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Critical Hit: Eight-Legged Menace

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modfx 1st August 2011, 07:52 Quote
I still can't play Doom3 even though I'm 21 now although, I can manage FEAR, Quake4, amnesia, etc absolutely fine. I think its the combination of pitch black and enclosed spaces that gets me. Cant do swimming in deep water either unless I can see the bottom, even if I know its perfectly safe.
biojellywobbles 1st August 2011, 07:58 Quote
Whhaaa? it's a game!
guvnar 1st August 2011, 08:29 Quote
Heights, blood, small spaces, darkness - clowns even - meh...

Spiders? Woah!!!
Omnituens 1st August 2011, 08:33 Quote
My girlfriend is terrified of spiders, so I made the spiders in Minecraft look like giant wasps with no wings that hover a little of the floor.

Sadly, due to the way the game renders the occulsion of shadows and water, the legs are still visible when there is water behind the "wasp" or you are close enough to see the "wasp's" shadow.

I think I have a screenshot somewhere

http://img511.imageshack.us/img511/5645/20110216231441.png
http://img130.imageshack.us/img130/9596/minecraftbee.png
Sketchee 1st August 2011, 08:58 Quote
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Originally Posted by modfx
Cant do swimming in deep water either unless I can see the bottom, even if I know its perfectly safe.

This! Unless I KNOW that there's nothing down there I just can't shake the bloody feeling that something might pop up and take a bite

The water level in the original half life :shudder:
mi1ez 1st August 2011, 09:41 Quote
I've recently moved to Australia and I'm dreading seeing ANY sort of spider, just in case it's a killer...
Phil Rhodes 1st August 2011, 09:46 Quote
But all spiders in Australia are deadly. But then so are all the snakes, the jellyfish, the crocodiles, the sharks, the seashells fer chrissake, and probably that half-a-housebrick that's lying in the gutter up ahead. The place'll even try to bake you to death in the desert. Never has there been a country that wants you dead half as much as Australia. I have no idea how its inhabitants make it to adulthood.
justicefornone 1st August 2011, 10:03 Quote
While reading the article I wanted to scream 'AMEN BROTHER!!' but realised that would be silly. Either way I completely agree with the whole thing. Those 'creatures' scare the living everything outta me, pretty much everyone has some kind of irrational fear I guess, even Indiana Jones!!
Autti 1st August 2011, 10:04 Quote
Phil im Australian and you just get used to it. Sure everything wants you dead, but it's just like L4D, it doesn't mean you don't put up a fight.
CardJoe 1st August 2011, 10:06 Quote
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Originally Posted by mi1ez
Australia
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Originally Posted by Dylan Moran
It’s about three quarters of a mile away from the surface of the sun. I’ve seen insects walking around with knee pads. It’s not supposed to be inhabited! And, when they’re not all frying themselves outside, they fling themselves into the sea, which is inhabited almost exclusively by things designed to kill you. Sharks, jelly fish, swimming knives, everything.

Source: http://somewhatmeretricious.tumblr.com/post/3421530462/its-about-three-quarters-of-a-mile-away-from-the
Ross1 1st August 2011, 10:11 Quote
Gohma on ocarina of time scared me as a kid. and that was just the first boss.
Phil Rhodes 1st August 2011, 10:26 Quote
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Phil im Australian

Clearly, you have mere minutes to live. Mind that toothy thing that's about to drop onto your shoulder!
Lance 1st August 2011, 10:39 Quote
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Originally Posted by Autti
Phil im Australian and everything wants you dead, you don't put up a fight.

Ohhhh dear.

BANTER TIME!
MrMicheal 1st August 2011, 10:48 Quote
I would have to agree with the swimming in deep water. Just gives the feeling of paranoia, even whilst playing a game where the worst thing that will happen is me reloading!

