Two women, Janet and Jess, have started a new video series on their YouTube channel BitByBit. The concept of the videos, called Coffee Break, is simple: the two women sit down over a cup of coffee and just talk about a particular video gaming topic.
Their first video tackled the pros and cons of gaming with and audience, aka playing a game while streaming, or writing about gaming. They discuss the stress that comes along with it, especially for a female gamer. They explore their own feelings about the fact that they feel like they need to prove themselves as a good gamer, simply because their women. Or the fact that they stress about people judging them, their looks, their skills, simply because they’re women. On the flip side, they also talk about how streaming a game can make you a better gamer, simply because it cane make you more aware of how you’re playing.
The videos are about 15 minutes long, and they’re pretty stripped down. There’s no fancy camera or lighting, and the sound quality isn’t always the best, but the simple nature of the videos brings you right into the conversation with them and makes you feel like you’re sitting at the table with them. Their discussions are thoughtful, engaging, and easy to listen to.
It’s very exciting to see women sitting down and discussing games. The vast majority of people making videos commenting on video games are men, even though so many women play games. So it’s fabulous to see women sharing their voice and their opinions about gaming topics.