MYSTERY SEARCH CONTINUES.
One time in the eighties there was an arcade cabinet called Polybius that everybody loved playing but everyone was STUPID because the government was straight up pranking those fucking people HARDCORE. Imagine I’m smoking a cigarette and I take a drag and then I lean forward and at the same time I put it out in the ashtray to emphasize the weirdness of this next part, okay.
People kept telling each other stories about the men in black suits who’d come by when it was slow and sort of like, I dunno, COLLECT something from the machines that sure as all heck wasn’t quarters, and about how after playing Polybius for a while your head would hurt, and there are even whispers about suicides and lifelong insanity. FROM PLAYING A VIDEO GAME WITH YOUR FRIENDS.
The worst part of course, is the cabinets. The cabinets, tall black monoliths that all were seemingly marked as property of the U.S. government, have all vanished. So total was this vanishing of fucking cabinets that a bunch of people don’t even think it ever existed in the first place. Luckily for some I guess though, there’s been a few photos floating around for years, and one doof even recreated a rom of the game from memory. Cool shit, man.
SO WHAT NOW, BRUNHILDA? DID THE GOVERNMENT CONTROL OUR MINDS WITH GAMES ONE TIME? FUCKING CLICK AND SEE YOU OJ SIPPIN’ FOOL. SIP ALL THE OJ YOU WANT BUT CLICK TOO OR I’LL NUKE YOU.