this is what happens when i play these games

WELCOME TO THE MANY DEATHS OF YOU & FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

So, uh, what is this?

The Many Deaths Of You is an attempt to chronicle and archive interesting Game Over sequences found throughout video games.

Why?

On a personal level, I’ve always been into this kind of thing. Ever since I started playing games, there’d often be times when I’d immediately start trying to get a Game Over as quickly as possible to see if anything cool would happen. Oftentimes not, but sometimes I’d be surprised!

I’m also doing this because this sort of thing has, sadly, become somewhat of a dying art in modern gaming. As games get easier, with frequent checkpoints and frequent autosaving, death is usually treated more like an error message than anything. To be fair, this is understandable. Few people would want to play a game where they’re punished every time they fail with an elaborate cutscene to rub in their failure further. A lot of games might offer you a special cutscene if you screw up particularly hard, a “Non-Standard Game Over”, as TVTropes calls it, but these are somewhat rare as well.

Despite this, though, in older games where this sort of thing was more common, it’s important to note that developers put real time and effort into the creation of these sequences. Despite this, it’s entirely possible that many players may not have even seen these, nor has anybody documented them.

Simply put, I appreciate when a game makes the extra effort to illustrate your failure, and this is the sort of thing that I want to celebrate and showcase here.

Are you the only one doing this kind of thing?

Nope! I was actually inspired by the work of two Youtube users, GameOverContinue, and MrWhitman. Sadly, the former account no longer seems to be active, but what I’m trying to do is continue from where he left off. If you enjoy video game deaths, be certain to check out his channel, as he’s done a ton of games already.

From time to time, I might also link the work of other Youtube users who do this sort of thing. I’m also willing to take submissions from other people, and I’ll be certain to give proper credit to anybody who contributes!

So what do you count as “interesting”?

Simply put, any image or cutscene you get open achieving a Game Over that’s particularly memorable. Perhaps it’s something scary, well-drawn, or even funny! Basically, don’t expect to find any screen that simply states the words “Game Over”, here, unless those words happen to be rendered in a really interesting way. 

I also want to avoid games that are particularly well known for their Game Over sequences. While I might eventually add them to the blog in the future, for the sake of completion, these have been seen around the internet so many times that I feel people would just get bored of them. These include stuff like Total Distortion, Daytona USA, Ninja Gaiden, Final Fight and other Capcom beat-em-ups, Friday the 13th on the NES, and anything the internet has already made you well aware of. We’re here to dig deeper than that!

Can I help?

Absolutely! There’s several things you can do to contribute to the blog, such as:

- Informing me of games with a particularly noteworthy Game Over sequence

- Sending me images, videos, or links to images or videos of noteworthy Game Over sequences

- Letting me know if I’ve missed any sequences in games I’ve previously covered

Any of these will lead to you getting full credit for your help on the post you helped contribute to! Any Youtube videos that don’t belong to me will also be credited in the description of the post containing them.

Princess Leia, who moments ago dropped out of hyperspace after fleeing the first major battle of the Galactic Civil War: Lord Vader, I should have known. Only you could be so bold. The Imperial Senate will not sit for this, when they hear you’ve attacked a diplomatic…

Darth Vader, who literally just saw this happen an hour ago at most and watched her ship take off: Don’t play games with me, Your Highness. You weren’t on any mercy mission this time. You passed directly through a restricted system. Several transmissions were beamed to this ship by Rebel spies. I want to know what happened to the plans they sent you.

Princess Leia, who received the data from the hands of a man who witnessed Vader kill a dozen people on his way there: I don’t know what you’re talking about. I’m a member of the Imperial Senate on a diplomatic mission to Alderaan.

