With a Terrible Fate analysts Aaron Suduiko, Nathan Randall, and Dan Hughes were honored to have the opportunity to talk to PAX West about the best ways to analyze video game stories on September 4th in Seattle. We’re now excited to bring you full video footage of that presentation.
(Almost full, that is: our camera cut out at one point, so we filled in the footage with… Well, you’ll see.)
In our presentation, we covered a lot of ground, with topics including:
- Dark Souls
- Bayonetta and feminism
- “The Game Theorists”
- Mass Effect
- With a Terrible Fate‘s basic method of video game analysis
- How best to theorize about players who’ve played a single game and had diverse, contradictory experiences of that game
Take a look and join the discussion about what makes for good theory! And look for new content soon: PAX West threw a wrench in the site’s production schedule, but we have a lot of articles in the pipeline that we couldn’t be more excited to share with you.
What’s your favorite game about which to theorize? What’s your least favorite recalcitrant theory out there on the internet? We hope our presentation can spark a broader, ongoing discussion about the goals and methods of video game theory.
And thank you for the wonderful time, PAX West—we hope to see you again next year!