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The First Seventeen Minutes of DOOM 3

Image by Flickr user Javier Domínguez Ferreiro
Image by Flickr user Javier Domínguez Ferreiro

I played DOOM. I played DOOM II. Both games were simply tremendous. I’ve repeatedly tried to play DOOM 3 since getting an Xbox copy of the game years ago, but…I…can’t. Oh believe me, I’ve tried repeatedly, but I have a really hard time getting past the game’s first stage because it’s just too much. Too scary, too stressful, too dismal, too everything. So for my final spooky silly poem (there’s still time to submit your entries!), I give you this testament to admitting that I’m a big scaredy-cat when it comes to DOOM 3.

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No Turning Back Now

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The Fullbright Company – http://www.thefullbrightcompany.com [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons
Gone Home isn’t exactly a BOO! SCARY game, but for me it was unsettling enough to unlock a host of personal unpleasantries. Sometime the worst fears are the ones were harbor rather than the ones we face. With that in mind, here’s my third addition to UWG’s spooky silly celebration (we’re collecting contest entries through 10/31!) about Gone Home‘s first moments.

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The First Encounter

Image by Flickr user Justin.
Image by Flickr user Justin.

With this post, I hereby submit another group of carefully worded…er, words that may be spooky and/or silly. I don’t think I’m spoiling too much when I say that in the game LIMBO is a spider. I knew that going in, and my first encounter with it was royally unpleasant; hence, the following.

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The Cacodemon

Image by Flickr user Iain Heath (If you like what you see here, then you should totally check out The Brick Brothers -- LEGO masters, they are!)
Image by Flickr user Iain Heath (P. S. If you like what you see here, then you should totally check out The Brick Brothers.)

A master of poetry, I am not. In fact, the last time I wrote anything remotely poem-like was… … …middle school? I think. And that’s because we were forced to do so for English class. However, I’m more than happy to contribute a few lines of something or other to UWG’s month of spooky silly poetry! Hopefully my feeble attempt at this won’t make the true wordsmiths run for the hills. If you’re still here, thanks, and please enjoy (or cackle at) my first entry here inspired by the game DOOM.

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A Game of Spooky Silly Poetry!

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October is finally here! It’s taken 10 months but the chilling season of spooks and scares has arrived at last! This is a season that needs a proper welcome, and we’ve got just the thing: a Spooky-Silly Poetry Contest!

Yup, there’s nothing out there that gets you ready for scares than penning a good ol’ fashioned poem about your favorite scary game, and we all would love to see yours! Here’s the score:

Starting today (Oct. 1), you have the entire month to write some lighthearted prose or poetry about any horror game you can think of and submit it to our email: wegameunited@gmail.com.

There are just two guidelines to follow:

– No offensive language (It’s supposed to be lighthearted after all) – No more than 300 words long (quick, punchy, and fun!)

At the end of the month the winners will be picked by popular vote. The poem(s) that get the most votes will be crowned the Spooky Champion of Silly Poems! (Now that’s something that would make any resume look good!)

It’s finally October everyone, let’s start it off right!