Darth Vader, who has been following her the entire time and can read minds:

it won’t be like what you imagined. maybe you get the road trip to the beach with coffee in your hand and the radio playing, maybe you don’t. but happy shows up. it’s in a 2 AM game of jenga with your new college friends. it’s curling up for another marathon of netflix. it’s meeting the person who will be your best man at the wedding. it’s 4:45pm in the library when the girl in the study coral across from you quietly whispers “i’m going to set everything on fire” and then turns to you and asks if you wanna take a break for dinner (say yes, she’s very nice and you both need a moment away from the stress). it’s the mornings they have omelettes and in good books and in a puddle that looks cool. it’s sometimes picturesque, but more often it’s full-belly laughter at stupid things on the floor of your friend’s house while in the background someone is debating the best way to win settlers of catan. 

i know it gets dark early now and the tired is setting in and everything sort of feels blank and hazy and you want to spend ages staring at walls thinking of nothing

but happiness will find a way in. it will be small moments. look for them.

Harass my daughter on Minecraft? You can't hide from me.

So, my daughter, who was about 8 at the time, was REALLY into Minecraft (as most kids are these days). Also desperately wanting to join the Youtube/Let’s Play culture, I had installed some screen recording software that would let her make videos of the games she was playing so she could later upload them to Youtube.

Anyways, one day I’m minding my own business when I hear her quietly sniffling over on the computer. I asked her what was wrong, but she didn’t want to tell me so I let it go, but decided to keep on eye on her. A few minutes later I discovered what was happening; someone was harassing not only her, but also all the other kids playing on whatever server she was on. This kid (we’ll call him Little Sh*thead, or LS) was saying sh*t about how he was going to rape my 8 year old daughter (she told him how old she was hoping he would stop), how he was going to hack into her IP and steal all her info, swearing profusely (remember, this is a game for kids), etc etc. By this time I had gotten my fiance involved, and she was also obviously quite upset at what a little sh*t this kid was being. We realized that our daughter had been recording the entire incident, and a plan began to form.

I started by googling LS’s username. There were several hits immediately, the most interesting of which involved a page where he was publicly applying to be a mod for a server on Minecraft. I was able to learn a lot about this little POS: he claimed to be 15, likes hockey, used to live in Toronto but now lives in Florida. But the bombshell was easily his skype contact info; it was literally firstname.lastname. I know your name now, you little sh*t.

So I head over to Facebook and search for the name. Nothing. Hmmmm. On a hunch I searched for just the last name, while narrowing my results to only the state of Florida. Several dozen hits. Hmmm. So I have to start combing through each one, until I find what I was looking for: a middle aged man with the same last name, whose profile indicates he was born in Toronto and now lives in Florida. I FOUND YOUR DAD, YOU LITTLE SH*T.

So I sent him a message on Facebook, asking if he had a son named firstname who goes by his username on Minecraft. Dad confirmed I had the right guy. So my wife begins telling the dad everything that LS was saying to my daughter, and we sent him the recorded video as proof. Radio silence for a few days.

Then we got the message back: LS had his computer taken away from him for the entire summer, and had also been lying about his age (he was only 11, I think). His parents were f*cking livid with him, and he surely hated the next few months of his life.

No one f*cks with my daughter.

A rocky start

Some Context: one of my fellow players in a game is a rock golemn named Scoria. This exchange happened when the GM asked us on skype if we were available to play over the upcoming weekend:

GM: what’s the weekend plans guys?

Scoria: I am ready to roll.

GM: But are you ready to rock?

Scoria: You’re a real gem, GM

Player: stfu

Scoria: I’m sorry, shale we talk about this later?

Player: How dare you

Scoria: I got a bit boulder

Player: I s2g

Me: I think the puns rock. Perhaps you’re just too impatient to wait for a really nice one to crystallize. In the meantime you’ll just be losing your marbles over some lime jokes

Player: Why do you do this to me?

GM: Because we love you. Granite, we’re not very nice people.

Me: I wanted to throw out more puns in response, but I’ve hit a wall. They’re really too hard. Player is right, we should all some back down to Earth and start over, you know, with a clean slate. No more forced rock puns to stalagnate our conversations

Player: F***ING

Me: Uh oh, I’ve sent your and my relationship down a rocky road. Maybe if I’m gneiss you’ll be willing to drop all this grit and work with my based on sediment alone.

