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Polybius is an urban legend which involves an arcade game released in 1981. The game was first mentioned in the early 2000s on the website, coinop.org. Allegedly, the arcade was part of a government experiment and released in several suburbs in Portland, Oregon. Anyone who played the game would experience amnesia, suicide, insomnia, insanity, night terrors and hallucinations as side effects from the imagery included and fights would break out in the lines for Polybius due to how addictive it was. Men in black suits would typically come and collect the data from the machines. The supposed developers of the game is called Sinneslöschen inc (a butchered German translation of "Sense Delete"). To this day, there has never been confirmed evidence that Polybius really existed.

The most accepted gameplay is a space shooter or puzzle game. Ever since, the popularity of Polybius has sky-rocketed into fan made video games, documentaries, and a review by the Angry Video Game Nerd. The episode was released on October 25, 2017 as a Halloween special and is notably the first time in the series where the Nerd has reviewed an urban legend/creepypasta.

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