Overwatch’s Jeff Kaplan Actually Enjoys Those Parody Videos Of Him

by Robert Workman


In case you missed it, there’s a talented YouTuber out there by the name of Dinoflask who’s doing some amazing work on videos featuring Overwatch director Jeff Kaplan, taking his video posts and turning them into entertaining clips with alternative lyrics, graphics and more. But here’s the real shocker – Kaplan is actually a fan.

Speaking during a recent Overwatch Reddit get-together, Kaplan was asked by a fan if he was embarrassed by the existence of such videos. He noted that he was – a little bit – but for the most part, they’re pretty damn funny.

“He is super talented. The videos are hilarious. Obviously, I feel embarrassed when I see them. I mean, I am this middle-aged, awkward nerd with 0 points in charisma and really don’t belong on camera in any way, shape or form. But if I look at the videos objectively—like if they were of anyone but me—they are hilarious.

“I always say that Dinoflask says what I wish I could really say (like that old Key and Peele skit with Obama’s translator)”

You can check out one of the sample videos below, and, really, it’s worth smiling over.

Overwatch is available now for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.

By Robert Workman

Robert Workman has spent years working in the video game industry, for sites like Shacknews, AOL GameDaily and Marooners Rock. He's also very skilled in contributing to podcasts and video broadcasts, and can pretty much out-game you under the table. Oh, and just go ahead and ask him about glorious craft beers. Go on, ask him.