Player: z;ldkfjgn;zkjb

Me: I suppose I have norite to ask for forgiveness. Of quartz, I’ve earned your skarn. If you can’t forgive me I’ll just have to boulder on without you.

Player: why do you hate me?

Me: I don’t, I just love puns. But I’m done. I spent a solid 10 minutes reading up on names of rocks. It’s too much effort and I’m not even the rock golemn who should be making these puns.

Player: I’ll just silt over here and be quiet then

Scoria: I was driving!

Me: I’ve put more effort into thinking of rock puns in the last hour then I think you’ve done in entirety of the time you’ve played as Scoria. Not that I’m really keeping Scor(ia).

Nintendo is banning people who have pirated Pokemon SM

This does not need sources as a simple google search will give you everything you need to know. And thanks for @teamjohto for telling me about this.

So yes, it has finally happened:
People who have gone online with a pirated version of Pokemon Sun/Moon have gotten their account banned from E-shop and other online services.
A little forum digging confirmed that people who have played offline can’t have been traced in any way, but if you have been stupid enough to do Wonder Trades and use Festival Plaza (or even do Game Sync like some fellas) it means you’re on Nintendo’s hitlist.

Q: I tested wonder trade once or twice and I don’t know what to do now! I still want to use online functions when the game is officially released. Is there anything I can do?
A: Probably nothing. 1) Too bad 2) Deal with it 3) You had it coming

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Chrobin Week Day 1 - Coming of Age

This was really just an excuse to draw this comic that has been sitting in sketches for too long. It’s probably not really fitting with the prompt but ya know.. age.. birthdays?? Anyway here’s the story. Whenever a game asks my birthday, I always give a random date that’s around a week or so from when I start playing, because I don’t wanna wait around for my actual birthday to see what happens. Believe it or not, I randomly picked the day right after Chrom’s birthday. So here’s how it goes in the story, I guess.

A popular theory in the fandom is that the place where the gem is placed says a lot about the character itself. So for example on the head = calculating, smart, on the chest = emotional etc.

There were a lot of discussion about what a gem on a stomach could represent which  characteristic and a lot of people said it could mean that you are going after your stomach feel what’s right and wrong while being open minded and light hearted.

But here comes Navy and her appearance in the episode “Room for Ruby” into the game and we all know what happened in this one.

Even when being represented as purest square child before she was know ready to play tricks on Steven and co and made sure to rub it under their nose that they got tricked, before she dropped them into the ocean. 

Does this means that the gem placement on the stomach could be a hint that this persons aren’t that pure and wholesome how we thought at first and are kinda double-faced??

And I mean just saying but doesn’t this sounds awful like another certain gem?

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GUESS WHO IS PLAYING THE GAME NONSTOP??

Originally posted by rockangelofficial

I wish I could stop my zelink feels but as I go along and it builds up, it doesn’t stop. Espeicially after this scene when you find Zelda inspecting the Shrines. Like…omg, that scene.

So here I am, making my own assumption of what happened AFTER Zelda yelled at Link and putting in my own interpretation of his personality here too. Like, he never smiles and seems so bland all the time. Either he was going to be emotionless or had some real shit going on in his head during the whole time. Just gonna make him tsundere if ya’ll don’t mind~

Either way! I hope you enjoy this doujinshi…comic…whatever! Enjoy!! *flees*

Next Part! https://hopelessromantic721arts.tumblr.com/post/158503164687/part-two-or4-6-whatever-you-wanna-call-it-lol

Chapitre 83 - The Final Obstacle

In which the ultimate family roadtrip is an Actual Literal Roadtrip. 

WITH OUTO CATS. 

OUTO CATS. 

I N C O L O U R.

And this is how you know that Clamp secretly loves me. (For now)

But can we talk about how the family is shamelessly and unapologetically wearing matching shirts? Not even stylish matching shirts, but straight up tourist-shop-esque shirts with tiny feather patterns that THEY ALL AGREED TO WEAR TOGETHER AS THEY DROVE A JEEP THROUGH A SUNFLOWER FIELD. 

