Polybius – The urban legend bought to life

If you’ve read up on an arcade game called Polybius, you will find information about an arcade cabinet from 1981 that became an urban legend. It was apparently a crowdsourced psychology experiment that produced psychoactive and addictive effects. The legend also talks of men in black attending the cabinets, simply for the purpose of data-mining. The arcade cabinet is as rare as rare can be and there are rumours that only a few of the original cabinets exist; one of which is stored in Basingstoke. The James Rolfe, aka The Angry Video Game Nerd, did a piece on the legend too, so it has an interesting history.

If you’ve read up on an arcade game called Polybius, you will find information about an arcade cabinet from 1981 that became an urban legend. It was apparently a crowdsourced psychology experiment that produced psychoactive and addictive effects. The legend also talks of men in black attending the cabinets, simply for the purpose of data-mining. The arcade cabinet is as rare as rare can be and there are rumours that only a few of the original cabinets exist; one of which is stored in Basingstoke. James Rolfe, aka The Angry Video Game Nerd, did a piece on the legend too, so it has an interesting history.

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Nex Machina – Review

Look, Chris told you that his opinion of Nex Machina might be slightly biased. There is no hiding the love he has of Housemarque products, but at least you can say that he has been completely honest with you. Nex Machina is available on PC and PS4 and we will be using the PS4 version for our review. This (admittedly biased) review contains a special independent opinion from Timlah.

Look, I told you that my opinion of Nex Machina might be slightly biased. There is no hiding the love I have of Housemarque products but at least you can say that I have been completely honest with you. Nex Machina is available on PC and PS4 and we will be using the PS4 version for our review.

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Retro Gamer Crate

Recently we were contacted by the people at Man Crates, a website that sells crates that were made to be tough to open. Open the Man Crate with a crowbar once you get past a lot of wrapping and even their website gives advice on how to open their Man Crates: Try harder.

Recently I was introduced to Man Crates, a website that sells crates that were made to be tough to open. The company sells awesome gifts for men which you open with a crowbar, but only once you get past a lot of wrapping. Even their website has to give advice on how to open their tough to open crates: Try harder.

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If at first you don’t succeed; Try harder.

 

One of their latest campaigns is a Retro Gamer Crate, the chance to have a blast from the past and play video games from the past and it got me thinking: What was my game of yesteryear that really got me going as a gamer?

As part of a series of articles, I thought I’d share my story; the story that really defined me as a gamer.

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