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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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Jesus Christ how horrifying
Wow that's really creepy.
This could be cool!
I hope it will be that open world zombie survival game Dead Island should have been but failed to deliver.
I read about these on Cracked a loooong time ago.
As soon as I saw it, I knew. Someone was going to make a game about this.
(Actually my first bet was movie, but whatever)
That's a stretch
that is extremely cool,disgusting,intriguing, and would make a great game.
hmmm, when I watched the first trailer/teaser I was honestly hoping that the game would have more of a political and sociological theme, involving the fall of our nation and the player surviving in some form of a civil war torn and riot filled country, but seeing this ant clip I hope they're not bring out another "zombie" game. There is an overabundance of them and most never catch my interest in the slightest. but maybe I'm just thinking too deep when I say this, but I personally hope that this clip isn't meant to be taken in a literal since, instead of depicting us being eaten alive by a fungus, but the destruction of ourselves from the inside out not in a medical sense. Regardless if its zombie or not, i am interested and can't wait to see how this turns out!!!
I recommend the book SPORE by John Skipp and Cody Goodfellow, about a cordyceps type fungus being spread through-out Los Angeles through a cocaine type substance into humans. Lots of creative violence, body horror and hideously disgusting fungal infections, It's an awesome book.
Didn't listen to the audio but that's okay the video's enough to creep me out. Good thing I don't own a PS3!
this is seriously horrifying
never mind i guess greg osborn or something like that did it before me, if you look in the comments section for the teaser trailer for "the last of us" on the second page you'll see my connection it's just a little bit vauge thats all
Hmm I am not really sure... :/
i read up on this fungi (can't remember name), and one of the things it said was "..it uses the hosts dead body like a zombie, and positions them to where it can spread further..". now that's a really rough exert, but that's the basics. after the host dies, it moves its body around like a puppet, and leaves it at the tops of trees in the hopes of spreading further. and it did say zombie...
Heard about the fungus infecting ants. Sounds like a pretty cool game to me
Ok...Now I'm interested.
Bleh, I see the point that naughty dog is making, and it does make a interesting story plot. But the thing you have to remember is that insects outnumber humans or mammals in general by a thousand to one. Although it makes the concept of zombies a little less then science-fiction and more realistic.