Listen, I love Conan, and I mean looooooooooooooove Conan. His sketch of old-time baseball is probably one of the funniest things I have ever seen. That, and his similarly humorous sketches with Martha Stewart, getting drunk in a restaurant, and visiting a vineyard rank among my favorite videos of all time.
However, I must say, Jimmy Fallon is doing a bang-up job with Late Night now. He definitely had a rough start (Robert De Niro was probably the least receptive guest on a talk show I’ve ever witnessed), but he and his staff have now hit their stride. Not only that, but he has some pretty awesome guests like Kevin Rose and Alex Albrecht from Diggnation, Joshua Topolsky from Engadget (appearing once again on tonight’s show), and now Treyarch‘s Mark Lamia and retired Lt. Colonel Hank Keirsey for a sneak peek at Call of Duty: Black Ops.
What we see is nothing particularly new if you’ve seen the E3 demo or trailers, but it absolutely confirms two things: 1) playing games with a former military man and a studio full of audience members cheering you on is the best way to play games, and 2) the helicopter sequence is just as exciting running in-game as it is in the trailers. To qualify those statements, I found the trailer to be surprisingly engaging, and Kerisey wasn’t actually cheering Fallon on so much as he was threatening with a punch to the head.
Quite seriously, though, those explosions look amazing. It used to be the popular thing to hate on Treyarch while now it’s becoming popular to be optimistic for Black Ops, but take me seriously when I say my feelings about this forthcoming Call of Duty is the exact opposite of those prior to World at War’s release.
Meaning yes, I am excited about it, so sue me. Check out the video below and be sure to watch Topolsky on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon tonight.
Source from Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.