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Nick Offerman 'lost weeks of his life' playing Banjo Kazooie, had to quit gaming

Nick Offerman 'lost weeks of his life' playing Banjo Kazooie, had to quit gaming

Nick Offerman has revealed that he stopped playing video games after Banjo-Kazooie consumed weeks of his life 25 years ago.

Pedro Pascal has been the man of the moment for a good while now but he’s taking the week off because Nick Offerman has deservedly nabbed the spotlight. This week’s Bill and Frank centric episode of HBO’s The Last of Us has been hailed by both fans and critics alike as one of the greatest TV episodes ever made.

It’s The Last of Us’ biggest departure from the game so far, but it’s also the most triumphant episode. Some fans branded the episode ‘a filler’ but for the most part, many have been defending the latest instalment. Unfortunately, the episode has also been review-bombed on IMDb for its ‘political propaganda,’ which is complete and utter nonsense. Bill actor Nick Offerman wasn’t actually familiar with The Last of Us prior to taking on the role but he did have experience playing one unlikely game.

Take a look at what’s in store this season on The Last of Us.

In a new interview with Jimmy Kimmel, Offerman revealed that he “lost weeks of his life” to Banjo-Kazooie. He confessed that he played his last video game 25 years ago. “I’m very indulgent, and I lost a couple of weeks to a video game called Banjo-Kazooie,” he said. “Two weeks went by, and I was like, oh my God. The slow dopamine drip is so delicious. Then it’s over, and you’re like ‘Yes, I won,’ and immediately I’m like, ‘What have I done with my life?’”

Offerman continued, “So I decided I’m never going to do that again – and thankfully, because games have gotten so good, like The Last of Us, that I think I’d be in a basement and I wouldn’t even be going to audition for shows like this.” Fair play to Offerman. Banjo-Kazooie was an absolute gem. Reboot happening when?

Following this week’s episode, fans are hoping that both Offerman and Murray Bartlett will receive award nominations for their incredible performances - and rightly so. Who’s emotionally prepared for next week’s episode? Not me.

Featured Image Credit: NBC

Topics: The Last Of Us, Nintendo, TV And Film