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Yesterday we showed you the a teaser for a new PlayStation 3 exclusive entitled The Last of Us. While we will have to wait until next week's VGAs to learn more concrete info about the game, one intelligent gamer made a connection between a video of an ant on the game's official website and an interesting segment in BBC nature show, Planet Earth. The ant clip on the Last of Us website features an ant succumbing to a deadly brain fungus. Could this be what the riots and strife afflicting those in the Last of Us teaser are so afraid of?
Here's the full clip of the killer cordyceps fungi which attacks various jungle insects:
Given that we see droves of sickly looking people behind fences and quarantine signs, I'm going to say this seems like a pretty reasonable guess. After watching the video and enjoying the soothing tone of David Attenborough's very British voice, I've decided I'd rather die any other way than have a fungus slowly take over my entire body and spread to my loved ones. If that's what The Last of Us is all about, color me simultaneously horrified and intrigued.
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wow, this reminds me of the flood spore, but in the game i wonder if its going to turn them into spore zombies, or is it going to be like a fallout game where its post everyone dying and you start from there. It will be interesting to see where this goes, when we get more information
Do they not own any bug spray? Idiots...*troll face*
I'm interested. I love the exclusives that the ps3 has had.
*shudders cause bugs are icky*
end of the vid "the more numerous the species becomes, the more likely it will be attacked by the cordyceps". FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUU we're next!
How Left 4 Dead of them.
This game is already "love it or hate it." Looks interesting. Too bad I don't have a PS3.
I can't think of a game that has truly scared me in a while, well since I was a child when everything is scary! Hopefully this is something that can rectify this, I do love a good horror movie/game.
Soooo would I be fighting algae in this?
I can't wait to find out.
This game looks awesome. It'll look awesomer if this is true
That was terrifying!!!
That is some *** up *** there
What a way to die...
Okay, that is actually pretty horrifying. I'm both incredibly excited and incredibly frightened that this may very well be what the game is about...
That's a very interesting connection, never thought of that. But I think I'm going to hold off until I see the VGA's this week.
How exactly would this fungus work? Spreading from insect to human is a pretty big leap. We are completely different in every way imaginable.
Not watching that Planet Earth video again though. Gross.