WHO’S IDEA WAS IT. WHO COMMITTED THIS CRIME. 

Please never show Tomoyo any evidence that this ever took place. 

I have PTSD. I’ll start by saying that I’m a 26-year old female who doesn’t even play war video games - so, yeah, it’s not just a vet thing. In fact, what happened to me was much more mundane: I was in college one night, when two guys approached me on a motorcycle and robbed me at gunpoint.

I’ll try not to dwell on boring details for too long, but there are a couple of things I can see being useful for writers, so I decided to share my experience with you. Keep in mind that this is how it’s been working for me, and no two individuals are the same.

Stuff that lasted for a day:

The best way to describe how I experienced the immediate aftermath to The Event is “in third person”. Imagine being super drunk, to the point that everything feels blurry and your memories of the night are full of gaps. Now add stuff like listening to yourself talk and thinking “this doesn’t sound like me at all" at the same time as you speak, losing some of your proprioception, and not being sure how you got from point A to point B because it feels like you’ve never experienced it.

That’s how it felt, and let me tell you, it doesn’t feel nice. Especially when your therapist asks about it and you keep telling her that you don’t know the answers. (My therapist the most patient human being alive, for the record. But her patience doesn’t make it any less frustrating.)

It bears mentioning, however, that it’s been two years since, and I’m still able to describe The Event in so many details that Tolkien would be proud of me. I could tell you what was in my purse, down to which bank cards they took and the size of my cell phone charger. I know exactly what app was on my screen, and I still remember the moment I realized what was about to happen or how I felt throughout the entire ordeal. I know what classes I’d watched before The Event, and even why my parents couldn’t pick me up that night (things work differently in my country).

Stuff that lasted for a month or less:

During the first few weeks, I’d relive the whole thing in my head, thinking of the many reasons why I’d brought this upon myself and all the things I “should” have done to prevent it. 

Also, I remember being unable to sleep at night, no matter how tired I was. As soon as the sun came up, however, I’d lay in my bed and fall asleep within seconds. (Disclaimer: I’ve always been afraid of the dark, so I can’t say with 100% certainty that the two things aren’t related. It did get worse after The Event, though.)

Stuff that lasted for six months or less:

I once described this to my therapist as “geographic panic”: the closer I was to the exact location of The Event, the worse I felt. Being at “ground zero” (the time of day didn’t matter then) meant heart racing, hands shaking, obsessively looking over my shoulder because I was afraid it’d happen again, and nausea. Lots and lots of nausea (I’ll get back to this one later, though).

Also, after the “all panic all the time” vibe of the first month wore off, a couple of “triggers” settled in, the main one being - you guessed it - the sound of motorcycles. It sounds rather silly, but keep in mind that there are literal millions of motorcycles on the streets in my city, and I can hear people talking on the sidewalk from my bedroom window. The effects ranged from my heart suddenly running faster than Usain Bolt to being unable to sleep for a few extra minutes because a bike passed in front of my building just as I was falling asleep.

Within the six months time frame, there were also two one-time events. The first one was a massive panic attack when my boyfriend drove past the campus at night. It started when I saw the outer wall approaching and it took me hours to get calm down enough to sleep (and still, I made him spend the night with me because my parents were out of town and I was too scared to be alone).

The second happened when my mom had a surgery and as she was leaving the house (at like, five am), she walked into my bedroom and tried to wake me up to say goodbye. My father says a lot of screaming was involved, but all I remember is waking up to her saying over and over that “you’re safe, it’s just me”. 

Stuff that lasted for a year or less:

Important: in my experience, this is the stuff that’s hardest to get other people to understand. The symptoms are still pretty debilitating, but it’s like others decide your “time limit” for trauma has expired, so this is where the “just get over it” begins. Depending on your character’s personality, a lot of fighting with the people closest to them may be involved.

