Bethesda E3 2017! Jess and Janet react to and discuss everything happening in Bethesda Land. Listen to us talk critically about the conference but overall love the framing and appreciate a lot of the titles. We may be the only two people on the internet who thought Bethesda didn't suck so you don't want to miss out.
We talk about how it seems like nothing can convince us to invest in VR (but Doom VR and Fallout 4 VR are... no exception really). Watch us talk about Link Skyrim and motion controls and be confused about what's DLC in Dishonored. Quake Champions is a thing and good for them! You can kill some Nazis in Wolfenstein II which could be some good stress relief. And last but not least, Jess's favorite game (not) The Evil Within gets a sequel.
Microsoft E3 2017! Janet and Jess discuss all things xbone. We got a lot of feelings from lukewarm to love. Microsoft's Project Scorpio gets a real name and its Xbox X, seriously. Cuphead is mentioned again and we're not sure how we feel about Sea of Thieves any more. Watch Jess have a crisis regarding Bioware and Janet toss her hood up in honor of teen angst (and Life is Strange before the storm).
We of course, recap some of the highlights from Xbox X's release date and price($499 this november) to, of course, games! We got indie titles like The Last Night, Cuphead, The Artful Escape, Tacoma, and Ori and the Blind Forest Will of the Whisps as well as larger titles like Forza Motorsport, Metro Exodus, State of Decay 2, and Anthem.
Jess and Janet react to EA's E3 2017 conference. Watch Jess get psyched for Need For Speed and A Way Out while Janet questions everything but confirms she'll buy FIFA 18 twice.
Plus we do a mini recap of the conference. This year, EA Play featured classic sports sims like Madden 18 and FIFA 18, old reliables like Star Wars Battlefront 2 and Need For Speed Payback. And fortunately, EA Originals is still releasing indie titles: A Way Out had gamers across the internet pretty hyped for some couch co-op action.
What are you guys looking forward to? How did you like EA's conference?
Jess and Janet reflect on E3 2016 by rewatching our old coverage. We got some things right (Horizon Zero Dawn was a hit that got compared to Breath of the Wild) and some things not so much (Janet never bought Pokemon GO Plus and Jess never got a full version of We Happy Few). And, of course, we're still waiting on some things Sea of Thieves. The question is will we hear about Cup Head again this year?
In this episode of Coffee Break, Jess and Janet talk about game difficulty. What difficulty do you prefer to play your games at? Is there a stigma against gamers who play on narrative or easy modes?
This video goes into how game difficulty can affect the enjoyment or narrative arc of a game, and how Jess and Janet each personally approach difficulty settings for certain games.
We marathoned Resident Evil 7 on a shared save file, passing the controller back and forth, and we have a lot of thoughts. Some spoilers involved but they're few and far between, plus all include warnings. Tell us your thoughts on RE7 in the comments below. And let us know what games you've marathoned or played "co-op."