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Posts tagged “fear

I Adopted F.E.A.R.

The world can be a stressful place sometimes and when you finally get a break from that what could be better than going on a killing spree, I am of course talking about games not real life murder which, for the record, I don’t condone.  Anyway, recently I found myself under a lot of stress and couldn’t get my fix of video game violence because of a new hard drive.

Unwilling to replay any of my old games I decided that, when the stress eased up a bit, I’d buy a new game.  Nothing fancy just something old and cheap.  One game stuck out in my memory and I decided to hunt it down.  It’s called F.E.A.R. (First Encounter Assault Recon) and it was first recommended to me last year by a guy that worked in a GameStop that has now shut down.  After a bit of searching I found the game pre-owned, ironically in a GameStop, and bought it.

F.E.A.R. is a psychological horror first person shooter that was released on PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 between 2005 and 2007.  The game follows the F.E.A.R. team as they investigate a supernatural phenomenon and naturally you play as the point man, which is a soldier that is sent in first all the time as sort of a lookout.  This means that you’re fighting thousands of soldiers all by yourself and to make matters worse, and a lot more fun, the supernatural phenomenon occasionally pops up to scare the hell out of you.

As a massive horror fan I think that GameStop guy was right, this game is great.  It’s been a long time since I’ve ever been really scared, but this might change that.  To add to the atmosphere I’ve been playing the game alone in the dark, I know my commitment is incredible and a little excessive.  Naturally, after one day it’s hard to say whether F.E.A.R. is truly worth the GameStop recommendation, but for now I’m really enjoying it and props to pre-owned games.  I was considering not getting it because of a bad experience I had years ago, but this seems to run without any trouble and has barely any scratches.  So there you go adopt a game, you won’t regret it.

What do you think?  Have you played F.E.A.R.?  Do you buy pre-owned games?  Are you a fan of the horror genre?  Let me know by voting and leaving a comment below.  Also, don’t forget to follow and click the like button if you liked this post.

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Red Lunar Eclipse

Lunar eclipses aren’t that rare, at least one happens every year, but the moon isn’t always completely eclipsed.  When this happens, it’s because the earth is directly in between the sun and the moon, thus preventing the suns light from reflecting off the moon.  This is called totality and it has another cool effect, it causes the moon to appear red after it comes out from the eclipse.  The reason for this is that the rays of light, coming from the sun, pass through our atmosphere and the particles in the atmosphere make it look as though the moon is red.  Ancient civilisations have feared the red moon believing it was a bad omen, in actual fact the same process, light passing through our atmosphere, is the reason the sky is blue.

In four years there will be another red lunar eclipse, but last night one happened right above Ireland.  People all over the country occasionally peaked out their windows indifferently, each one wondering if they would see something amazing.  Most were disappointed, briefly, because they couldn’t see anything.  The reason for this is that the moon eclipsed while rising so it literally rose into the eclipse.  This meant that only people with a clear view of the horizon got to actually see the eclipse.

Living in the city I couldn’t see it, but I did try my best, even going as far as standing looking out the window in my attic.  From there I could see people walking outside from time to time, taking a look up, making sure no one saw them stargazing and then walk back inside.  It would have been interesting to see it, but remember that the international space station should be visible for the next few weeks so keep an eye out, especially if you’re in the UK or Ireland.

What do you think?  Did you see the red lunar eclipse?  Have you ever seen one?  Let me know by voting and leaving a comment below.  Also don’t forget to subscribe and if you like this post show it by clicking the like button.