The 3 Best (and 3 Worst) Moments From Bethesda’s E3 2018 Press Conference

The Worst: Rage 2’s Awkward Presentation

Taking the stage to present Rage 2‘s trailer, the directors of Avalanche and Id Software made for a very odd duo, first of all because of their wildly varying heights. It almost seemed as if the size difference was some kind of intentional set-up for a gag, but no. Then, the pair fumbled through their lines, made awkward pauses and just generally didn’t seem to be sure who was supposed to say what. Jokes fell flat, words were garbled – it just felt painful to watch.

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The Worst: Casual Games on Consoles

Bethesda made a point of announcing that casual games like Elder Scrolls Legends and Fallout Shelter will soon come to consoles, but this just seems to be more about making money than really giving gamers what they want. Fallout Shelter and Elder Scrolls Legends are games made to be played casually, on a smaller device. There’s really no value to moving them to a bigger platform like a PS4, and just because you CAN do something, doesn’t always mean that you SHOULD.

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The Worst: Not Enough Details for Starfield and Elder Scrolls VI

Hey, don’t get us wrong Bethesda, we love that you’re working to bring us two amazing new games, but we need more than just a short video with the game title and some inspiring music. We need details – release windows, a little bit of alpha gameplay, ANYTHING. Hell, have a celebrity like Patrick Stewart say something profound about Honor, or War, in a deep British accent. We are real human beings, and these are our real emotions you are toying with here. In all seriousness, while we’re excited that Bethesda confirmed some things for us, we were genuinely hoping for a few more specifics than what we got.


That’s our take on the Bethesda E3 Press Conference. What did you think? Were you there? Or did you watch it at home? What were your best and worst moments? Tell us in the comments below!