Polybius – A possible lead?

James / October 19th, 2017

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AVGN Episode 150: PART 1


  • Zephyrys

    October 19, 2017 at 7:53 pm

    Funnily enough, I just got acquainted with this legend last month. It’ll be a fitting Nerd episode.

  • Allen Lucas

    October 19, 2017 at 9:37 pm

    A great tease for the upcoming 150th Episode Halloween Spectacular!

  • IronJustice

    October 19, 2017 at 9:44 pm

    I’ve read about this one and you did it justice. Definitely an interesting story, and the name has a certain enigmatic quality to it that sticks with you. Looking forward to part 2!

  • Weldin Dunn

    October 19, 2017 at 10:39 pm

    I really like the idea of this video. The video game legend is told so well. It reminds me of the Atari Swordquest video. Can’t wait for tomorrow.

  • Malachi Goad

    October 20, 2017 at 12:25 am

    There is a great episode on Dimension 404 about Polybius. If you haven’t seen it I definitely recommend it. It’s not the best by any means but it’s done pretty well.

  • RMBowie

    October 20, 2017 at 6:55 am

    Looking forward to seeing this.

  • October 20, 2017 at 11:09 am

    CSB incoming.

    I’ve been involved with a PC game called Dungeon Defenders for a long period of time. I helped run community events and develop content for the game. For one of our series of events, we chose Polybius as the theme, and I created several levels for people to play for the event based on Polybius, cluminating with a boss battle against a polybius arcade machine. It was a lot of fun, and the final map in the event series is going to become part of the game, so if you happen to have heard of it, check it out 😀

  • October 20, 2017 at 4:26 pm

    I say it’s just a media driven scare tactic. Just a bunch of PolyBS!

  • astronomas

    October 21, 2017 at 6:23 am

    There is a documentary “POLYBIUS – The Video Game That Doesn’t Exist” made by youtuber Ahoy ( https://youtu.be/_7X6Yeydgyg ), it explains the history of this myth in much more detail, and I have a feeling this might have inspired this episode of AVGN 🙂

  • bud

    October 22, 2017 at 1:40 am


  • GameOn

    October 25, 2017 at 10:12 pm

    Credit for this video needs to go to the Gaming Historian.

  • GameOn

    October 25, 2017 at 10:13 pm

  • penpan

    October 25, 2017 at 11:33 pm

    very interesting, james!

  • October 29, 2017 at 6:05 pm

    Wasn’t this part of the book Armada?

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