As I said before, I had really bad insomnia almost daily during the first month. After that, it thankfully went away, except on the days when I needed to go to college. Then, I’d toss and turn and do the “how much time will I sleep if I fall asleep now” math for hours. I’ve tried everything, from counting sheep to listening to classic music. Not even listening to some monks praying the rosary helped. 

On the days I somehow managed to wake up in time to go to class, I’d always wake up feeling nauseous, and I’ve never been able to find a nausea medicine that worked in that case. The closer I got to campus, the worse it felt. The second I took the bus back home (or decided class wasn’t that important), it’d miraculously vanish.

Stuff that hasn’t gone away yet and I doubt it ever will:

Going out alone at night is a huge no-no. If I’m with a large groups of friends, I’m able to walk at night feeling almost the same way I used to feel before The Event, but this doesn’t apply to situations where I’m alone with only one or two other people. I feel relatively safe when I’m in buildings and/or vehicles, which is why I can get back home from work at eight pm, but I do take the longer way home just so my bus stop is across the street, instead of a block away. 

I’m not sure if it’s related in any way, but it started after The Event, so I think it’s worth mentioning. While I’ve never been an adrenaline junkie, I’ve always enjoyed roller coasters and wave swingers and the Hollywood Tower of Terror from Disney World. Now, even Ferris wheels are too adrenaline-packed for me, and just the sight of roller coasters feels ominous. (I think of it as my brain processing adrenaline exclusively as a result of extreme panic now, instead of just mild fear.)

Nightmares. They have changed in content and have (thankfully) become less frequent, but they still happen every now and then. Since I actually started this post to talk about my nightmares, I’ll go into a little bit more detail on them.

For the first few months, I’d relive The Event exactly the day it happened, except that I’d always die at the end. Slowly, the reenactment started to get less literal, sometimes involving other people I love, while others were completely different (but it still kept the “my life is in danger” factor”). Now, I dream mostly about situations in which I could die (I’m pretty sure I’ve had a nightmare about roller coasters, as the note about amusement parks suggests). 

The most important shift, however, is in how the nightmares end.I got so used to having nightmares that I’m able to identify the dangerous situation as it unveils, and (I’m not a neuroscientist, so I have no idea how that happens) I actually kick myself out of the dream, often before anything happens. Worth mentioning that waking up before the adrenaline rush makes falling back asleep a lot easier, even after those dramatic, Hollywood-like scenes in which a character wakes up so violently that they sit up and all.

I think this is all. I’m sorry that it’s so huge, but you never know what can be helpful to people. (My nightmares have saved a couple of scenes in my own story, tbh.)

I don’t mind having my name on it, and I’m totally available if anyone wants the boring details on anything.


[Shrink: what an excellent post! Massive props to @arobotunicorn.  Thank you so much! :D]

Was helping to defend the point as Widowmaker when I swore I heard something. Been playing Dead by Daylight recently and have been really jumpy because of the game. 
I’m pretty sure i gave my friends a helluva scare when I screamed. Sorry guys! @iamtheun @pentacass 

Digimon Tamers is great because it’s probably the most realistic interpretation of what would happen if I pet monster anime actually happened. Like they do a good job delving into the psychology of children who are forced to use their pets as weapons to fight and protect the world, and the psychology of the pets themselves. Which is very unique when it comes to anime in that kind of genre. However that being said I still believe the most unrealistic part of that anime is the fact that it implies that people actually played the Digimon Trading Card game. 

What if Seven knows he’s part of a game?
Okay, I had this idea while playing Jumin’s route because I had to ignore his jokes and I was feeling bad about it lolol. He cross the fourth wall a lot, so is not that hard to believe.

He chats with you and when he sees you choosing something against him repeatedly, he understands.

You will not play his route.

You’ll play another route this time and there’s nothing he can do about it, so he keeps joking around like if nothing had happened. But he remembers how you joked around with him, how you trolled Yoosung with him, how you helped him find his brother and how you LOVED him.

