This makes me afraid of death more t ...
This is the second time this has happened to me. The first time was a while ago, and to be honest I'd forgotten about it until now. I was playing Breakneck Triad, and I fell into the lava. As usual, the screen dimmed as the death music played. I waited a second as the regular music started up again. I could hear the timer ticking down for the round to start. I thought, "wow, it's taking it's sweet time now isn't it?". Then I clicked the mouse and realized that I was shooting, that I was alive and well. So I stumbled around a bit in the "dark" and eventually heard the lava sizzle and death music again, and suddenly I could see again! I'd forgotten about this, but it happened again tonight. I got killed by an enemy, and my screen didn't "un-dim" itself. I pressed ESC and VOILA! I could see again. Then I unpaused and OH NO, I was blind again. So that was a little bit irritating.
The short version: I died. Screen stayed black. I can see only when the game is paused. Died again (when blind). Can see again.
This has happened to me in BOTH singleplayer AND multiplayer. I don't have a video this time because... well what would I show?