Tetris Effect Testimonies:

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So, I spent most of the past summer playing [[Batman:Arkham Asylum Arkham Asylum]]. And eventually it got to the point where I would close my eyes and see everything in Detective Mode because I pretty much played the game with it always on.
Way back when Mario Kart DS came out, I did a lot of bicycling. Admittedly, I was one of those people who used the snaking technique for the time trials, so it meant hitting the right shoulder button every time I went around a corner. So, one day, I was bicycling down a path, and as I came on a corner, I slammed the right handbrake without thinking, as if it was going send me into a powerslide like in Mario Kart. Fortunately I wasn't going too fast so nothing bad happened and I realized what a stupid thing that was to do, but the sudden stop almost sent me into a river. The river was quite a way down and the path was narrow and didn't have any kind of guard rail, so I probably would have been seriously injured or dead. Thanks, Mario Kart.
153 0dd124th Sep 2012 03:27:54 PM from Nowhere Land
Just awesome like that
[up]Related: Don't trust me to drive after I've been playing Grand Theft Auto IV for a while. I get the urge to run people over, disobey every traffic law, and just smash into things figuring that I won't get hurt and that even if I end up trashing my car I can always just kill someone else and steal theirs.

But that happens with everyone, right? ...right guys?sad
Insert witty and clever quip here.

My page, as the database hates my handle.

My music.
154 TrashJack24th Sep 2012 03:51:05 PM from Deep Within the Recesses of the Human Mind , Relationship Status: I'm just a poor boy, nobody loves me
Klaatu Barada Nikto!
[up] For this exact reason, I have no intention of driving while listening to Bad Religion or The Offspring. Too many Crazy Taxi memories, you know?
"You know, hope is a mistake. If you can't fix what's broken, you'll go insane."
- Max Rockatansky
155 TextchatRogue29th Sep 2012 01:02:17 PM from Junkyard America
I used to play Oblivion to the point where I'd dream about it and think about whipping out my sword and killing anyone who annoyed me.

I remember one instance where I was on a Minecraft streak with some friends and I got thirsty. I got up to get some soda and punched the kitchen door, thinking that'd open it.
156 Schitzo30th Sep 2012 04:50:17 AM from Akumajou Dracula , Relationship Status: LA Woman, you're my woman
I think playing 3rdStrike for scattered amounts of time has started giving me Hugo's mannerisms o_O
157 tantopat15th Nov 2012 06:41:38 AM , Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!
This has started happening to me after playing Pandemic 2 for a while. I came down with the start of a flu virus recently, and I found myself thinking of how it could be spread around while keeping low visibility, and what symptoms I should develop and when, and how to ensure that it actually got to Madagascar before becoming noticeable... I've since decided that playing that game while I'm feeling ill probably isn't the best idea.
158 AlTheKiller15th Nov 2012 07:02:20 AM from The Swamp. , Relationship Status: I'm Clockwork and she's Quartz
For me, it's League of Legends. I keep trying to think of what type of champion I'd be, and what my QWER and basestats would be.
4227-1763-3232. My 3DS Friend code.
[up]x5: Ironically, Initial D Arcade Stage has done the exact opposite for me: I now find myself instinctively putting my foot on the brake whenever I approach a turn, because if I nick the guardrail, it's REALLY gonna hurt my time and my entire run is shot.
160 Ninjaxenomorph15th Nov 2012 08:16:15 PM from Texas, Texas, Texas , Relationship Status: Non-Canon
The best and the worst.
When I play Tribes Ascend, I hear noises from Superbrothers:Sword&Sworcery EP. It's really effing weird.
Me and my friend's collaborative webcomic:

Forged Men
Mix Tetris with any RPG with limited bag space in the form of room and a multitude of items
162 NegaPoke20th Jul 2013 12:22:02 AM from Somewhere in Missouri
Eddhead and Aspiring Animator since 2009
For the past two days I've been binge-playing Emerald at 12 hire or more a day.

I swear I keep hearing snippets of music from the game.

Also, last week I was on a Left 4 Dead hype. Kept hearing Special Infected music cues and dreamt about the game and I don't even own it!
Curiosity brutally murdered the cat and stuffed it into a sack.
163 Midna20th Jul 2013 12:45:24 AM from Texas, unfortunately , Relationship Status: Desperate
Cutest spider
Tetris is for squares. Puzzle League's where it's really at.

I play it a lot. Close my eyes two seconds later, suddenly colored blocks everywhere (fairies and/or Mario characters and/or Pokemon optional)!

Also once either my or my dad's gut made a sound that I swear sounded identical to the boss explosion sound effect from Yoshi's Island.

Blags: Main, F Yeah Panel de Pon
164 Kadorhal31st Aug 2013 10:01:43 AM from the Osean Federation , Relationship Status: Healthy, deeply-felt respect for this here Shotgun
my god freeman, what are you doing
Very late into my playthrough of New Vegas, I took the Hand Loader perk and promptly went to work converting my most plentiful ammo types to the stronger, more efficient versions I suddenly knew how to make. Before the final battle in particular I bought all the 5.56mm ammo the Gun Runners' Vendortron had and then broke it all down and built myself a thousand rounds of match-grade ammo for the All-American.

