Xbox One, PS4 coming to Jimmy Fallon this week

Late-night program hosting fourth annual video game week beginning this evening with Forza 5; Knack, Watch Dogs, COD: Ghosts, and Super Mario 3D World also on the schedule.

NBC's Late Night with Jimmy Fallon will host its fourth annual Video Game Week beginning this evening with a demonstration of Xbox One racing simulator Forza Motorsport 5.

Other titles on display this week include the PlayStation 4's Knack (June 18), Ubisoft's Watch Dogs (June 19), Activision's Call of Duty: Ghosts (June 20), and Nintendo's Game & Wario and Super Mario 3D World (June 21).

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon airs at 12:35 a.m. on NBC.

Fallon is no stranger to games and technology. Past Video Game Weeks have featured The Last of Us, Halo 4, Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Wii U, and Madden NFL 13, as well as Oculus Rift and Razer Edge.

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63 comments
tightwad34
tightwad34

Is he still a total spaz? I don't know because I haven't seen him since SNL. If he is, I don't want to watch him play any games.

gouveia
gouveia

will he be able to joke with the microsoft epic failure?

Adenosine
Adenosine

Damn, Fallon wouldn't be in the business if he wasn't a professional, but I imagine it would be extremely hard for him to not make fun of Xbox One's "features".

abcdefgabcdefgz
abcdefgabcdefgz

Man games have come a long ways. I remember playing dragon warrior on nintendo and now look how big its gotten.

deon99
deon99

Why does this guy always get the big games stuff?He sucks at games and never knows what the hell he's doing.Conan is no better.

Legend002
Legend002

Fallon = Xbox One

(of comedy)

GrandMaster555
GrandMaster555

Jimmy "the Tool" Fallon.  This guy isn't funny, entertaining or much of anything.  I'm pretty sure they wanted him to take Conan's spot since way back when.  It's not what you know it's who your mom knows.  waka waka.

DrKill09
DrKill09

Jimmy Fail On sucks.  Tony Hawk at least had the sense to debut Project 8 on the Tom Green Channel.

Psycold
Psycold

Can't stand Fallon, he just doesn't have the skills to do interviews. In fact I really don't watch any NBC shows after the whole Leno-Conan debacle. 

PixelAddict
PixelAddict

Fallon hosting Late Night was a great thing for gaming.  He's a gamer and truly excited about all aspects of gaming.  He may not be all that great, but that's not why he got a show.

I'll be DVRing every episode this week, because I'm interested in hearing his unbiased views and seeing if he has any hard questions for Microsoft and Sony.

Feedbackula
Feedbackula

I think it's interesting to see just how high Jimmy Fallon has flown up the popularity chain. I never saw it coming.

-DonCorleone-
-DonCorleone-

I think it's good that Fallon does this. He is the only one  other than conan i know that gives exposure to video games on late night talk shows.

J4m3sR4n0r72
J4m3sR4n0r72

I think those consoles would get a better audience with Jimmy Kimmel rather than Jimmy Fallon, but I doubt it would hardly help the Xbox One at all.

berserker66666
berserker66666

...and under the table, there will be a high end PC powering Forza 5 cause Xbone couldn't handle the power.

leimonides
leimonides

As I have no interest in any of those except for a small interest in knack, I'm not all that interested in watching this; not a huge fan of the guy (though he can be funny/amusing). I'd be more inclined to watch it if it was conan.

HarryDaGeeza
HarryDaGeeza

Don't worry Jimmy "Driveatar" has got your back lol 

Tychobrahi
Tychobrahi

I much rather watch Conan's "Clueless Gamer" than Fallon pretending to be a gamer. 

COPMAN221ISBACK
COPMAN221ISBACK

I wonder if Forza will be running on a PC like at E3..

vadagar1
vadagar1

xbox failed, its as simple as that, they got out played by the PS4 and I don't give a S***T about consoles casue my PC can make doodoo on them both and still has power to spare.

BUT from a logical point of view the PS4 is clearly a better deal 

getting a failbox 1 is an exercise in stupidity UNLESS you are a devoted fan for some game title they got (so far I ain't seen anything impressive)

and frankly the only console game that interested me is destiny

tightwad34
tightwad34

@abcdefgabcdefgz Hell yeah Dragon Warrior. That was the first RPG I really loved. Unfortunatley, not many people know it by that title. Man, you are really going back in the day.

hadlee73
hadlee73

@deon99 I actually find the Conan segment quite funny, but mainly because the other guy in the background (who does seem to know and like games) can't stop laughing at how bad at gaming Conan is. And Conan has never actually claimed to know much about (or even like) video games, whereas Fallon seems to think he knows something about them (but when I watch the segment, clearly doesn't) lol

tightwad34
tightwad34

@Godly_Kongming I think I am the only person in the world who thinks Colbert isn't funny at all. Maybe I just don't appreciate his style.

DrKill09
DrKill09

@Psycold Jay Leno not only stole his show from Conan, but also Letterman back in the day.  That's why I HATE Leno.

hateyourface
hateyourface

@PixelAddict "He may not be all that great, which is exactly why he shouldn't have a show in the first place."


There, fixed it for you.

mattress805
mattress805

I watch him the night after on Hulu plus. It allowed me to get rid of my dvr.

GrandMaster555
GrandMaster555

@Feedbackula Well his mom knows the head of NBC and Fallon grew up there.  The word you are looking for is Nepotism or Cronnyism perhaps.

bluefire1360
bluefire1360

@david1230 So what? The Xbox One IS a PC, and the hardware of the one is more than enough to support these games. This was obviously not due to specification limitations but rather due to unfinalized versions of the actual console hardware.

leimonides
leimonides

As much.as I am not a supporter of the XboxOne, I don't believe this is that big of a deal. The box still has a few months to tweak itself; this is a big show. Yes, it would had been better to not lead people to believe it was the consoule and what not, but its not something to get all crazy about; they wanted to provide a great showing so they went the super safe route. It hurts credibility a bit, but all-in-all, it shouldnt be made bigger than it really is.

wdma
wdma

@david1230 XB1 launch titles gonna look sweet just like E3 demos lol

GrandMaster555
GrandMaster555

@vadagar1 This is how I feel except that I prefer console gaming.  There really isn't a choice.  XBOXone cancelled itself out.

X-7
X-7

@vadagar1 I agree I would rather game on PC than a console but I will still buy a PS4 since I just bought a VITA.

deon99
deon99

@Jestersmiles @deon99 Not really.He has never been funny to me .He just got popular after the whole Leno fiasco.

The point still remains he doesn't know games.

PixelAddict
PixelAddict

@hateyourface Nope.  You fixed a comic with a humorless ginger.

It's not the same thing.

I tried watching him.  When he was going off air and it seemed a good thing to support.  I wanted to laugh.  But his moronic lack of sense of humor prevented it.

All said and done, Jon Stewart and Cobert are funnier than either by miles and kilometers.  The writing's better.