Elon Musk Still Recommends Overwatch, Says Story Is "Neglected" in Many Games

The Tesla and SpaceX founder weighs in with his thoughts on gaming.


We already know that billionaire inventor Elon Musk loves Blizzard's hero shooter Overwatch. But what other games is he into? Musk sat down with Y Combiner's Sam Altman recently to discuss the subject.

Musk started off by name-dropping Overwatch again, adding that "generally Blizzard does great stuff." This led to his next reccomendation, the free-to-play card game Hearthstone, which he said his kids play a lot. Musk also said he enjoyed the original Deus Ex, but lamented that the newest game, Mankind Divided, didn't have such a great story.

"I think [story] is really neglected [in modern games]," Musk said. "That's the criticism of the latest Deus Ex; the storytelling is kind of lame. Some of the oldest games, the graphics and sound were terrible, so they had to rely on storytelling."

Check out the full video above (via Game Informer).

Last year, when Musk talked about his love of Overwatch, the inventor also said human existence is actually a simulation being controlled by some being of higher intelligence.

"The strongest argument for us being in a simulation is the following: 40 years ago, we had Pong. Two rectangles and a dot. Now, 40 years later, we have photorealistic 3D with millions playing simultaneously. If you assume any rate of improvement at all, then the games will become indistinguishable from reality, even if that rate of advancement drops by 1000 from what it is now."

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