For some reason, everyone on the RFA forgets everything but he doesn’t. He can’t forget and the only thing he can do is joke around and do as if he knows nothing because he doesn’t want you to be in trouble, because he knows his route is too dangerous, BECAUSE HE LOVES YOU.

So he just smile and cheers for you because he knows that’s the best option


Breath of the Wild wishlist

So now that I have done two play throughs, and there are a few things that I have that would make cool update patches.

- Interacting with the dogs: petting and throwing tree branches to play fetch

- More Link and Zelda moments; what we have is good, but it leaves you wishing for more.

-Future Hero Mode has the reverse happen when crit cooking under a blood moon, fewer hearts and weak buffs.

-Eating dubious food or rock hard food has some sort of de-buff

- Eating monster type food will be like Russian roulette, maybe a really good buff, maybe leaves you with half a heart, you just don’t know

- I wish there were more cave systems to get lost in.

- Ganon needs another stage to the boss fight; two rounds aren’t enough.

- Besides the shrines, and future DLC, having a few more optional dungeons would be nice.

- More fan service; The gerudo outfit was amazing, but I know they can do better than that…

- Let Link speak! Even if its just to utter Zelda’s name, anything!

-When wearing the female Gerudo outfit outside of the desert, let more NPCs think that Link is a girl.

- More side quests; they’re good, and really feel good when you get around to finishing them, specially Tarry Town

-There isn’t a ping pong match to the death like past games

- TOO MANY KOROKS, NOT ENOUGH TIME

- Animate when Link goes on the water bed, rito down bed, and both the gerudo and goron masage!

- Let the selfies be real selfies, otherwise it looks like invisible person is taking a full body shot of Link

- I’d like to see some more backstory with Link’s relationship with the Zora’s and Mipha

-More outfits would be awesome ;)

- Link making chicken noodle soup would be so nice too; we have poultry, we’ve got carrots, and easily add in tabantha wheat and some herbs to get a soup!

- And kiss the girl already! Lets not wait for the grass to grow!

If anybody has anything to add to my list, I’d love to hear ideas.

7 Minutes in Heaven Pt. 2

Pt. 2 of the request from my sweet anon!

Pt. 1

Genre: Smut/Fluff/Slight Comedy


“What are you doing?” Mark asked, surprised at your reaction.

“Trying to play the game silly. I think we’ve wasted enough time” you said seductively.

You made your way back over to him at the end of your bed. He was looking at you in complete shock.

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THIS GIVES ME LIFE

according to the guy who originally posted these, a summary of what’s happening is that they’re playing video games, Chiaki loses and makes some happy comment. Izuru asks why she’s so happy when she lost, and she talks about how she’s happy to be playing with him, so it’s not really a loss to her. Then she asks him to play more with her, promising that someday she won’t lose. And the summary ends with “they played games for a long time”.

that’s just so adorable and everything I didn’t want to hope for.

also, while my Japanese is awful, I can recognize the “Kamukura-kun” in there, which makes me happy. she sees him as his own person!

Update time! OK, settle down. Not a huge thing today.

After yesterday’s… event, I guess I’ll call it, my son would hardly even look at me when he came down for dinner.  But every time I walked by him for one reason or another, I tried to make sure I gave him a little touch on the shoulder or back, and smiled at him every time he’d look at me.  I was just trying to show him I wasn’t uncomfortable with what happened.  Eventually he seemed to relax, although I wasn’t able to give him a goodnight kiss because my husband took me to bed with him early, and I fell asleep right after we had sex.  My son was playing a video game in his room, so i don’t know if he could even hear us with his headphones on, but I tried to be extra loud for him just in case.

I was curious to see how this morning would go, but it went like mornings have for the past couple weeks.

BUT! When he came home from school a few minutes ago, we both let the kiss linger a little extra long.  No erection pressed against me today, but he did go right to his room and closed the door.

So, we’re definitely still OK, and I’m hoping that these kisses get longer and longer!