The following is an episode of With a Terrible Fate’s weekly podcast discussing video-game storytelling from all angles. Find all episodes here.


Join Aaron and Dan in a behind-the-scenes look at “The Gwyn Moment,” a reflection on how Dan’s experience with the first Dark Souls led him to think about video-game storytelling, Miyazaki, and his own life differently.

Topics include: why it can be hard to take good video-game recommendations from friends; how gamers get motivated to care about the lore of a world; using Gwyn as a cipher to understand Miyazaki’s other works; the community’s ever-fraught relationship with Dark Souls II; how memorable moments in games can radically change our views about the games—and ourselves.

Want to dig further into the storytelling of Elden Ring? Attend With a Terrible Fate’s PAX East 2022 panel on April 21st, in person or virtually! Find all the details you need to know here.

(Spoilers for the Dark Souls series, Bloodborne, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, Demon’s Souls, Final Fantasy XIII-2, and BioShock.)


Dan Hughes

Dan Hughes - Video Game Analyst

Dan Hughes has dabbled in everything from playwriting to religious studies to YouTube personas. He is the seriesrunner for With a Terrible Fate's "Now Loading... The Video Game Canon!"  Learn more here.

Aaron Suduiko

Aaron Suduiko - Founder and Chief Video Game Analyst

Aaron Suduiko is the founder of With a Terrible Fate and a philosopher of video-game storytelling. He specializes in the impact of player-avatar relations on game stories.  Learn more here.

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