Last year, Conan O’Brien celebrated football’s beautiful brutality with a “Clueless Gamer” segment focusing on Mortal Kombat X. The ultraviolent fighting game was the perfect backdrop for Conan to trade jokes with Rob Gronkowski and Marshawn Lynch… and to gasp in horror at D’Vorah getting punched in her lady-nuts.
Lynch returns for this year’s pre-Super Bowl shenanigans, which once again resurrects a gory franchise from the early 90s. Conan and Lynch sat down with Von Miller of the Denver Broncos and Josh Norman of the Carolina Panthers to play id Software’s upcoming Doom reboot… and it went about as well as you’d expect. Let’s just say there was a chainsaw involved.
While both players seemed to do pretty well against Doom’s demons, Norman outlasted Miller in the game’s final level, which might mean a Panthers victory this Sunday. If nothing else, it backs up Madden NFL 16‘s prediction of a Panthers win in Super Bowl 50.
Doom will be released for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One on May 13. In what is surely a coincidence, and not at all a crass attempt at cross-promotion, id Software also unveiled a new Campaign Trailer for the game yesterday.