Featured in the Nine Inch Nails Video for "Less Than" Polybius is an alleged 1981 arcade game described in a 1998 urban legend. The original game's actual existence has never been authoritatively proven, but it has served as inspiration for several free and commercial games by the same name. The urban legend is that the game was part of a government-run crowdsourced psychology experiment, with gameplay producing intense psychoactive and addictive effects in the player. These few publicly staged arcade machines were said to have been visited periodically by men in black for the purpose of data-mining the machines and analyzing these effects. Finally, all of these Polybius arcade machines allegedly disappeared from the arcade market.
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Atari has quite the legacy of arcade games, having started off as an arcade company and producing some of the most legendary games of all time through that. This shirt celebrates that with the following games: PONG; Gotcha; Breakout; Hi-Way ; Tank 8 Asteroids Deluxe; Tempest; I, Robot; Rampart; Steel Talons
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Flynn's Arcade is a video game arcade owned and operated by Kevin Flynn. It is a multi-story establishment, with numerous assembled arcade games on the ground floor and office space on the floor above. The upper rooms have been furnished to serve as both a work space and accommodation, in which Flynn lived prior to taking control of ENCOM. This design features a subtle, simulated screen printed effect with slightly visible halftone dots along with some heavy vintage distressing to give it some true 80s cred.
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