WATCH: Rapper Wiz Khalifa and host Conan O’ Brien blaze through Gears of War 4

Gelo Gonzales
WATCH: Rapper Wiz Khalifa and host Conan O’ Brien blaze through Gears of War 4
The popular talk show segment 'Clueless Gamer' features the upcoming third-person-shooter for the Xbox One and Windows

MANILA, Philippines – In the latest episode of “Clueless Gamer” – a popular segment on the US talk show Conan – American rapper Wiz Khalifa and host Conan O’ Brien play the upcoming Xbox One game, Gears of War 4. The third-person shooter takes gamers back to the planet Sera where the humans are about to face off with a threat called the “Swarm.”

Conan and Wiz go on a short test-run, highlighted by a scene where the latter kills a huge creature he describes as a robotic tyrannosaurus rex. In 2006, when the series debuted for the Xbox 360, the game quickly gained notoriety for its ultra-violent presentation. Based on the show’s session with the game, 4 looks to continue the same brand of gory aesthetics and bone-breaking melee maneuvers. 

In having Wiz as a guest, the comedy segment attempted to contrast the game’s violent styling with the rapper’s “mellow” reputation – rooted in his plain-view patronage of marijuana. Before the actual play session, Wiz and Conan smoked – though it was not said outright that they were smoking marijuana or weed. Conan made the appearance of being forced to smoke because his “Clueless Gamer” assistant, Aaron Bleyaert had bored him once again of his intricate game backgrounders. 

It wasn’t the only instance that the host smoked weed with his guests on the show. The show’s biggest YouTube hit (“Ice Cube, Kevin Hart And Conan Help A Student Driver” with 37 million views at the moment) had Conan smoking weed with celebrities Kevin Hart, Ice Cube and Conan staff member, Diana Chang.

Gears of War 4 comes out on Tuesday, Oct 11 in the US for the Xbox One and Microsoft Windows. –

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Gelo Gonzales

Gelo Gonzales is Rappler’s technology editor. He covers consumer electronics, social media, emerging tech, and video games.