Game Theory: Polybius, The Brainwashing Arcade Game

Polybius is the biggest video game urban legend. An arcade game that brainwashes its players with subliminal messages. Most write it off as a glitchy version of the Atari game Tempest, but the CIA has a secret they don’t want you to know about: MK Ultra. Brainwashing, mind control, LSD. Get ready ’cause this is some CreepyPasta served up Game Theory style!

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They say that knowledge is power. And Nintendo encourages you to “play with power.” So shouldn’t you be playing…with knowledge? MatPat is an information addict. To him, no trivia is too trivial. That’s why his show Game Theory runs the gamut from FPS to RPG, from the abnormal psych of Batman to the zoology of Frogger and every system and subject in between. Want an expert in plumbing as it relates to Mario? How about time travel in Chrono Trigger? Ever wonder about real-world Raptures or Mjolnir armor? MatPat has got you covered. He likes to consider himself the Mythbusters of gaming. So if anyone from Discovery Channel is watching, feel free to give him a call.