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POLYBIUS - The Video Game That Doesn't Exist

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Ant

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Sep 9, 2017, 9:06:46 PM9/9/17
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7X6Yeydgyg
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lob

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Sep 11, 2017, 12:49:35 AM9/11/17
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Andreas Kohlbach <a...@spamfence.net> wrote in
news:87d16ys...@usenet.ankman.de:

> On Sat, 09 Sep 2017 20:06:39 -0500, Ant wrote:
>>
>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7X6Yeydgyg
>
> Very nice. Thanks. Also mentioned it in an IRC chat with people into
> vintage stuff.

On 27 September 2011, Lob wrote:


Subject: Streaker
From: lob <lob30...@yahoo.com>
Newsgroups: alt.games.mame

I'm fed up with all the crap that gets written about how great Dragon's
Lair is etc. No one ever mentions the greatest laserdisk classic of all:
Streaker from 1984. Sure it wasn't the first, but what other game allows
you to travel the world, going to every major sporting event and then
trying to navigate your nude gal onto the field only to be chased down
by various officials (the fun police.) The sporting commentry was also a
nice touch.

http://aaaaaaaaarrgh.blogspot.com/2011/09/blog-post.html


lob

Larry Laffer

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Sep 11, 2017, 10:45:06 AM9/11/17
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Thanks for that. I've heard of this "game" and the myths behind it,
but I think this is the best documentary that I've seen regarding it.
Was an interesting view.

On Sat, 09 Sep 2017 20:06:39 -0500, ANT...@zimage.com (Ant) wrote:

>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7X6Yeydgyg

Ant

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Sep 11, 2017, 5:37:07 PM9/11/17
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In alt.emulators.classic-arcade Ant <ANT...@zimage.com> wrote:
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7X6Yeydgyg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gLypLPTljg was also good. :)
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Ant

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Sep 12, 2017, 8:46:52 PM9/12/17
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In alt.emulators.classic-arcade Andreas Kohlbach <a...@spamfence.net> wrote:
> On Mon, 11 Sep 2017 16:37:00 -0500, Ant wrote:
> >
> > In alt.emulators.classic-arcade Ant <ANT...@zimage.com> wrote:
> >> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7X6Yeydgyg
> >
> > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gLypLPTljg was also good. :)

> Indeed. Kind of sums up the longer video.

Both Ahoy and Gaming Historian channels are great. I subscribed to them. ;)

Mike Garcia

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Jan 22, 2022, 12:00:45 AM1/22/22
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The days of AVGN are over, even rehashing wikipedia is pretty old these
days... I haven't watched them in a while... I like Modern Vintage
Gamer, he's background is technical.

Andreas Kohlbach wrote:
> On Tue, 12 Sep 2017 19:46:46 -0500, Ant wrote:
>>
>> In alt.emulators.classic-arcade Andreas Kohlbach <a...@spamfence.net> wrote:
>>> On Mon, 11 Sep 2017 16:37:00 -0500, Ant wrote:
>>>>
>>>> In alt.emulators.classic-arcade Ant <ANT...@zimage.com> wrote:
>>>>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7X6Yeydgyg
>>>>
>>>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gLypLPTljg was also good. :)
>>
>>> Indeed. Kind of sums up the longer video.
>>
>> Both Ahoy and Gaming Historian channels are great. I subscribed to them. ;)
>
> Meanwhile (no idea why almost 5 year old postings show up here again) the
> Angry Video Game Nerd (AVGN) on Youtube made a video about Polybius. How
> a cabinet sneaked up into his dwelling, and he claims it's all a hype,
> but day after day gets more addicted to it while keeping in denial.
>

Ant

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Jan 22, 2022, 8:33:02 PM1/22/22
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In alt.emulators.classic-arcade Andreas Kohlbach <a...@spamfence.net> wrote:
> On Sat, 22 Jan 2022 16:00:41 +1100, Mike Garcia wrote:
> >
> > The days of AVGN are over, even rehashing wikipedia is pretty old
> > these days... I haven't watched them in a while... I like Modern
> > Vintage Gamer, he's background is technical.

> Yes, I noticed in a recent Commodore 64 games episode. Also annoying he
> starts every episode with advertisements. I unsubscribed a while
> ago. Some videos were still good. Like the one of Polybius, or when he
> had Macaulay Culkin in one episode.

> Modern Vintage Gamer is still in my subscriber list. Would be nice to see
> more videos. Unless about flying (seems to be his big hobby) I'm not
> really in. But his IBM PC and Apple reviews rock.

The problem is that they need to make money. :( Just skip the ads.
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Mitchykins

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Aug 21, 2022, 10:45:36 PM8/21/22
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On 1/22/2022 8:32 PM, Ant wrote:
> In alt.emulators.classic-arcade Andreas Kohlbach <a...@spamfence.net> wrote:
>> On Sat, 22 Jan 2022 16:00:41 +1100, Mike Garcia wrote:
>>>
>>> The days of AVGN are over, even rehashing wikipedia is pretty old
>>> these days... I haven't watched them in a while... I like Modern
>>> Vintage Gamer, he's background is technical.
>
>> Yes, I noticed in a recent Commodore 64 games episode. Also annoying he
>> starts every episode with advertisements. I unsubscribed a while
>> ago. Some videos were still good. Like the one of Polybius, or when he
>> had Macaulay Culkin in one episode.
>
>> Modern Vintage Gamer is still in my subscriber list. Would be nice to see
>> more videos. Unless about flying (seems to be his big hobby) I'm not
>> really in. But his IBM PC and Apple reviews rock.
>
> The problem is that they need to make money. :( Just skip the ads.

It is rather unfortunate that they don't have anyone like Screwattack
bankrolling their content anymore (and even then, Game Trailers was
bankrolling Screwattack, and that was an MTV company). I'll still watch
his videos as I have nothing better to do with my time, I don't really
value it too much, but it really has to be said, AVGN just isn't really
that good anymore.
Or to put it nicer, hit or miss, but he misses the mark so much, it's
just slightly higher end Irate Gamer at this point.

Travoltron

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Aug 26, 2022, 11:48:31 PM8/26/22
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On 8/21/2022 7:45 PM, Mitchykins wrote:

> It is rather unfortunate that they don't have anyone like Screwattack
> bankrolling their content anymore (and even then, Game Trailers was
> bankrolling Screwattack, and that was an MTV company). I'll still watch
> his videos as I have nothing better to do with my time, I don't really
> value it too much, but it really has to be said, AVGN just isn't really
> that good anymore.
> Or to put it nicer, hit or miss, but he misses the mark so much, it's
> just slightly higher end Irate Gamer at this point.

Ever since Mike left and was replaced by the fat slobs, it sucked.

dob

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Mar 29, 2023, 2:06:58 AM3/29/23
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i guess it does.
not the side effects, but the game.

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