Overwatch director Jeff Kaplan is sitting in front of a fireplace, and you can watch (Updated)

The holidays are almost upon us, and Overwatch game director Jeff Kaplan is embracing the festive feeling by sitting in front of an open fire, doing nothing. Occasionally he folds his fingers, or looks pensively toward the ceiling. That's pretty much it. And he's been doing it for the past several hours. Seriously. 

The most action-packed moment I've seen so far occurred just a few minutes ago, when the fire went out. Kaplan, clearly annoyed with his support team, clapped his hands sharply, and an unseen lacky made with the fix.   

According to Polygon he's been at this since around 11 am ET, which means he's been sitting there for about five hours so far. (It may be a loop, but why spoil the fun?) No talking to fans, no playing Overwatch, no stuffing his face with milk and cookies. Just... Jeff. Sitting there. At the time this was posted, 39,000 people were watching him do it.

Happy holidays!  

Update: He now appears to be playing Hearthstone. 

Update 2: He stopped. 

Update 3: At approximately 5:20 pm ET, Kaplan ate a cookie. He appeared to enjoy it. We'll keep you posted.

Update 4: And finally, it is over. If you missed it live, or want to re-live the glory, you can catch all the "action" on demand below.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.