I've been a gamer pretty much my whole life. When I was 5, I got a Gameboy. At age 6, I got a Sega Genesis and I've been hooked ever since. Like many, I upgraded my systems over the years. Genisis to N64 to PS2 to PS3.
One day a friend and I were hitting up some local yard sales. The last one we went to had an original PS1, still in the box. The elderly man said that it had only been played a couple of times and that he had gotten for his grandson, who stopped playing it not long after her got it. He wanted $10, but said that for $15, we'd get the console as well as some games.
I glanced at the disc cases he pulled out and saw one game that made me smile a little. Darkstalkers had always been my favorite fighting game. Maybe because I've always been a horror fan. At that point, my friend and I decided to get it. I mean, hell, why pass up an oppurtunity like that? On our way home we decided to swing through the MCDonalds drive-in. This is where I confessed something to my friend.
"I don't know about you, but that guy really creeped me out."
My friend just laughed. "Aw, come on. You find G2 MLP creepy too." I glanced down at my Rainbow Dash tank top before shooting him a glare that screamed "Shut up..."
Before long, we were home. Luckily I still had all of the wires needed to hook up the PS1 to my tv. I wanted to play Darkstalkers, but my friend wanted to play Street Fighter Alpha 3. After he won a coin toss, we played Street Fighter for a few hours.
Then it was my turn.
I grabbed the Darkstalkers case and opened it to grab the disc.
Only... The disc wasn't the game disc. Instead, it was one of those writable discs you get at Wal-Mart. The disc has the words "Cliche.exe" scribbled on in black marker. I immediately felt uneasy.
"Umm.... Maybe we should toss this disc and play something else..." Something about this disc gave me the creeps. My friend glanced at it and laughed.
"Girl, you've been watching too much Creepy Gaming." Before I could stop him he grabbed the disc from my hand. "Come on, how bad could it be?" I frowned before taking a deep breath.
"Fine. I still have a bad feeling about this...."
When we started up the game, it played as normal for the intro. The character selection looked the same as well. "Maybe he was right..." I thought to myself as I chose my favorite character, Morrigan. After about 3 rounds of my friend getting his ass handed to him (I've always excelled at fighting games) we returned to the characer select screen. I was barely paying attention when I heard my friend exclaim "Holy shit! I didn't know she was unlockable!" I glanced at the screen to see that BB Hood was now a playable character.
That's not possible. I glanced at the game case then back at the screen. BB Hood didn't debut until the 3rd game...
"I don't like this..." I mumbled. My friend rolled his eyes.
"Maybe it's a fan hack. Shut up and play."
The match started and, like before, I was wiping the floor with my friend. Then out of nowhere, Jon Talbain, the werewolf in the game hopped into view and stood right in front of my character, his fuzzy blue arms stratched out.
Almost like he was protecting me...
My friend was nothing short of ecstatic. I was nothing short of weirded out.
That feeling quickly turned into horror as BB moved towards the werewolf by herself before seemingly unhinging her jaws and swalling Jon whole. My friend and I glanced at each other, jaws hanging open. That was enough for me.
"That's it, I'm done!" I exclaimed as I tossed the controller to the ground. My friend grabbed me by the wrist.
"Dude, you're just mad that you got beaten." He said with a smirk. "No." I growled. "There's just too much weird shit going on for my liking." He only responded with a sad, pouty look. Goddammit....
"Fine." I growled, sitting back down next to my friend.
This time at the character select screen, I noticed Lillith was now playable. I kept my mouth shut, only because I knew I'd get teased again. She was another one of my favorite characters so I picked her.
The fight started out like normal until midway through, Felicia appeared, doing the same thing Jon had done. One word ran through my mind.
As BB tried to give Felicia the same fate she had giving Jon, Felicia turned to run. This caused everything but her head to be eaten. As I stared on in shock, Lillith's sprite fell to her knees sobbing. Before I knew it, she had also been destroyed and eaten by BB. Fo a moment there, everything was still.
Then BB turned and looked at.... Us.
"You're next." she said with the creepiest laugh I'd ever heard.
"Nope." I said shaking my head as I stood. "Nope. No way, I am DONE."
"You pussy." My friend sneered. "This is probably something someone made as a joke."
"Well, it's not very funny." I deadpanned, glaring at him. "I'm done. I saw Carmegeddon in there. Let's play that."
"One more match."
"Fine." he growled. "I'll just play single player." I shrugged and wondered off into the kitchen for a beer. I found myself chugging the whole can. Too much weird had happened to me that day and I was far too sober to deal with it.
As I opened another can, I heard my friend begin to scream. Dropping the can, I rushed into the living room to see a small blonde girl wearing a red hood, unhinging her jaw. My friend was crying now, begging for his life. He noticed me standing in the doorway and looked at me with pleading eyes. I took a deep breath. I knew I was next. No way around it. As BB proceeded to basically eat my friend, I said the only thing I could think of to say...
"This never would have happened if we had stopped playing sooner, you dumbass."