AVGN: Polybius

James / October 25th, 2017

Angry Video Game Nerd: Episode 150.



  • Allen Lucas

    October 25, 2017 at 10:43 pm

    If AVGN’s spirit haunts YouTube, it’ll never be the same!

  • Corey Keesler

    October 25, 2017 at 10:48 pm

    Very nicely done great to see it all together although I did stay up late every day to watch the new episodes so now I guess I can get back to normal bed time hope there will be a fallow up video or maybe a making of video

  • matto80

    October 25, 2017 at 11:01 pm

    Thanks for this high quality entertainment. It kept me invested for a few days

  • October 25, 2017 at 11:44 pm

    A hand appears on the arcade monitor on the left side at the time 18:34, was that purposely done or some crazy paranormal shit actually happened?

    • bud

      October 26, 2017 at 2:42 am

      Nice catch. It reminds me of some of the post-vis work they snuck into the new Twin Peaks. I wonder if there are any other easter eggs to be found?

      For everyone who already watched each installment separately, there is an extra tag in here at the very end.

  • Kris Tina

    October 26, 2017 at 12:38 am

    You successfully kept me obsessed with your Polybius playthrough from day 2 to 5. I couldn’t stop thinking about what would happen next. I was intrigued with the mystery of Polybius, especially when you compared it to the Ferryman on the River Styx. As a lover of death and the afterlife, the idea that the Nerd was seeing into the next world (and how terrified he was with what he saw) fascinated me. Personally, the jump scare didn’t get me that much…until I realized that it wasn’t some demon in the machine, but the Nerd himself going insane. I hope that he’s not dead and manages to regain his sanity…somehow.

  • Anthony33

    October 26, 2017 at 1:02 am

    That was awesome for Halloween. Hey, anyone watch the ABC TV show The Goldbergs? I noticed in this week’s episode last night they had a scene in an arcade with a Polybius cabinet. Makes sense, since the show takes place in the ’80s. I know The Simpsons had an appearance by the game too, any other shows?

  • bud

    October 26, 2017 at 2:48 am

    Nice job, James (are you still alive?). It’s great that you got to do your f1rst found footage film for number 150!

  • Matt Poli

    October 26, 2017 at 3:21 am

    Happy Halloween guys you sure do know how to celebrate. Pretty cool that you’ve checked out TNT. Had many a birthday there growing up, that place is video game heaven. Anyway, thanks for keeping this holiday special for everyone who forgot how to. Cinemassacre has been my go-to source for Halloween madness ever since I got hooked on godzillathon. James, keep it real. Mike, keep being a mf. Ryan, your pretty smart, don’t ever change baby.

  • maximumboot

    October 26, 2017 at 5:16 am

    The scary thing about this is the facts that are involved. Some of them I have had some verification of myself. Then when you actually use some of the unsettling facts and partner it with the Angry Nerd aspect it really tells you that James has come a long as a filmmaker, bordering on blockbuster status. He has grown and matured into some who needs to try his hand at major title. Maybe even a guest director on a Netflix show for starters. Absolutely BRILLIAINT…!!!!

  • October 26, 2017 at 9:30 am

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  • Lucas Pereira da Silva

    October 26, 2017 at 2:43 pm

    Hey guys, there is something strange in this video, if you activate the subtitle in english for this video, in the jumpscares parts you see a polibius code, i tried decipher the code, but don’t make any sense for me, the code is: 53 13 11 45 53 43 21 42 54 24 53 42 33 54 34 34 11 15 51 23 51 11 15 51 23 51 34 11 15 51 23 51 34 11 15 53 13 11 45 53 43 21 42 54 3453 13 11 45 53 43 21 42 54 3453 13 11 45 53 43 21 42 54 34 53 13 11 45 53 43 21 42 54 34 34 11 15 51 23 51 34 11 15 51 23 51 34 11 15 51 23 51 34 11 15 51 23 51 34 11 15 51 23 51 34 11 15 51 23 51 34 11 15 51 23 51 34 11 15 51 23 51 34 54 21 44 42 44 13 51 22 11 22 34 11 24 51 12 43 24 33 51 24 41 34

    • Lucas Pereira da Silva

      October 26, 2017 at 3:10 pm

      I found ir, the numbers are inverteds, the message is: Play Pobius, PINUS, s a v e m e a v e m e s a v e m e s a v, p l a y p o b i u sp l a y p o b i u sp l a y p o b i u s, p l a y p o b i u s, s a v e m e s a v e m e s a v e m e s a v e m e s a v e m e s a v e m e s a v e m e s a v e m e, s u b t i t l e g a g s a r e f o r n e r d s. Basically, is for us play Polybius to save the nerd, and in the final has “subtitle gags are for nerds”

  • danblukk

    October 26, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    He should investigate the 1989 Killswitch game next.

  • Joe Burge

    October 26, 2017 at 8:10 pm

    Ladies.. ladies.. ladies…
    So check this out. Is it pure coincidence that AVGN has been making some great shorts about Polybius.. and sure as shit, on the 100th episode of the Golbergs, there is a POLYBIUS machine in the WAWA store?? WTF, my kids and I were losing our minds. Its kinda like seeing Stan Lee in a cameo you would never expect him to be in!

  • GameOn

    October 26, 2017 at 8:31 pm

    Give Credit to Gaming Historian. You can erase this post as you have done to my others. Doesn’t change the fact. That guy deserves some credit.

  • Arc Nova

    October 27, 2017 at 1:10 am

    Bravo, James! This episode and the lead up to it were all done marvelously! Easily one of my top AVGN episodes to date, which is saying something considering so little of the game was actually shown. You really outdid yourself with this one! Very nice work! 🙂

  • Ben Albright

    October 27, 2017 at 2:25 am

    Sorry James, but a jumpscare? Not just one, but two of them? Really? That’s what this amounts to? This was shaping up to be one of your greatest episodes EVER, but that ending ruined it. Real found footage films and series would never have done that.

  • RMBowie

    October 28, 2017 at 3:00 pm

    He will never be the same again.

  • Kotik

    October 30, 2017 at 4:56 am

    Totally awesome. The best episode so far. I hope it won’t affect me though…

  • Next

    November 2, 2017 at 4:15 pm

    That’s it! I’m out!
    I hate this cheap shock moments! This AVGN episode is not funny and it doesn’t say anything critical about the game. It doesn’t even SHOW US the game, maybe a bit, but not enough. Early AVGN episodes had James’ personal honest oppionion. Now, it’s just a mockery.

  • Simon

    November 6, 2017 at 5:44 pm

    Excellent episode James, really clever and the acting was top-notch.
    I hope the Nerd is okay and wasn’t taken over by the game.

  • ShadowtheEdgehog

    November 7, 2017 at 10:30 pm

    question was your eyes a cheap camera trick? or not?

  • Lukas Thorne

    December 3, 2017 at 2:09 pm

    This was so great. I loved checking each day to see what would happen next.
    There’s a recent music video for a nine inch nails song called less than about polybius. Many of the shots in it remind me of this. I would recommend it to anyone who liked this video. The game looks so hypnotic..

  • Cryptic Wizard

    February 18, 2018 at 5:02 pm

    My question is whether or bot this was the genuine Polybius game, or a fake? There is, after all, no proof that game ever exusted, or if any of the rumors about it are true. I just want to know what we are seeing here.

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