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Jeff Kaplan is sitting in front of the Overwatch Yule Log again

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Update: The Overwatch Yule Log livestream is over. Fortunately for everyone who missed it (or who'd like to enjoy it all over again), the full eight-hour show is now available on YouTube, which we've embedded for your convenience below.

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Remember the 2017 holiday season, when Overwatch game director Jeff Kaplan dominated Twitch by sitting in front of a fire for ten hours (opens in new tab)? It returned in 2018, this time with a number of different "hosts," including Kaplan, and in 2019 it'll be back yet again.

What can we expect for this year's festive season? Kaplan will once more park his ass in a luxurious armchair upholstered in what is surely the finest Corinthian leather, but otherwise it's a mystery. The 2018 Yule log featured appearances from McCree voice actor Matt Mercer, D.Va voice actor Charlet Chung, and caster Soe Gschwind, and I wouldn't be at all surprised to see the guest-cast lineup expanded even further this year. That's how these things go, after all.

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The Overwatch Yule Log, and those who sit in front of it, will be viewable on Twitch (opens in new tab). A start time hasn't been announced, but we'll let you know when the fun—which is to say, the sitting quietly, occasionally sipping hot chocolate—begins.

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.