On Thursday night’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Jimmy Kimmel sought to understand the appeal of watching others play video games in what was likely the final installment of the Kimmel vs. Gamers war.
Kimmel had previously suggested that watching other people play video games was a waste of time, which ignited a firestorm of insults and death threats hurled in Kimmel’s direction. The host said Thursday night that he sparked what might turn out to be “the most vicious feud of the digital era.”
“Maybe I did prejudge something I knew nothing about,” Kimmel said.
Kimmel visited two popular YouTube gamers, Jonna Mae (MissesMae) and Mark Fischbach (Markiplier), to educate himself on what he was missing.
Mae showed Kimmel a video of her terrified parents shouting while playing Oculus Rift, a virtual reality display.
“I approve of anything involves screwing with your parents,” Kimmel told Mae.
Fishbach expressed to Kimmel why he thought people enjoyed seeing others play video games: “I love watching other people have fun and I think that’s what a lot of people get out of these gaming videos.”
Kimmel disagreed with the sentiment. “I hate watching other people have fun.”
Watch the clip below to see Kimmel and the gamers hug-it-out in what seems to mark an end to the week-long feud.
•Kimmel read ‘cryptic and menacing’ death threats from the gaming community on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’
•Jimmy Kimmel addresses ‘avalanche’ of backlash from video game sketch on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’
WANT MORE EW? Subscribe now to keep up with the latest in movies, television and music.
Keep up with all the latest late-night coverage by subscribing to our newsletter. Head here for more details.