Star of The Last of Us fell in love with a game 25 years ago – then swore off gaming
Nick Offerman plays Bill in The Last of Us series. On The Jimmy Kimmel Show, he opened up about why he doesn’t play video games.
Who is the person you are talking about? Actor Nick Offerman plays Bill in The Last of Us series. There he was particularly noticeable in the third episode of the first season, in which the story of the characters Bill and Frank is deepened. The episode caused a stir after it was broadcast and MeinMMO editor-in-chief Leya Jankowski also thinks the third episode is better than the game.
The 52-year-old American has also played various roles in the series Fargo, Devs and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Now Offerman has been a guest on the late-night show “the Jimmy Kimmel Show” and talked about his video game past, among other things.
What did Offerman say? During the show, Jimmy asked Kimmel if Offerman had played “The Last of Us.” The actor denied it, saying he quit video games 25 years ago after several weeks of being addicted to Banjo-Kazooie.
“25 years ago I played my last video game […]. I lost a few weeks to a video game called Banjo-Kazooie. […] Then it’s over and you say, ‘Yes, I won.’ And immediately I thought: ‘What have I done with my life?’ So I decided I’ll never do that again.”
Nick Offerman on The Jimmy Kimmel Show
Then Offerman added that it was good that he had sworn off video games. He refers to the quality that games have these days and says he would probably not leave his basement otherwise: “The games have become so good, I think I would sit in a basement and not even audition for shows like that anymore. “
We embed Nick Offerman’s full appearance on the Jimmy Kimmel Show here:
If you just want to see Nick Offerman and Jimmy Kimmel talk about Banjo Kazooie and Offerman’s video game past, skip to minute 4:27.
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Banjo-Kazooie – Jump ‘n’ Run from the 90’s
What is the game that Nick Offermann fell for? Banjo-Kazooie is a 1998 three-dimensional platformer game released for the Nintendo 64.
The game tells the story of the two eponymous protagonists Banjo and Kazooie. Banjo is a bipedal bear with distinctive yellow pants. Kazooie is an orange and yellow seagull.
Together, the two friends embark on a mission to rescue Banjo’s little sister. She was kidnapped by a wicked witch.
In order to save Banjo’s sister, the heroes have to travel to different worlds and collect items. They advance further and further into the realm of the witch, who later faces a boss fight.
While Nick Offerman sworn off video games years ago, Henry Cavill is a proud Warhammer fan.
The actor, best known among gamers for his role as Geralt of Rivia in the Netflix series The Witcher, only announced in December 2022 that his heart’s desire had been fulfilled: he was playing the lead in a Warhammer series .
Henry Cavill gets his heart’s desire by starring in an Amazon Warhammer series