But I think removing the things that are meant to scare you from the game just reduce the entertainment factor from the game, even if it is giant hairy spiders... :O I mean my friend always ends up in hysterics at me while I am busy screaming at something that happened unexpectedly :P
eddman 1st August 2011, 11:01 Quote
I'm freaking terrified of a combination of dark and confined spaces. I hardly managed to finish the cradle/orphanage level of thief: deadly shadows. I can't play dead space either. Couldn't get past chapter 3; just couldn't.
steveo_mcg 1st August 2011, 11:20 Quote
My heights issue kicked in crossing the bridge section in hl2 Highway 17 i ended up turning the graphics to minimum for a while, made it a bit more palatable.
Baekkel 1st August 2011, 11:51 Quote
I understand people who can't stand the mere thought of spiders in their imminent vicinity.
But i'm not one of them, i take the battle to them! eight legs?
makes a nice goo-star when my foot retracts from the surface the creeper was sitting on.

my fear is far worse...
I have issues with kids...
( and no, i don't run screaming and paniced around the mall/store/street whenever i see a brat )
The kids i fear are just like the name states, the ones like F.E.A.R. or The Ring..
One especially haunts my very soul, the child from the japanese version of Dark Water, from the elevator scene... uhff, just thinking about it makes me itch....
Sheiken 1st August 2011, 12:43 Quote
Water levels make me soil myself.
Cradok 1st August 2011, 13:19 Quote
I don't do spiders, I don't do underwater sections, and I don't do large amounts of dark lit by a single shoulder-lamp. I got Facehugged exactly once in the first AvP and never went back. I'll expend entire loads of ammo in the hope that whatever's underwater dies somewhere in the midst of it all. Darkened rooms get filled with grenades, black Headcrabs get shot with whole clips even after they're dead. There's a spider in Outland that's as big as a house and lives in a convenient dip so that it appears out of nowhere just in time for all the skin on your body to decide to crawl off of your bones. One of my most nightmarish moments on board the UNN VonBraun is being stuck in a BRM with a spider at the entrance, being re-created and dying over and over...

I think I'll go and play something exceptionally cheery now.
Woodspoon 1st August 2011, 13:47 Quote
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Originally Posted by steveo_mcg
My heights issue kicked in crossing the bridge section in hl2 Highway 17 i ended up turning the graphics to minimum for a while, made it a bit more palatable.

Same here and some of the high bits of Portal 2 as well.
Lance 1st August 2011, 14:07 Quote
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Originally Posted by Sheiken
Water levels make me soil myself.

Even the sonic the hedgehog ones? I can understand that I suppose.

The sound of bad guys in minecraft really freaks me out, and so does getting lost underground.
paisa666 1st August 2011, 15:06 Quote
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Originally Posted by Autti
Phil im Australian and you just get used to it. Sure everything wants you dead, but it's just like L4D, it doesn't mean you don't put up a fight.


Yah right, like if we didnt know what is piloting you...

... http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/9664/spiderpilotinghuman.jpg
Ninja_182 1st August 2011, 17:06 Quote
I suppose the fear is rational in the way spiders exist only to sit and wait, paralyse, eat, repeat.

Found this some time back, definitely not one for the arachnophobic.

Loom
Grimloon 1st August 2011, 17:08 Quote
Anything that leaps at my face gets a somewhat negative and/or hostile response. Yes, this includes spiders but is not limited to them.

Headcrabs in HL2 I have a particular hatred for but the one that generates the most extreme response? Facehuggers in AVP *shudder*

One of those things leaps at me and I'm likely to be running backwards screaming "DIE YOU MULTI LEGGED, JUMPING FREAK!" while emptying an entire clip in its direction as well as a couple of grenades and then burning what's left when it stops moving, just to be sure. Then maybe using another grenade. And setting light to it again. And put a couple of AP rounds in it just in case. All of this while staying safely out of pounce range of the disgusting little vermin.

The first time I was gotchered by one of them in AVP2 I ended up flat on my back on the floor as I recolied from the screen so much that the chair went over backwards and me with it. I also damaged the keyboard and ripped the mouse out of the back of the PC (I didn't let go of it as I went over). They absolutely terrify me - face-humping, grotesque things. Which means that I terminate them with EXTREME prejudice and there is definitely no such thing as overkill where these feckers are concerned. When what's left is in bits and mostly ash then it's safe to jump up and down and/or urinate on what's left.

I burn through a lot of ammo when those suckers are around as well as literally being in a nervous sweat, heart pounding etc.
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