Conan O’Brien got access to two highly anticipated events early yesterday. He managed to get a game going between the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots ahead of Super Bowl 2015 for the latest episode of “Clueless Gamer.”
Conan also managed to get access to an early build of Mortal Kombat X, the highly anticipated fighting game from NetherRealm Studios, and pitted the Seahawks’ Marshawn Lynch and the Patriots’ Rob Gronkowski against each other in gruesome “kombat.”
This game of Patriots vs. Seahawks could actually prove more brutal than the game everybody’s waiting for this coming Sunday. The video contains some very gruesome animated imagery, so if you’re squeamish, you might not want to watch.
Conan O’Brien joked about attempting to host his own big game at the University of Phoenix Stadium, the upcoming home of Super Bowl 2015, and getting turned down. Instead, he rented the Navajo conference room at the Courtyard Marriott to sit down with the opposing teams’ players and put a PlayStation 4 controller in their hands for a big showdown before the big showdown.
— Seattle Seahawks (@Seahawks) January 30, 2015
Marshawn explained his method of winning the game as basically mashing buttons, while “Gronk” stated that he’s played previous games in the series in the arcades. The two started chatting before the first match between Kano and Ferra/Torr, and Conan poked fun at the idea that these two rivals are getting along so well right before a big fight.
After the first match, the game prompted the usual “Finish Him,” which led to a gruesome disemboweling scene that upset Marshawn. A short chat later and they went at it again, this time with Cassie Cage and D’Vorah. Cassie won as Marshawn and Conan cheered, “Lick the gun, lick the gun…”
Cassie Cage didn’t lick the gun.
The next round was Raiden against Quan Chi, which ended in yet another gruesome finisher involving a sword and telekinesis. This time, Conan was so shocked he lay down in the fetal position.
It’s doubtful that Super Bowl 2015 will be as gruesome as Mortal Kombat X, but Conan O’Brien definitely gave us a big game before the big game.
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