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posted on Jul, 6 2012 @ 01:00 PM
My older brother actually remembers seeing Polybius.

Does anyone else have first-hand memories?

... an unheard-of new arcade game appeared in several suburbs of Portland, Oregon in 1981, something of a rarity at the time. The game proved to be incredibly popular, to the point of addiction, and lines formed around the machines, often resulting in fighting over who played next. This was followed by clusters of visits from men in black. Rather than the usual marketing data collected by company visitors to arcade machines, they collected some unknown data, allegedly testing responses to the psychoactive machines. The players themselves suffered from a series of unpleasant side effects, including amnesia, insomnia, nightmares, night terrors, and even suicide in some versions of the legend.

LEGEND: The government made an arcade game that erased kids' memories and gave them horrific nightmares. FACT: Inconclusive

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posted on Jul, 6 2012 @ 01:14 PM
Good story to bring up, thanks.

Yes it appears quite inconclusive as we have few facts.

However, the basic theory/legend by itself isn't out of the question. It breaks no laws of physics nor does it suggest anything impossible.

Could be true, or could be result of misidentification.
No way to tell from this vantage point.

But it is a possibility worth considering, as it presents many implications that we probably should be aware of.
We are only vulnerable to things if we do not anticipate them.

posted on Jul, 6 2012 @ 01:16 PM
"IF" they were doing that back then, than couldn't they be doing it now as well?

Think of all our online activity?
We already know they log it all and use computer programs to organize and categorize all of the information.

So yeah, they (corporations/govt) are kind of doing it right now.
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posted on Jul, 6 2012 @ 01:18 PM

I've heard the old urban legends but, don't know anyone who's actually seen or played the game.

posted on Jul, 6 2012 @ 07:46 PM
you might like to read this

And here is a page that thinks they may have recreated the game

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