker, by far, is the most traditionally sexy character in Overwatch. She's slim, tall, fit and wears high heels. Her outfit reveals more than a little skin to boot. Conan wastes no time commenting on the character's shiny outfit, and her butt in particular.
That all leads to a portion of the video where every player in the game has chosen various forms of Widowmaker, all clacking around in high heels, while sounds of the character moaning play in the background. At one point, Dinklage asks if there is a way to make all the characters "make out" with one another.
It's all a joke, obviously, but given the Overwatch controversy regarding the sexualization of Tracer, it seems strange for Blizzard to then turn around and allow for a highly-publicized skit involving its game to focus almost entirely on Widowmaker's shiny rear end. It feels untrue to the spirit of the game Blizzard was trying to make, even if Conan does have a history of reacting in a similar way to the digital women seen in other games that have been featured on the segment in the past. You can check out the segment below.