@jeff said: @jimminibob said: Jeff is such a badass I wish I was like him but apparently I'm just a child. Jeff should stream himself playing Silent Hills P.T. to show how badass he is.Oh please, save the macho bullshit. This isn't me beating my chest and saying I'm tough. This is me legitimately wondering what it is that people (in this case adults with opinions I really respect) see in that genre. And the answers I get back seem so half-hearted that I just can't understand how people get legitimately scared by this stuff. Startled and jumpy, sure. But legitimately scared? Why? How?You probably already know this but the 'Fight or Flight' response generated by fear gives an adrenaline rush. The anticipation of a jump scare or the hanging fear of an unknown, horrible entity in a game/movie is where the body builds up adrenaline (fun for some, silliness for others).Now the amount of emotional pleasure one gets from extended periods of fear is more subjective. I distinctly remember a good BBC piece on this subject where they said only about 10% of the population actually derive pleasure from being legitimately scared, and are far more likely to enjoy horror movies and such. I was looking around the internet for some papers to back up my argument, like they did but alas, all I could find were articles from About(dot)com and other similar places so all this might as well be gibberish.Point being: there is an actual physiological correlation between fear and excitement. I can not do this justice so I hope a bombcast listener with a psychology degree can send in an email or something to explain the phenomena better.I used to enjoy horror games but after playing a few, you start to recognize the patterns and how the developers are trying to create/construct tension. And once that happened, it became hard to immerse myself and actually get scared. It doesn't help when games like Amnesia or Outland have supernatural elements in them. The more fantastical a game gets, the harder it becomes for me to get scared.These days the things that usually scare me are more about how horrible one person can be to another. Like the character of Sander Cohen in Bioshock, or every person ever in the STALKER series. Sometimes even those things go beyond reason to a degree of silliness though.