Now I've been replaying FEAR 2, and about halfway through the game I've started seeing workbenches in some of the abandoned areas I've been passing and my first thought is always "oh cool I can make/convert some more ammo hey wait a sec".

Friends of mine used to suggest that I get into S.T.A.L.K.E.R. based on my love of the 3D Fallouts, but unless I'm able to repair my own equipment and make my own ammo I don't think I could stand it at this point.

edited 18th Sep '13 10:27:57 PM by Kadorhal

I have the Portal problem.

I have the TF 2 problem. Everything is probably spies. Even the spies. The things that aren't spies are snipers. But they're probably spies too.

I have several Half Life 2 problems. There's My A/C Sounds Like Manhacks, the Is That Helicopter Alive, and the Can't Step On The Sand.

I have the Dishonored problem: "I'll just blink up there — oh." This sometimes joins forces with the Portal problem.

I have the various Assassin's Creed problems. Being a traceuse, the Improbable Routes Around Town is already an issue, dovetailing nicely with the Bench Scan, the Fear of Walking Quickly, the Head Bow of Stealth, the Oh God My Notoriety, the Bumping Shoulders Is The Worst Thing In The World, and the Roof Archers Everywhere.

edited 13th Sep '13 11:35:57 PM by thelinguist

"The trick, William Potter, is not minding that it hurts."
I had a minor case, I had just got Luigi's Mansion 2, and I loved it. Several other games I played afterwards, I tried using the Darklight. STUPIDITY AT BEST.
Checkpoints. I've played so many shooters that every time I screw something up, I find myself thinking "I'll just load my last checkpoint!"
168 InspectorGadget12th Mar 2014 03:09:53 PM from a planet somewhere in the vicinity of betelgeuse , Relationship Status: Baby don't hurt me!
First person shooters in general. Everytime I go to a place I haven't been before I start looking for good cover.

Also when I look out over an area from a high point my first thought is always "This will be an excellent sniper position"

I also had the assassins creed thing where I'd look at every wall and figure out the best way to climb it.
If you think you're right then you're probably wrong.
If you think I'm wrong then you're probably right.
169 JetWave12th Mar 2014 04:33:48 PM from The weird place in Florida , Relationship Status: I'm just a poor boy, nobody loves me
Volumetric God Rays
For several years, I've had the bleep bloop sound effect from earning an Xbox 360 achievement randomly play in my head, mostly when I'm not even playing the Xbox. I don't think it's ever going to go away, and I'm ok with that.
"When you keep serving lollipops, you get licked." - Chris Marlowe
170 Twentydragon16th Oct 2014 09:10:32 AM from Carmen Sandiego's place , Relationship Status: In another castle
I've begun to brace for drifting as a passenger in my friends' cars thanks to Mario Kart 8 and Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed.

edited 16th Oct '14 9:13:16 AM by Twentydragon

171 Enderspy16th Oct 2014 03:45:06 PM from The place. Ya know, the place! , Relationship Status: I LOVE THIS DOCTOR!
Mariosaurus Rex
One time when I was at church, I saw a box labeled ministry, but for a moment I thought it said minisentry.

I was also thinking with portals for a long time.

edited 16th Oct '14 3:45:40 PM by Enderspy

ROAR! Wahoo!

Nintendo Switch friend code: SW-2389-0061-6524
172 arnie3rd Dec 2014 08:50:45 AM from Greenwich, UK , Relationship Status: Complex: I'm real, they are imaginary
Lord High Sexecutioner
I was playing VirtualVillagers regularly and during a break I was walking along the street I saw a clump of mushrooms. I automatically looked around for a child. note 

edited 3rd Dec '14 8:51:58 AM by arnie

173 agigabyte26th Jan 2016 03:39:29 PM from Library of the Damned , Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
The Snark Drive
I'm in a Mass Effect RP, and recently I had a moment where I saw a statue of a naked human male with no genitalia. My immediate reaction: "Oh shit! The Reaper War isn't over! I need to contact Ezralia-" (One of my characters) "-and have her tell the Alliance! Oh, wait."
Riffing terrible fanfiction, one shitfest at a time.
174 Kadorhal10th Feb 2016 12:52:04 PM from the Osean Federation , Relationship Status: Healthy, deeply-felt respect for this here Shotgun
my god freeman, what are you doing
Probably the most deep-seated instance I'll ever have involves Metal Gear Solid. In a codec conversation you can have early on with Master Miller, he tells you about how you can walk around without making a sound, "stalking" as he calls it. For those who haven't played the gist of it is placing your heel down first, then shifting your weight onto that foot as you lower the rest of it. In the original game at least Snake responds that he can't do that, but after I first heard that I decided to try it out for myself in reality.

It's been probably ten years since then and I still walk like that.
Professional Failer
As of Christmas 2015, I have been playing Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 almost religiously, and BOY does it show during my day-to-day schedule. I've literally found myself doing that thing with my hands Morrigan always does, I mash L-L->-M-H as a stress reliever on a nonexistent controller, and I've actually been practicing trying to perform Zero's Vortex Dash.

It's also happened with League of Legends. Whenever I'm desperate to go somewhere, but someone's metaphorically holding me hostage, my middle finger twitches, and I've also found myself flipping a coin with one hand and trying to shoot at it with a BB gun from my other, like Ezreal pantomimes.

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