A disheveled teddy bear casually wielding a machete is exactly the sort of thing I used to have nightmares about as a small child.

When AJ previewed Artificial Mind & Movement's Naughty Bear for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, she neglected to mention the machete. What kind of nightmare world do we live in where a bear holding a machete goes unnoticed? Sure, the machete is only on-screen for a few short moments, but that's the sort of image that burns itself into your brain.


When I was a child, stuffed animals were the source of many nights spent in my parents' bed, terrified out of my wits after my traitorous subconscious twisted innocent childhood playthings into terrifying beasts. Once i dreamt that Grover from Sesame Street was sitting on my chest, staring at me with his eyes burning with a demonic red flame.

What I am trying to say here is that my subconscious doesn't need the help.

Am I the only one who had nightmares about their toys?

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