Welcome to our second installment of Based on a True Story, where we tell you the real events that inspired and created some of your favorite scary things. This week we tackle one of the most popular video games of all time, a game that dares to scare you with characters an settings that may have delighted you as a child, Five Nights at Freddy’s. We take you behind the ball pit to discuss the psychology behind why this game is a finely tuned nightmare machine. Then we take a dip into the fascinating history of the business behind Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza joint, Chuck E Cheese .Finally, we unravel the case many believe to have inspired Freddy’s urgent, after hours, scramble for survival: The 1993 Aurora Colorado Chuck E Cheese Massacre. If you’re confused, not a gamer or a person with a child, don’t Worry! We brought in a real live youth to clear it all up.
*This episode is aimed to be fun for everyone, no prior game knowledge is required to listen, seriously.
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